1) FINALLY! My new mattress arrived! Woot! Slept like a baby despite a burgeoning cold (I had help from Nyquil, though).
2) SNOW! Oh joy! Oh rapture! Oh bullshit! We’re expecting upwards of 8 inches today (on top of ice and stuff) Can we please be done with this? Maryland gets fairly calm winters anymore so this is most unwelcome. Good news is that I don’t have to drive anywhere to go to work.
3) Duty’s had a cold for the past week and being sick + sleeping fitfully on the couch does not a nice person make. I’m giving him a pass, though. (Aren’t I a saint?)
4) His room *should be* done(ish) this weekend. The painting is just about finished and they’re laying the flooring on Thursday or Friday. We’ll just have to put together the platform for the mattress and it’ll be habitible. Here’s a tip: a when you get the urge to tear down everything in the room in which you sleep, make arrangements as to where you will do said sleeping. Couch surfing for a month isn’t fun. (And I’ve offered him the use of the new and oh-so-comfy mattress in my room but he keeps declining. Can lead a horse to water, yada yada yada.)
5) Here’s something of which I am not a fan: mentors/coaches who out their clients (anonymously) on Facebook with posts about “lessons” – I understand transparency and all that but if things didn’t end well because you gave some (well-intentioned and on-the-money) feedback, try not to rub salt in the wound as you share it in veiled words on Facebook. There are tender feelings for all involved. Be mindful of that and save the “lesson” you want to share with your clients for later, when things aren’t so painful. Perhaps my desire to save people from being hurt gets in the way of making me a “fabulous six-figure” coach but so be it. I am not about public lessons for people. Just not.
6) I realize none of that made sense to you (except for my Gorky who knows the behind the scenes stuff) – bottom line: don’t embarrass people when they’re already hurting. Last year, when I had that huge smack in the head from the Uni by way of one of my teachers, one of my greatest fears was that she would talk about me on FB (again, in a veiled way) as she was often wont to do. I felt all the shame and embarrassment way ahead of what I thought was coming and it was terrible. She didn’t (for which I am eternally grateful to the Uni) but it’s a strong reminder to me not to ever, ever, ever do that to any student or client. I don’t care what lessons are involved. My .02.
7) I am still working on that daggone sugar addiction thing (by which I mean I’m being more mindful about not going to that daggone bakery so much). Conventional wisdom says when you crave sugar, you are craving sweetness in your life. True? I don’t know. I get tons of love from the pets and Duty and friends – wonder if there’s something else that I crave? (Besides being in the middle of a Cook/Cumberbatch sammich.)
More and more, I’m getting the message that I’ve got to do something NOW about it. Diabetes runs heavily in my family and if I don’t want to be looking at that, I better get the message pronto.
And now, you’re up to date on all the whining and gnashing of teeth! :) What’s happening in your world, kids?
Congrats on the new mattress! It’s not the sexiest home improvement one can make but it’s very, very important.
It’s snowing outside here (again). Lake Michigan is now the coldest it’s been in more than 30 years. For context, it was 28º warmer a year ago today. I’m dealing with it by simply accepting that it will never, ever be warm again. This is it. I’ll always be wearing my big heavy down coat and my toes will never see natural sunlight again. Welcome to Chiberia!