Oh, please! My first thought is; I'd really rather not think at all today. We've been pushing to get a document to the state since we missed our deadline last Friday. And, again yesterday. For some reason, this one just won't come together for us. But, we'll get there. I'm hoping it can go this evening or tomorrow at the latest. But, in the meantime, we've all been busting it and I can tell we're all tired and ready for it to be over.
It has been a great week for me to reflect on the gift of feedback. Okay, read that as: I was gracious to those that were overly critical and whose attention to detail was making me nuts!!!
It's been a rough week for my poor family, too. I've been very stressed and have had not time for anything. We've had our discussions about what we're planning in the yard this spring. Rob is a planful gardener and I am a haphazard gardener. He thinks the project starts when you begin the plan. I think it starts when the shovel hits the dirt. We're both ready to start a project, but we mean different things when we say that.
Sydney has been having an "I'll show you..." week. She had some bad grades and had to read a passage and summarize it for me as a consequence. In the process, I found out she couldn't read a passage and summarize it. I'm trying to teach her how and she thinks I'm giving her additional consequences even though the grade has come up. So, we've both dug our heels in. I don't feel the need to argue or raise my voice. After a couple of hours of sniffling last night, I just brought a book to the table and started to read. She realized I really wasn't gonna give in and quickly wrote what she needed and now we're getting along famously. This can take all night, or it can take 15 minutes. Her choice.
I lost another pound, although I do not know how. I've been very lax on my exercise and I've been on a digestive cleanse that has me so thoroughly hydrated that I was sure my weight would have increased. I feel like I'm floating on water most of the time.
And, I'm flying through quilting that baby quilt. All the ditchwork is done and the basting. Now I can take out the basting pins and go to town with some free motion quilting.
Take care and have a great friday. That overly critical person is back and I have to go. I'm sure she has some more "valuable" feedback for me.