When the Universe speaks I don’t always listen. Well I listen, but if it isn’t convenient, I put off thinking about what I hear. It is rarely either convenient or what I want to hear, so I will admit I am usually reluctant to pay proper attention.
When I wrote last I talked about needing to make changes. This is always hard, and there were some wins and not-so-wins this week.
Exercise Changes Partially Impeded by the Universe
Sunday we forgot to set the alarm so I got up too late to do the Howe Stairs on Monday. Tuesday I did Jillates as planned, using weights when possible. Wednesday again, Jillates as planned. It was a butt series and it was hard. Thursday we had dinner guests, Covid shots, grocery shopping, so no Jillates. Friday I awoke to a very strong reaction to the Covid shot. Every muscle in my body, but particularly the ones used in the butt series, ached and I had a brutal headache. I muddled through the day without the Howe Steps (I did walk to the bank). Saturday I had planned to do nothing. Same with Sunday.
Monday I did finally get to the Howe Steps (twice for 532 steps or 32 flights – as counted by Google). I ran to the steps and back. Only about 0.75 miles total, but it felt good. I haven’t run since I hurt my ankle about 2 years ago. The ankle injury is the result of thousands of missteps, so I got a little nervous about running and just quit. I am supposed to strike differently and it seemed too hard. But today I did it, and it was fine. But hard. Not the striking, the actual running. Not sure what I expected?
I received my non-electric yogurt maker today. Neglected to get culture, so I have to wait for that. I have added non-fat yogurt to my breakfast fruit. I added kiwis back into the breakfast fruit. They are good sources of fiber and seem to help cholesterol. I have been consciously eating less meat, but otherwise I have not made significant dietary changes. I try to look at food as a continuum and I’m not going to get too crazy yet.
The Universe Had Things to Say About Work
Everything seemed to conspire against me getting what I wanted to get done in my office this week. I felt like a visitor when I needed to be clocking more, not fewer, hours. Frustrating, but that is the only thing I listen to, so apparently the Universe chose to speak so I could hear.
We all know I am trying to do too much. So on the good news side of this conversation with the Universe, the Web-Guy had an elegant and straight-forward way to build PHP for me. Yay!!!!! There are some issues on installation, etc. to solve yet, but this is major positive step, so thank you.
In my day-to-day work me being the writer, typist, editor, chart-maker, schematic-maker, numbers generator, and everything in between and outside of those tasks is not working the way it needs to. I am a crappy typist, charts take me forever to do, and I am correcting myself, and introducing other problems. Okay. Got it. This cannot continue.
I actually woke up this morning after hours of being awake in the early morning (crow drama, birds still singing their songs, and my brain apparently needing to sort some things out) with solutions. One of which being I need to make a budget. Okay, that is a freaking first!
P.S. I May Be Looking for You
I need help with chart-making, typing, and pattern layout, and other office-y things. My still to-learn curve for Affinity, which I use instead of Adobe, is huge, but I could teach you what I know, and get you the programs you need. This work is detail-oriented and I can only pay Seattle minimum wage for small businesses which is currently $18.50/hr. Email me if you or someone you know is interested. This may be for multiple people.
You would be a contractor because I cannot manage employee paperwork. I have a VA I love, but her rates are higher and this isn’t suitable for her skills. Email me if you or someone you know is interested.
I can assure you that I am very patient, give constructive feedback, and won’t cause you stress you don’t need.