I thought I would do an update on a few postings I've recently done.
The first one is about the missing sheet. I found the pillow case right after I finished washing the new set of sheets I bought. Of course. Any guesses where it was? Under the fitted sheet. I felt around but never lifted it up because I didn't want to unmake the bed. Oh well. Now I have another set of sheets and the new set came with four, yes 4, pillow cases. Now I can afford to loose another one.
The second update is about the reds' room. After almost two weeks it's still clean. Can you believe it? I can't. I did see a few pieces of trash and other junk laying around and I got on Mattey right away. It was her mess after all. They are doing surprisingly well about keeping it picked up.
The third update is about my talk today. I woke up to all kinds of ailments: a sore throat, painful pressure in my ear, a gurgling gut, and muscle spasms in my low back. I really wanted to find a way out of giving my talk but couldn't really come up with anything. I took 4 Advil before going to church. It might have helped some with the ear and throat but my back didn't relax until much later this evening. Now about the talk. I got a laugh from the first line which was nice but it didn't help me relax. I didn't feel nauseated at all which was also nice. But I was shaking uncontrollably from the adrenaline kicking in to help with all my anxiety. I couldn't hold my papers or even touch the podium (although I did) because I was shaking so badly. About half way through I started to relax a little, at least enough for the shaking to subside. I broke down a lot but Mickey said my face never turned red. That was a relief. (There's one nice thing about breaking down in a talk at church, lots of other people do it too so I don't feel as self conscious about it.) I feel like I successfully made it through although I don't plan on doing it again any time soon. Afterward I got a lot of complements. That's always nice especially after you feel like you've been tortured.