Crappy Days, Good Days

This last week at work has been a roller coaster. I had a big project to get out last week, and it didn't go as smoothly as I'd hoped. Because I got a new boss just a month ago, this was doubly frustrating: my first attempt at this project wasn't perfect, and my first project with a new boss wasn't perfect. The up side was that my fellow support staff are incredible, supportive, and generous. That picked the week up a bit.

This morning got off to a terrible start. It used to be that when I came in early I had an hour to myself to get things done quietly, and settle in for the day. Now when I come in early, someone else is here too. This morning I felt really bullied by that person. They outrank me, and they requested something (which I don't have a problem doing), but I felt really belittled. Crappy, crappy start.

So, now I'm going to spend the rest of the day looking for its up sides. Not a bad way to search through one's day.

And PS- Praise God for the lectionary last week, which means that as I putter through RevGal blogs, I finding message after message of God's love, and reminders to put aside anxiety. (If only I had time to really read them... and faith to be like the lilies.)


  1. That is crappy. That would really bug me if I was used to having a morning to myself. I like your idea to spend the day looking for the up sides. I hope you find lots of them!

  2. You go girl! Looking for those upsides is powerful stuff. ((Mrs. M))

  3. I am so proud of you looking for the upside. That is a really good choice.

    I am so sorry about the crappiness. Wish I could help. I would so totally sit across the room and make big jesters behind the crappy persons back if you would want me to. Then we could go to lunch and laugh and giggle!

  4. may grace abound tomorrow.


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins