It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote. Busy seems to be my middle name of late, but what else is new. I’m not sure if the allergy medicine is helping me or there is just a thicker pollen count in the air because my eyes are still itchy and my sinuses are acting up. Today I feel as though I might have a cold, or it’s just a bad allergy morning for me. I spent the night at my mom’s house two weeks ago and since now there are two cats living there, it took me a week to recover from sneezing and feeling like I can breathe once again. Good thing I go to my doctor soon. The other day I was going about my day when I realized I needed a quick puff from my asthma pump. I hadn’t had to use it all morning until later in the afternoon. I checked my purse and it was not there. I looked all over my desk and it was nowhere to be found. Anyone who has asthma knows just to know your pump is near you (like a security blanket), psychologically it makes you feel secure. When your pump is nowhere near you and you suddenly feel like you need it, panic can consume you. I quickly left my desk and went home to find it. It was under my comforter on my bed. Luckily, I have a transportable nebulizer I can use as a backup, although I rarely have to use it-only when I am extremely congested from a cold. I’m down to less than 20 pumps from my asthma pump until I get a renewed RX from my doctor, hopefully Monday. So far, it’s worked fine the little system I am using now with just a quick mist session from my nebulizer. I’m than good to go for a while without having to use up my limited puffs from my pump. Woke up this morning sneezing a lot. I hope it’s not a cold. Having a stuffy nose and trying to eat turkey is not fun at all. I just know my upstairs neighbors had a party going from 11pm to what seemed to be 6 am!!!! Thank you. This morning I woke up at 8 am. Their noise kept waking me up every 3 hours.
I’m all about natural remedies so I will have to go out and buy some eucalyptus and mint oils to make my own steam to clear my sinuses. Unless it’s medicine for my asthma maintenance or for when I am extremely sick, I only need and want the most natural things going into my body. I like to keep my organs as pure as possible from any outside and unnecessary consumption. As I write this, I also remembered I need to go out and buy some local honey to take everyday. Honey is my favorite vanilla ice cream topping.
So anyways, this week I realized that people are always and I mean always listening to what you say. Even if it’s in passing, people are listening. Whether they are being nosy is another thing, but their ears are alert. There is always office politics and gossip, but with this new team, I don’t think there is gossip. I know I don’t take part in it. I just work and do my job, but also am friendly with everyone. Yesterday I was on the phone with a new client introducing myself and asking if I was pronouncing her name right. I like to make people feel at ease before I meet them, so I was just being friendly to my new client getting things ready before I enrolled her. Once I got off the phone, my one coworker said, “You are SO NICE!” The other coworker piped up and said, “I know! You should be my worker!”. It took me back because I didn’t realize the whole office had been so quiet and that everyone was listening to my conversation via my desk phone. (If I get personal calls on my cell phone, I usually walk away from the office for privacy). I was just going about my business like I do everyday at work. I didn’t know whether I was more surprised that they were listening or that my actions were so surprisingly nice. I think it’s normal to act nice to people. Are people so mean todays society that being “nice” is a culture shock? Are people surrounding themselves with like minded people, so when they meet other people with different behaviors, that they are shocked? I’m not perfect nor am I saying I want to be perfect, but I want to be as close to being a good and decent person as I can be. When you respect yourself, you will respect others. When you are KIND to yourself, it will come across naturally to others. That’s my theory.
Who is the real master here? With my phone, I am! I’m always telling my phone to do things.