Random Acts of Shifeness - Drained

Ahhh, just like Batman, I have lost it.
I haven't taken to hanging out in a water fountain in rainbow leggings and arm sleeves.
What's going on Mr. Shife you might be thinking.
I was at a pretty intensive work conference last week.
I had work training for 2 days which required a lot of role-playing and talking to strangers this week.
Guess what two activities aren't high on my to-do list?
If you guessed smelling cat farts and giving grown naked men from Eastern Europe baths then you really know me.

But role-playing and talking to strangers are definitely not some of my favorite things to do.
So I am tapped out.
Did I mention Mrs. Shife is leaving this weekend to go visit a friend in Seattle?
Help me baby Jesus.

Seriously, it's all swell. I have it pretty good and I am extremely grateful for the life I have. 
Thanks for letting me vent. 
Hope you are well and I will talk to you soon.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 


We are having fun... T is trying to move
out of a street under construction and go to
Hawaii at the same time. S's car was totaled,
girls are fine. J&C are enjoying the commute
in snow, rain, flooding... best to you all!
Bea said…
The training sounds a bit stressful, to be honest. Glad you survived it. Hope your wife has a good trip to Seattle!
Harry Hamid said…
Role-playing and talking to strangers sounds like a kind of hell to me. I'll choose the cat farts and Eastern European things, no question.
LL Cool Joe said…
You'll cope, you have no other option! My partner goes away for 2 and a half weeks on Wednesday. Have a good weekend!
Valerie said…
No wonder you felt stressed out. Make a note .. next move will be a good one. Hope your wife enjoys her trip. Oh, and I'm glad you enjoyed the latest instalment of doggy tales.
jenny_o said…
I had a week here, too - elderly mom clashing with hospital staff for three days in Emerg. Fun and games, just like you! Role-playing and talking to strangers is at the very bottom of my list of things to do too. Kudos to you for getting through it.

And while Mrs. S is in Seattle, just remember, good air in, bad air out . . . breathe!
Joanne Noragon said…
Order in pizza and donuts and ease back and enjoy. If you pass on donuts, I'll take the delivery.
kden said…
Boy I hear ya, not a fun activity. What's great about pet sitting is that you only have to talk to 1-2 people and the conversation is centered around a dog. Then you see those people at drop off/pick up and that's it; the rest of conversing is done online.
Role play is a drag. I've been to seminars (& we've done it at work a few times) and they never fail to stress me out. Sometimes it helps if you wonder how everyone would react if someone farted loudly during a quiet moment. I do that often in class (imagine it that is). :-)
Jon said…
Don't worry about it. I was pretty drained too. Hope it got better for you.