Freaking out.

October 2, 2012


Inhale pink, exhale blue.

Those are the wise words from my friend Kathryn, who in college would intone them in a Zen-like voice whenever one of us was freaking out. It’s good to get the bad energy out.

Inhale pink, exhale blue.

I am one of those people who inwardly rolls my eyes when people say how busy they are, so feel free to outwardly roll them.

Thursday morning I leave for Illinois with a small group to help out with a conference. I only have two little parts to do, but the past few weeks have been my trying to eek out enough to say, put in in digital form, then figure out how not to lose it or break my iPad. (I had a dream I took the iPad into a pool. As I sat on my floating chair, I dropped it in the water, immediately scooped it up, then told everyone in the pool, “Don’t tell Lloyd, ok?”)

There are 3 presentations going on at church (Thursday, Sunday, Thursday) that Lloyd and I have been getting ready for. He has done the lion’s share by putting together an awesome Prezi, and I have done all the worrying. I promised that there would be childcare for these meetings, but no one was signing up, and it’s stressful for me because I’ll miss the first meeting. Everyone pray that it goes well, ok?

In the meantime, there are the other dumb things that keep cropping up. It all wouldn’t be so bad if I were better at time management.

Anyway, after next Thursday, it is smooth sailing all the way…. and Brad will be here!! YIPPEEEEE!!!!!!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Freaking out.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Hehe… I remember Kathryn saying that.

    For what it’s worth, I don’t think you’re that bad at time management. I think you do a lot.


  2. Karla Said on:

    Where in Illinois will you be? And how long will be there? I practically live there. Maybe. We can have a drink. 😉


  3. Deborah Said on:

    I’m all for freaking out. I believe it makes you more appreciative when things go well.
    I am currently freaking out because I plan to Skype this morning in my class with people in Nevada. But I think I didn’t make clear what time I needed them, considering the time difference. That kept me up from 11:30 to 12:30 last night.


  4. Kris Said on:

    Hang in there! It will all go great… you always do such a good job. Wish I could see you while you’re here in Illinois. Praying it goes well.


  5. Kristi Said on:

    That is quite the prezi — Impressive. Hope all of it goes well.


  6. Tammy Said on:

    Very impressive Lloyd! That looks like it took a lot of work. Lauren -- will think of you in Illinois -- you will do great! Although, if you are by a pool, be careful; I’m not sure I can make a waterproof iPad bag. How long will Brad be here?


  7. kathryn Said on:

    just keep inhaling, any color you want!!! And what I do know is no matter how much freaking out you do, when it’s over, it will be over


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