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Friday, February 08, 2019

I thought my tone was too stressed. Not that I have anything serious to stress about. Just the fast and busy pace of daily life and not much time for myself. I got baptized outside the ladies room yesterday when I collided with a coworker walking out of the bathroom holding a cup of coffee. So did the wall and the rug. So I cleaned it up as best as I could. My coworker thanked me for doing it and swiftly returned to her desk. Swell. I apologized to the editor (physicist) whose office we were standing in front of, and asked the building staff to clean the rug. I ran into him in the hall later and he told me it was cleaned, then stood and chatted with me for a few minutes, which was pleasant. We were wondering what happened to the silver “disco balls” that used to hang near the blind spots in the hallways. You could see a distorted, miniature version of some one coming around the corner, and avoid slamming into them. We had an award-winning NYC architectural firm redesign our office and add a floor about 5 years ago. I guess they thought they were not design worthy, so our disco ball days are over.

WW at Work continues for a while longer. I lost 5 pounds then gained 6 back over the holidays. I enjoy the meetings and learn from them. It’s nice to get together with my colleagues, since we have a very quiet office environment and I live in the land of headphones: podcasts, audio books, and whatever else I can listen to while spending hours in front of a computer or getting showered with coffee. I keep trying to improve my snacking and tracking habits, and find it hard to get done everything I want. Busy, busy.

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    Glad you or any one got burned by the coffee!Just makes
    for a bad day when something like that happens.Everyday
    can't be perfect,would certainly be nice! emoticon

    254 days ago
    S**t happens, over and done with and you were the only one that got stressed...turn that on it's head and requisition some mirrors so it doesn't happen again. emoticon
    254 days ago
    I can imagine that happening to me...get covered in coffee. Hopefully it wasn't hot and you weren't burned! But what an annoying thing to happen, and caused in part because a safety feature like a mirror was removed for stylistic choices! Your story reminded me of something that happened when I used to work in a doctor's office. An interior designer redid the entire office, with new color schemes and prints for the walls, etc., without any input from employees. The color was a sort of dull pepto-bismol pink...not a great choice, in my opinion. But the worst part was a print she selected to hang in the lab area, where patients were waiting their turn for lab draws. It was a painting of a woman reclining on a sofa, with the caption that had the word "incurable" in it, like An Incurable Saturday or something like that. In other settings it may be okay, but not in a doctor's office, where patients sick with serious illness would have to stare at this word while waiting their turn for lab tests. (I worked for oncologists, cardiologists, plumonary specialists, etc.). It seemed really insensitive to me, to put that word in front of seriously ill patients who were already stressed out by the doctor's office. When employees complained to management, we were basically told we had no class and didn't understand art. When enough patients finally complained, they took it down. So much for the experts!
    Glad you are enjoying the WW meetings. It does help to have others around to share your struggles with.
    Have a great weekend!
    255 days ago
    Awww! I haven't seen them, of course, but I now miss those disco balls!
    255 days ago
    I am sending many hugs and smiles for your weekend coming up. I hope you can spend a bit of time enjoying something you want to get done, too. Working is so hard, I do remember that so well. Limited time as far as energy levels, as far as I was concerned. My life is so much smoother now that I am retired. emoticon
    255 days ago
    Sounds like you had an eventful day but came out of it all right!

    Hope you have a good weekend!!
    255 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    TGIF. Have a great weekend
    255 days ago
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