yes, it is true. my name is carrie & i'm a coffee addict, and right now i have the means to go to starbucks. a lot. so i do. : ) i don't always get the same thing, altho i do have a rotation of sorts. chai, iced coffee, green tea or coffee frapp, hazelnut macchiato... i always (or, almost always) get them non-fat. i know some of my options are still higher carb/fat than if i were to drink diet pepsi (or, WATER), but choosing non-fat milk reduces my intake since i'm going to drink something anyway! i prefer iced drinks over hot - even in winter. part of that is because iced drinks last longer. : )
so, today i stopped by after work & the gal was like, "man, you really are here a lot!" LOL cuz the last time i was at that store i said something about being addicted to the bux. heh. but... i went to panera for breakfast! ; )
today started out nice - oatmeal & coffee at panera - then was annoying. i've mentioned my panic attacks before, and how one of my triggers is the parking situation at work & how i had to visit the company doctor to be exempted from some stuff. part of my coping mechanism for that is to ignore any and everything to do w/ the whole parking situation. i have my spot, i park there every day. i don't pay attention to all the hubub & issues. well, apparently my medical issue isn't enough to keep some ppl from making a stink about it. *sigh* so now i have to adjust some things... and hope that i can get into a new routine & not dread coming to work every day over the stupid PARKING. a couple of things irritate me about this - first of all, there was apparently a misconception about the trigger for the panic attacks as having to do w/ if the shuttle driver is a man. WTH? idk how that misconception even got started, but for some reason it annoyed me. it was the first i'd heard of it. i made sure to clear it up - it has nothing to do w/ the shuttle driver or the driver's sex. oye. it has to do w/ a lot of things, there are a lot of "triggers" in this situation, and it irritates me that not only am i now being asked (directed) to change my routine in a way that makes me uncomfortable, but that when i expressed my displeasure with the discussion, i was made to feel like i was being silly.
i know, i know, i know she didn't mean to make me feel bad. she is a genuinely nice person & a really terrific supervisor, and i don't hold any ill-will or anger at her personally. i DO hold anger at the situation. and also at the fact that i feel like i'm being punished for having a medical condition. it doesn't matter that logically i know it's not a punishment, but rather a result of them not understanding the condition & bowing to perceptions of others. y'all know - everyone knows as i'm pretty vocal! LOL - that i love logic, but feelings aren't often logical, and when you add in panic issues, logic is so far out the window as to be in the next county!
*sigh* anyway. i decided that - even tho i get several days off in a couple weeks - i need a mental health day, so i'm taking friday off! so there!
i also visited my happy place, the book rack, after work. : ) well, and also starbucks. and ALSO, hobby lobby! while i was at the bookstore, i picked up 3 books, but there were others i thought i wanted to get. but a couple of my authors have several books whose titles are similar enough that i wasn't sure if i already had them. so, i decided to make a logbook for my books that will fit in my purse & i can take w/ me everywhere!! you've seen my log book where i record the books i've read (well, past readers have - if you're a new reader, welcome! and i have a log book that my dad gave me many, many years ago, and i've kept track of every book i've read since 1992. it's awesome!) - but i don't really want to cart it around w/ me everywhere i go! so, at hobby lobby i found a perfectly sized sketchbook that looks like a journal. : ) i think it will work perfectly!
(btw, i'm sure there's some techy thing i could do w/ my phone to accomplish the same result, but i am a notebook/journal/pen & paper kinda gal. i LOVE technology - i love being able to type out alll these thoughts & share them & whatnot. but sometimes i just want to do things this way. like reading book books instead of e-books. :) heh
i met michelle for dinner at exotic thai at 5 & we had lots of fun catching up! and the food was yummy, of course! but i didn't get home til 7ish & now it's twenty til 9 & i still haven't read anything because i was using goodreads (LOVE goodreads!) to make some of my lists & then playing on fb & now blogging... *laugh* SO! i'm going to log off & read for a couple hours before bed. ttfn!! : )