It’s story time!
Today got off to quite the interesting start. It actually began at the ripe hour of 12:55 a.m. My cell phone rang and scared the living daylights out of me. I hastily picked it up and a woman on the other line said, “Is this Heather Waxman of store 2023?” She proceeded to tell me that she was from Backdoor Security and hadn’t received a notification from the retail store I work at, signaling the doors had been locked and secured. I instantly hung up the phone and went into panic mode. I’m just an associate – this is definitely a problem my store manager should handle – and I wasn’t sure if it was a creepy prank call. I’ve had a stalker-related issue before, so my guard is always up!
Just a few seconds later, the woman called again and left a message with the security agency’s phone number, asking me to call them back. Instead, I called two of my store’s managers and there were no answers. What did I expect at 1:30 a.m.? Eventually, I called the plaza security and they inspected the store, which turned out to be fine. Whew! “But wait,” I thought. “If the store was fine, why did this creepy lady call me?” I went into panic-mode again and politely asked the security guard to call the supposed security agency’s phone number. The kind woman (bless her heart) called the agency, which turned out to be legit. Eureka! I don’t have any weirdo stalkers.
This brought me to approximately 2:30 a.m. Joy. I should also mention that I called Matty in the process, so he deserves a shout out for staying up and waiting to hear that I was not going to be abducted.
Aaaand scene. If you just read all of that, you deserve a medal of sorts.
At 7:21 a.m., I opened my eyes, rolled over, and dragged my tired bum out of bed. If anything was going to get me energized, it was a kick-butt workout! I busted through the Tone It Up Surfer Girl routine from the Beach Babe DVD and followed it up with the new Beach Barre Workout, featuring barre instructor (yay!) Renee Herlocker.
I really enjoyed the workout! It was quick and effective, as barre always is, and made me miss teaching! Once I officially have everything organized with my two jobs and one-in-the-works, I’m going to re-visit teaching barre classes on a weekly basis.
Simple Stir Fry
I had the day off today and took it as a welcomed opportunity to continue working on my media kit. I plan on putting my journalism minor to use by embarking on freelance writing and I’m really excited to finally get the ball rolling! I worked on my media kit at Matty’s house while he also got some work done on his computer.
We worked with brain fuel.
This was a delicious tofu stir fry with a side of yellow yam fries. If you’re in the market for a quick-and-easy dinner, tofu stir fries are one of my personal favorites! This one contained the following:
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 2/3 cup extra-firm
- Large handful of kale
- Large handful of spinach
- 4 asparagus spears
- 1/2 cup mushrooms
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp. mesquite
- 1 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb
Okay, friends, I’m off to tackle some more work. Lots to do! Have a beautiful evening.
Question of the Day: Have you ever received a phone call that totally freaked you out?