Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Farewell 2011

Ok, another Christmas has now rolled passed and most of us wait with baited breath to ring in a brand new year. I’m sure I’m with thousands of other people and hope that 2012 will bring new and wonderful things. The last 12 months have revealed many things to me, both good and bad. I’ve cried tears of joy and hurt as well as swam helplessly as I was humiliated and chastised at my place of employment. I learned many valuable lessons that taught me who was actually standing behind me and not trying to run me over to get ahead in whatever their endeavours were. Even through all of that some wonderful amazing things happened making the bad things seem less painful. So now it’s time to stand waving as 2011 makes a much welcome exit and 2012 is welcomed in.

"In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want." -traditional Irish toast

The Renovation Saga comes to an end………..

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne (days of long ago)?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Sometimes I just have to shake my head and give a silent chuckle about the boneheaded moves some people make, but alas it’s the Christmas season so I’ll keep those chuckles silent, for now anyway. Well the tree has been up for a few weeks now and I’m really on the ball and have all the gifts wrapped. The only thing I have to do is shop for the “Big Day” dinner. This year I have to entertain the outlaws for this festive meal. Oh lucky me…not! I can almost hear the comments now but again, tis the season and all that holiday stuff, so I’ll “fa-la-la-la-la   la-la-la-la” my way through it and keep that ohhhhhhhh so sweet and innocent smile pasted on my face the entire time.

Things on the work front haven’t been too bad, although there have been moments when I just throw my hands in the air and look skyward. It certainly hasn’t been easy at times, but I guess with all jobs there are moments when one just may start to contemplate an unlawful act and figure out a way to use the plea of “guilty by reasons of insanity”. I’m still kind of waiting for a shoe to drop since receiving the email Birthday greeting from my Supervisor. I’m sure it will drop it’s just a matter of when, where and how. There have been many changes in the workplace, some for the good and some not, but as far as I can figure it’s all in the way you face changes that makes it easier to adjust. I sure wasn’t happy when the changes took affect, but I had to suck it up and adjust as we all do when things don’t go as we think they should.

With only 6 days left until everyone will be celebrating Christmas in their own unique way, I want to wish everyone the happiest season ever!

Merry Christmas
From my house to your’s

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Greeting card for Dawn from Marnie

A Greeting card for Dawn from Marnie

Surprises come in all forms

Not too many things make me speechless but one incident in particular has my jaw dropping with no words spilling from my mouth. 2011 was not a very good year for me. I learned some pretty hurtful lessons in all facets of my life (work and home). I had to “hike up my big girl panties” do the “suck it up princess” and cry alone on more than one occasion, but through all that I grew into a stronger form of myself and I am better for it. But my pity parties are a thing of the past now. I have begun to cut out a new niche in my little corner of the world and things seem to be falling into place. I have renewed an old friendship and now I feel the arms of a true friend helping me along the way. I have a feeling 2012 will be totally different for me and I’m going to enjoy the different roads that will appear before me.

Okay, now on to the surprise that has made my jaw drop and stopped the words from falling out. Last week I had the uncomfortable pleasure of arriving to work and finding my Supervisor still sitting behind her big desk. It was going on for 6:30pm and she was still there. Apparently she had a meeting in town and didn’t want to drive all the way home and then come back into town so she was doing odds and ends in the office to kill some time. Anyway we got talking and birthdays were mentioned. Hers was coming up on the Sunday and mine was a few days later on the following Tuesday. We did have a few laughs about our ages and thanks goodness she is a few years older than me! Anyway even though it began as uncomfortable I began to relax. I’ll never let my guard down though because I have been told many things about her and did experience a rather pissy moment with her a few months back. Anyway within the hour she did leave the center leaving me to do the tasks at hand that was left on our small corner desk. I never thought much about it until Tuesday afternoon (my Birthday) when I logged on and started checking my different email accounts. I always check my work email last so when I logged in low and behold there was a card for me from her. Maybe now you’ll understand WHY my jaw dropped and the usual rantings that spew from my mouth were no where to be heard. All I can manage to say is wow!