Friday, November 20, 2009

Biting my tongue........

Well the end of another work week has been successfully completed and now it’s time to kick back and relax, at least until Sunday when it starts all over again. This week has not been the best but then again it hasn’t been the worst either. Since a fellow employee has been off due to an injury, it has been up to the rest of us to cover her duties as well as our own. I really don’t mind lending a hand when needed, but when the upper management has decided to do nothing to try and find someone to cover the absentee employee’s position, that’s when I get a bit pissy. It seems that even our direct Supervisor has decided that as long as there a few of us that she can have carry the extra load then there is no need to bother. The upper management as well as the direct Supervisor are able to do their jobs and end their day by clearing their desks and walking out to enjoy an evening or weekend ahead. I had to bite my tongue this morning when I arrived at work and as soon as the Supervisor saw me, she asked me to begin to pick up the extra load of this absentee employee. This is coming from someone who was sitting at her desk and instead of helping to carry the extra workload by chipping in herself, she hands off the extra things to others. I guess maybe lending a helping hand is beneath someone when they carry the name Supervisor.

Ok, my ranting is done, at least for now.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

On Tuesday night I had my P.I.C. cover me. She said that everything went well and that was a good thing since I felt guilty enough by not being able to go in. On Wednesday night when I went in there were more than a few people who asked me if I was ok since I had missed my shift Tuesday night. In a non-selfish way it made me feel good knowing that people did notice that I wasn’t at my usual spot and that they were concerned enough to ask if I was ok. There were a few comments made by some regular weekly patrons that really lifted my spirits. I’ll spare you the details, but the long and short was that they did miss seeing me. I have to admit that I really did need to hear those comments. Everyone has those moments when they feel so tiny in this universe that they almost cease to exist. Well thanks to the concern, compliments and flattery I received on Wednesday night I know I do exist and that people do notice when I’m not around.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire............

Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive.

This saying has been around longer then I can remember, but it sure rings true. I think I can safely say that we are all guilty in the telling of lies for different reasons throughout our lives. If you’re gasping and looking all shocked and stuff well damn it, you’re lying right now to yourself. I guess I could open up a whole debate on when, where, how and why a person might decide to lie, but that debate usually ends up making people get all pissy with others causing a blogging word war and to be honest, that war has been done too many times to be even the least bit entertaining. This blog IS centered around the art of lying and I do mean art since it takes a skilled person to carry out the lies and on top of it all have people believe those lies.

Recently I have witnessed a person start a lie and because there would be major consequences has let this lie snowball into a big blob of slimy green bull sh**.
(Queue a short clip of Steve McQueen’s horrified face as the blob begins to consume everything in sight).
This person chose to start this lie and before they knew what happened it had grown into a whopper of a tale. I was skeptical at first but said nothing until this persons lie started to include others and the events that had occurred causing this person to lie began to change. In all honesty this person’s story changed every time someone spoke with them. I have no idea how this person was able to keep their story straight when they were questioned by a higher authority but they did. It all came out to their advantage and they came out smelling like a rose, at least for the time being. There is also another saying that usually rings true and that is “what goes around comes around”. This person may not realize just what the blob of a lie has done to them in the long run, but I’m sure they will get what they so richly deserve in the end. And on the ending of this blog entry I can take a deep breath and sigh happily because I was not involved in this at all. Oh dear, on second thought I’m usually blamed for everything so if you don’t hear from me then fear the worst. I have had to slip into the Witness Protection Program, my new name will be “pssst, hey you” and if by chance a sneaker has turned up floating in the river, I wear a size 6. Please contact my P.I.C so she can identify it. Right now I am looking over my shoulder because I feel Tony Soprano like eyes on me. Damn those Italian type mobsters!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall, all you gotta do is call......

A frosty morning, a hot cup of coffee, curled up on the couch with my laptop and the quietness of the morning with no work today. Now this I could get used to. After doing the usual morning computer things such as checking email, face book updates and paying some bills I decided to check out a few blogs. I ran across one that caught my attention. It was about the friends people keep and how we seem to gravitate towards like minded people. At the end of this blog a question was asked “So what does the company you keep say about you?”

In my life I have met and made some wonderful friends. Some of those friends have been in my life for a few brief fleeting times adding to my life in wonderful ways. Some have been in my life for many years giving me countless warm and fond memories and then there are the friends that have stuck beside me through thick and thin holding me up when I fell and standing with me even though they may not have agreed with my choices or decisions. We all come from different walks of life. We are married, divorced and single. Some of us have grown children while others have children that are still growing. We have different hobbies, different likes and dislikes and different outlooks on life in general. But the one thing my friends and I have in common and that has bonded us all is the respect, admiration and love we have for one another. These are the friends that will walk “with” me through my life. There is no jealousy, envy or pettiness amongst the group I call “my friends”. I’m a very lucky person to have friends like I do.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What a fun Night!!!

What can I say? Tonight has to be the funniest night I have had in eons. I went to my scheduled Zumba class and as per-usual I had to leave the class 15 minutes early since I was supposed to be supervising. I had started to put away the table in the hall since it was getting pretty crowded with hockey players. Some of the guys were watching with interest as the ladies in the gym were partaking in the Zumba class. I spoke up and told them since there was only about 10 minutes left they would be more than welcome to join the class. There was a stretch of nervous laughter and gruff voices saying “no freaking way”. Then one voice popped up and said I’ll do it. I really didn’t believe him but OMG he told me to lead away so into the gym we went. The one song was just ending and low and behold the next song was the dreaded arm song. My P.I.C can tell you that even the bravest souls feel the pain since the song seems to go on and on and on and on and…well you get the picture. Anyway this sports minded, shows up to every hockey game that he can kind of man was feeling the pain. His buddies somehow got a hold of a digital cam and filmed him turning red in the face and huffing and puffing away. He took it all in good spirits and I have to applaud his bravery because all his buddies had their noses pressed against the door watching since he was the only male in there. It was a night to remember for sure! After class the Instructor and I discussed the outing that we planned for the end of the session. It’s going to be a hoot when about 20 or so ladies walk into Boston Pizza to have a drink in celebration of the Christmas Season and the last Zumba class for 2009. I already have someone that is going to cover for me on that night so I can’t wait!!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Autumn 2009

video
My video of solitude and peace yesterday during my visit to the country
The serenity of the country fills the soul with peace.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A wonderful ending to a stressful week.

What a beautiful weekend it turned out to be. The sun was shining most of yesterday and to be honest, that gave me the incentive to clean, clean, clean! I had my tunes blaring and the windows open so that the “Halloween” dust and cob webs were able to flow into the warm fall air. I vacuumed and dusted and hells bells, I even washed the dining room floor. I took a quick trip out to Wal-Mart to purchase a few things for the walls of the living room just to change things up a bit. I ended up spending more than I had intended, but oh well, the living room AND the dining room both have a few new possessions to adorn the walls. It felt so good having a day off where it wasn’t windy, rainy or cold. I did get a lot accomplished including the laundry. I took a small break and had a cup of coffee out on the deck and chatted with my neighbour. It gave me such a lift in spirits when he commented on how well I was looking and he had noticed the weight I had lost. This is coming from a man who is battling cancer and undergoing chemo treatments. I’m not one to fish for compliments or put myself in someone’s face in order to be noticed. I refuse to suck up to people so I can feel good about myself, so this compliment meant a lot to me since it was sincere and heartfelt.

Today I’m sitting at work and it looks like we may have a repeat of yesterday’s weather. It’s a short day for me and if the Google weather is right I’ll be done work just as the temperatures begin to warm the cool morning air. I plan on taking a drive out to the country after work to have a quiet visit with nature and then it will be back to the city for a visit to the grocery store. If the weather stays as nice as predicted during the day I might even have a bar-b-que for dinner and then relax with a glass of wine. I hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy the Indian Summer of Autumn 2009!


Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant