I need a nap Tuesday...

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Registered: 03-15-2004
I need a nap Tuesday...
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 7:10am

I woke up at 3 a.m. and wasn't able to get back to sleep so I finally just gave up.  I've got two clients this morning and then I'm headed to OP's for the evening.  Also planning to do a cardio workout.  I think I may be crashing this afternoon.  We'll see how far my chai and my latte get me.  

Breakfast: breakfast sandwich, latte

Lunch: sushi 

Dinner: ? 

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 10:19am

So bummed...

I woke up early for yoga, and had major stomached ache/cramps so I couldn't go. So I made lemonade out of lemons and got housework and work-work done. I have a meeting with my manager, and I am getting ready to work with an executive of the company, four levels over my head. :O. I hope I don't do or say anything stupid. Work today, more work tonight. Ughughugh. Martini tonight. I think I am teaching linedances tomorrow night. This weekend I signed up for a quilt class. yea! Fun.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 4:19pm
I am always thinking I will have a nap, but I seldom do...I am a night person and the fact that everyone I know in the US is not even having dinner when I should be in bed doesn't help....I start thinking of things to do at midnight....FSN -we are being visited by two partners from our firm tomorrow. The young people in the office here (they are all young) are so excited...several asked me if I actually knew them...and of course i do - I helped train one of them many years ago....I wish I had a good embarrassing story to tell about him...my feeling is that we each have our jobs to do, and although we are at different levels, no one's job is more important than someone else's. in fact, you might think the woman who cleans the office is at the bottom of the order, but if she didn't come to work one day, we would notice a lot quicker than if the guys at the top stay home...so believe in yourself that you will do a great job...I've promised to be on my best behavior tomorrow...if I only knew what that was.. .li went to the gym tonight - 10 minutes on bike, then lifting for legs. I was very brave and used the squat rack tonight...so much better than squatting with dumbbells. I even asked someone who works there to show me how to adjust it. So proud of myself!
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 5:51pm

Thanks, SJ, yes, I agree.  My current (new) manager is 20 years younger than me.  Hah!  He is a nice guy, a little young, a little naiive, but it's sweet to see how he is not jaded.  :)  The executive I am working with is probably my age, and had I pursued the "ladder", I would probably be where he is or higher, but I chose a different route/path.  I agree - can you imagine if the garbage pickup people didn't come and do their job?  What a mess that would be!  I believe that every individual has value and something to teach and/or something I can learn from.  It's amazing what you can learn when you simply ask the "right" question(s).

Ugh, ok, now I have to go take a test "or be fired" if I flunk it.  :P

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 7:56pm

I need a nap, too, or maybe at this time, I just need to go to bed. I was up early to go teach skiing and was n the childrens learning center all day. Exhausting. What I really want is some time to myself on the slopes just to get down some of the stuff I've been learning. I love the teaching aspect but it takes away from my own skiing.  I have four clients bright and early tomorrow and have to get my car in for service before.  I'm not looking foward to getting up at 4:30am!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 9:21pm

SJ, I read your post about the museum and I find it fascinating. It must be a very emotional experience to be over there where it all happened. 

What a day. Just when I think things can't get much worse, they did. I am so sick with some head/chest thing. My throat feels like I swallowed a cat and it clawed its way out. My granddaughter is in the ICU. They thought her brain shunt was malfunctioning but it turns out she has some wicked virus. She can't keep anything down so they've got her on an IV.

My father in law got air in his brain when they took one of the drains out and he is halucinating, screaming, singing at the top of his lungs and just about everything else. My husband is with him and he keeps calling me to hear what is happening. I keep telling him to leave and let the hospital staff deal with his father. There is absolutely nothing hubby can do and it is shear torture. The nurses say they can't sedate the man because he is a brain patient. This is all a crazy nightmare. 

And my brother just called to say a tornado just ripped through his town. One of his cars was destroyed by trees and a building on his land was torn up. He wanted to make sure we were all aware it was headed our way so we can prepare. 

I didn't sleep a wink last night because it felt like I was drowning so I'm thinking about Nyquil but concerned about the approaching storms. Maybe I should take a dose and sleep in the hall.

It feels good to vent. Thanks for listening!

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Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 9:38am
OMG, Karla. I am sending positive thoughts, prayers, and energy your way. I cannot phathom all of that in one person's life. Just one small step at a time? And, here, your husband thought he would have a nice, quiet vacation?! So sorry.. Take it easy, sleep, get healthy.