If we were having coffee there are a bunch of things in my brain that would spill into your cup.
1.) My run this morning was really sweaty and hard. I didn’t do speed or tempo or long, but it was pretty taxing. I also think that the treadmill I used needs some oil, it was a bit rough riding.
2.) My cat threw up this morning right after I fed him. Did I step in it you ask? Why, YES, yes I did. Thank you Sterling you oaf.
3.) I invited my mother over for lunch yesterday. This was a big step for me because I like my space. She declined because she was busy with her store (le, sigh) but it was a step in the right direction.
4.) On that note, the one thing that made me a bit sad on Saturday was after teh fashion show. I came to support my mom and she did wonderful. Right afterwards, of course she expected me to help her clean up. I was a bit put off by this because a.) it was my birthday and I was not asked and b.) she never has time for anything but her store. Let me explain a bit further. Whenever she comes to “visit” me either at work or at home, she’s on a mission. It’s either to get something for her store so she was in the area already and happened to stop by, so she wants free bread and bagels. I cannot remember the last time she came to IThaca just to see me or invited me over without saying “bring us some bread and bagels.” I know she loves me, but sometimes I just want her to ask to see me with no strings attached. This is why I asked her over for lunch. But of course she couldn’t and then proceeded to ask me to come help her at her shop. I declined. I want to see her, not get put to work. Thank you very much. Oh well, there is progress, but I’m impatient.
5.) I have some new work goals. This past Saturday I had a meeting with both my bosses to discuss how we were doing and what the future looks like. I got a lot of positive reviews but a couple negative ones which I plan to work on today. I need to work on my filter and not say what pops into my head all the time. I am not inappropriate, but sometimes I should keep what I have to say, nice, funny or not inside my brain. (hello this is hard!) The second thing is to refocus myself from task to customer orientated. I get things done efficiently and well, but sometimes I lose focus and forget customer satisfaction. That should be my number one. The third thing is that I can be short with customers at the end of the day when I am exhausted. This basically means instead of being exuberant and happy to take their order, I have a normal level of happiness which comes off as rude. No customer has ever complained but my boss just wants to make me aware of it.
6.) They gave me a small raise so I was very thankful for that.
7.) God really is good. I am in a tight financial budget right now and that has been really trying for me. I have had to trust Him even more to provide the income and resources for my car and apartment. He has been so good! First I got reimbursed for my RNR races at the perfect tiem, then my birthday hppened so I made some extra chas there. My Ragnar jar is filling up so I have faith I’ll be able to do that come May. He is really doing great things for me. I will continue to trust him.
8.) On a final note, tomorrow I am having breakfast with my pastor at New Life Pres. I have tons of questions and cannot wait to find out more about the church. This is a good step in figuring out my Chrisitian walk.
What would you tell me if we had coffee?