June 28, 2006

Patience is NOT my virtue.

Seriously. I am not a patient person. Well, let me qualify that – I’m patient with other people. Just not myself…or machines and such. I firmly believe if it’s a machine or program it should work. Now. Properly. Period.

With other people I’ll wait. I’ll wait if you’re running late, no problem. I’ll listen to you if you need to vent. Absolutely. I’ll wait. I’m not goin’ anywhere. I honestly feel that anything worth having is worth waiting for.

But when it comes to myself – I have some pretty high expectations. Take today for example. I was runnin’ late. Had a bit of trouble sleepin’ last night so I didn’t wake up as smoothly as I normally do. Plus – I don’t have a routine down yet. That is making me crazy. Now, I fully realize that I’ve only been in this job for a little over 3 weeks, and that I just moved to The Belfry and all this takes time. I know that. In my mind. But – I’m not really listening to myself so well. I just keep beating myself up on the drive if I’m so much as a few minutes past my self imposed time to leave.

The drive in this morning was very entertaining. After I got off the phone with AW, I had about a 45 minute drive remaining. **please note: this is one reason I ALWAYS have my hands free earpiece in. you can’t tell if I’m on the phone or talking to myself** I was givin’ myself hell. I was scheduling and shufflin’ my morning chores to try and shave time off. Loudly. Oh, and I always talk with my hands. And the more agitated I get the more dramatic the hand gestures. All of a sudden I see the guy in the truck next to me in traffic lookin’ over at me with a very concerned look on his face. Ha. If he was worried just watchin’ I wonder what he’d think if he knew I was only talking to myself!!!

But the good news is I think I solved a few of my “issues”. I also proved to myself that I can go from jammies to out the door in 14 minutes. Dressed, make-up and hair. THAT is impressive. ;-)

But I have to admit – patience? Yeah – I’m not so good with that. Yet.

Posted by Tammi at June 28, 2006 10:12 AM | TrackBack

Just so long as your hands are *near* the wheel while you're talking... ;) I hope that your afternoon goes better.

Posted by: Richmond at June 28, 2006 12:42 PM

I can go from asleep to in the door at work in 22 minutes. I'm am 2.2 miles from work, it's about 5 minutes, a bit less. Plus walking from the parking lot. So it takes me about 15 minutes to get up, shower, dress, and leave.

If you - a hottie chick - can do that in one minute less, --wow-- that's crankin'.

Posted by: _Jon at June 28, 2006 05:03 PM

I'd say our commutes are at similar times, feel free to call!

Posted by: oddybobo at June 28, 2006 05:06 PM

Well, hell, I ain't suprised. You went from awake to asleep in less time than that... on the way to Austin, from what I hear.

I figure a 14 minute "warm up time" is pretty danged good. At least you didn't say you fell back asleep on the way to work with your earpiece in cussin' the day...

That would've been my post this mornin', sans earpiece.

Posted by: RedNeck at June 28, 2006 05:43 PM

Dang...14 minutes! I'm impressed! You get a golf clap for that record! *clap*

Posted by: ktreva at June 29, 2006 08:10 PM
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