So this weekend I got to see some of my best friends from Meredith and it was wonderful and so happy and just the motivation I needed to get out of my work induced funk. Work’s a bit overwhelming right now, but this weekend I got a glimpse of God’s big faithfulness and was reminded that even though it sucks and I can’t seem to adjust fast enough without getting a stress induced migraine, God is teaching me and making me better at something. And that is good enough for me.
A while ago I bought a Groupon for a massage and mani pedi and last weekend I recovered from part 1 of part 1 of ESL testing with the mani pedi and got the first available massage appointment for March 5. Even thought part 5 of ESL testing ends this Tuesday (so happy I could cry) I just realized that I have to prepare a giant data presentation for the following Wednesday where I need to employ my organizational skills to make a schedule, my RA skills by getting everyone excited to come to a meeting during their planning period (hello creative advertising), and my super dee duper Praxis II certified ESL teacher skills by creating a presentation that will actually be beneficial and not waste everyone’s time. And plan something that my Spanish 1 students can do without killing each other or a substitute while I’m presenting during everyone’s planning period. Mama mia. The happiness coming in when the massage appointment happens the Saturday after this and then for a few weeks it appears (APPEARS) that I can just teach and not be the mastermind behind some crazy testing/data collecting/presenting scheme. Just teach.
Nonetheless. God is good, because even when all I do for weeks is complain about how terrible my life is God just listens so patiently and let’s me whine and get it all out, and then gently reminds me how much I have to be thankful for. Today I had lunch with my best friends & boyfriend (at a Mexican restaurant at that), which was followed by a trip to Ross to buy doggy accessories for the puppy coming home soon (1 month and 11 days!), which was then followed by a 2 hour nap, which was then followed by cooking dinner and watching Friends with the sweetest boyfriend ever to walk the face of the planet… and it was the best way to spend a Sunday. Thankful. Thankful to have a job, even if it is stressful at times (like right now). Thankful to have wonderful friends that know me so well, make me laugh so hard, and make me so happy to be around. Thankful for my wonderful best friend/boyfriend who most of the time I communicate with telepathically because he knows what (probably stupid) thing I’m about to say so we just laugh. Just so, so, so, thankful for God’s big plan. And also, because this weather is delicious.