OMG that caught me offguard and literally made me snort with laughter!!
Ah well, my wise Senior Manager thinks the time has come "to mend fences before this grows into a larger issue." In other words, she finally collected all her ammo from HR and (only 6 days later!) stormed into his office to demand action.
I talked to our Senior Admin while Her Odiousness was in the Sr Mgr's office, and let her know what was going on - only one other person in the department had heard anything about it (from me at least; another "mean girl" was privy to all the dirt from the other side). Turned out to be a lucky thing I did. The witch came over to vent at the Admin, and she very kindly explained my side of it. The seed of doubt was planted. I shall now begin to reap what has been so serendipitously sown. If I pull this off I will merit a Pulitzer for drama. I plan to have her wiping a tear from her eye and apologizing to me for being so heartless all these years.
OK, no that will never happen, but I WILL wrangle a more advantageous seating arrangement (also courtesy of the Senior Admin's ideas) that will get me out of her phone call range, and she (and mean girl 2, if I know anything about how this works) will decide that they misjudged my terrible (but one-time-only behavior).
I've eaten lavendar in cheese, chocolate, and several other things! It's as edible as any herb that's clean and in the hands of a creative chef... :) The cheese was really good. Don't remember the chocolate!
My day is low key so far. My boss just told me that he lost his phone yesterday morning and found it yesterday evening when he left work - it was in the road where he'd opened the gate yesterday morning (a good reason for NOT keeping your cell phone between your legs when you drive!!) and EVERYONE drove over it all day!! I can't quit laughing! My office window looks right out at the driveway but I did not see it. We had torential rain so that may have disguised it. One of the guys even drove over it with a forklift when he moved the dumpster out to the road for pickup... Classic stuff.
Last night my cable and internet went out so I'm hoping it's back to life when I get home tonight. This is my night off to walk the dogs, do my floors and just hang out. I need some down time!
Woubbie, I hope Ms. Odious does a full face plant in the course of planning Awfulness...
"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein
I'm thinking that a lot of the flower petals that smell sweet are edible. I know you can find recipes for rose petals pretty easily.
Light dusting of snow here in PGH. I am SO ready for some green out there. It's the one thing that I truly can't abide about winter - the greys and muddy browns.
My husband took our younger son to the doc this morning and they're going to do the usual blood tests and also a CAT scan just to be safe. He's pretty "chill" with everything so far, so things could be worse.
Work is busy today, but all is (so far) quiet on the toxic colleague front. She's probably planning something REALLY awful for me.
Hi Budget, no, I'm in Alabama close to Georgia. But the Tennis size hit 40 miles right in Georgia. We didn't have damage to speak of but I'm hearing same story all around me. We kept thinking a tornado had to be in this storm. I'm stunned about Ms getting hit also. I missed that on news. My brother from Alaska knew we had bad weather but he is a radio nurd.. We are going to walk around our potted plants for a day or two before we turn them out. I've gone on internet and found several ways to serve lavendar. I guess you think herb like ginger and use sparingly. Some on salmon, breads, honey mustards...
Dixie, are you anywhere near Jackson, MS? My brother said they had tennis ball-plus size hail there! Lots of heavily damaged cars. He was lucky. Not even a drop of rain at his house, and only slushy hail at work, so no damage there. He's in a flying club, though, and both of the planes were damaged.
RE: lavender - it's one of the herbs in herbs de Provence, but that's all I know about eating it.
Supposed to be 10 - 20 degrees below normal for the rest of the month. Yesterday a year ago was a record high of 82. This year's high yesterday was 32, which is lower than the average low for the day. We had gardens planted by this time last year, but not this year. Snow is predicted Sunday through Wednesday.
Suzanne, are you still on your skiing vacation? Is there a play group there for James or do you go back to home for his regular playgroup?
I'll be at the library all morning, then bridge lesson this afternoon. I have been working hard on bidding, and am sort of comfortable with the first round of bidding - through the first three seats only. Haven't gotten to the chapter on how to bid if you're in the fourth seat, or if it makes multiple rounds.
I've been up since 4:00am. Taking care of internet while house is quiet. Kitchen is loaded with potted plants both flowering and vegetable due to freezing weather last night. Two days ago we had large marble size hail...Once the house starts to stir I'm heading back outside to plant more pots and arrange the ones finished.
Just saw an interesting "fat bomb" receipt called Coconut-lavender-Hibiscus sweet. I didn't know you could eat lavender...
I am up and ready to start my day, but the entire family is sleeping! James and I go to playgroup this morning, that is always fun. Going to take Andrew skiing one afternoon this weekend, before we lose all the snow. I will miss winter, but looking forward to spring and hiking outside. Tennis in the summer. No good deals on meat this week, that is never good for the budget.
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