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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A {Weird} Virtual Coffee

It’s Tuesday, which means ….

COFFEE!!!

If we were really meeting for coffee today, I’d ask you if anything weird happened to you today. Because today has been a little freaky and it’s only noon … so I’m waiting anxiously to see what’s next.

To start it off I was late to my usual workout, so I had to do spinning class in a T-shirt and pants…UGH…HOT!!!! And my butt hurts. However, it was a good workout to start the day.

When I get home, E is there waiting for me. “Mom you said you would take me to school on the way to the gym.” Yes, I did say that. Well, he wanted me to take him right then and there, so I hurried and got him and G dressed and out the door again. Take into account that it’s 6:45 a.m. at this point. School as only been open for 15 minutes, but he wanted to be the first one there. And thanks to this mama he was.


To be honest it was kind of nice. No morning temper tantrums, no hectic driving through traffic and the BEST part, I had time to sit and read him stories for a while before I had to leave. AWESOME!!! Hopefully the early morning doesn’t catch up with him this afternoon and turn him into a cranky pants.

The next weird thing on the schedule…my review at work.

UGH!!! Totally hate it. It’s not that I do a bad job, but EVERY time I’ve had a work review they ALWAYS have to find something for you to “work on”.  And I’ll be honest I don’t handle criticism well, even if it’s considered constructive. Are you the same way? Or do you let it just roll off your back? I WISH I could be one of those people…oh, to dream.

On a side note I had a lovely pampering day on Saturday, and revived the red and even treated myself to a pedi. {It’s my one way of reminding myself that sandal season is almost here}


Well, that’s all I have from my little place in corn country. We are all bundled up here trying to stay warm and cozy.

And now I’m going to head to Amy’s and warm up my cup and enjoy some conversation. Feel free to join me.


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7 Comments:

At January 24, 2012 , Anonymous Paige said...

I am 100% sure that G did not share in E's enthusiasm for being so early to school today!

 
At January 24, 2012 , Blogger Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Aww that's really sweet you got to have some quiet time reading together in the morning! Let's hope he stays always this eager to get to school! :)

I think it's pretty hard NOT to take criticism at least a little bit personally, even when it's constructive - especially if it's coming from a source that's not 100% trusted. But maybe your company just has a policy of giving everybody one thing to "grow on," so it's not just you. Hopefully it bites less, if it's a little less personal. Of course, that's all a bit evil when it comes from higher-ups who you can't go back and tell them what their one thing to grow on is.

In my career path, I've had to subject myself to regular and frequent critiques: some very in your face, some anonymous. It took me a long time to toughen up to it and learn to evaluate the critiques as being either valid or not useful. Doesn't mean a bad critique doesn't still sting though.

Love the color on your toes! I got a mani/pedi done recently...and then when the color started to fade, I saw the polish had left behind an orange stain on my nails! UGH. It's fading, but it's taking FOREVER...I think I'll be doing mani/pedis at home for the next little while...

Thanks for coffee! It was great to catch up! xo

 
At January 24, 2012 , Blogger Iowa Sunshine said...

i know you take pride in your job, so of course it's going to hurt when there are ick comments flying your way -- constructive or not. hope your week goes well!! come to DSM soon : )

 
At January 24, 2012 , Blogger {Amy} said...

ughhhh, i always hated those work reviews, too and would always feels o nervous before them. and nope, not real good with criticism either. good for you for getting up so early to ork out, i cannot get my lazy butt upo early when it is this cold out!! thanks for coffee,

 
At January 25, 2012 , Blogger Claire said...

LOVE the green nail polish!! and what a gorgeously atmospheric photo proving january CAN be beautiful... too easy to forget in a soooo greeeeey, listless england...
thanks for coffee :)
btw i finally managed to draw the winner of the giveaway... sorry it wasn't you :( but thankyou for joining in :) xx

 
At January 25, 2012 , Blogger Anna said...

Hi! Stopping by from Virtual Coffee.

I understand about criticism I'm the same way.

 
At January 25, 2012 , Blogger Brooke said...

Ugh, performance reviews are the worst. As a former HR person, I hated them for many, many reasons! Hope you can put all that behind you and focus on the good!

 

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