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on December 15, 2009 - 5:13am

I'm sick again. This is rare. If I get Bronchitis its usually once every couple of years. This year?? Twice in three months. I am worried. Maybe my weight loss has really done something to my immune system. Maybe being a carrier for MRSA has done it. I don't know. Either way I have to go back to the doctor and get on antibiotics. Traveling while sick for me is a bit on the scary side. Since I had MRSA I'm now hypersensitive to the enclosed environment and recycled air on a plane and will have at least one lesion try to break out. I have to travel with this skin cleaner called Hibiclens and check my body every day I'm with my family. It really bites.

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I can't believe it.

on December 10, 2009 - 10:10am

This morning was a big watershed moment for me. I had pulled out a zip up sweater that I hadn't worn in quite some time because I had put on some weight and it was a little too tight, especially last year. I'd maybe worn it once last winter in desperation because of laundry. You know what I mean. So with some trepidation, and a spare sweater set to the side to wear just in case, I put it on. And I was amazed. It is LOOSE. It hangs down past my natural waistline and the arms have folds where last year they were pulled tight. Twenty pounds. I've lost twenty pounds. Granted I have worked my tushy off for the loss but being as I'm very short and have dense bones, weight loss is not immediately apparent to me. I also have very low metabolism and regardless of how healthy my meals are, they stick to me and I have to really work hard to drop the weight off. Its especially surprising because in October I fell while walking and suffered a level three sprain to my right foot. So of course for two whole weeks I was unable to do any sort of aerobic exercise. I must say I'm proud of myself.

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What is with parents??

on December 6, 2009 - 5:38am

Yesterday I was at the Childrens Theatre working the birthday party. Twenty little girls all under the age of ten. Whew!! But I have got to ask this of parents: What in the world is going on?? Are you forgetting the teaching of MANNERS?? What about boundaries and teaching a child what is theirs to touch and what ISN'T?? A mother of a child of about six, unrelated to the party group, arrived and sat down, showing her daughter the padded "mosh pit" on the floor. This little girl immediately jumped up and began running around ON THE STAGE. Did this mother do anything?? Did she say stop or say get off the stage?? NO. Jerry, the director, had to intervene and tell the child to get off the stage. At this point the mother said "Oh, she's fine. Let her play on the stage". Jerry informed this lady that the stage is completely off limits to everyone except the tech personell, director, and cast. Children are not allowed on stage unless prearrangements have been made for a picture taking meet and greet or a party. This lady stared at Jerry and said "I am teaching my child that the world is hers for the taking. We don't believe in restrictive rules".

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Its Friday!!

on December 4, 2009 - 6:08pm

First of all I MUST say FAN SUPPORT TOTALLY ROCKS. They fixed the weird dual (sans one letter in my username)identity and all is well and good now. THANKS GUYS!!!!

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Vent Warning!!

on December 1, 2009 - 11:05am

I love this journal. Saves me the trouble of posting a vent on the boards and disrupting everyone's pleasant day. I'm at my wits end with the two men I work for. Both of them are old, in their seventies. I respect them both for their accomplishments and their stations in life but Holy God. One of them is very intimidating and barks and yells at me when I can't seem to understand what he wants me to do. I do admit that I intimidate easily and get very upset when I'm fussed at over the simplest things like wording of a letter. The other one just wants me to give him exactly what he wants without worry or fail and God help me if I cannot. Neither one of these men are computer literate and trying to explain something to them like a copied and pasted PDF Webpage will not convert to MS Word and print properly is like trying to recite the lyrics to "Un Giorno Por Noi" backward in Italian. I have a feeling some days that I'm kept on here because I'm cheaper than getting another Temp and all the overhead that goes with it. December 20th cannot get here fast enough. I'm on a plane early on that Sunday morning and will be thrilled when that E-175 takes off.

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