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Let’s start this post off positively, shall we? I did do my DVD workout last night. Yay! There is going to be a lot of downhill motion from here, so be prepared. Not terrible, but not what I have planned to say the least. I did not go to the gym this morning. Couldn’t be bothered to, if I am just being honest. Trying to be a morning person truly does blow when you are a creature of the night. Of course, I could go to the gym tonight, but I’m too exhausted and again, can’t truly be bothered to.
Being Tuesday, I headed to work. Overall, good day. I had a lot of sensitive kids (dogs, FYI) that takes me more time. I am a dog groomer, just in case you are wondering. I am really good at what I do, damn good actually. I’m really proud of my handling skills though. I work on a ton of very sensitive dogs that have been turned away by other groomers and even vets. Dogs and I just understand each other, I just get them and 99% of the time, I can work on ANY kind of dog. I have only had to send away a very small handful of dogs due to behavior issues in the 12 years I have been grooming. That being said, it does take a toll on my physical and mental being. It is physically and mentally exhausting. On top of all that, we are down a groomer right now due to emergency surgery and the owner wanted to know if the other groomer and I can pick up the slack.
Here is going to be a bit of venting, if you don’t want to read this part, just skip to the next paragraph. My job is difficult as is. I am a hard worker, I have plenty of people that can testify to that. I work to the best of my abilities and do additional work that is technically not apart of my job description, but we are apart of a team and need to work as one. Because I don’t pump out 10 to 12 dogs a day, I’m constantly reminded of productivity. It is immensely frustrating and aggravating. Also, trying to explain to someone that has NO IDEA about my job and is then, therefore, dictating my job and what I need to be doing does not rub well with me. It instantly creates tension and hostility. I trust that everyone I work with knows there job, knows what they can handle, and takes it from there. I do what I can with what I got and it is still not good enough. Honestly, the amount of tongue biting I do on a DAILY basis is insane. I’m amazed I have decked anyone yet. I have definitely snapped at certain individuals that have mostly deserved it, however, I have kept it together fairly well considering my temper. My dogs are not numbers. They are living, breathing, feeling creatures who need time and patience and when someone is pushing down my throat “productivity,” and this more, more, more mentality, it definitely pisses a bitch off.
Anyway, besides that, it has been a fairly uneventful type of day. My dogs were adorable at work today, got tons of kisses. My own dogs were adorable when I got home. I ate dinner and also snacked a shit ton. Like, a shit ton, shit ton. I ate an entire bag of the Harvest Snaps Pea Crisps* plus an additional serving, about half a cup of Mountain Dew, and an additional Larabar. 600 calories over my targeted daily goal. But, I am trying to hold myself accountable here. I’m just excited I didn’t order pizza.
Now before you think I am going to beat myself up over this, I’m not. I already ate the food, nothing more I can do about that. I am a work in progress, I know this. Calories are just numbers and they don’t define who I am. However, I can be disappointed. Again due to mindless eating. That’s where I am getting frustrated. I do so well with my eating then BOOM! I just start randomly snacking without paying attention to what I am doing. This is going to be a constant struggle/battle. I know.
On some other happy notes though, I watched Emily Noel’s latest video on new Milani products, Amber F’s latest video on her Pan That Palette Update, JKissa’s Random Color Challenge, Georgia Harris’ Makeup Declutter, and Amy Macedo’s Drugstore Glam. Watching YouTube definitely helps me de-stress from my day. I also forgot to mention I watched Taylor’s video yesterday. Literally, I never miss an Emily or a Taylor video. I just don’t.
Still keeping up with the Harry Potter game as well. Just made it to Year 3, in the second chapter. This game is addicting but also irritating. Seriously. If you play it, you get it. Alas, I really want to finish the damn game, because I’m already fucking sucked in.
After I sign off, I am going to read 2 chapters in my book. I mentioned yesterday that I am going to be reading Jen Sincero’s You Are a Badass* book again. It has been a hot minute. I was going to read some last night but ended up falling asleep. I need to get in the habit of reading again. It did so much for my mental health. The books I enjoy reading are motivational “self-help” types of books and anything educational. I love learning new things. Any book recommendations, I’d love to hear about them!
A few other happy things. I ordered a few pieces from Rogue & Wolf today. Been a big fan of their jewelry. They just dropped the SafeWord collection, so I picked up a couple of items. Finally got an email confirmation from Wet N Wild that my package has been sent. Ordered some things from them about 2 weeks ago, same time I ordered my NYX items but the NYX items are coming Thursday, so there’s that. Lastly, one of my dearest and longest best friends is expecting. I found out a little bit ago, but she just told me about the baby shower. No dates have been picked out yet, but I have something to really look forward to in the fall, besides Halloween and pumpkins haha. So that is something I am definitely saving for and wouldn’t miss it for the world.
So, this ended up being a shit ton of rambling. If you have stayed this long you are the true MVP here and damn. I fucking applaud you. How did your Tuesday turn out? If you had a shitty day, sorry dude. I fucking feel you on that shit. Here’s a fucking ADORABLE picture of my dog, sleeping in the middle of the bed, with her head on my pillows. You are welcome. I hope tomorrow is better for you and until next time.