Friday, September 18, 2009
Kicking the Can
The presentation that I've been busting ass over is finally behind me (gee, lots of derriere references in that brief statement). It went very VERY well and I was even told by one of the participants that they LOVE the work ... LOVE it. :) So even though we are still two weeks from launching this thing and there is more to do, the tense part of getting team approval is accomplished. YAY.
The maids "redo" didn't live up to expectation (I didn't think it would) but between the two tries I no longer feel completely cheated, just a little disappointed. I will be able to finish it off to my satisfaction in less than an hour–which does take some stress off of me and that was the whole point of paying for help.
I guess the maid thing either speaks to my pickiness (yeah, I know it does) or the general lack of "pride in work" of the service I paid for (hey, I know that is true too). They still didn't move the light rocking chair to vacuum under it, which baffles my mind, but they did move the small bin in the kitchen that I complained about and gave the floor under it a quick mop. The smudge on the hardwood floor in the hall was still there. I was able to de-smudge it with a wet paper towel and 3 minutes of scrubbing. Images of my mom with her hair tied back in a scarf, mop in hand, bucket at her feet, and putting muscle into her scrubbing comes to mind.
My comment to Cro that evening was that maybe I just expect too much of people. He agreed. :P
In diet news, I think I'm going to try giving up diet pop next week. I can't image what is keeping me from losing so that's just one more thing that I will eliminate for a while to see if it makes a difference. No joke, this is going to be VERY TOUGH on me. I've already given up aspartame (evil poison) a year ago and switched to drinks with Splenda. No diet soda pop is a mini (or major actually) step toward moving away from Splenda too. I see lots of plain water and lots of iced tea with Stevia in the coming week. Wish me luck, or comment that you will JOIN ME in next week's game of "Kick the Can". I know lots of you already avoid diet soda. Encouragement is welcomed (and needed).