Monday, June 8, 2009

De-stressing In The Land Of Facebook and iPod

Last week, my job was so stressful that it was chewing me up and spitting me out. By Friday night I was physically sick for 4 hours, lost 4 pounds and then slept for 11 hours.

I woke up Saturday morning with a whole new attitude. My new Work Mantra is Show Up-Perform Tasks-Get Check. I am removing myself from all the drama.

Since I had the weekend off, I decided to focus on the things that are making me REALLY happy these days.

I made a big pot of meatballs and sauce and called Sorority Girl to come and spend the weekend. While she was here she painted my toenails, introduced me to The Real Housewives Of New Jersey (no comment) and we played with my new toy.

Mr Sunshine State got me an iPod! My FIRST iPod! A GREEN iPod!!!
Now my new green iPod has about 700 songs on it.

I did something I SWORE I would never do.

I found a friend or two from high school and one childhood buddy, two from my last Cape Cod job, 20 cousins and all my siblings. We started planning my Mom's 75th birthday party that will be later this summer.
I'm trying not to get addicted and I'm not invading my kid's, niece's and nephew's privacy.
I thoroughly enjoyed doing laundry. Our dryer has been on the fritz for months and last week it finally exploded and the motor died. I prayed to Jesus, Mary and Joseph and all the little saints and it worked.
Mr SS found a dryer on Craigslist for $75. We picked it up last Thursday and I can almost see the laundry room floor this morning.
My weekend also included some happiness that involved baking a Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake, steamed edamame sprinkled with Kosher salt and a bottle of Amaretto.
Back to work tonight. Breathe. Just Breathe.


Suzy said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I KNOW I drowned in Hawaii and my sister (my mother in that lifetime) watched from the shore as I drowned holding my son. A bf from this lifetime.

The first time he met my sister he said, "She seems so familiar to me, it's weird."

Monnik said...

oooh, Facebook is a time suck. Be careful! It has all but killed my blog. :)

Your iPod is so pretty! I have the same one in purple. I LOVE it.

Amy A. said...

Goodness! Is work angst going around? I just posted about it myself.

LOVE that ipod. Very cute.

Jen on the Edge said...

I just added you as a friend on Facebook. It could be a major time suck, but if you don't pulled into all the quizzes and games, it's not so bad.

I'm sorry work was stressful last week and am pleased that you've resolved to remove yourself from the drama.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I will have to friend you on Facebook. I just have to warn you about Word Scramble--if you are a Boggle fan DO NOT TRY IT. I gave it a couple of weeks of my life!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Mmmm...blueberry sour cream coffee cake...
I am envious of your new ipod. Happy facebooking!

Patience_Crabstick said...

I love those green ear buds. Have fun on facebook!