Thursday, September 28, 2006


Bullet-style because I'm all fired up today:

  • Came into work today to find a borderline abusive e-mail from my boss. The irony that we work for an organization that tries to end violence in personal relationships doesn't seem to strike her. I was told to "use more common sense". I'm still angry that someone in a professional setting (my boss no less) would write that to me.
  • I ran out of gas yesterday at the big-chain daycare center. I left work with only 1/4 of a tank, went the grocery store for the items that I forgot when I went to the grocery store the night before, and then pulled in to get Zac. The daycare center doesn't have a parking lot, it has a glorified drive-thru where you park, get out, go retrieve the fruit of your loins, then get back in the car. Apparently, the Shoe Nazis reason that parents might be encouraged to talk more to the child's caregivers if they had a safe place to put their vehicle. My car was parked on a steep slant, away from my gas tank. I didn't have enough gas to turn my engine over.
  • So I walked three blocks to the closest gas station, after unsuccessfully trying to jump my car, thinking that it was a battery problem.
  • I walked in 90 degree, late-September heat with Zac in a stroller, sweating, getting bit by mesquitos
  • in high heels
  • to purchase a gas can and walk three blocks back to give my car two gallons of gas. Then started said car and drove home.
  • I lost four pounds this week, according to the scale at Weight Watchers. That is the biggest loss in a single week since I started this journey.
  • Turns out that drinking water (so much damned water) in a day really can help you lose weight. Just like all those water-fanatics keep preaching. The Nalgene bottle is in hand, now back off and no one will get hurt.
  • I'm getting the permanent fillings in my three, highly battered teeth tomorrow. They are still tender and my jaw is sore from the needles and staying open for business for three hours. I'm hoping to have a better weekend, though.
  • And at least forget that although I'm getting paid better at this job, I still don't have any respect.
  • And I still feel like I can't do ANYTHING RIGHT!


jenna said...

OMG, why the hell did't anyone at the day care center drive you to get gas?? and watch zac while you were taking care of it?? fuck the shoe nazis man, they SUCK.

and do i dare ask why you got the common sense email? i can't even imagine. that is ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

I second that emotion, Jenna. Why didn't they help out??

Congrats on the WW journey btw!!! Awesome!


Pregnant In Texas said...

You are both forgetting two aspects of my life: 1) I have a matryr's complex and think that I should try and do everything by myself and 2) I have a toddler with severe separation anxiety who has a Momma with a guilt complex.

There was no way that I was going anywhere without Zac after 5:30pm. He knows that he gets Mommy then. Besides, it didn't occur to me to have TWO separate people help me (one to drive the car and one to watch Zac). See reason #1.

Anonymous said...

I just joined WW last week and are hoping for the same results as you. Congrats on the weight loss. I find it amazing how much better I feel through the day when I am drinking lots of water.

Sounds like you had a rough day with the car yesterday. I hate those days when things go bad and they just seem to get worse. Hope today is going better.

dee said...

Congrats on the weight loss! That is fabulous. And also, I can't believe no one even offered a ride to go get the gas.

Rachel said...

Hello, I'm a lurker who found you through moving to Houston soon from Wisconsin and wow, it's still 90?!

Anyway, just wanted to chime in and say you POOR THING! Such a miserable story. Except for the WW thing; that is awesome.

momisold said...

I've been doing WW since May 3 and have lost 25 pounds. It really works!!!! I walk most every day and drink lots of water and green tea. Green tea helps with your metabolism if you walk or exercise. Are you going to continue your exercise in the mornings? That's good. From what I've read, you get maximum results from morning exercise.

Hang in there girl. Take care of yourself so you can give your best to your little one.

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Anonymous said...

I so hear you on the martyr complex/toddler with separation anxiety and mama guilt complex. I probably would have done the exact same thing.

Sorry you had a sucky day but wooo hooo on the weight loss! You rock!

All of my in laws are in Houston and we have toyed with the idea of moving there but thanks for reminding me it is still 90 degrees! I'm staying in the 70's thankyouverymuch!