7/52: Blessings

After a realllllllllllllllllly long, hard work week, I’m getting a cold.  I have to say, after working at the job for a little over 9 years,  Friday was the first time I’ve ever felt that a co-worker can cause me real physical harm.  To the extent that I’ve already informed management that I will not meet with him alone at any follow-up meetings I need to have with him.  I don’t have work tomorrow and had all kinds of grand plans for the weekend but Friday’s events in addition to this awfully painful scratchy flu throat has left me listless and unmotivated.  Despite all that, I still have things to be thankful for and I am.

This week, I’m grateful for:

  • Good mental health.  I have issues just like everyone else, but I’m glad that I can take responsibility, make changes and not live in a world where everything difficult in my life is everyone’s fault.
  • That my co-worker  (D) was gracious enough to drive me to Ikea so I could get my RED CHAIR (and footstool)!!!!  WOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!  Despite feeling crappy, I just had to put it up and I love it!  I see many happy hours of reading and crafting in this chair.  😀

New Red Chair I

  • Knitting’s restorative quality.  Despite the work week, I was able to finish 2 squares this week for this project and start a third.  All three are from my pattern library so if I don’t get to finish my spring project before February’s up, I’m going to cheat and call them F.O.s for my craft book challenge.  What?!!!  I could do that … right?!!!  LOLOL! 😛

Blocks 2

Block 3

  • Lesson through a plant.  I rescued this plant that was almost dead from one of my co-workers.   I tried everything I could but it seemed that the slips would die.  So imagine my excitement when after 4 weeks of nothing, I came out one day this week to meet signs of life and growth.  That plant reminded me that we could still grow despite difficult, sometimes seriously debilitating circumstances.    

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Hope you each had a wonderful week!!!  😀

6 thoughts on “7/52: Blessings

  1. Creatively Motivated February 18, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    😦 @ troubles on the job. It takes a lot of strength to be able to experience a tough situation and still only focus on the things you are thankful for. Hope you feel better soon! And that corner looks so comfortable I just want to jump through the pic and have a seat. -Nizzy

    • Nicky February 18, 2013 / 12:23 pm

      Re the job so I hear but I know I can tell you that sometimes, I just don’t feel so strong. I’m trying to do better this year with my response to these types of things but it is hard. But I’m going to keep at it. It’s healthier for me in the long run.

      The chair made me feel better though. It’s just such a fun, bright red. I think I”m also going to buy the floral cushion so I could change up the look. Next time you’re in my neck of the woods, come take the chair on a test run. 😉

  2. Kate Lantry February 18, 2013 / 10:43 am

    Good for you for voicing your concerns; it took a lot of bravery. I hope it works itself out soon. And I love to see that you can still find somethings to be thankful for. I hope you feel better soon.

    • Nicky February 18, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      The more I thought about it this weekend, the more I realised that it makes no sense attempting to meet with him again. He’s the one that concluded our Friday meeting the way he did, I’m going to document the interaction then leave it alone. Upper management can decide what they want to do with him.

      I am feeling better but dread going to work tomorrow … I have to say that.

  3. sam February 17, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    I am glad that you spoke up about whatever happened at work. We all deserve respect.
    I love the stitches on the squares. Xxx thank you. I love your blessings posts… there are so many things to be thankful for and a blessing in itself to be able to recognize them. Much love my friend xxx

    • Nicky February 17, 2013 / 6:24 pm

      The work situation was and still is frightening. The situation has been taking up so much of my thoughts this weekend. It’s so time to say goodbye to this job but that’s another story.

      Much love to you too Sam. Thanks so much for all your support. ♥

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