Pause, reset, trust

I had a meeting scheduled with my bosses yesterday to discuss our recruiting efforts. After what happened on Friday with two hand-picked candidates asked us to meet with (and turned out to be kind of awful people), I was bewildered and confused by the process. Their reaction when I tried to discuss it muddied the waters further as…

Communication and misplaced anger

I strive to be professional in my employment pursuits. I am close to many of my colleagues and very fond of my private clients, which sometimes makes it harder on me to just do the somehow negative tasks in front of me and explain or deal with the occasionally strong emotions of the other players…

Training #59 – Legs

Monday morning, training with J. Today was leg day and a new machine-based routine for me with some new stuff. Specifically: A1. Leg Press (255, 12-15/15-20, 4 sets) A2. 3 Point Toe Touch Reaches (5-8/side, 3 sets) B1. Abductor (120, 15 to 20 reps, 3 sets) B2. Adductor (90, 15 to 20 reps, 3 sets)…

How we treat each other

Gym time is thinking time. When I am alone and just doing my List-of-the-day on my own, I tend to process and work out a fair amount of stuff. Like what to title today's food in pictures post. Or where I am in whatever book I'm reading. Or work-related issues and events. Or just what a…

Marriage somethings

I am happily married and have been for 18 years, with M for nearly 25. I am just realizing that is a really long time! Seems to me we have a pretty normal marriage, but every now and again I get a whiff or an earful of differing opinions. And mostly that's just fine -…

Drama addiction

Chatting with a bestie today brought up this thought. She's a dear, dear friend who has had life-altering bad things happen in the last few years and has perservered and gotten through it. Things have been stable and are truly starting to improve in ways she can feel, including a happy college gradution for one…

We broke up!

I have a confession - I had to unfriend M on Facebook. My account is recent and is primarily to keep up with my kids and their frequent event photos. A lot of times they text pictures to me in the moment, but frequently there is more shared on FB. So I finally broke down and…

He said, she heard

M and I had a disagreement this morning that rapidly escalated into an argument. Not a big or even particularly significant argument, but I was thinking about it enroute to the office so we could revisit it later, when cooler and calmer heads prevail. To demonstrate how insignificant, it was about the cat bowls. Yep,…