Monday, April 02, 2007

Monday Morning

When I woke up this morning, I was actually looking forward to the day. This is good. This is how I usually feel. This is how I like to feel. I will get out and run a quick 3 miles, then get ready for work, and go and do what I am supposed to do at work, and then I will go to a 5:30 meeting on my way home from work. It all sounds good to me.

Today I think I will be able to do something I could not do on Friday. Each year at Performance Evaluation time, I need to write up a list of accomplishments and rationale for why I deserve the highest rating. I tried on Friday and could not do it. I have never been unable to articulate why I am so great at my job and why I am deserving of the ultimate rating, salary, and esteem! When I tried to write this on Friday and no words would come, it was very disturbing to me. I had told my boss in our verbal evaluation meeting, that although I am not normally a person with an abundance of self-confidence, when it comes to my job, I think I am "fabulous" and I feel I do a great job for which I am uniquely qualified. But I could not write it up. Today I think I can.

I really appreciate the kind comments over the last couple of days. I have really felt rotton. I really appreciate that right now I have no regular readers who feel that they need to write paragraphs and paragraphs of unsolicited advice. Anyway, thanks, I really appreciate you all.

"Gratitude should go forward, rather than backward. In other words, if you carry the message to still others, you will be making the best possible repayment for th help given to you." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 29

13 comments:

Trudging said...

Aww, I was about to write 7 paragraphs of unsolicted advice. Anyhow, hang in there and remember you are fabulous!

Syd said...

I've never liked writing about how wonderful I am. I'd rather think about ways of improvement. It's why I need Al-Anon I'm sure.

dAAve said...

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday mornin', Monday mornin' couldn't guarantee
That Monday evenin' you would still be here with me

Monday, Monday, can't trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday mornin' you gave me no warnin' of what was to be
Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be
But Monday mornin', Monday mornin' couldn't guarantee
That Monday evenin' you would still be here with me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday, Monday, can't trust that day
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way
Oh Monday, Monday, won't go away
Monday, Monday, it's here to stay
Oh Monday, Monday
Oh Monday, Monday

(is that enough paragraphs?)

Scott W said...

J'adore the Mamas and Papas! And that pink tent.

Mary Christine said...

Daave, no, it isn't enough. And you didn't tell me what I SHOULD do.

But it was good for a very welcome and hardy laugh out loud laugh!

Syd said...

I posted some other Monday lyrics on my site. They're kinda indicative of where I am today. http://fine-anon.blogspot.com

Meg Moran said...

wish WE could make that list...you would be amazed at your wonderfulness....(is that a word?)

Anonymous said...

I appreciate you, Mary Christine.

It always seems like a relief to me to write about how awful I feel - it seems to clear "my" airspace and my head.

You sound better today. May today for you be a very good day.

Willa

Scott said...

lol it's tought writing about all ym accolades too MC, I guess it's just not easy being as awesome as us, huh?? :-) Hope ya had a great day, my friend!

Shannon said...

LOL daave and trudge!
MC I am so so glad you felt better today! I think you are a truly amazing person. Have a great evening and it was such a nice suprise to talk to you this afternoon. :)
((((((HUGS)))))))

Pam said...

It's a damn shame that no one ever asks us alcholics to ever give them a list of excuses.......we could really ROCK on that assignment!
Glad you are haveing a great monday...sugar booger

Sober Chick said...

What a beautiful way to start your morning and week off. Glad to learn your spirits are lifted.

lash505 said...

I am writing you a book..