Sunday, July 19, 2009


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.

1 comment:

amandas said...

I was waiting for Chris after church and I heard the last 10 minutes of your talk. You did so well!! Good job, Kelly. You did good.