It is raining cats and dogs here! I don't like the wind that came with it because it kept blowing my umbrella inside out, but I do like the sound of it on the roof. As long as there is no thunder to wake up my kiddos, I'm a happy camper.
This week has not been a great one. I'm facing a very difficult situation at work which will come to a head tomorrow. I have faith it will all be water under the bridge in a few weeks and we can all get on with life. Until then however, I'm going to have to call on all my communication/leadership skills to get my team through it. Thank God I just took a seminar in Cruci@l Convers@tions. I learned a lot and realized I already possessed some of these skills. I just didn't know I was doing it!
Also, my little guy is sick AGAIN, so I've been scrambling for babysitters all week because I just cannot afford to not be present at work with all the shenanigans going on. He seems to be doing better today, so now I'm just praying my tater tot doesn't catch it. I've been ruthless about them not sharing spoons/forks/sippy cups, etc, which is hard because I normally don't care. I swear he's cried more because I've taken a sippy away from him than anything else.
On the band front, I've been fluctuating in tightness. I'm OTR suddenly -- a couple days early than I was expecting. I haven't been very vigilant about food, though I can tell my volume is down, so I'm coming out fairly even. I still haven't visited the gym. I'm not trying to make excuses -- I know I could be staying on track even with the work stress and the sick kids. I feel I've sort of dropped back into planning mode, and I've got to kick myself back into action. I want to make November a big month!
If you've made it this far, here's a little fun. I was cleaning out my makeup stash and I found a couple things still sealed that I will never use. If you're interested, I have a Bare Escentu@ls Illuminating Miner@l Veil and lip gloss in Praline. Like I said, they are still sealed, never used. I hate to throw this stuff away, so let me know in the comments if you want them, and I'll pick a random number.