I Need a Force Field
Sunday, March 08, 2020
Things have been a bit stressful. Some is caused by me or my perceptions of things and other caused by externals.
The externals are work of course and a little at home around some home improvements.
I only go into the office two days a week now having been kicked out of my cube because I only went in three days. Company rule: you have to come into the building 4 days a week to maintain a cube. The two days can be stressful because I try to have most of my meetings on those days as I like to be face to face with people, and because the other "hobos" as I call them, come into the office the same day. I know that on those days I will be too drawn and tired to cook so I've been planning for it - so we went out on Wednesday.......... and then Thursday was worse and we went out again.
While my eating was good both days and my choices at the restaurant were good, the scale didn't like it and I am up a bit from earlier in the week.
So I am on damage control. There really is no need to rework my plan, I just need to work on deflecting the stress.
Short of getting a force field, I have been thinking about how to turn the external forces away (in a nice way). There's one situation that could come up this week that I already have a plan for so I am ready!
Other than that the internal stress was caused by me regarding dealing with my uncle's DIL about his house. She doesn't always clue me into things and starts down a path then has a problem and mentions it to me. Yesterday we went to his house to clean. She originally said she wasn't taking anything, which made me so sad. She was going to hire someone "to take everything away." I said you should have an estate sale and at least get some money (as it needs it) and as he'd like, give others the opportunity to enjoy things that brought them enjoyment. I was happy to see that she was packing up some things for my god-daughter to have in her new apartment and for her son to have later on. That alleviated some of my stress.
I talked to a friend that grew up in the neighborhood and he might be interested in buying the house. That would be so awesome. He would rent it out as he lives close by.
Today we are going to ask my uncle if he wants to go to his house to get anything he wants to keep and we'll store it at our house. That's going to be tough and stressful for all of us but we'll get through it. After that he'll come over for dinner and hopefully the rest of the time will be peaceful and stress free for all of us.