Weblog Wednesday: Let’s Be Friends

Oh man, you guys. I am so stressed out. The end of March is barreling towards me like a freight train. Which, on the one hand, is awesome, since it means I’m that much closer to moving to be with Dear Betrothed.

But, I am super stressed because a massive work project is due by the end of the month, and it’s a very difficult and time consuming project. Not to mention packing for a cross country move is *slightly* overwhelming.

Join me now for a frazzled Weblog Wednesday update. Thursday and Friday of last week were a flurry of conference calls that left me perpetually asking, “how is the day already over?!”

On Friday nights I usually relax with some music and candles, sometimes with a trip to the bookstore, to finish up the week’s installment of Milk & Serial Saturday. But this past Friday I felt so mentally fried from work stress and moving stress that all I wanted to do was curl in bed with a book.

Saturday was a welcome breath of fresh air, as I set aside the entire day on fun things. I went on a 15 mile run, then took a long nap. In the afternoon I popped over to the mall and window shopped to my heart’s content. Window shopping can be so much more fun than actual shopping, because I really loathe parting with money, but there’s something exciting about just looking at all the pretty bits and baubles.

After leaving the mall, I went on a solo date to the bookstore and indulged in a latte and a new book.

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Can this live up to the Mistborn trilogy?? We shall see…

On Sunday I bought groceries and spent all afternoon and evening sorting through moving boxes to determine what will be donated to a charity shop and what will be loaded onto the moving truck.

So far this work week has been rather hectic, with the stress taking a mental and physical toll on me. I’ve been having dreadful insomnia and a poor appetite, which I am positive is all due to stress. So yesterday after work I went in for a therapeutic massage and manicure, then put on some candles and classical music at home to unwind.

I was quite pleased, though, that my nail salon was finally back in stock with a super popular new color by OPI called Let’s Be Friends, which is part of the brand’s Hello Kitty line of colors.

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Let’s Be Friends by OPI, in gel polish

Tuesday was quite stressful, as my Fitbit tracker died (thankfully still under warranty, so they’re sending me a new one), and my apartment leasing office informed me that a glitch in their accounting system apparently caused my rent to be delinquent. I’m the sort of perfectionist who is always on time, if not early, for everything in life, so I started freaking out when they told me. Thankfully they assured me that, since it was a glitch on their part, I will be fine.

In addition to my usual methods for de-stressing — reading, classical music, candles, tea — I am actively reminding myself that I have so much to be thankful for, and that this too shall pass.

At the time of writing this it is now Tuesday evening nearing bedtime. I do hope that you all out there are having a lovely week. Please drop a comment and let me know how your week is going as well.

Until next time,

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7 comments

  1. I could do with a therapeutic massage about now. Nothing big, just a lot of minor stresses piling up. Not a nails type but I do love that shade! Lovely pic too! Good luck with the boxes – trying times but having made a few big moves in my life I can assure it be wonderful to have it done and dusted!

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  2. “actively reminding myself that I have so much to be thankful for, and that this too shall pass”. That’s a tough thing to do, but important to your sanity. I feel ya. I’ve had more fires than normal to put out at work while trying to work on a few projects. Been working well into the night and haven’t done much else. Good for you for getting out for a run, making time to relax, and even writing up a post…most of mine have been stuck in my daft folder for a long time. Hopefully things will calm down for you soon.

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    • Oh my gosh I totally agree that it is such a tough thing to do. What I have personally found helpful is to try to imagine a scenario someone else might have where they would be jealous of my “problems.” For instance, I desperately want to be a mom, so when I see someone complaining on Facebook about morning sickness during pregnancy, it’s difficult to feel sorry for them, since that’s a problem I wish I had. So when I find myself complaining about difficult work projects, or moving stress, I try to think about how those are things others are probably wish they had. If that makes any sense lol 🙂

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