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Friday, May 11, 2012

I've lost my tshirt. And my damn mind.

A group invited me to a meeting; they are in one location and I'm not there, so I attended by phone. They joked that I was on a bar stool in the middle and they were all looking at me. Like that's the first time that has happened to me--LOL! It was my first time, so I tried to keep my participation to a minimum, but I loved the format, where there was an opening question, a main topic question, and a closing question, and the three are not really related. It was an interesting discussion. I tried to not think about things like what's happening outside of work.

I'm trying. I really am. I want to have a better attitude. I don't want to be that person, the one who is known for a bad attitude. But I've been told that I have a bad attitude. So I am that person. And I'm trying to change. I know I can't control everything; I can't control other people. It's unfortunate, I know, I hate to break it to you, but I can't control people. It's really terrible. So I'm trying to control my reactions. But underlying my reaction is this overwhelming anger at how I can't control my life because of other people.

The other day, we had a terrible wind storm and there was damage that my husband is working on fixing. He had some help today.

Splurges and stuff from Whole paycheck
I left work at a reasonable time for once, although I really meant to leave early, and went to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's before going to the gas station and heading home.  (photos do not include the cold goods--mostly chicken and coconut milk ice cream)
Things from TJ's

I get home and had a lot of things to do.

I can't find a hand wash t-shirt I was going to wash tonight.  Where is it?

I ate my yummy dinner; he liked it too, he thinks it's the (Sprout's spicy chicken) sausage that he likes.  It was the sausage, garbanzo bean, zucchini, sweet potato, onion, garlic, marinara sauce mixture I'm becoming very fond of making.  I follow up with some German Chocolate coconut milk ice cream.  It's fantastic.

The other night, I went to the gluten free foodie tour (#gffoodietour) and was a little underwhelmed while I was also overwhelmed. The people were great, once I got past the initial shock of everyone seeming to know each other (and I knew no one) but the extensive gluten-free menu had very little that I could consumer. I saw this review of the event which included a link to the Twitter stats. My favorite was that someone said  Flemings offers a full #glutenfree menu! That's amazing!#gffoodietour  and someone responded so does my kitchen and it's 100 times better. Boom, indeed! Also, I'm still mad I lost my sweater.

At least I found my T-shirt before going to bed.


  1. I'll go with you to the next thing where you don't know anyone - you know that! Getting info is always good so we can help watch out for you too! And as for the not cleaning, I'd make your hubby discuss with you and then with them about how you like things done. He needs to put his foot down for you to feel like someone isn't creating a bigger mess for you to deal with when you come home!

  2. That might be a problem since he's the one who thinks I have a bad attitude, directly related to this issue. Of course, I should be grateful for whatever help I get...

  3. IMHO, you don't have a bad attitude over this! When it's something that causes you more wqork and really gets under you skin, he needs to listen and help you find a compromise! All of your "bad attitude" could be solved by him (and maybe you there too)having a discussion with the offender and laying down some basic rules!