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Saturday, Jan 23 2010

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Today I have a girls night out with my playdate moms, a group of 4 women that I have been getting together with since Will was born. We do far fewer actual playdates now that the kids are in school, but we've transitioned the get togethers into GNO. It will be nice to be social.

Work has been so much less of a mental and emotional drag on me over past few weeks. I think part of it is the actual restructuring, but most of it is probably my approach to work. The idea of slowing down and letting go have helped. And it will just be nice to be learning something new there soon. And I'm pleased that my instincts are serving me well so far with my new relationship with *. Sometimes my instincts are TOTALLY off and get me into trouble, but so far, so good. I'm still on the fence regarding grad school.

Maintenance has been succesful so far this January. I think I need to do some tweaking to a few habits, but overall, its good. I just finished Week 4 of meeting my 30 min x 4 per week of exercise. Next week it goes up to 35 mins.

The kids are doing fine. I need to figure out how to get Ellen more social time with other toddlers. Right now the only interactions she has are at church in the nursery. Will and I are doing swimming, but I want him to go to the next level after this class is done - the next level would be the first class he's taken without me actually IN it with him, but I can sit on the bleachers and watch. It'll be good for him. Living on a lake and boating, etc., I want him to be able to swim as early as possible for the safety of it.

Steve and I are doing fine, too. Its winter and we seem to get into deep ruts this time of year, but hopefully we can continue to make an effort to connect more. He's thinking of doing a music trip in February to Iowa to see some friends, which I hope he makes happen. It will be good for him to get away. He completely devasted that the 10,000 Lakes Music Festival is cancelled this summer.

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7 comments so far.

7.

4 years ago

As I read it, the moms now have the play dates instead of the kids having them. That sounds like progress! I hope it was a fun GNO.

Great job on meeting your exercise goals! And I'm glad to hear things are going well with W, E, and S--and especially with work.

Re: crying in PT. Most of the other patients I have seen there seem to be a lot further beyond their injury/surgery than I am, so they are having less pain generally. Deb told me she used to cry when she had PT for her ankle, so I know I'm not alone! Although I do tend to cry very easily compared to many people.

by CLOE

CLOE

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4 years ago

As I read it, the moms now have the play dates instead of the kids having them. That sounds like progress! I hope it was a fun GNO.

Great job on meeting your exercise goals! And I'm glad to hear things are going well with W, E, and S--and especially with work.

Re: crying in PT. Most of the other patients I have seen there seem to be a lot further beyond their injury/surgery than I am, so they are having less pain generally. Deb told me she used to cry when she had PT for her ankle, so I know I'm not alone! Although I do tend to cry very easily compared to many people.

by CLOE

CLOE

5.

4 years ago

Fine and fine and maintenance sounds good to me!

by BREADANDROSES

BREADANDROSES

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4 years ago

Re: work being draining. I was just talking about this with my BFF. Perhaps it's a corporate personality mis-fit. What I mean is, if the company's corporate "personality" (and they have them) doesn't match your natural style just surviving can be emotionally draining.

The styles I remember from a leadership class I took were: people centric, logic centric, action centric and "the hub" (these aren't the right labels but I can't remember the real ones. For example, my natural style is logic centric, which to a people centric person means I come off as aloof and a bit cold. To an action centric person I come off as excessively cautious and pedantic. To a logic centric person, people centrics come off as "touchy feely" and action centric as "reckless and undisciplined". Hub people can easily relate to all three, by the way and are considered wishy-washy by the other three groups. :) I work in a company with an action centric personality and while I can function here it comes at a higher emotional cost than if I worked in a company that matched my personal style. And no, you can't unlearn your innate style.

The point in the class was to try to understand what motivates different groups and how to work with them to best advantage.

by JAY

JAY

3.

4 years ago

A well deserved night out with the gals - you go and have yourself a peaceful time and fill the room with laughter. Always nice to read the WELL (Will + ELLen) children are doing just that, well. Oh, and why don't you have the WELL children gather their pots and pans together and let them make their own music festival for daddy - I am sure he would enjoy it much more.

by JAXS

JAXS

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4 years ago

They cancelled the festival? Financial reasons I presume? I know he's bummed about that one. // Glad you're making progress at making peace with work. // Enjoy your GNO playdate!

by REV

REV

1.

4 years ago

Have fun at GNO :rock1:

by PATTIXOXO

PATTIXOXO