It is HOT, my office is a MESS and I am a HOT MESS!
You may have remembered me bragging about how cool and nice it was here in So Cal a few months back, well Karma is a B$@%#! Today in Mission Viejo (South Orange County) we will have a record high of 97 degrees on Oct 1! Fall? Really? Where? I have always said the October can be one of our warmest months, but this is a bit ridiculous. So while you are sipping your pumpkin lattes and enjoying the changing fall leaves, I am still running inside and sweating my butt off.
I have moved my laptop to the living room because my office is such a mess, it isn’t even a suitable work environment. Now, that is just sad. It is full of product samples, papers that are waiting to be shredded and mail. I am actually too embarrassed to take a photo and show you how messy.
I am just one hot mess these days. It is a more polite way of saying that I am suffering from a sever case of head-up-a$$ syndrome. I am forgetting words, it is almost impossible to have a long conversation with out a ummm, I can’t keep my mind on one task to save my life. If I am swimming more that 100 yds, I need to use pennies to keep track. Saturday I found myself cycling in the middle of traffic! I crossed over too early before there was a wide enough median and when I realized that cars were wizing by me, I snapped to and realized where I was. Now this is NOT safe!
My loving husband says that it is stress induced and I am not getting stupider (yes, stupider). But I have to admit that I am a little worried about my Hot Mess state. I am having a hard time turning off my mind and for the first time in a very long time I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t fall back asleep. I usually have NO problem sleeping, so I know that something is up.
Usually I deal with stress by going for a bike ride, but obviously I like to play in traffic, so that might not be the best idea. I am also a stress eater, so I am trying to curb that with tracking my meals.
How do you deal with stress? Do ever find that you have Head-Up-A$$ syndrome? Please tell me I am not alone!