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Just One Of Those Days...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I love to blog about happy things, NSV's, scale victories, good days and just all of the emoticon's and emoticon's that go on. But I also realize that life isn't constant emoticon's and emoticon's and some days it's just emoticon & emoticon .

Disclaimer emoticon: It has been a cranky sort of day, so pure crankiness to follow. emoticon More importantly the "problems" that resulted in crankiness are very small non-problems... and I'm aware there are people with real problems, haha. emoticon

#1. I get to work today and someone threw out my bag of food. My bag of food had the date and initials on it, so it shouldn't have been a problem. It only had a couple pancakes in it, but it also had an almost full bottle of syrup and a little measuring cup. I checked all 4 (yes we have 4) fridges, nothing. I even went to the dumpster but I guess it's trash day because it's empty. So my measuring cup is gone (luckily from the dollar store), the pancakes that I planned on eating (no big deal, just annoying), but I managed to find the syrup in the door of the fridge. I am 99% sure it is the same one, it's Aunt Jemima Lite syrup with only a small amount missing. It doesn't expire til 2014, and most of the "community" stuff like ketchup is older than I am. So I took that back, booyah!

#2. (Which chronologically should be #1) I almost rear ended some idiot who kept hitting his break for no reason on the way to work! So I was finally changing lanes to get away from him because he (or she) was clearly an idiot, and of course as I looked back to check my blind spot they hit their breaks again, luckily I was able to get around them. *PHEW*

*Are you still reading this? I sure wouldn't be, I'm just venting lol, nothing interesting to see here!*

#3. People! I'm not a fan of people! Okay, Spark People are the exception to the rule, I love Spark People, but people in general, MEH! So my work does our schedules 3 months at a time. We have a list, it rotates. I always chose to work weekends if given the opportunity. But the holidays always screw it up because people want the holidays off (makes sense). So people that don't work the weekends all year will sign up to work weekends so they can have Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween off. Okay fine. I came to terms with it. I was last on the list so I am working weekdays (which I hate). I don't care about working the holidays, that comes with the job. We signed up months ago, but some guy quit. So they should switch someone to fill his spot. Basically they STILL haven't moved someone, and this starts in October. Frustrating. Frustrating because you can't put in time off when you don't know what days you are working, I have 3 weeks of vacation that I can't fully plan because I "might" get switched... and I can't do trades with people because I don't know the days. Everyone at my work has their lives planned out til the end of the year and I am stuck.

Then on top of it, this chick at work emoticon, who I already don't like... is ahead of me. So she says to me a month ago, "If they move someone, I will pass it up and LET YOU HAVE THEM, as long as you work the holidays for me." I couldn't do Thanksgiving because that is during my 3 week vacation, but agreed and would work Christmas and Halloween for her. I was going to have to work them anyways and it's not a big deal to me. Well now that over a month has past and they still don't know if they are going to move someone, I tell the girl you know what, scheduling sucks, I'm over it. I don't want to work the weekends anymore, I'm done, so if it comes up you make sure you take it so you can have the holidays off. To which she looks at my slightly annoyed "I don't want to work weekends!" I said well I'm over it so you pick whatever you want. Then she says "I guess I'll have to put in a time off request for Halloween", I said "yeah you should." She has barely been here not even 2 years, she won't get the holiday off it's based on seniority, and she wouldn't have gotten it off if she put it in a month earlier, so I didn't mess her up on that. But seriously, she was NEVER going to work weekends, she was tricking me into working the holidays for her so she could have everything she wanted. Getting weekends off and having the holidays off. I hate liars... there are some really nasty people at my work who are jerks in general but they know they are jerks and I can respect that LOL! It's the ones that act nice to your face and do shady crap behind your back that really bothers me. There is obviously more history with this girl that I won't go into, but I'm so annoyed and bothered by it. The funny part will be that they might "force" me to move because I'm at the bottom of the list, which will then mean I will "have" to work weekends, and I'll end up with the schedule I originally wanted (but no longer really care about) and will get Halloween and Christmas off, which isn't a big deal but at least a slap in the face to the other girl. If not neither of us move and both of us work weekdays and I will make sure not to sit anywhere near her.

So that is my day... Oh and my arthritis in my knee is starting to flare up,it's not awful yet and I'm hoping it stays that way. That has really messed with my fitness and fitness minute goals for this month and I am really down about that. I really wanted the 2,000 and while it is still possible I doubt I will be able to reach it if my knee keeps this up. I hate getting worked up over things that I can't control... and am working on letting it all go without eating everything. The emotional eater in me always wants to soothe myself with food (and a lot of it), but I do my best to fight it. I can eat a ton of food or chose not to, but I will have the same "problems" regardless, and I need to remember that.

Hopefully tomorrow is a better day. *SIGHS*
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    ugh work drama.....I totally get it!!!
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  • RAINA413
    So sorry about all the stress and icky stuff going on in your life. We all have our crummy days. I sincerely hope you have a better rest of your week!
    1677 days ago
    Strange scheduling system they have there. Sorry that it is causing you so much strees!

    Re food and large companies, it's worth it to get a personalized special lunch bag/box, people are less likely to raid it or toss it than a shopping bag.

    I hope tomorrow goes better for you!
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  • DALMOM2007
    Hopefully after venting, you felt better and your stress decreased with each key stroke.

    Wishing you a much better day tomorrow. emoticon

    PS: I just love Eeyore. Him and piglet were my two favorite characters from Winnie the Pooh stories.
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    Comment edited on: 9/17/2013 10:15:19 PM

    This to will pass. emoticon
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    Keep your emoticon side up, up!
    1679 days ago
    Nice to know other people have the same Kinds of 'non-problem" problems as me! Thanks for sharing and Keep up the good work. Love your blogs~! emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 9/17/2013 4:39:53 PM
    Venting is the healthier alternative to bottling up feelings. Hopefully putting your bad day down in print helped to let it go. Now I just need to practice doing the same type of venting (non-violent emoticon ) myself!
    1680 days ago
    Sounds like a tough day
    1680 days ago
    Please, vent away! I love your blogs, and this one reminds me why I am so glad I am retired and don't have to deal with the office crap anymore! Things will get better, so don't let one day ruin everything. And I have arthritis in my hip, which can also be very painful, so I know how your poor knee feels! Don't give up - venting can help immensely!
    1680 days ago
    boooo to bad days :( but we both know it can't last!
    1680 days ago
    Every once in awhile, you get a day like that when you question why you ever got of of bed that morning! I think you should vent about it. We've all had similar experience and beats the heck out of stuffing it down with food! I used to work in an office with this one person who used to steal everyone else's food. She got caught a few times and would give you some stunned answer like, "oh I thought this was for everybody!" 'yeah - that's why my name is on the bag you stupid &*$#^^%^#$^%!' lol lol I used to get infuriated over this and finally just quit leaving anything around in her reach. I would see & hear others freaking out, and would just roll my eyes, as she would never change. I finally left that office because there were many things that went on there (all very, very unnecessary stress!) that were already playing on my health!

    The good news is -- today is bound to be a better day for you! Good for you for finding a non-destructive way of dealing with these feelings! emoticon
    1680 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2013 1:51:49 PM
  • MKATE99
    I hope your day gets better. I found your venting entertaining though, you have a great writing style. We all have days like that (and coworkers - ugh).

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    I also love seeing the outpouring of support. This is an awesome community.


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    sounds like a rough day. hope it improves
    1680 days ago
    I am so sorry you had a crappy day. It is OK to vent! It's better to release your stress that way than by stuffing it down with food, you know?

    Do you take Glucosamine and Condroitin? I don't have arthritis, but my knees were getting a little achy after I began my running regimen. I started taking them and voila, no more knee pain!

    Hope you feel better and have an awesome day!!!
    1680 days ago
    It's good to vent and get it off your chest. I had a similar problem when I worked at a back office bank. Some people just love being mean, while smiling to your face. It got so bad I decided my health was more important (after going to the hospital with chest pains, and finding out it was anxiety) and found a new job. I know that's not really a good idea. But I took the chance.

    Anyway hope you have a stress free Tuesday and your knee starts to feel better. Maybe you can do certain yoga moves to help it. emoticon
    1680 days ago
    danger danger will robinson (are you too young to remember that show?).. anyhoo.. I recognize the .. uhmmmm..*itchy mood... cuz when one thing gets under my skin it just paves the path for everything else.. and before you know it I'm in full on pity party mode.. good for you for acknowledging this is no reason to eat cuz it will only make things worse not better.. hang in there.. try to read or watch some positive, funny stuff.. force yourself to smile.. and fake it until you make it...

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    I hope it gets better. I thought you were talking about me. That's a typical day for me.
    1680 days ago
    I am with you. My work environment is stressful too. So much drama and gossiping and criticizing people. Ugh. I stay to myself and am pretty sure they think I'm anti-social. Most of the time I'm ok with this.

    Vent all you want. We all have those days. emoticon
    1680 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2013 7:29:41 AM
    I love seeing past peoples mask and getting to the heart of the issue, what makes them tick. I build myself up by building them up and watching their faces when they can't break me [make me hate them] it's pretty funny to make them like you .. I especially loved the challenge of making hateful people like me in school [boy, did I have a bad roommate in College that took a while] ..tee-hee-hee! Sometimes you find out the meaner they are the more they've been hurt and it takes longer to win them over, but once you do.. you can find a life long friend .. at least, so far I've not had any life long HATE relationships. emoticon

    I admit with the roommate one, I'm not sure the cost was worth it.. she almost won when she kicked me out of OUR room in the middle of dying my hair and two hours later she finally let me back in!!! (THE R.A. was her best friend, so no help there! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1680 days ago
    I am so with you on not being a people person lol. I had a co-worker steal my lunch bag one time... They left the apple in the fridge and stole the bag how lame. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 9/17/2013 4:32:29 AM
    I feel for you. I retired a year ago and only now have I come to realise how awful were the majority of people I worked with. Hope the week gets better and that you got through the day without a binge. emoticon
    1680 days ago
    You and me are so alike! Me too hate being around people! From my expierience very few people are ready to help you and very few people are sincere these days so I prefer to stay alone sometimes! Yesterday was one of those days for me I ate and ate till I felt I would throw up! I feel so bad and guilty today!
    Well done for being so strong! Keep it up! emoticon
    1680 days ago
    I am not a people person either. Most of them can get off of the planet and I wouldn't miss them. Sometimes it's nice just to vent. I find if I can vent I have less of a tendency to smother my problems with food. Here's to having a better day tomorrow. emoticon
    1680 days ago
    Haha I too am not really a people person. I can get along with just about anybody but I really don't enjoy my time out at the store, movies, etc. where there are a lot of people. The general public in my opinion is so rude and inconsiderate. It's everyone for themselves and they don't mind inconveniencing others to get what they want.

    I really don't like people like your coworker that act like they're doing you a favor but are really just trying to get what they want. Good for you for telling her no and that you're over it.

    You seem like you have just had an overall bad day and are just really disenchanted with the people around you. Thankfully you have a nice, quiet home with a loving dog to go back to at the end of the day. :)
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  • MRSP90X
    That is one of the reasons that I like spark! I think we are a different breed here. Who else would cheer, encourage, and support people that we really do not know very well and take our own precious time doing it when we could be working out or preparing our food or something else?! There are people here only for themselves, but they are in the minority. emoticon
    1680 days ago
    I feel your pain! People outside of Spark can really suck especially the manipulative, bratty ones!! Fridges.... something about work fridges that says throw out the good and keep the science experiments! I refuse to use them at work lol..

    Hope the rest of your week is better!!

    1680 days ago
    Love your recitation of your very bad, horrible day and also love your attitude and priorities! Thank goodness that tomorrow is a new day.

    That being said, I just want to offer that you could still build up your exercise time by doing more sedentary exercises - arm curls anyone?
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  • ZRIE014
    have a great day
    1680 days ago
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