Thursday, June 29, 2017

Expectations and Other Topics over Thursday Morning Coffee

No weird moods today and I even feel somewhat rested.   Although severely needing some down time.  Had to stop and get gas yesterday morning and was already running a bit behind but I still made it to work on time.  Barely.  Usually with no school in session, I can get there early. 

I was thinking some about expectations yesterday and how there are some that get ruffled when their expectations are not met, but then I wondered if there were communications that took place where a person actually aired their expectations.  I find much of the time the answer to that  I mean " can people know to do what you want if you don't tell them how you want it to be?"  

I'm really bad about that myself at times.  I can get mad at George for something really easily, but then had I told him what I felt or wanted?  No.  It gets all complicated with the marital thing.  So I guess that is not a good example.  Communication helps but in marriage communication can turn South really quickly too.  

Oh dear, my coffee is gone.  Be right back. 

Ahhh, the coffee is good.  But if the rest of my Walmart order does not come in today - we'll be drinking Keurigs in the morning.  I really like my brewed coffee in the mornings.  The k-cup is not the same.  But it's a quick 2nd choice and better than none.  I like my java.  

Well, I am having a bit of time waking up here.  I am rested but still pretty groggy.  

Got my nails done after work yesterday.  There is one man there that does nails and honestly he is the best, but I rarely get him.  Yesterday he did mine.  I like the way he squares them off.  So I'm good for another 3 weeks.  I refuse to ask for certain ones.  I just do what is convenient for them.  They are all good.  They are always so busy.  But yesterday I walked right in and sat down.  No appointments there.  There is one place that Katy and I have to make appointments. 

I really need to start getting my July in order.  I have not started to plan when we do Mom's birthday, get the dogs trimmed, go to the Mennonites and so forth.  I really don't want to do any of it this weekend.  

I did get my trips coordinated for work to go to Oklahoma City and to Phoenix to roll out a Drug Awareness Program.  Have to iron out a few details about translation and such, but at least my flights are scheduled and hotels booked.  The hard part was coordinating everyone elses schedules. 

Wow, it seems the more coffee I drink the more relaxed and sleepy I'm getting this morning.  What is up with that?  lol 

Katy and Cody went on a sunset dolphin cruise last night.  She said that they went out on the ocean and it was rougher than they thought it would be.  It's always rough going through the jetties at the opening of the ocean from the river or bay - but I looked at the radar and there were some storms not too far south of there over the ocean b/w Brunswick and Jacksonville.  And they were not on a very big boat. It wasn't really tiny either but seeing the boats on line I can see where they might have been a little concerned when heading over the jetties to the ocean and back.   She said they got splashed some and it frightened her a bit.  But they saw some dolphins and she got a video.  

I'm glad they are having a good time.  I think today might be their last full day as I think they check out tomorrow.  The time goes so quickly down there.  It's a lot of fun on Tybee Time.  

Well, I am going to get going.  Today I get my hair cut and I'm so excited. 
Oh and I need to try and get my month in order today at lunch time.  I have a training session today on Marlin.  A communication service that you set up to run messages over TV's - like in the breakroom.  We will have one at the new place too.  You can post about safety and it has the weather and various things on there.  So that will be interesting.  I like software type things.  Matter of fact I once considered either being a salesperson for, or a trainer for, HRIS and Payroll software.  I have always enjoyed working with various software in my career and in my personal life.  I'm always looking at new ways of using software (or apps) in my life.  Oh the irony of that which I won't go into on here.  lol  If I did my life over, I think I could have done numerous careers that would have satisfied me, but I wasn't sure about the travel part - but I think I would have liked it looking back - but at times not so much while raising Katy.   But if I did my life over again I'd probably insist on going to college somewhere near an ocean.  And then I would have stayed.  And then built my life around me there and planted roots.

Every day my desire to be closer to the beach pulls at me. The tropical lifestyle suits me.  It gives me good chi to see palm trees, smell the salt air, and eat the seafood, and walk on the beach, hear the waves.  I don't know what it is.  I sit and ponder how to make it happen but there are two many roots here.  It's too hard and too difficult to pick up and go.  Too many things to work out.  I have a few ideas though to ease into it.  But George may have to be talked into it.  lol 

Well, anyway, I am going to get off of here this time.  
Ya'll have a good day.  


  1. I always thought it would be wonderful to live right by a beach someplace too. Still I stay planted right where I am. But it's nice to dream. Hope you have a great Thursday! This week is flying by.

  2. It's Thursday already. That's good.
    Don't ever give up on your dream to live near the ocean. Anything is possible and you just never know!
    Enjoy your day,

  3. I hope your dreams of living close to beach comes true. I love the beach but am ready to come home after two weeks

  4. it's true people can't read your mind to figure out what you want. i grew up near the ocean and want to get back to it before i die, so i understand how you feel. there is that pull towards it, isn't there?


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