Life and Meh – Q2ish

Fri Jun 25:

Today is my brother Troy and my grandmother’s bday, Miss Janice (she would have been 98) – All the fam in US is still getting together this weekend to celebrate. It started when she was alive and doubled as a family reunion. Now it will continue as a reunion/memorial. Next year I will go with the kids, I promise!!! Troy was so happy when I answered his call today, especially cause it’s his birthday, which I totally forgot about. We have lots of bdays in June – this is probably why I wished my birthday was in the summer when I was younger. My aunt Sandra is also in June and I am forgetting some others.

So … a few weeks ago, or it coulda been several days, I asked Dré to take out the recycling stuff, I think I told you. Instead of taking it out, he put everything in his bedroom. This morning I went into his room to borrow the charger and the stuff is still in there – the boxes, the blue bags. smh. FYI: He always wakes up stupid. I went to ask him what he wanted for lunch, West Indian or pub food – it’s Fast Food Friday. The Boy sits up, gives me this look and says, “What! I don’t even know where I am right now!” The look on his face is always priceless. Sometimes I go wake him just to get a laugh. I should start recording when I wake him up – he could show his kids (if he plans to have any). If not he can keep it and laugh at himself!

Who’s the idiot that said “Measure once, cut twice.” I tried to cut twice but I couldn’t cause I needed bigger, not smaller! I think they should change the saying to, “Measure twice, cut once.” That seems to make more sense to me.

I am working on my courtyard entrance it’s looking good – I would show you where I am but I wanna finish it first then show. I had to go out and buy a glue stick and colorful pipe cleaners.

Two Views on Good Management:

1. Good managers delegate. They think and work top-down. Their allegiance is to the big picture and they leave it to those under them to carry out the manager’s vision, determine logistics, solve day-to-day problems, and sweat the details.

2. Good managers work for those under them. They may think big, but they work bottom-up. They view their essential duty as actively facilitating staff. They identify and react to in-the-trenches needs and problems as, or even before, they arise.

# 42 of 101 Things I Learned in Business School

Today I learned that some things take longer than you expect them to but when that happens you just have to enjoy the process; don’t rush through it. Like this courtyard is shaping up to be more than a few hours of work but creating is fun, my deadline is moveable and I am looking forward to seeing the finished product. There’s something else I learned, but I forgot it – lol.

I started watching Yasuke on Netflix, about a Black Samurai but I stopped cause I don’t want to finish before the next season comes out and there’s only six episodes. I’m pretty sure they are planning to do more than one season. I need water! I could drink from my water bottle or a cup but it’s raining so I’m gonna go lean backwards over the balcony with my mouth open – waaaaay more exciting. What are all the fun ways you can drink water? I could drink from a puddle, or scoop up some water in my hands before it goes down the sewer drain. but I already went outside today. Oooh … I could drink from my fish tank filter. One sec. … … …

Ewww! I feel sick now!

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