Well this morning wasn’t much better than yesterday as I was up early unable to sleep because I was stressing out about presenting the Wellness Challenge to all of the directors. So I laid awake and then decided to watch a little tv before actually getting out of bed.
I then came down stairs took the dogs out and gave them their food and got in the shower. While in the shower I suddenly got smacked in the face with a nasty smell….what was it might you ask?? Well it was a large pile of shit in the middle of the bathroom and no dog laying there to claim it. Getting out of the shower gagging to clean it up, I then sprayed about as much room fresher to kill any smell and nakedly tried to find the guilty party.
Now you must keep in mind I NEVER walk around my house naked and now for two mornings in a row I find myself chasing dogs around the house. Its a wonder that I did’t give myself black and blue eyes as I was trying to catch the little shits. Needless to say their morning ended abruptly as they were both thrown in their crates while I continued to get ready.
Not a great way to start the day mainly because all I could smell the rest of the morning was dog shit, oh and did I happen to mention that it was/is pouring here. Yep the weather doesn’t know what the hell it wants to do so today we have cold and rain – apparently thats what it is going to do the rest of the week! I hate this time of year when it comes to weather – either be cold or decent but stop flipping back and forth!
I made it in and grabbed my things for the presentation walked over in the rain as how can I be an advocate for wellness and take the damn bus – even though there was a stop right in front of the building I had to go to! I felt like Mary Poppins on the walk over as the umbrella that Chad let me borrow was the size of Mexico and the wind almost took it and me up in the air! When I arrived, the other 2 presenting didn’t send me the memo that we were supposed to wear “athletic gear” on our bottom halves to represent the balance between work and life! But I was ok with this as looking foolish albeit something I do regularly wasn’t how I wanted to present myself in this group.
When it was my turn to speak I think that I was supposed to talk for like 3 minutes and I’m pretty sure that I may have talked for about 10! ooopps but I was on a roll and had the group actively engaged and listening and maybe laughing a little. I am pretty sure that David was happy because we made him look great as we had a program already up and running and the provost really wanted wellness pushed!
What was great was that I told the story about making the cd’s for my group with their favorite workout songs – and when we were walking out of the room the provost was telling everyone his favorite workout song and then he asked them to share what theirs was! I left on a pretty great high!
Once we got back I had another interesting conversation with the guy I told you a little about last night who said that he thanked me for my leadership. Today he asked me if I would be willing to informally or formally mentor him, that he really wants to learn from me. I have to be perfectly honest I was rather shocked, I mean I of course said yes but I don’t know what it will all entail – I guess I will learn on the fly right!
I made sure to share with my team just how important their dedication to the wellness challenge was as without their participation SASSO would not have looked as good as we did today. That the provost and the other unit directors will be using what we have done in order to push their own wellness initiatives! Today’s check in question was what motivates you – and my answer to them was that they do! They motivate me to try and be creative and find ways to make them feel appreciated and to meet our wellness goals!
At the end of the day I finally wrapped thing up and came home and made some dinner. I have to say that my spice rubbed cod was delicious! What was not great was that once I pulled it out from the broiler and put it in my 8 inch sauté pan to sear it, I put the pyrex dish in the sink that I had used and the freakin thing popped and shattered! I had heard of this happening before if they were cold but never when they are hot! well…..be careful because I am now 1 8×8 pyrex less. Which totally makes me mad because I like that pan – a lot! Good thing I have 2 right!
Well I need to clean the dinner mess up and pack lunch for tomorrow! I hope that you have all had a good day too – we are one day closer to the weekend!