Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mid month check in (random style)

In an effort to avoid doing a 10 plus day stretch, I split my days off this week so I could take Nick's birthday this coming Sunday. That gives me tomorrow off which I need in the worst way. I am fighting a bug of some sort (everybody around me has been sick and I had mercifully escaped it all until now.)

My plan for tomorrow includes some grocery shopping, attempting to fix Nick's xbox and sleeping until I am ready to get up and get moving. I get so little sleep (thanks insomnia!) that when I can sleep, I try to get as much as my body will take at any one time.

I skipped the making of New Year's resolutions this year. This is the first year in many that I didn't write down a bunch of resolutions that I then promptly broke by 12:02 am on January 2nd. I thought about making them what with old habits dying hard and such nonsense but in the end, I decided that maybe this is the year that I should just go with the flow and let things happen like they are going to happen. Of course, there are things I am subconsciously doing to improve situations that I don't like around me and within me but not having this piece of paper say it must be an absolute is a gloriously freeing thing.

I proclaimed 2013 the Year of Marie. I am on a new medicine for anxiety issues and I have made it a point to try to eat as well as possible (though I still don't eat nearly enough) and I haven't been letting little things stress me to the point of the collapse. I still don't sleep enough but I think that will come with time. I go through these phases. This is just one of the sleepless ones. I make sure to take my medicine every day somewhere around the 8:30 time period, morning and evening and this schedule is working out well for me.

I created a new page with the hopes of keeping track of all the books I read in 2013. It is something I have long wanted to do and so I decided that this was a good time to do it. I don't get to read nearly as often as I would like. You would assume that with all the down time I have at work, I would be able to read books quickly but reading at work is like reading in a car. Plenty of interruptions and having to go reread the same page 4 times because you lose your place every time you get started.

Speaking of work, I still love my job. There are a few changes I would like to make in how things are done around here because some of it drives me crazy with the inefficiency of things but I am implementing them slowly because change is hard particularly when you work with people who are all so set in their ways. It is more a minor annoyance than anything.

And having written all that I wrote, I am going to run along until the next time I think of something to say. Or get irritated and need to vent. Whichever comes first.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

GIST - The Sunday edition # 42

Things I am grateful for today


1. Letting go of some things that were doing me harm.

2. Elizabeth, Nick & Chris (in no particular order)

3. Knowing that I have friends I can pick up the phone and call if I really need to who won't be all judgmental and ridiculous if something comes up that I need to talk about.

4. Text messages.

5. A fairly quiet night at work after several really busy nights.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

GIST - The Sunday edition # 41

Things I am grateful for today



1. That I didn't get sick with the flu or the bronchitis that seems to have felled everyone else.

2. Being loved.

3. Good books

4. Mindless game playing. There are a few that I really enjoy.

5. A job that I absolutely love.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

On the last day of 2012, I did something that, for me, was very brave.

I vow, in 2013, to not regret the brave thing I did in the waning hours of 2012 & to be happy.

There are many changes that will take place this year. Most all of them are good. I am looking forward.

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 175

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