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Thursday, September 8, 2011


This morning started with a knock on the outside of my bedroom door, a swift back-aching jerk to look at my clock, and a jump to my feet while frantically looking for work clothes to throw on. It was already 12 minutes past the time that I normally leave for work. Instead of making my carpool tardy as well, I sent them on their way and decided it best to drive myself. After a few stumbles, a washing of the face and a brushing of the teeth, I made it out the door and into my car to find (and remember) it's about empty gas tank. Of course my debit card gave the gas station fits and took longer than normal making me get on the freeway at perfect rush-hour traffic time. All of this and arriving to work to find the hot water not working for my oatmeal, looking at myself in the mirror looking like a hot-mess (so much for the theory, "dress for the job that you want"), and just the fact that I was at work put me in a ho-hum mood.

But after a few hours sitting at my desk working away, listening to Pandora, and drinking my coffee I decided that I am not going to waste today away in a ho-hum mood! So, I began making my "this makes me not so ho-hum today" list. So far I have:

Receiving an email from my friend Katie who is currently living in and loving England

Pandora... Original Motion Picture Scores station (I know I am weird)

White Chocolate Caramel Latte creamer from Coffee-Mate and 4 cups of coffee... oops
A DIY friendship bracelet tutorial (Found on an awesome site: that lets me know what I will be doing tonight while watching the U of A football game against Oklahoma State
Knowing that in a week I will be on my way to Austin, TX for Austin City Limits Music Festival

And keeping an image of my family on my desk that I get to look at all day

ahhhh sigh, now I am relaxed and not so ho-hum. Hope your day is going well, and if not, just make yourself a list and you will find your attitude changing for the better. Think happy thoughts 

1 comment:

  1. This is so awesome that you can redirect your day. A proud mom moment, you have learned well, Grasshopper! ( You probably have no idea what I am talking about!