Welcome back to another Thankful Thursday! I almost didn't post a Thankful Thursday this week because...it has been a one of those weeks. This week was supposed to be an easy week for me at work, home and in life! I guess, that should have been the first red flag, huh?
My boss, the doctor, is out of town on Spring Break, which means that I don't have a lot of phone calls coming in and usually not having to make many either. It is usually a week to play catch-up.
Well, nothing has gone as planned this week and will all the different things that I had planned to do...none of them went like I had hoped for. They all to way longer than I expected or had alloted time for and you know what happens to the rest of your day when this happens. I feel like so much time this week has been "wasted" compared to what I should have been able to accomplish. Oh, I forgot to mention that I added a huge project/responsibility/commitment to my already long list of "to-dos".
I became so overwhelmed Tuesday night and the entire day yesterday that my chest felt (all day) like I was having a (mild???) heart attack. My chest would have shooting pains so much so that it would stop you in mid-sentence, tightness in the muscles across my chest, pain down my arm, neck and shoulders also hurt. I know...some of you are thinking...you assumed that you weren't having a mild heart attack? Yes, I assumed so because I've had previous "spells" like these and it is only stress and anxiety. When I get things back under control and the stress/anxiety will lessen and the pain goes away. Now, granted...I might not actually take a real heart attack episode seriously and wake up...dead one day :-)
**This is why I haven't been on visiting and commenting much this week, ladies...I'm sorry!**
Roger kept telling me to slow down and several of you told me to just breathe. I told Roger when we met for lunch, (I really needed to unload a lot of what I was carrying onto him...just talking it out with him always seems to help), that I felt like if I slowed down or stopped...I would burst into tears. I really needed a clone yesterday and could still use one today. I need someone who thinks like me, works like me, is driven like me, has the same determination as me, as personality as me and is focused just like me to get everything done.
I had a friend say that they had seen several of her friends had made the same comment yesterday on Facebook about needing a clone. She asked if it was something in the Spring air. My reply was:
Too many projects and demands = not enough time in the day or enough of me to go around to accomplish them all :)
For many of you, the answer would be simple...take one thing at a time, breathe, slow down or don't worry about what doesn't get done because it will all still be there tomorrow. That is part of the problem...I don't want it here tomorrow!!! lol! The main problem with this thought is...they all have deadlines that must be met and you can't take your time on these. When one thing doesn't get accomplished, then it spills over into the things that you have to do tomorrow or next week...making that day or week even crazier. We aren't talking about just dirty dishes, nasty house or piles of laundry...we are talking about responsibilities with my job, church, commitments, Tyler's school, income taxes and several unfinished projects.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I took both the boys (Brandon & Tyler) shopping Saturday and bought Ty a new pair of American Eagle jeans (he was down to 2 pair) that he loved. He wore them to school on Monday and loved them so much (doesn't like his other two...says they are baggy) that he asked me to wash and dry them so he could wear them again Tuesday.
I was with Dorinda (pastor's wife) and Jackie (children's church minister) going to different churches to view their creative decorations for the children's Sunday school rooms and halls. Yes, that is the huge project that I finally committed to overseeing the entire renovation project, forming a budget and getting it accepted by the board. Ty called me after he got out of football practice and asked me if I was still with Mrs. Dorinda. I said "yes, why?" He said "good, that way you can't say anything ugly when I tell you what I have to tell you!" Someone broke into his locker in the field house dressing room and stole his new jeans! They have had a lot of theft this year. The lockers are very flimsy and they are locked but they bend the corner of the locker back, stick their hand inside, pull out the jeans (hoping to find a wallet or cell phone), throw the jeans somewhere else and leave. However, we wised up after another friend had his wallet stolen...Ty doesn't carry his wallet to school anymore...just a few dollars in his pocket and he gives his cell phone to the coach, who locks them in his office until after practice. I guess, this must have made the thief mad plus these were new, nice jeans...the thief took the jeans and his leather belt that was on them. I was furious! I handed this off to Roger to handle. He is a part-time police officer and a level headed man. I told him that they might take him more seriously than from this mad mom. He went to the school to meet with the coach and athletic director yesterday.
Ok...I know you must be thinking...how on earth is this post a Thankful Thursday? Well, here is how...
I am thankful:
- That this week is nearly over!
- American Eagle and Aeropostale have their jeans on very cheap (online clearance is the way we shop)
- Spring break is next week
- The colors are officially picked out and the ball is in someone else's court for the time being
- I am not leaving this house today and solely, working hard at my job
- By tonight, Ty's CAP...Career Action Planning will be done...meeting with advisor at 5:30 PM...his 4 year plan will be complete (only 3 yrs. left)
- I can just refuse to answer the phone depending who's on the caller ID
- Friday is my day off and Ty is out of school starting tomorrow
- I get to sleep in tomorrow (I'm very tired)
- I am working 3 days next week and then taking Ty camping...can you say...no phones and no internet!
- One week left and my part of the team registration for the 1st Annual Brothers for Hope St. Jude Golf Classic will be finished until the actual tournament on April 18th
Yes, it is truly a Thankful Thursday...wheee...this week is almost over! Praise The Lord!!!
I have made it without saying anything ugly, offensive, haven't created any enemies, haven't lost any friends, haven't lost my religion...not once, no angry outburst and I am feeling much more relaxed today.
For more thankful hearts, visit Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage.