Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Should Have taken a Snow Day

Happy Wind-sday to you. (Winnie the Pooh, anyone?) We had a hell of a snowstorm blow in today. The roads weren't too bad driving in, not that I was driving, but people still freak out whenever there is snow. This is Missouri/Kansas people, you should be used to snow by now. I made it to work in just under two hours.. and now I'm ready to go home. This is the kind of day meant for staying curled up in bed with a good book. Oh well, guess I'll fake it through the rest of the day.

Have you ever been in one of those meetings where someone has the great "get to know you" idea of having everyone tell something about themselves that no one else knows? *crickets* This has happened to me twice in the past few weeks. I tend to freeze up whenever I hear that. Think of something witty and interesting on the spot? Panic time. I don't ever feel like I have something good to say. I'm sure there are a lot of things that people don't know about me, but I don't necessarily want to share them in a work setting. Of course, my mind always blanks when I'm put on the spot like that anyway. So, instead of coming off as the hilarious and charming person that I know I am, I come off as boring and lame. Sigh. I need to write a couple things down so I have them available to pull out at times like those or I need to go back and read this post.

I need to thank everyone who commented on Monday's post about my race. I was being unnecessarily hard on myself and I just need to step up and be proud of my accomplishments. That is tough for me. I have this weird feeling of just not being good enough. I'm working on it, but it is slow going. This is where therapy would come in handy, but what is blogging if not your own form of therapy?  Anyway, thank you so much for all the encouraging words, they really meant a lot.

Story of my life
I am still working on my giveaway because I am now at over 100 followers. Holla! That will be coming to you very soon. In the meantime, I am participating in a little Pay it Forward campaign. I got this from Amy and Marcy. The first 5 people to comment on this post will receive something from me in the next few months. It could be a gift card, some music, a book or something that just struck me. I love the idea of brightening someone's day with an unexpected gift. The catch is that you must offer to Pay it Forward on your own blog so that you can share the love. Or, if you don't have a blog, you can pay it forward in your own little way. Just let me know what you did because I love those little stories.

Anyone have good "get to know you" stories I can borrow?