A Cautionary Tale?
Last night, when I got home and logged into my personal email account, I got a huge surprise. An HR rep for a local high tech company found my info on LinkedIn and asked me if she could send me a job description for an openinng in her company. ... Read more
I Did Not Fall on My Face!
This afternoon, I had the follow-up to Sunday's trip to the ER - a stress test. I've never had one and did not know what to expect. i was afraid I would fall, fall or otherwise make a complete fool of myself. I actually went longer than they... Read more
Yvonne, Christi and Me
Yvonne sent me an email yesterday saying that she had received my card and that we need to talk. Progress towards reconciliation? Not sure.
Late last week, I learned that Christi is undergoing a double mastectomy tomorrow. She said she fo... Read more
I Took a Risk Today
After weighing it for a few weeks, I sent Yvonne a card. We have had a couple of training sessions at work that have gone better than I anticipated and I had hopes that they would break the ice, but there is no sign of thaw.
I picked up ... Read more
Things have been happening lately. I've have come home so tired that I have not had the mental energy to string words together to draft a blog. The training session with Yvonne went better than I thought it would. I thought it broke the ice a... Read more
Yvonne, Work, Mom and Emotional Eating
Tomorrow is the day. Tomorrow is the day I train Yvonne how to process the government contracts. If you read any of my recent blogs, you know that a) we were good friends (I thought), b) we used to do fun things together c) there have long bee... Read more
My SparkFamily Sustains Me!
Thank you, my SparkFamily, for your encouragement. May has been full of blogs about the death of a dear friend, too much work, too much stress, layoffs at work, including that of one of my supervising attorneys and the death of a friendship.
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Still Employed But...
I could not sleep last night and got up at 2:45. I have not been sleeping well since this whole thing with Yvonne started. I was not sleeping well prior to that because my mind was so caught up with the project I'm doing at work. I got to wor... Read more
Mourning the Death of a Friendship
Yvonne let me know today that she does not want to be my friend any longer. Somehow we are supposed to still be coworkers. This is going to be awkward. I will, of course, be professional even though my heart is crushed. I feel as if I were t... Read more
CMRAND54, You Asked (Thank You for Caring)!
Thank you, CMRAND54, for checking in on me! It feels great to know someone cares. She posted on my page, asking if I were ok since I have not blogged in a long time.
My last few blogs were early in May after the death of someone I’ve known... Read more
USPS Stamp Out Food Drive
Today was the US Postal Service Stamp Out Food Drive and I left some goods next to my mailbox when I went to work. I'm not sharing that to say I am a good and generous person, but to reflect on my changing relationship with food..
I've blo... Read more
John & Balance
This morning, I stopped at the hospice care at the VA hospital on my way to work. John was alone and he had that same glazed morphine haze that my dad had in the days before he died. I don't think John knew I was there, but I remembered that t... Read more
Update on John and Work Thoughts
I found out today that my dear friend John has been transferred from Stanford to the VA hospice care. His family created a facebook page for us to share thoughts, pictures and memories about him. Someone posted a picture of him being loaded on... Read more
I went to San Francisco Saturday night with Yvonne to the historic Warfield to see comedian Jim Gaffigan. We parked a few blocks away and walked to the theatre. I caught the edge of a manhole cover with my shoe and fell, landing hard on my kne... Read more
I HATE COMPUTER ISSUES!
I'll keep it short in case I lose my internet connection again.
I picked up my laptop today. The hard drive was not fried, but the power cord/adapter was. How they knew that, I don't know because that was in my computer bag while my laptop we... Read more