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Day 194

Monday, November 14, 2016

Temperature: High 55° / Low 33°

What Kind  of Day Did I Have & Why?

The first word that comes to my mind is solemn. This week will be my last day working for my company, Kraft Heinz Foods Company, and it feels kinda surreal. I worked on finalizing my files to transition to my replacement and had to clean out a lot which at one point felt like I was deleting myself. I realize now that in a way I really was, but it wasn't a bad thing. This is a new beginning. While I get used to fully adopting this midset, I'll just label today as solemn. Solemn always sounds sad to me, but it really is the perfect description for today. 



  1. formal and dignified.: "a solemn procession".

    synonyms: dignified, ceremonious, ceremonial, stately, formal, courtly, majestic, imposing, awe-inspiring, splendid, magnificent, grand

How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

A zillion times better than yesterday! I snapped back for sure. Drank plenty of water, took meds, didn't get my nap in, but I got a lot of rest the night before so it didn't feel like I needed it. Today's workout went without a hitch. It seemed like today's Booty Day Week 2 - Day 1 wasn't as intense as last week, but we'll see how it's feeling in a couple of days - Booty Day always creeps up on ya! Today was a great way to start off my week physically. 


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?
Nope, not today. 

Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

It's wild to admit, but I did nothing wedding related today. Che did send the email response to our travel agent, and I did give it a quick once-over before he hit Send... But that is it for the day. I did pin some napkin photos to my Pinterest Board, but that hardly counts as work. And I didn't ship my fabric today for 2 reasons:

  1. I needed to print my shipping label; and
  2. I forgot to print my shipping label

Loving Black Love Moment?
I had a difficult conversation with my best friend tonight and I didn't take it too well. I can't tell what is happening between us, and I know it happens, but I had to cry it out. I'm learning that while wedding planning and dealing with emotions, there are a lot of things that just need to be cried out.  It just so happens that I tried to cry it out while cooking dinner before Che came home - not the best idea. He came home right smack in the middle of my session and hugged me, listened to me, gave me some great advice, assured me that we would be okay and sent me to take a shower and get myself together. He has a way of patching me back together like no one else. Moments like this remind me of how fortunate I am to have this love. 

What am I happy for?
Love...even though it makes me cry it out at times, it is always sweeter in the end


What could I have done better?
I could have made sure that my bestie knew that I was communicating out of love and that I want us to be comfortable being honest with each other without fear of judgment or loss of friendship. I recently heard someone say that if you don't allow the people in your life to give you honest feedback, you're asking them to always lie to you.  I can express this better, I know I can. 

What am I doing tomorrow?

Follow up on sizes and quantity of napkins...Yes, it is quite possible that these napkins are going to drive me nuts, but they'll be oh so worth it! And yes, I know they're napkins. We've been over this already, so let me be. 

Continuing wrapping up last days at work