How was your week? Give me one high and one low and then tell me all about your weekend.
my week was good in general.
High: receiving a very unexpected compliment at work. I’m dealing with a major escalation connected to one of the firms I manage and apparently it’s been internally noted that I’ve done a really good job with it.
Low: in dealing with said escalation I lost my cool with someone who I already have a difficult time dealing with. He basically didn’t like the way I handled something and said, “I’d have said xxx”. I cut him off with, “Don’t tell me how to do my job, Jim.” My awesome co-worker jumped in and defused the conversation while still taking my side. So actually, maybe that wasn’t as low a point as I thought!
This weekend will be pretty low key. I’d like to get some organizing done in my closet. I’m kind of obsessing over something I wish I’d done with my closet. Basically, leading to my bathroom is a big closet on the left and a hallway on the right. I should have knocked down the wall and removed the closet doors to combine the closet and hallway. That would have essentially doubled the size of my closet, removing the hallway. You’d just then walk through the closet to get to the bathroom. Wish I had thought of it when I was renovating. Boo.
Other than organizing, I’m going to a potluck Christmas party at the gym and watching the Christmas parade. I suspect we might be walking in the parade so I need to find out for sure so I can dress appropriately.
High: I worked really late one day this week and was stressing that I'd get told I took too long. Instead, I got an email complimenting my documentation. Oh, and I got invited to a team dinner for next week with my day-to-day coworkers. It feels nice to know they think of me as part of their team, since I work with all the teams and because I'm still an outsider, in a lot of ways.
Low: Getting sad not just about the guy I was dating, but feeling back in this place of "no one will ever choose me"/"maybe I'm no one's forever" which is not helped by people saying "you're just so special that the right man is going to have to be really special too" or "my wish is that someone will see in you something that they really connect with/value." They mean well, but I got sad a couple of times.
My weekend has been pretty good. 4 dance classes yesterday and a private practice session where my client gave my a bowl, one of the pieces they made in their ceramics class. Today my only plans are to get my face waxed, decorate the tree I brought home yesterday, and go to my last hip hop class of the year. Tonight I'm getting together with my friend who's been working in Germany for the past year. Tomorrow evening another friend and I are going to a holiday cocktail popup bar. I think during the day I'll just be doing laundry, meal prep, etc.
High - feeling pretty good this week overall and sleeping good! Maybe the universe is finally giving me some time to enjoy being pregnant before this baby comes out.
I don’t have any lows, just trying to get a lot of stuff wrapped up at work while feeling tired and having a lot of brain fog I guess.
A is going out with some friends so I will have the house to myself for a bit. I’ll probably still just be in pajamas reading in the bed like I do most nights. We also have his company Christmas party tomorrow night. It’ll be fun to dress up for a few hours, but I’m sure I’ll be over it very quickly. Also hoping to get some dog baths in and a swim at the gym.