Dawdling   Leave a comment

I don’t want to say anything bad about my place of employment because they might read this blog, but if they didn’t, I would probably go off on a tangent. That’s all. 🙂

Today for lunch, I ran over to Goodwill to try to find Halloween accessories for my kids. My son wants to be a pirate. I thought I could probably just get the extra stuff and he could just wear black. I found a cool sword, hook hand, earring, and coin pouch combo for $10 and then a skull-cap for $1. I also found my daughter a couple of pairs of pants since she seems to go through them at record speed. I still don’t know what she wants to be for Halloween. Soon she’ll be too old! Although that doesn’t seem to stop the neighborhood teens from knocking on my door looking for candy. They typically get the summer parade leftovers (Tootsie Rolls, suckers, etc.)

Then I stopped at Wendy’s. I know. That place gives me the heebie jeebies, but I had five minutes and needed something fast. Fast food, get it? It was gross but at least my stomach isn’t growling. I’ll have some leftovers ready for tomorrow thank goodness.

Back to work. I’m so excited! On the plus side, Supernatural is on tonight. Season 8, episode 2! 🙂

Enlightenment:

  • Put one foot in front of the other and eventually you’ll get there.

Posted October 10, 2012 by Lunchtime Enlightenment in Food, Places, Supernatural

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Rise Above   Leave a comment

Today for lunch I went for a walk. I needed some time to unwind as this week has been kind of  . . . alternate universe bipolar.

First on Monday, we had a going away party for a dear coworker of mine. I will miss her a lot since we confide in each other when things get tough. I feel slightly alone now at work, even though I have plenty of other coworkers. I just don’t trust them as far as I can throw them.

On Tuesday, I had a longer lunch break and I was going to work out. In fact, I was actually kind of looking forward to a sweaty, grueling treadmill and weight infused lunch. I figured, 1:30 p.m., who would be using the exercise room? Of course, I go in, and another coworker is on the treadmill. Let me rephrase, another CHATTY coworker was on the treadmill. So, in my frustration at the destruction of my plans, I drove to Barnes and Noble and bought a book that was released that day. And then I started to read it. Oh, and I bought a Godiva chocolate bar too, so pretty much the antithesis of working out.

Then today, my husband and I had a tough argument in the morning. We pretty much never fight, so this was a surprise and kind of shocking in that we actually yelled at each other. He said some things that offended me, I chose to use my potty mouth, and we were not smart about it. So over my lunch break today, I took a walk around the pond nearby to clear my head. Very awesome day outside, weather wise. Here is a little video about it (don’t watch it if birds freak you out):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X37Yk1qRj7s&feature=youtu.be

(Apparently I can only post actual videos if I purchase the “video upgrade” through WordPress. I think not.)

So now I’m back at work, pushing paperwork and processing graduates in our system. Hopefully tonight will be better. 🙂

Enlightenment:

  • Arguments sucks

  • Walks and any kind of down time are much-needed for women of today.

    The one thing that kind of ups my day is that the season 8 premiere of Supernatural is on tonight. So a little redemption for this poopy day!

Posted October 3, 2012 by Lunchtime Enlightenment in People, Supernatural, Thoughts, Uncategorized

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Planned   Leave a comment

Sometimes before I go on my longer lunch breaks, I plan out what I need to get done. Today’s list was: nap. In my car. In a sparsely occupied parking lot. My daughter had some minor gum/mouth surgery yesterday but it kept us up on and off all night, so I am just wiped. Add in a couple more episodes of Supernatural than I should’ve watched, and you’ve got a recipe for sloggishness (yes that is a word).

So nap was calling me today, but you know how the best laid plans go. That’s right. A rye. Like bread.

First, I ran into a fellow employee in the parking lot and we talked about work in general: the highs, but mostly the lows. Then I had to call my husband and mom, who were watching over my healing daughter today. Then I remembered I had a book to read for some Young Living training I signed up for. The message of the book is great, but it is a SLLOOOOWWW read. Very dry. Well by the time all those things were said and done, I only had about 20 minutes left. So I stopped at KFC and got a BBQ chicken sandwich, ate it, read some more, there you have it: one lunch break done.

Now at work for several more hours. Rock on!

Enlightenment:

  • Time flies when you’re having fun. Make the most of it.

 

Posted September 25, 2012 by Lunchtime Enlightenment in Books, Food, Oils, Supernatural

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Walk   Leave a comment

The wonderful Foo Fighters have a song called “Walk”. I heard it on the radio over lunch today and hummed along since I don’t know all the words and can’t quite match Dave Grohl anyway. 🙂 Here’s some info: http://www.metrolyrics.com/walk-lyrics-foo-fighters.html

One of the lyrics at the beginning are:
To whom it may concern
I  think I lost my way
Getting good at starting over
Every time that I return

So that kind of sums up how I’m feeling today. I have good intentions on many things, start strong, and then fizzle out. Like weight loss for example. Do good for a few weeks, then fizzle. I know I have to keep the faith, but days like this, I’m not really in the “go team” mood. So what did I do instead? I smoked a cigarette.

Now let me clarify something, I don’t smoke. Well, almost never. If I’m having a bad day, or having a drink with smoking friends, I might have one. But it’s not something I do a lot of. So today I am having a bad day so I smoked one cigarette. I can see why people get addicted, it’s very calming. Yes, I know, the issues outweigh the benefits, blah blah blah, but I’m just saying I get it.

So I sat in my car, smoked a cigarette, meditated, listening to Foo Fighters, and just sat. Was still. It was therapeutic in a way. It gave me strength to go back to my job for the rest of the day and gave me a bit of a reprieve in the midst of society-/self-imposed madness.

Now back at work, trying to look busy, I will look forward to my next check point of the day: going home.

Those are my deep thoughts for today. More tomorrow!

Enlightenment:

  • Doing some rebellious is okay as long as it doesn’t cause permanent damage.

  • Foo Fighters is fun to listen to.

Posted September 20, 2012 by Lunchtime Enlightenment in Music, Thoughts

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Mean Salad   Leave a comment

I make a mean salad.

I stopped by the grocery store to get a few groceries and thought, “Hey, I haven’t had lunch yet.” So I made up a kick butt salad from their deli. Although it’s dangerous, I sometimes react to the weird chemicals they have on the lettuce/greens, but what can I say? I’m a risk taker.

Since my last post, I have become obsessed with my new obsession, which is Supernatural. Google that. Or Jensen Ackles. Or Jared Padalecki. And you’ll understand immediately.

Finally, my last item of lunchtime enlightenment today is one of other drivers on the road. If you’re going to turn right, get into the righthand turn lane. Trust me, that’s what it’s there for.

That about sums it up!

Enlightenment:

  • Be a risk taker. They have more fun.
  • Learn how to drive.

Lunch with Pops   Leave a comment

Today I met my Dad for lunch. Yes, I capitalized Dad because he’s an important person.

It was just next door at the local Subway (our frequent lunch spot) and we ate and chatted for a half hour. He’s not the best listener, but I am, and I sense he doesn’t get a lot of people who truly listen to him, so I don’t mind. He actually has an interesting job. Not quite as dramatic as mine, but that’s good. 🙂

Walking him to his car, I looked down and noticed a $5 bill laying on the ground. Bonus! Of course I tried to give it to Dad since he paid for my lunch, but of course, he refused. Typical giving Dad.

So I got a free lunch and I’m $5 richer. Not a bad lunch break for me!

Enlightenment:

  • Take care to listen to your parents. They’re smart.

 

Posted August 10, 2012 by Lunchtime Enlightenment in Food, People

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Weigh Time   Leave a comment

Today’s blog title has a double meaning.

1. Yes, I weighed myself. My team of Young Living reps have decided to start a weight loss challenge, using Young Living products such as Slique tea, Slique Essence, Balance Complete, and Sulfurzyme. So far today, I have managed to NOT each any chocolate. This is a huge deal, folks! So I weighed myself. I shall not share my weight because I’m embarrassed by it, but I will tell you my total weight loss at the end of two months.

2. I also did weights on my lunch break. And sit ups. And a spot of yoga. I didn’t want to go running (after all who has time to get dressed, including shoes, and run, and get back in a non-sweaty way to your desk in 30 minutes) but I still had a nice mini workout. It went fast! I had the weight room to myself, plus a little Shinedown to keep me company.

So, game on! Let’s get this show on the road!

Enlightenment:

  • Working out is easier alone than in a group (IMO).
  • Weight loss is hard! Must keep trying!

Posted August 1, 2012 by Lunchtime Enlightenment in Food, Oils, Thoughts

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