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No Time Like the Present


Yesterday is over and tomorrow has not yet come, we only have today. Cherish the gift that it is!

I know it's been nearly a month since I've posted, I've been busy isolating and slacking and trying to balance what free time I have, while struggling with the three-ring circus called work.  It hasn't been easy.  I feel tired a lot, and grumpy, and overwhelmed. As those of you who've followed me for awhile know, when that happens I crawl into my cave and operate on remote until I feel like it's time to return to the land of the living.  Today is the first day of June, and that time is now.  Time to get back to the business of life.  Overall I have a very good one, with the most loving husband anyone could dream of, two great grown children who are making their own way, and five furry felines that shower me with affection, make us laugh, and soften all the surfaces of our home with a layer of cat fur. :-)

Two weeks ago my husband and I took a 3-day weekend and headed to a small range of mountains in New Mexico for a stay in the fresh pine-scented mountain air.  It was exactly "what the doctor ordered" for both of us, a much needed destressor and time to  enjoy each other's company without clocks, schedules or our usual weekend list of things needing attention.  We had such a wonderful time!  On Sunday morning we drove to a little Iris farm in the Hondo Valley that had the most beautiful collection of blooming irises I've ever seen, like the one in the picture above. My husband is a camera pro and willingly captured every blossom I ooohd and ahhhd over.  Now when I look at the pictures I remember, and I smile. :-)

I don't write a lot about work here, I don't think it's a wise idea on a public blog. Suffice it to say that it's been one damned thing after another when it comes to personnel issues for the nearly three years that I've been there, including adapting to five different supervisors. Yet, other than that "small detail", I like my job in that it suits my needs, if not my interests and talents.  I have learned new skills and I fill my position competently. I just wish so much energy wasn't expended on dealing with the ups and downs of people lacking in maturity and grace. Attitudes are so very contagious.  Still, I try to make the best of it and to maintain my own balance and perspective... most days anyway. :-)

It's getting late, just enough time for a short soak in our hot tub (my favorite way to end the evening) and then off too bed.  The house is peaceful and quiet, I can hear the kitten purring contentedly in  my lap while John sits beside me. This home is my refuge, he is my strength, my faith in tomorrow is unwavering. I'll get back in gear with blogging this month, I miss it greatly when I don't.  And life goes on. :-)

12 comments:

  1. Enjoy your bath.
    Glad you were able to get away for awhile.

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  2. Lovely to see you here Josie! enjoy the hot tub. rest and know -- this too shall pass.

    and sometimes, we just can't help other people's attitudes!

    Hugs

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  3. I'm happy you are back, you have been missed. I don't like that your work life is so stressful for you, too much time and energy in the negative. I know that you are very smart and already know this, but sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees--- is there another place for you that wouldn't drain you of your energy and positive-ness? Just a thought.

    Life is too damned short to let others wreck our mojo.

    Biggest hugs, friend. :)

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  4. Welcome back.

    I noticed that many employers who preferred young (and easier to exploit), now realize that reliable might be better.

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  5. Ruth - our hot tub was purchased a year ago. It is the one luxury item we own, and one I would not easily give up. Nothing is more relaxing before bedtime that a short soak in hot water with pretty lights and massaging water jets. It is also our time, where we talk over the day without the din of television or cellphone interruption.

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  6. Louise - I know you are right - life cycles, and all things change, in ways far different than we can ever imagine. The sun rises. Ahh, you are right about the attitudes of others. I can only change myself - or more accurately, how I react to the stimulus that I encounter. I am still working on that, on not letting my joy be diminished.

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  7. Jamie - thank you for caring and for understanding. I often weigh the pros and cons of the job I've been at three years today. I arrived in such a state of mess, and have grown considerably. Am I strong enough and ready to take on another challenge, despite health issues and such which limit my options. I don't know - but I do keep my eyes open and my door open to possibilities. If there is another place I am meant to be, I believe I will find it, or it will find me. :-)

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  8. Hi Amanda! I agree with you that employers who think it thru are realizing there is something to be said for stability and maturity. But I believe the vast majority still favor youth, attraction, and bright promises that can be obtained at an introductory price. It is not so much that I do not like my job or where I work, but that I have grown so tired over the years of pushing paperwork. How I would love to find a position that would excite me!

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  9. Yes, another posting, finally. Glad to see you becoming busy again with blogging. Blogging does take time. In the next month or so, you will see me less on my blog too because I'll be moving from one country to another in the middle of the month, but I'll try to post at least once a week. Thank you for stopping by and commenting at my blog post earlier today about watching people. I apologize for responding late to your comment. Have a wonderful week.

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  10. Olive - thank you for stopping by to comment! Blogging is my favorite thing to do, but it takes time away from interacting with my spouse and getting stuff done around the house, so I have to work at exercising a bit of self-discipline on how much I can sit and write. Your move sounds exciting and we will look forward to hearing the details!

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  11. That getaway sounds great! We are going to rent a cabin in August in Oklahoma...cannot wait!!

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  12. Hi Kristi! There is nothing we enjoy more than just being away someplace quiet, peaceful, and beautiful together, be it in the mountains or at the beach. We hope in the future to visit the California Redwoods, a place neither of us has ever been.

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Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)