Today . . . was the day of the side eye. Everyone who walked passed me at work received the side eye because I was not in the greatest of moods.
You want me to help you fix the copier? *Side eye*
You need me to retype this document? *Side eye*
I need to pass these flyers out today? *Side eye*
I can no longer work 4 day work weeks AND you are giving away my office?!!! *THE ULTIMATE SIDE EYE OF ANGST AND ANGER*
Yeah, that happened. With a new boss comes changes, and with changes comes a very grumpy, on-edge and practically foaming at the mouth kind of Ruby. I’m ok now, but it was all too much to take in. I loved (still love) my office and my 4 day work weeks. Fortunately, both things may not be permanent, so I am good with that. Even if it is permanent, I will learn to live with it . . . just let me simmer in pain for a few months, and I will be just fine.
So, why is this post called Wondrous Wednesdays? Since it is Hump Day, that means we have two more days until we are able to reach the best part of the week for those who work or attend school every day – THE WEEKEND! You know how it is – you start your week on Monday pretty much counting down until Friday. You try to fit all the fun events and activities you can possibly think of doing on Saturday and Sunday, and wallow in despair on Sunday night because you know you have to start the week all over again. It’s kind of depressing when you think about it because it really does feel like we are wishing our lives away. Monday through Thursdays, we sulk throughout the day because we are secretly wishing it was already Friday afternoon. We don’t do much on those days expect work/go to school, go home, do more work, eat, sleep and the cycle starts all over again the next morning. Before you realize, the years have gone by and you feel like you have missed out on so many opportunities because you were too busy wishing for the weekend to get here.
Well, I wanted to try to liven up the week and help us remember that each day is important to having an awesome life, not just the two days that close out our week. On Wednesdays, I want to share good things that have happened during the week that made me notice how wonderful our lives truly are. For each day of the week, I will jot down the things that catch my attention, and then on Wednesdays, I will share those things with you. My goal is to get us to notice the little things around us and appreciate them as much as we do the big things. The little things are what helps us get through the week. You see what I’m saying?
So, since I just created this tonight, I only have today’s observation to share with you. By next Wednesday, I will have at least 7 (and it can be more) things to share with you, one (or more) observation per day. Get it? Got it? Good!
Here’s my wondrous observation for the day:
Fall is approaching us. On my way to the doctor’s office for my appointment, I passed by a tree to my right. Normally, I do not really pay attention to trees while I am driving, but today I noticed. The bottom part on this particular tree was still green, but as your eyes looked up, it was about midway that the leaves started turning the official colors of autumn – red and yellow (can I say gold and auburn?). It was so beautiful and it put a smile on my face. Knowing most of the trees in the area will be changing colors soon, and following not too far behind is the cool, breezy weather of fall, my mood was a lot better by the time I arrived at my appointment.
See, it’s the little things :-)
Until we meet again tomorrow, sleep tight and have wonderful, fantastic dreams of peace and love :-)