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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Eight days straight......

Hello blog friends! Sorry for my week long absence from the Sparrow Tree. I had to work eight days in a row and my job has been extra heinous lately. In fact, I've started calling my workplace The Snake Pit. This is because after a terrible few days last week when I was subjected to the hateful gossip and nasty, unfair criticism of a couple of my coworkers, I had a nightmare one night that I was at work and there were two snakes outside (long, thick snakes...shudders...) and my work mates were trying to force me to go outside and get rid of them. It was horrifying. The symbolism couldn't be any more plainly obvious. For a few days there, I felt like I was indeed walking into a nest of vipers every time I arrived at work, hence the new name.

I'm finally off today (and tomorrow! joy!) and besides a trip to the eye doctor this afternoon I don't have any big plans. I need to do several things around the house, like mopping the floors and cleaning pet areas and sending Mother's Day cards to my mom, grandma, and mother-in-law, but all of those things suit me fine....it's just a joy to be at home taking care of personal life stuff.

Except for my job, my life is great. My marriage is happy. I have sweet, smart companion animals that bring me small moments of joy every day. I have a lot of friends, and they're all so varied and interesting that I never lack for good company if I want it. Then there's all of you: my blogging friends that make my life so much more rich than it could possibly be otherwise! It's such a pleasure learning about ordinary lives in places all over the world. I don't know much about politics in other countries so I can't really comment on political posts, but they make interesting reading. I like hearing stories and seeing pictures of your everyday life best. Now that I have some time off, I'll be able to catch up with you all and maybe even write a blog post or two.

I hope you all are having a good week and a good beginning of May!

Sunset at The Snake Pit


20 comments:

  1. "The Snake Pit" sounds like a wild night club where people take drugs and cavort to loud music. That's my kind of workplace Jennifer!

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    1. If only, YP. Drugs might make the place almost tolerable.

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  2. I loved Olivia de Havilland in The Snake Pit
    Remember dearheart that she survived it x

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    1. I've never heard of that film! I will have to look for it now. Thank you, John!

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  3. The snake pit sounds nasty indeed and your nightmare summed it up. I hope the rest of May is upbeat for you, dear friend.

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    1. Thank you!

      I have something to drop in the mail for you this weekend! :)

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  4. I think it's disgraceful that anyone should be made to feel that way by simply being 'at work'. Acid in their coffee maybe?

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    1. Most of them are unhappy people in their personal lives and I think the sight of a happy, content person like myself irritates them and fires off their insecurities. I could almost feel sorry for them if they weren't so nasty!

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  5. You are lucky to have so many good things in your life Jennifer.

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  6. Have a good two days off Jennifer and each time you go to work hold your head up and know you are better than all of them.x

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. I appreciate your friendship!

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  7. I genuinely hope you'll soon find a job that suits you much better, both in terms of schedule and work atmosphere! Although during the 30 years I have been working, I have had colleagues I liked less than others and had tasks that were less pleasant than others, and most of the time I worked really very hard, I am lucky enough to never had a job or work place I felt so uncomfortable about that I didn't want to go there anymore. And now, although I still work hard and pull my weight, I have never earned as much as now, and never had as little stress as now! Sounds unfair, doesn't it?
    Right now, there is actually nothing in my life I'd wish to be different (which does not mean I do not miss my late husband).

    Wishing you all the best, Jennifer! That new job will come, and you and Gregg will find that dream house of yours with a garden to plant roses in!

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    1. Thank you for the encouraging words! :) I know that if I continue to apply myself sooner or later I'll land a new job. And I'm ready to buy a house and plant a ton of roses!

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  8. Thank you Jennifer for the comment on Rachel's.I am OK now.

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  9. When we spend so much time of our lives in the workplace it's really important that it's a happy place to be. Any chance of a change?

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    1. I'm looking hard for a new job, and have had a couple of interviews but no real luck so far.

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  10. Good will always prevail, your time is yet to come.

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  11. Patience and persistence will win the day. It's a matter of sticking it out, and in the meantime you can gobble up a few of those snakes playing slither.io when you have a few spare minutes to noodle at the computer. This is very gratifying when stressed!

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