Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Fragments: Work and the Plague

We had birthday breakfast at work this week. It was my job to bring bagels, which I purchased the night before. However, I forgot cream cheese, so we rushed to the grocery store in walking distance of school on the way in. It was closed!  Apparently it has been all over the news because they closed this store, in this neighborhood, where many people do not have cars and now they have no store within walking distance.  

I guess I should watch the news more often!

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I went to visit a blog this week after a fellow blogger had left a comment here. I couldn't find the comments on the blog!  It was the most frustrating thing! 

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I made a funny on Monday and tricked some of you.  I have to admit, I was most tickled by the comments. In particular Ashley, or was it Lisa, over at The Dose of Reality indicated that when my post title came up in her RSS feed she "couldn't click fast enough."  I sound silly, but it just warmed my heart that she was so happy for me. I love my bloggy friends. 

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We are FINALLY healthy enough that we got some time with Baby B this week. My church does dinner on Wednesday nights and my sister Evie and her husband Jack live within walking distance, so even though we aren't supposed to do "take out" I ordered two extra plates and brought them over after we ate. I got to hold the baby while her mama and daddy ate.  I got a big kick out of how excited my own children were to go visit. They love that baby as much as I do!

However, this seriously cuts into MY time, because now THEY want to hold her. Hands off the baby, kiddos, she's all mine! *grins*

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I have a coworker who has taken to speaking to me in a terribly condescending tone during grade level meetings.  It's the oddest thing because this person does not do this one-on-one. During our most recent meeting, I was sort of attacked and told I was wrong when I was correct and two colleagues came to my defense and backed me up and then two more said something after the meeting.  I've taken to just ignoring it.  This is not someone I have to be friends with and I feel that saying something when it happens would cause a scene and make me look unprofessional, but now I'm worried that if I don't, someone else will.  

Have I mentioned I hate confrontation?  Even if I do it privately, I will probably cry and that annoys me.

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I spoke too soon up above, because not to end on yet another down note, but I am sick again with yet another head cold. This has been a really rough fall/winter. I've had one cold after another and it seems like I'm sick at least once a month. I had a cold for Thanksgiving, a sinus infection for Christmas and had a cold last week. I'm not sure I had a full week with a clear head and now I feel lousy again. It's discouraging!

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It is, however, Friday and I attended a really great workshop yesterday which broke up the week and was actually worth the time away from my class. So there! *grins* 
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18 comments:

Wayne W Smith said...

If you don't stand up for yourself, your inviting people to walk all over you.

Angelwithatwist said...

Oh see I don't put up with that mess. Like the above commenter once they get by with it they never stop and only get worse. I am not saying be hateful, but be polite and state your boundaries on what you will and will not tolerate in the way she speaks to you.
I hear ya on the head cold. Today I would have to get better to feel like death warmed over and I am pretty sure my fever has me at serving temperature..
It may have been me you were looking for. My id here doesn't have a thing attached to it due to G+ being a pain. find me here

The Dose of Reality said...

Thank you so much for the shout out!! You got me GOOD on Monday! It was me, Lisa!

(Ashley and I are VERY bad about signing our comments and we have renewed a vow to do better in the future. Although we like to be mysterious, you might like to know who you're talking to, right?!!)

So sorry you are sick again. :( Plague be gone!! Feel better!!

--Lisa <---Yay! I remembered!

Eva Gallant said...

Hello! I just dropped by from SITS and I read your post about the friend with the substance abusing ex-husband. You were obviously right to worry about her. I pray she stays safe. Hope you find time to return my visit!

ChiTown Girl said...

Aw, I hope you feel better soon. Being sick just sucks.

I completely understand the situation with the coworker. I'm exactly like you when it comes to this stuff. And, WHY do we cry!?!? I hate it, too! I'd love to say confront her about it, whether right in the moment, or privately. But, I wouldn't be able to do it, so don't listen to me. I just hope it works itself out. You shouldn't have to deal with that BS.

Stacy Uncorked said...

I don't watch the news much either, so I probably would have missed something like that - what a bummer! Did you manage to get cream cheese for the bagels? ;)

I get frustrated if I can't figure out where to leave a comment, too!

Glad you're healthy enough to get some time with Baby B this week!

I don't like confrontation either - I also don't like when people talk in a condescending tone to me or at me.

I sure hope you feel better soon!!

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Diane said...

It always bothers me when someone treats me that way and for no reason. But I think some people are just determined to be unhappy, no matter what. I am terrible with confrontation too.

Hope you feel better soon!

Tettelestai said...

I understand not liking confrontation, and if it would cause an unpleasant scene, then just politely state your case and let it go. Your classy manner will be noticed. I have no idea why this person is acting like that :-( At least others stated something.

Yuck on the head cold!!! You need some baby time!

Monday was a mean trick woman!!! I get your blog feed, why didn't that one show up???

nancygrayce said...

I hate confrontation too and wouldn't know what to do and would cry! The crying makes me the maddest at myself. Sorry you're sick again,,,,me too! This has been the year for the yuck!

Have a great weekend!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I hope I'm not the blog that you couldn't find the comments. :) Sometimes, mine can be tricky..:)

I feel like you...I"m sneezing and wheezing.

Mimi B said...

Ugh, what a horrible situation, but honestly, I'm glad those other people said something on your behalf. If that teacher doesn't figure it out, you may end up having to say something as uncomfortable as it could be.

How fun to sneak pizza to the family! Love that.

Keetha Broyles said...

I have had the same frustrating experience of not being able to find comments on some blogs. I believe some bloggers turn the comment option off, though for the life of me I can't figure out why - - -

Doreen McGettigan said...

I have had trouble finding the comments too. I though maybe it was my iPad until it happened on my PC.
You need to practice one sentence that clearly says back off in a nicer yet very firm way and use it. This happened to me for years until I finally got brave enough to speak up. Good luck!
That is a shame the store closed, I hate forgetting stuff :-)
Hope you had a decent weekend.

Mrs4444 said...

Preparing for a sub is such a pain; it's always nice when your time away is worth it!

Sorry you're not feeling well. Have you changed your furnace filter at all?

I practially lost my mind of a co-worker (gym teacher) disrespected me and what I do. I was so filled with rage! I decided it was a great lesson to me; it helped me gain more empathy for my students to whom I'm always saying, "Just walk away; you can ignore him." Good luck with your situation. I'm sure holding that sweet little baby will take the edge off :)

Cyndy Newsome said...

Are you taking your vitamins missy????
I do think you need to stand up for yourself with the condescending co-worker. You don't deserve that treatment!
Totally know what you mean about the baby! My great-niece said my name for the first time yesterday; I was on top of the world!

Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

Feel better! And I can't stand it when people are condescending to me! Is there any worse form of passive aggression?

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Wow! I love your cauliflower dish!

Heather said...

I never watch the news and never know what is going on! The only way I find things out is if people start talking about it on facebook!

Thank God you said you couldn't find the comments on the blog - that happens to me more than I would like to admit! I thought I was just weird!

I have an awful head cold that won't go away. It is seriously driving me crazy - it just want it gone.

I love baby snuggles!!!! So happy you can sneak yours in!