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On Productivity and the Week Ahead

Thanks for hearing me out last week (and for encouraging me).  It felt good to just be honest in this little space of mine and own up to what was going on in my head.  Once I released those thoughts, things started to look up.

Time for a brief update, no?  Linking up with B for weekending.


We headed to Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon for my brother-in-law’s change of command ceremony.  We headed to get parking passes as soon as we got into town, grabbed a quick dinner, and I made up for the 4 hours of sleep I got the night before.  Thursday was an early morning at the base, but it was great to celebrate such a joyous promotion.  I was obsessed with my dress, but the only picture anyone snapped of me was one where I was drinking from a water bottle… so #nopictures.  Sigh.  We got back to Dallas around 3:00 and headed back to work.

Yesterday morning, I decided that I wasn’t ready to go to Ohio this week, so I opted out of the trip.  I had a migraine on Saturday, so I didn’t think traveling was going to help.  I was able to get a lot of things done on Sunday morning (like booking our hotels for our trip that we leave for in FOUR DAYS), and I headed to the office yesterday afternoon.  I finished preparing our 2016 NSC data file and worked on some data that our consultants need.  I feel like I was able to be really productive.  It felt REALLY good.

I expect this week will be busy – and the last of the college decisions will trickle out.  It’s been a tough few weeks, and I just need to remember that we do a good job.  We’ll never save all the starfish, but we do make a difference to the ones that we’re able to save.

And then Friday night… I’m off to forget about a lot of things for a little while.  YAY!

  • cara - Hoping you get to relax some next weekend! It sounds like you could really use some time off to re-charge. Congratulations to your brother-in-law, that’s awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Olya @ The Siberian American - I’m so glad things are starting to look up for you, friend, and that you’re leaving for your trip in just four days! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear all about it.ReplyCancel

  • Kate @ Green Fashionista - Hope this week goes better, and you can catch up on rest and no more headaches! Yay for Friday being about forgetting about all the things. Sending *hugs* <3ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - Glad you were able to get a much-needed break before your 25 days on the road.

    I can’t believe you waited until 4 days before leaving to book your hotels! That’s one of the first things I book!

    I can’t wait to hear all about your busy April when you get back and see images of all that you did and the places you went! I’m so excited for you! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katie Elizabeth - Friday is coming!!!! I’m so excited for you and for me to live vicariously through your pictures 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Bradshaw - The starfish story is one of my favorites. I have it framed in my counseling office. I am sorry you have had a tough few weeks. I hope they get better for you and it looks brighter next week. 🙂 Chin up, buttercup!ReplyCancel

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