Friday, January 29, 2010

Team ass

All through the month of December, we had upheaval in our office. One of my co-workers (we’ll call her DeeDee) decided she didn’t like the “attitude” of the other girl (KiKi). Because DeeDee got KiKi the job, she threatened to take the job away.

I told KiKi that only SHE could lose her job, by not doing it well. As it turns out I was wrong.

Through a series of lies, manipulations and machinations, DeeDee got KiKi fired. For no real reason. I guess is pays to flash your boobies and flirt with the hapless office manager.

KiKi was of tremendous help in the office. I know I truly appreciated the things she did for me. It certainly made my life easier.

Now we’ve all had to take on a few of the tasks that KiKi was primarily responsible for. The few more things I have had added to my plate are irksome but not taxing. When the boss asked us to help out I really had no choice.

DeeDee on the other hand is starting to feel the pinch. She is working harder than I’ve seen her work since KiKi first came on board nearly 18 months ago.

My work for the day is nearly done and I could be offering to help her, but since she and she alone decided that we no longer needed KiKi she can just suffer.

My team spirit only goes so far.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Can I just tell you all how so over my job I am right now?

I don’t even want to go into work anymore.

I have a treacherous co-worker, a boss with a too quick temper and a new office manager that needs to grow a pair.

I’m THISCLOSE to polishing up my resume, cleaning out my desk and calling it a day.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Thank you

A big thank you to my good friend Melody who sent me cookies. Homemade cookies!! All the way from Kentucky!! The were peanut butter and jelly cookies and were scrumptious. I shared them with Tom and he gave his stamp of approval by eating the majority of them.

A thank you also goes to my best good friend Sanna, who sent me books from my wish list. I do so love my wish list. I also got a cookbook from my SIL off my wish list.

And thanks to my sister Jody and her family for hosting Christmas In Vermont.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Just For Today

How about this for some good resolutions for the New Year?

This was adapted from the original credo of Al-Anon.

Just for today: I will live through this day only I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once. I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today: I will be happy. I will no dwell on thought that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.

Just for today:
I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things that I can correct and accept those I cannot.

Just for today: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer.

Just for today: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I’ll not speak will of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly and not interrupt when someone else is talking.

Just for today: I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.

Just for today: I will do something positive to improve my health. If I’m a smoker, I’ll quit. If I am overweight I will eat healthfully – if only just for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it’s only around the block.

Just for today: I will gather the courage to do what is right and take responsibility for my own actions.

Saturday, January 02, 2010


In case you haven't heard, it's 2010.

I'm not going to bore you with a list of things that I resolved last year and didn't follow through nor am I going to list my resolutions for this year.

I am however, going to tell you that at the start of the new year, I am going to continue on my path to be a kinder, gentler Jen. Here's what I'm going to do:

I'm going to continue to not quarrel with my husband anymore than necessary.
I'm going to continue to bite my tongue when dealing with family members
I'm going to continue to bide my time with my co-worker. She made the last two months of 2009 miserable.
I'm going to continue to keep my head up when dealing with the MS, although sometimes I just want to break down and cry, but that does no one any good and only makes me feel sorry for myself.
I'm going to continue to sock money away for a rainy day. This whole not going to Wal-mart every couple of days was a wise move.
I'm going to continue to try and find the good in everyone.