My Blog List

Friday, January 22, 2016

Nothing much to say....

It's cold and icy here tonight at the very southern edge of the winter storm battering the East coast. I left work early today. I've been depressed and hating my job more than ever and this afternoon it all felt like just.....too much. I needed to be at home with Gregg and the furry/feathered ones, getting comfortable and feeling loved.   I stopped for Chinese takeout on the way home. Hot Egg Drop soup was just the thing for dinner on an evening like this.

I took a couple of pictures of the ice-laden trees this afternoon and I'll share them here even though they aren't anything special :





Now I'm bundled up in bed, nice and toasty, with a book. We may get some snow tonight, and more ice, but it probably won't be too bad. For all my friends further North, stay safe and warm.

16 comments:

  1. How about some recreational drugs to cheer you up Jennifer? This is January and as Americans are wont to say - it sucks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't live in a state where my favorite recreational drug is legal, yet. Otherwise that would be a fine idea! :)

      Delete
  2. I remember seeing some photos, taken in Canada, where all the leafless trees were covered in ice; it was quite amazing; like another world.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We had an ice storm last year, and it was beautiful! I know it's dangerous, but it's undeniably pretty, too!

      Delete
  3. I hate my job, too. Staying at home and doing nothing is too much to bear.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
  4. Every time someone mentions that they don't like - or even hate! - their jobs, I feel very sorry for them and wonder if there isn't anything else they could be doing instead.
    I have done very different jobs since I joined the workforce 30 years ago, and found something to like about each and every one. The one I have now is likely to be the one I'll stick to until I reach retirement age (which won't be for another nearly 20 years). I like it a lot; it is never dull, pays well enough and gives me a lot of personal freedom - true luxury!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so lucky!

      I've been applying and interviewing for a new job for over a year now. I love books, and a handful of special customers, but other than that I really do hate my job at the bookstore. One of the managers above me I suspect to be an undiagnosed sociopath (I wish I was joking). It's a terrible environment and morale is in the dumps. As soon as I find another job with decent health insurance benefits, I'm getting out!

      Delete
  5. Given my druthers,I would choose snow over ice. Driving on ice is the worst. Stay safe. Keep applying. Is there a university library nearby? Universities have great benefits and lots of room for advancement.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is, actually! A university and a technical college. One of my book club friends is a chemistry professor at the university and could give me a reference if a job should ever open up. Great idea!

      Delete
  6. I hope you will find work that you like Jennifer,you deserv it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Yael, what a sweet thing for you to say. I'm trying to find a job working with a school or else some local literacy programs. I love doing doing storytime at my job and helping with our charity book drive each year that benefits Start Smart, a local organization that promotes reading to young children to bolster school readiness amoung disadvantaged people.

      Delete
  7. And beautiful photos, i forgot to say.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I was about to say I hope you get the job you want one day, then I saw Yael had said it too. I always wanted to work in a library. Xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Rachel. I think it's just a matter of being patient and continuing to apply. Sooner or later something will probably work out.

      Delete
  9. Being happy with my career was a blessing and being retired double that, I do hope you find the right path soon.

    ReplyDelete