Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Random Wednesday: Homeless, Shamrock Shakes, Stress, and Tony Stewart

Happy Random Wednesday,

Last week was a bit long and stressful. It was full of ups and downs.

The past 4 Mondays evenings I have spent at church. During the winter months we offer Room in the Inn and provide food and shelter for the homeless. My first week I just went for the Service. Then each week since I have gotten more involved. This past Monday I was the church member who slept over.

Each week it got harder and harder to sleep at night.

I was really worried about being able to sleep this past Monday. I avoided caffeine all day just in case. Luckily I was able to sleep most of the night. We were to wake everyone at 5am. I was so worried about oversleeping that I woke up at 4am. I was a little dysfunctional the rest of the day.
We offered that the guests could take all of the extra food. You know I was pushing the bananas and apples. After everyone left I discovered that there were Little Debbie Crème filled oatmeal cookies. They were the Former Fat Girl’s FAVORITE! I was emotionally exhausted. I ate one. And then I grabbed a second before I left. It was a stress eating moment.

I held it together the whole night, but when I got him my car to leave I just cried and cried and cried.


Wednesday I had a babysitting job. It was a 10 hour day with 3 kids. The kids are cute, but the oldest, age 4, has been getting sassier each time I have been there. It was a very long day of Sass and poopy diapers.

I went to church immediately after for dinner and service. The dinner was soup. I had the beef vegetable. It was mostly broth so I went back and tried the buffalo chicken soup. And then I saw it. The ice cream. I ran for a bowl: two scoops of vanilla with caramel sauce over it. Some people have a drink after a tough day. I have ice cream.


I have been really down about my knee. It’s really holding me back in my training. I haven’t been able to get the speed that I want and my mileage is lower than I had hoped. It’s very depressing. I want to be so much further along.

Saturday was to be a 10 mile distance day. I was struggling getting started. It was a crappy rainy day. But, I hit the treadmill. I had originally thought it was an 8 mile day. That’s what was in my head. I just about cried when I saw 10. I just didn’t think I had it in me. But once I got started I was feeling good. And then I hit mile 6. My feet started to go numb. I made it through 8 and then bargained with myself that I would do 2 bonus miles the next day. I needed to get off of my feet before I did damage.
I rewarded myself with a Shamrock shake.


Things got progressively worse in the week as we got news of the passing of very loved high school classmate. It was extremely shocking and very unnerving. I wasn’t close with her, but it was still hard. I liked her and wish I had gotten to know her better. It was really hard to see so many people hurting from so far away. Much chocolate was consumed.


The good news of the week is that I started with some new clients last week. Hooray!


I got nabbed by some Girl Scouts outside of Walmart. I can’t say no. I saw a box I had never seen. It was for Oatmeal raisin with little pieces of greek yogurt berries. I got them. One of the reasons is because the portions are so small. It was one sleeve of cookies. Turns out I don’t love them. I like them okay, but not worth the money. I should have gotten Tag-Alongs!


 We're a month into the Nascar season and Tony Stewart is not doing so well so far. Clearly he needs me! Hey Tony, CALL ME!

Oh so Sunday night as I was getting ready for bed I realized that I had not showered all day. I showered late on Saturday and was going to shower when I got home from lunch. I sort of forgot as I only had a couple hours between getting home and having to go out.

Well the next morning I had two clients and then went to the park. It was almost 48 hours since my last shower. I was terrified that it would be the day I would run into Tony Stewart. That would be my luck. It didn't happen though. I don't ask for much, but I would like to not have a funky smell happening when I meet him.

Have a Blessed Evening

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