Thinking on Thursday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thinking on Thursday
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Thu, 10-31-2013 - 7:49am

I think yoga has really softened my life outlook.  I feel much calmer, confident, in tune with the present moment, and serene, overall.  Or perhaps yoga has been the tool I have used to awaken this side of me.  The analogy is that I feel is that I can be silent, strong, and capable in my poses, and I don't have to let anyone know.  I like the latter as it sems to suit my nature.  Contrast that to my work life where the "game" is to let everyone know all of the good you are doing.  There are some players who just talk and talk and talk abouwheat a great employee they are, sometimes telling lies...and getting away with it.  It is sickening.  I have come to see that some of the biggest talkers are the biggest liars.  It's as though their guilt in the working is directly correlated to talking too much about how great they are (I.e., making the appearance that they are working hard.). i am not suited united for this.  As I see the younger generation playing this game and being arrogant about it, it makes me sad.  have seen my work pawned off own as their own, and I just sit here, silently, knowing that I did the work, I am strong, and I am capable, and I don't have to let anyone know.   the people in  immediate circle know that, including the liars.  I am blessed with so much, and I feel that I am doing the best I can, and that is good enough by me.  I think about what I would like to do, for me, now, with purpose.  Mid-life reevaluation?!  YES, I think so.  As the reality of my mortality sets in, I feel the need to do something with more purpose.

ok, back to reality...work, meet up with a friend, pass put candy while I hold the dogs "at bay," and possible Dogtraining tonight.  :)

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 11:14pm

No, it doesn't sound bad at all.  OP lost his dog about six years ago and it was heartbreaking to go through it with him and I wasn't even that attached to his dog.  His current dogs (and cat) have me so wrapped around their little dew claws that I bake treats for them.  Wink

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 6:31pm

I love people like you, SJ.  I find that I befriend people like you art work...unfortunately, there are many like me who just talk behind the liars' backs, "letting them be who they are," but never "drinking the koolaid." It my two confidences at work don't drink the koolaid, one just got a pro,option and she always tells it like it is.  I think she is respected more, but she also makes waves.  I love those waves!

GR, so sorry about Kitty.  My dogs are true family members, and no matter how much you prepare yourself, it is terribly hard.  My pup relaxes me and brings me so Much joy!  My guess is that dh will get another pup prior to his demise.  :P. jean, I love instructors like you, who change it up!  But, I also love multilateral with four steps...I miss that class so much.  Karla, thank goodness the bug only lasted a day.  Could it have been food poisoning?  It's more common that we think.

i forgot it was Halloween!  I love seeing the look on the kids' face when I tell them to take 5 or 10 pieces of candy...such a look of disbelief!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 4:40pm

How fun to go to the winning playoff game! I can't imgaine the celebration there.  I think the city needed to declare a celebration day today.

The problem w/ liars is when they're good at it and get away w/ it.  I knew a woman who did that who worked her way up to the top. She destroyed everyone who disagreed w/ her, and knew enough about numbers in accounting to make what she did look good.  She ended up CFO of a huge furniture/kitchenware chain of stores and talked about the importance of a moral compass.  It's easy to fool those at the top, unfortunately.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 4:33pm

<<Hugs>> This might sound bad but it's one reason I'v hesitated getting a pet. It was devastating to me when my dog died.  






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 3:35pm
FSN, I hate liars...what I hate even more is the people who believe them...I am known as someone who will always say how things really are (which has prevented promotion...it is a deliberate decision on my part to keep my integrity). If I am attending meetings for a project and stop, it usually means that what is being reported isn't the truth, and I can't be a party to it...Karla, glad you are feeling better. Gymrat, my aunt used to call pets 'heartbreak wrapped in fur'. Good luck with your kitty. Jean, I am in the squeamish bunch,,,any meipdical isvussion is apt to put me on the floor. When my first nephew was norm he came quickly, and on the phone, my sister in law said 'I only pushed three times.'. When we visited, she started talking about the labor in detail, and I thought 'I'll be OK, how long can the story be, she only pushed three times.' but before the second push... I was on the floor....I am fine in a crisis, the adreneline carries me, but not in the disussion after....I went to he Red Sox World Series victory last night:). I was nervous about going, but my younger brother (provider of the. Tickets) pointed out that both my brothers and my sister were going...the only time we have ever done something just the four of us...no Dad, no wife...at the end of the game, we were holding on to each other and I thought 'remember this moment forever'. The city was crazy afterwards but my older brother got me home safe. I am exhausted today - I worked from home this morning and took the afternoon off...but I am going to the gym to lift and hooeully run. I lIfted and foam rolled yesterday....and then an early night is needed...
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 2:50pm

Gym, I'm sure you must be worried sick right now. We have been pet lovers for years so I know all too well how special they can be. 

I wish you all the best with this difficult situation. 

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 2:18pm

Yep, I know.  We've been very fortunate.  My little guy is a fighter... that's for sure.  Monday night, the vet was impressed that he had been walking around and jumping on the couch with the blood sugar levels he had.  He's always been a very strong boy.  

Since the initial test, his sugar has come down but it's still quite high.  We've got a call into the vet's office to see if they have any thoughts.  I really don't want to take him in again... poor guy has been through enough this week.  He's an indoor kitty so going anywhere is very traumatic.  

Yes, Jean, we've had him his whole life.  We adopted him when he was 7 weeks old and he's been with us ever since.  We got him in college and he's been our kid ever since.  I love him to pieces and am trying to mentally prepare myself for "it" while still trying to be hopeful that this is just a setback.  *sigh*  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 1:51pm

Sorry to hear about kitty. Have you had him his whole life?  That takes you through a good part of your life, too. :-(  How does the writing work w/ LiveStrong? Can any company post there, or do they do their own?  It's very confusing that they can predate your material.  I wonder if LiveStrong is aware of that?  

I can't think about dislocations or it makes me queasy, too. That's why I just put it back w/out thinking and try not to remember. Thankfully, it wasn't painful, probably because my ligaments are so loose.  The doctors where I work gave me the thumbs up on it--buddy tape if I want but it looks fine. The only limitation is the slight swelling that prevents me from bending it all the way but there is still good range of motion. Not enough pain to take advil but I took some before teaching because I thought the jumping, etc would hurt.

Oh, I taught the easiest class to put together and was so much fun today (if I can toot my own horn). I had the BOSUs set up in a line and just hand them do 1 1/2 minute drills across them and then run back.  The class really liked it. I have to do this type of stuff more.  It's so much better than step!  As I was teaching step the other day, I felt so old school.  As much as I hate to admit it, it's more than a decade past its prime.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 1:31pm

OMG-18? That is a long life. I hope you don't have to say good bye any time soon. 

Karla
Community Leader
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 10-31-2013 - 12:08pm

He's 18.  If it's time, I can't complain but he's had a good long run but that isn't going to make saying goodbye any easier.  

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