Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'm back

I had a bad couple days there. Just being grumpy about my thesis. But the facts are, he had a lot of valid points, so I do have to do a lot of the work. However there were a lot of instances of him being a big jerk and completely rude which I was quite upset about. It's one thing to get a 200 page thesis back all covered with red pen, another thing for those comments to be actually mean. There's nothing helpful in that. Oh, I had a grammar problem there, just circle it, don't write "use language PROPERLY!!!!" including those 4 !. He's such a jerk.

But I hate being grumpy and upset so I had to do something about it. I realized that I was also partially upset at myself for having so many errors and mistakes. So last night after work I stayed an extra 4 hours and got a jump on my edits. Sort of pitiful the amount I actually got done, I'm thinking of taking next week off of work to just do edits. We're way too busy here this week to take time off unfortunately. But I've got to get a memo out friday and then I should have an empty plate, so time off is possible.

Anyway, I hate complainers so I'm not talking about it any more. It still makes me upset but that's life. I often get pissed and upset about things about how "my life sucks" when it's exam time at school or I have to go on this nasty work trip or something. Basically when things interrupt my me time. But it's not like I do anything really valuable in that time anyway.

Plus get this: last night, after being in my office for 12.5 hours, plus 1 hour commuting, I went for a run at 9:15 last night! yay me! I did a fast 5k, under 5 minute/kms. Daisy was desperately needing some exercise and I needed to burn off stress. Plus I have a 10k race in less than a week that I'm feeling significantly unprepared for. I felt much better 5 minutes into my run. The sun was setting and I thought about how lucky I actually am and put things into perspective. Then it was home shower and bed. Really getting the same me time things I would normally. Granted the house needs a good cleaning that I didn't do and there's laundry piling up but hey, happens.

Eating is back on track. Monday we had a bad supper out with friends. I ate a fajita wrap and fries. No need for the fries, come on. they weren't that good. I was already feeling bloated and fat and puffy. But yesterday was good. I ate a bagged lunch and supper. Tons of fruit, pea soup, laughing cow and crisp bread, and this coleslaw/chicken concoction I made up. It's just shredded cabbage and carrot mix (the bagged thing ya know?), yesterday was some spray italian dressing and mustard, today was balsalmic vinegar, little oil and mustard. I love mustard. Add a shredded chicken breast and then yum! and I can just toss it together in the morning, no prep necessary.

I think supper today will just be the rest of my pea soup (my sweet brother made it for me for my wisdom teeth) since hubby's got ball. I don't think I'm gonna thesis-ize tonight. I'm tired already, rarely do I work this hard at work and THEN have more work to do. Plus I've got to do laundry, really want to do some weights.

Anyway, as I said, so busy at work. so gotta go!


Sara said...

the hardest pill to swallow is admiting that an ass is right huh!! But good for you for getting some of the edits done, and for taking me time last night for a run (the time and the doing it are just amazing!) and for taking me time tonight to get non-work/thesis life organized!!

CaRoLyN said...

Glad to have you back!!!

Menu looks yummy.
Just think....not long from now you'll have that thesis all edited and done and you'll be so happy. I know all you can think about is the stress of it right now but in the large scheme of things, you can get through it no problem!

tash said...

Great job going for the run! It's such a good idea to take next week off and hopefully get all the edits done. Good luck!

Jen said...

aw ,that really sucks that you have so many edits to do...hopefully some of his criticm is constructive!! And not just 50% dumb ass comments...does this guy have a masters degree or is he just an asshat???

You are super awesome for doing that run when you went home!!! I am usually bagged after a long day of work PLUS all that thesis work, that's insane!!! so yeah, you are awesome!!!

Angie All The Way said...

Running is such a great remedy for stress and clearing the head. That was a good plan.

You'll get the edits done and your thesis will be better for it. When it's all said and done, you'll be glad you went through the gruel.

Sagan Morrow said...

Mmm I love ham and split pea soup. So delicious.