Since the last time I blogged, my gerbils have moved into a bigger cage, but with the divider still in place. They have more room now, and I feel somewhat relieved – It’s okay this way. For now. Coco is doing fine, my seedlings have yet to sprout.
No one can hurt me without my permission
• Mahatma Gandhi •
I am sorry for the delay in posting, but I took a sort-of week off.
Here’s a bullet summary of what happened in the past 2 weeks, so you’re up to speed:
(Advice on evil sisters as well as how to get new clients is always much appreciated 😉)
1. Let’s Get Floral
This story is about my eldest sister speaking evil of me (as opposed to me speaking evil of her).
What did sis do?
Well, she’s already said mean things about our parents, our other sister, some of her friends and then some. All but herself and her hubby-to-be are used as bullseyes for her to throw darts at. Mind you: she only does this when the subjects in question are not in her direct vicinity.
So it shouldn’t have come as a surprise she’s awful about me, too, when I’m not around. It did hurt, though.
After summoning my mother to aid her in her quest on finding a wedding dress, sis told her she would get not one, but two bridal bouquets.
Well, so she could throw them both at me of course! And therewith increase my chances of catching not only a bundle of flowers, but a boyfriend as well.
“Finally,” at that, too, because: “it’s about time that gets settled.”
Sis and her boyfriend then laughed heartily at their own joke – at my expense.
Even if this hurt my feelings, it also taught me something: 1) I don’t need a man to fix some hole in my life; when I find love it’s going to be a bonus, not a must-have! And 2) I get over hurt easier now than I did a few years ago. If my own sister can treat me like this and I can move on this fast, then there’s nothing that can stop me! 🙂
My dad had a pretty bad case of gout (if that’s the correct word) in his toes and feet a few weeks ago. Seven weeks ago, actually. And even if he got medicine and even if that worked a little, it’s still far from over.
So back to the GP and she sent my dad to the hospital for some tests.
And then the few tests multiplied into several more tests and my parents were gone for about a day.
My dad’s got an injection IN his big toe (OUCH!) as well as additional medicine to help dwindle the size of his toes and of course lighten the pain. He has more tests upcoming week and will receive the results of them all a week after that.
Fingers crossed this will help him!
3. The Greatest No-Showman
I had my first no-show this week!
Someone requested a free session, which I offer to meet potential new clients before I coach them (or not), but she hadn’t replied to any of the messages I sent her back.
So I phoned her last Monday and she answered on the first ring. We talked a little, and she mentioned she was into the free session, but was a bit anxious over what I charge. I told her we could work something out if needed and “let’s have this free meeting first to see what steps to take next.”
We scheduled an online meeting for last Friday, 9 am (AAAARGH I hate mornings!!) and come Friday morning, a quarter to 9, I am online and ready!
Five minutes pass beyond our meeting time and nothing. But that’s okay, I mean, sometimes someone is a bit late.
Ten minutes after that, however, I get uneasy (who likes waiting??) and I call her, but no answer. I leave a message, but again nothing.
I officially gave up at 9.18am and am now a little anxious myself. Not over what I charge, but over whether or not I should be celebrating this.
My first no show! What a milestone!
I feel like a real entrepreneur right now! With actual let downs and disinterested potential clients. Woohoo!
I know, I know, getting clients is so much better than this, but I feel you cannot ever take yourself seriously until someone else treats you like a fool first.
I am so having chocolate after writing this post! 😊
4. The Real Harvest Moon
This year, for my birthday, I was thinking about buying myself a copy of the newest Harvest Moon game (or Story of Seasons as it’s now called). Yes, I am a nerdy game-farmer during the weekends 😉
But apart from the present I want for myself, every other silly plan didn’t grow into anything more than, well, a silly plan.
I always celebrate my birthday in style by using the day itself to do something I’ve always wanted to do. Like go shooting, getting a tattoo, or seeing pandas in real life!
This year, nothing I came up with worked out and by the end of September I was in a slight mode of panic: what am I going to DOOOO???
My special day is on a Sunday this year, which means if I don’t get out my family is coming to barge in! (And in case you haven’t realised how our family relations are doing, may I remind you of point 1 of this list?)
During a meditation I thought: the only thing I want is piece and quiet. I don’t want to be at home, I want to go somewhere, hike around, have a nice dinner, be out in the open and relax. Be away from it all.
I told my mother and she loved the idea of hiking a trail somewhere. I then proceeded to tell her I maybe wanted to build the whole weekend around it, and she got even more excited!
I then found a really nice farmer’s hotel offer: three days, two nights, including breakfast and one dinner, in a forest area with hiking trails everywhere, castles, quaint villages and, best of all: far, FAR away from where I live.
I booked it!
I am officially set for my birthday, 2021! Bring on the 35th year of my life – Harvest Moon style!
That’s my update for the past two weeks. How have your weeks been?