Friday, November 14, 2008

Catching Up

I am sure that you have all been on the edge of your seats wondering if I survived work this week or did I cave to the huge amount of stress that I have been under since returning to school....not to worry my friends:) I hit my my stress threshold last week so there really no where for my stress level to go but down!

*Last Friday I had a massage scheduled for 5:45 or so I thought. When I finally made it to the spa in happy anticipation of my well deserved massage I was informed that my appointment was at 4:45 and that they were closing in 15 minutes. I reacted like any woman at her stress threshold.....I cried. Not big boohoo tears but OMG I am not going to cry but it is quite possible that I am not going to make it tears. I think I even told the woman that how bad my month had been! I could tell she felt bad and she tried to reschedule me for another day, but I NEEDED a massage I was in full panic "I need to get a massage mode" and quickly assessed my options. I headed to another spa and was whisked away to relaxation bliss. My shoulders were so tight that once the massage therapist started she told me that it was going to be sore. She was right about that. It was a very good massage but I was such a wreck I needed some motr*n when I got home. I finally felt better Saturday night. This was the first massage that I have had that I did not fall asleep.

* On Monday I left a meeting after school early and headed to get some acupuncture to help me manage my stress a little better. It didn't hurt and I guess it seems to be working, or I just had a low key week. I have two little seeds under bandaids on my ears that I put pressure on when I feel my stress level increasing. Hannah says that the tiny bandaids on my ears look weird. I told her coming to visit her mother on the funny farm would be weird! Besides my hair covers them up!

* Only working four days a week is also good for decreasing my stress level:)

* I am not stressed at all about Christmas. Seriously there is nothing left to buy my (spoiled) children! Opening presents this year should be quick:)

* My Dad is coming for Thanksgiving and to help me paint the kids bedrooms.

* I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. I could use some recipes if you care to leave your family fave.

* My Mom is coming down for Christmas. She will be here for her entire break. Chris and I are going to try to plan a little get away.

* Speaking of Chris:) We celebrated our 15th year of wedded bliss. We need to find some time and energy to celebrate.

* I am one lucky girl. I have job security ( really who the heck wants my job...LOL!) I have three great kids and a wonderful husband who loves me and puts up with my crap!

Hmmmm I think the acupuncture is working.


sea star said...

Good lordy that picture is adorable!

Glad your destressing. Sort of...?

I have no idea what to get the kiddlets for Christmas, I'm thinking of skipping it. They need nothing.

Happy 15 years of wedded bliss! Hope you get some time away to celebrate!

amy said...

you my friendyou mu friend crack me up and are the busiest blogger I read

My Heart Beats In China said...

I had to laugh to myself as I had one of those days! Missed my de-stressing massage! But then at the end of the day, I said to myself, hey I'll save the money I would have spent on this one, add it to another scheduled massage I won't miss, and hey, that's 2 hrs of a blissful massage that should hold me over for about 3 months! Oh, try the hot stones, their awesome


Special K said...

Happy Anniversary!

Not too sure what to think of seeds under band aids... what does that mean exactly? LOL!

The kiddos are as cute as ever.

Colleen said...

Happy 15 years. I hope you get away in December.

That is such a cute pic!

Glad the stress level is a bit lower.

PIPO said...

Gotta say - that picture makes all the stress well worth while. Rather melts it away I would bet.

Hmmm...what TYPE of seed do you keep under those bandaids?

Kristine and Shawn said...

I need some of those seeds!! I love acupuncture and have just started again as my stress levels have hit the roof. Reading about missing your massage -I felt your pain!! I would have been in tears too, its all just too much for us overachievers sometimes.
Happy 15 years!!!!