Things I like Thursday

  • Life is short, too short.  Hug your loved ones.
  • It’s amazing how much you can care about people you’ve never met.
  • Sometimes driving 8 hours in a 24 hour period is the best thing to do and TOTALLY worth it.
  • Hugs make everything better.  I needed one and I got many.
  • Thursday morning brunches at Denny’s are perfect.
  • I missed laughing and smiling so much.
  • I’ve really learned to appreciate every moment spent with ones I love.
  • I feel like my heart got a booster shot of love today 🙂

Things I like Thursday: Understanding

Today’s things I like Thursday is about understanding…

  • Being criticized by a certain group.  Someone completely understanding why you are upset because they know the criticism even worse.
  • Realizing complaining about above said criticism is silly, especially when the other person deals with it daily.
  • Having someone be able to ground you.  Just by listening.  Even if they can’t relate to your problem.
  • Hearing a story that happened a long time ago that had a huge impact on someone as a teen.  Silently fighting back the tears because you are thinking about how they felt in that situation.  Wondering how you would have reacted in a similar situation.
  • Someone trusting you with something they’ve never told anyone.  Something that caused them pain and disconnected them from someone.  Them knowing that you may not relate, but can understand.
  • Someone understanding how much something means to you.  Even if it doesn’t seem attainable.  Wanting to be part of something you’ve heard such wonderful things about.
  • Understanding that everything happens for a reason, even if the reason isn’t clear.

Things I like Thursday

Today was an ODD day.

I couldn’t sleep, but lied it bed past gym time, so I got ready for work instead.  Getting to work that early is beneficial because it’s quiet, but that’s about it.  I have staff that come in at 7, so I NEVER have quiet (i’m sure my boss says the same about me!)

things I enjoyed today:

  • it finally started raining at 7 pm.  Not much but it’s something
  • yummy dinner.  Sundried tomato pesto whitefish and green beans.  Pumpkin for dessert
  • spicy sausage links
  • lying on the couch reading (I need to do this more)
  • a highly productive day at work
  • a lunch time workout
  • knowing I can watch 1 part of tonight’s concert live
  • seeing silly pictures of someone
  • a cool house!  Thank goodness my AC was an easy fix
  • kitty cuddles
  • having someone to cry over, even though the reason I was crying was NOT good.
  • having someone to check on me all day, even though they were swamped and overloaded. Today was no different than usual really with the thoughtfulness
  • Pandora picking bad ass songs

Things I like Thursday: podcasts

So I listened to a lot of the thyroid sessions a few weeks ago.  I liked Ben Greenfield Fitness, so I started following him on Facebook, signed up for his newsletter, and subscribed to his podcast.

I usually listen to podcasts when I travel alone and when I workout.  It’s what I do to learn (geeky podcasts) and laugh (Adam Carolla) when I am busy.

I am digging Ben’s podcast so far.  I listened to one about anxiety (it was very eye opening), one about weight issues with thyroid problems, and my favorite so far, aging like a badass.  The aging podcast featured a Texas athlete/author which offer some great tips and advice.  Definitely need to evaluate his advice and apply it to my own life.  He makes quite a few biblical references too, which I found to be refreshing.   I’ve been sorting through the rest of Ben’s 2014 podcasts to see which ones apply to me the most.

I used to listen to Paleo Parents and Balanced Bites, but I couldn’t keep up with all of them.  I’ve started being pretty selective with my Carolla podcasts as well, since he broadcasts 5 days a week, I can’t keep up.  I was once caught up, but then I didn’t have any for the gym 😉   So I  keep at least 2 in the playlist at any given time, so I have 2 workouts worth ready!

Things I like Thursday

I am not going to lie, there isn’t much I like about today.

I woke up tired.  I had tears.  The hotel didn’t have the awesome fruit today for breakfast. I went to work.  More tears.  Work got out late, so I postponed lunch.  That didn’t bother me near as much as having to say goodbye.  Apparently this time I cried throughout the day instead of just when I was leaving town.  No, I am not moody and pregnant, this is my normal when I have to leave ODB.  I HATE it.  It hurts me emotionally and it stresses me out.

I ended up getting lunch on the edge of town which sucked.  Didn’t help that I already didn’t feel well, but the emotional distress did a number on me too.  I still don’t feel great.

Got back in just enough time for horrible traffic, so I went to my office and worked some, even though I was dead tired.  Came home to two hungry kitties with a mess to clean up, wilted plants, and empty bird feeders.

BBQ for dinner picked up for dinner and tomorrow’s lunch.  A few less things to worry about.

DBT, which I have been waiting FOREVER for is tonight.  I am WAY too tired to drive myself downtown and back.  This is heartbreaking to me.  I wish I had a ride down there, because I would still go and just be tired.  Its the driving back tired that I cannot do.

But I have 2 happy kitties now, my house is still in 1 piece, and I am just as loved as I was 7 hours ago.