Friday, March 23, 2018

Feeling Good Friday-Keeping My Head Up Edition

I'm not going to lie. This week was a rough one for me mentally, physically, professionally and personnally. The week started out frustrating in all areas. A couple minor issues not dealt properly with have escalated and need a major intervention at work. I wrote about the teen angst and yesterday was another home kerfuffle, though caused by DH, not DD2. Communication really does solve a host of issies and I would like my family to understand this. I can't be the major ball juggler of the household and have either new balls thrown at me when I'm not looking or one yanked away without my knowledge, wrecking the balalnce of the rest of the balls. 

Still, I know some weeks are like this and I must keep my head up. The show choir end of year finale show was Tuesday, though was not technically the finale for DD2 as she and team head to Branson on April 5th. It will be a long drive in the car for DH and I, but DH's mom may have invited herself along. I'm a little worried how to raise it, so am choosing to assume she was just making an off handed comment. The car ride is going to be long enough, but it would triple in length having to keep her occupied (lots of stories about people I do not know about things that aren't very interesting to begin with), not to mention the long day at the competition. Ironically, at the show choir finale, the all girls prep group sang the Andy Grammer song, "Keep Your Head Up." It's been buzzing around in my head all week. Thank you girls! Without further whining, time to list five things that were good this week to support my health and well being. 


  • The concert was a nice respite from the crazy entry back to work and school. Despite the rocky start to DD2's week, she put her heart and soul in this performance. I captured an in motion shot of their last song with last costume. 


  • Despite the frazzled week, it was very lovely that so many family members came to DD2's show. Having a family, even though they can drive us nuts, that supports each other, is a blessing I need to remember to show my gratefulness for. 
  • I think I have pretty good job security. As mentioned above, such minor things escalated because people did not know, or chose to ignore, how to intervene. Ignorance is not a virtue. While two things ate up half a day each, they are resolved and parties have moved on. 
  • I managed not to eat or drink my weight in chocolate and wine. I did have a few chocolate nibbles, but the wine bottles stayed put until this weekend. 
  • Not eating too much chocolate, not drinking wine, I managed to lose a hole .5 of a pound. I'll take it. My March weight loss is 2.5 pounds
We're all in the home stretch of March. It did not feel like the start of spring despite what the calendar said. Snow flakes blowing around, another round of freezing night temperatures make me think we are still a long ways from spring, green, and flowers. Still, it will come. The weekend is soon here and I am happy for that. 



10 comments:

  1. I find that by saving my glass of wine for Fridays and Saturdays only--and lately, Saturday doesn't happen--I enjoy it a lot more. The same goes for desserts.
    Hey...it's FRIDAY. xoxo

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    1. Early to bed last night. Tonight, a glads of red.

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  2. I think sometimes we need to be a little kinder to ourselves and accept that life and those around us are not going to be perfect. Fortunately my family only sees the perfect me (yeah, right)
    Glad you made it through with some nibbles and no stuffing. (I tend to feed feelings which I know is bad)
    And her -.5 is a minus and a win in my book.

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    1. Considering my knee was a wreck, getting any walks and exercise was miraculous. I know about feeding feelings. I wanted the whole box of chocolates.

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  3. You seem to be doing a fine job of "keeping your head up" on all fronts: work, home, weightloss.
    The performer in the picture looks lovely (DD2 ?!).

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    1. She's a doll, and most of the time, both inside and out. I'm not going to get down on myself or life. Blips and not more.

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  4. There are weeks like that aren't there! But on the plus side my Libran brain would then try to convince myself that next week would therefore have to be fabulous to make up for it. Hope I'm right. And well done on the weight loss. My weigh-in is Monday but it's a big meeting day (one of two next week) so don't know if I will have time to blog. And I'm with you on the wine! Enjoy. Anna

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    1. I'll take a fabulous week. Next week will be crammed full as well, but I'll be back in the zone hopefully.

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  5. That is a wonderful picture of her in motion, hair flying with such a pretty smile.

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    1. I'm a pretty bad photographer but it turned out ok.

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