Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This week: pro/con

This week has been rough. Or not? You decide.

This week: A List

1. Gorgeous sunny yellow lamp joins me at work.
2. Thin Mints
3. Stock market gains 500 points one day.
4. Two Jamba Juices in one weekend. *Bonus* Jamba Juice announces they will still make their old-school top sellers, including my 7th grade favorite Berry Lime Sublime.
5. Dinner with Savannah.
6. Jon and Kate are NOT splitting, and, as I suspected, the season finale commercials were manipulated to make them appear on the verge of crisis, when in fact they are simply honest and normal.
7. Major win at work. Pet Project of last 6 months completed, huge windfall.
8. Major reward at work. Long-awaited travel opportunity approaches.
9. Fantastic Sabbath with my fantastic husband.
1. Taxes. IRS. TurboTax. Our first tax return as a married couple was a bear due to the fact that between the two of us in 2008 we had four W2's, 5 addresses, 3 legal names, one marriage, 1 layoff, 1 full-time student/dependent (but only for 5 months of the year), several student loans, mutual funds, and capital gains-bearing accounts, each in several different names, at several different banks, some of which no longer exist due to the financial crisis. Grrrr.
2. Congress stresses out Banker Dad
3. AIG stresses out everyone.
4. Extremely strict budget due to "Gazelle Intensity" . Last of the bills transferred from parents to me. Life Sticker Shock ensues.
5. Little brother involved in serious, car-totaling, hit-at-60-miles-per-hour car accident.
6. Little brother and several friends accidentally witness (but were NOT involved in!) murder in a parking garage, spend night in police station filling out paperwork.
7. Uncertainty at work. Hirings, firings, re-shuffling of offices, bad economy = stress.
8. Grief. I lost a very dear friend this year, and her birthday is next week.
9. FOMO. I miss spring break. And Spring at Baylor. And Sing. And Beaux.
10. Fear. About upcoming public speaking, about my ability to be a real grown-up, about whether I will have the life I wanted, about whether my projects at work will flop, about every little thing.


katie said...

great post. i especially liked the link to the definition of fomo.

girl, i feel your distress. the good news is that this life is not temporary. the other good news is that you are beautiful and i love you :)

katie said...

opps- i mean this life IS temporary! praise the lord! also- dia is approaching!!

Suzanne said...

Love this post. Love your honesty. Love you!

Lauren Madison said...

mmm...ditto to the previous comments. great post, K. you're wonderful, such a bright Light, and are so loved.

"The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night."
-Psalm 121:5-6

from my favorite song...
"No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand." -In Christ Alone