Hello, come on in from the cold. Please sit and join me for a virtual coffee.
I hope you enjoy this view because this was the view from my window yesterday as I worked. It was raining Wednesday night before the rain transformed into snow early Thursday morning, and well, it just kept snowing until Friday mid-morning. How’s that for the first snow storm of the season?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I received a surprise on Thursday when I was awarded Employee of the Quarter for the 4th quarter of 2021. It was my second time getting this award. My first time was the 1st quarter of 2020. It was a huge honor, at least in my opinion, because (if you read my posts) I am often criticized within the family by my mom and her family. So getting recognized at work is a big deal.
I felt like I was someone getting their 15 minutes of fame as many co-workers (even those who don’t know me) sent me congratulatory remarks. I could feel my cheeks glow redder than Rudolph’s nose each time I see a remark pop up in my inbox. Can you tell I am awkward when it comes to being praised?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I feel like a deadline is coming even though it’s nothing but the usual. Then why do I feel my anxiety mounting? Perhaps it’s because of my big operation, which it’s 3 days away (on Tuesday). I hate my brain for imagining all kinds of worst-case scenarios while my optimistic gut keeps telling me it’s going to be okay. It’s like being pull in two different directions.
It’s the reason why I had to put my blog on the back-burner for the last few days. The pressure and anxiety made it near impossible to concentrate on anything other than work, which is the only thing constant at the moment, so it seems. I really hope next week will be better.
If we were having coffee, I would show you my plants.
Unfortunately, the roses are finished. For some reason, even those that grew roots rotted, either because of the humidity or overwatering. Turned out mom didn’t want the roses, she said almost 2 months later.
Anyway, I’m growing herbs now – basil, thyme, lemon balm, and rosemary. The rosemary and basil were seeded on the last day of October. I had to re-seed the lemon balm and thyme mid-November because the thyme wasn’t doing well and the lemon balm couldn’t germinate.
According to the internet, these herbs thrive on neglect and so far, it’s doing well. I accidentally over-cared the basil and the leaves turned yellow, so neglect it is – water once a week, don’t feed it, just forget about them.
Thank you for joining me for this weekend’s #weekendcoffeeshare. I hope we’ll both return next week.