Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Note to Self

I miss my blog.  I miss my blog friends.  Every night for the last five I have thought that I would sit down and catch up on my favorite blogs and write a post for my own.  Clearly that hasn't happened.  There are so many wonderful things happening in my life that I am dying to write about . . .

My precious Goddaughter's baptism on Sunday

Surprising my Mom on Easter with a visit from her true loves 


The Athlete trading in his bat for a rifle on Spring Break in Georgia



For now ~ I am literally buried in a sea of paperwork, deadlines and tense people looking to me for answers that I don't have.  That's no fun.

I took just a little break to talk myself out of saying something really inappropriate to a colleague and thought I'd release that energy here.  This is what I say to myself when I am on the verge.

"Self.  You are better than that.  You are kind and good and brilliant."

Yes, I really say that.  Sometimes I just need the ego boost.

"Count your blessings and remember that business is business.  You work to live.  Not live to work.  You can get through this day and be rewarded with a beautiful, healthy family when you get home.  Take a deep breath and smile."

See.  All better now.  My colleague is grateful and doesn't even know it :)

13 comments:

shortmama said...

I have those moments I have to talk myself out of going nutty with my kids!

Tara said...

I love the way you think. I have a feeling I agree with your last sentence. Great Easter picture of the kids. Sounds like your life is full of goodness!

Tyne said...

Miss you, and we're still around. I have been a blog slacker too, it is too gorgeous outside to be blogging.

Way to hold your tongue!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

More people should take your approach! I think I'm going to memorize your self talk. Cute photo!

He & Me + 3 said...

It is nice to hear from you. Life does get busy. So glad that you are so good to your colleagues:) I must remember to use those lines on myself when I feel the blood start to boil.
Have a beautiful day!

Emmy said...

I have missed your posts :) But I will still be around when you do have time to write.

And good for you for keeping quiet, you definitely get some sort of bonus points for that. :)

MiMi said...

And we miss you too!
Also, I say stuff to myself...goes like this, "Self. You are better than...oh hell, screw it."

Andrea said...

Great things to say to yourself! Not many people even stop to think, much less talk to themselves!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

:)
Good to see you and your positive thinking!!!

KaLynn said...

You are such a genuinely kind person! Much better than me! I'm glad you are back. I've missed you.

Jules said...

Don't feel bad, I've been a bad bloggy friend, not getting around to all my favorites much in the last couple weeks.

We're all still here whenever you're ready to talk.

T.J. said...

you are entitled to whatever you need and HEY I talk to myself in the same way!

Your Mom must have been so wonderfully surprised :)

Tooj said...

Oh. Oh oh oh. OH.

I am *right here* (eye to eye, woman) with you about the work thing. I have to bite my tongue daily with my direct reports. They refuse to "get it" and constantly fight me every step of the way.

It's unfortunate that they're essentially throwing down a gauntlet challenge to be fired so that they can collect unemployment.

What the hell can I do?

Remember that I am growing a baby and the stress these women at work are causing me are NOT worth the time or energy. So much easier said than done.

I hope you get back to the land of reasonable work hours and fun times for blogging.

Happy Thursday!

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