Sunshine on Wednesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Sunshine on Wednesday
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:55am
It's amazing how much better I feel with a full night's sleep and sunshine in the morning! Today, I have work, a possible yoga class at lunchtime, more work in the are noon, and possible linedance teaching at night. Dh is downtown tonight, meeting with the realtor to list the condo for rent. My latest work drama is a coworker who is so controlling and has an explosive personality. You know the type -- deep down, she is so insecure, so she covers it up with an air of arrogance and condescension. I don't do very well because in my personal life, I avoid that type, but when I have to work with someone like that, avoidance is not always possible. Ugh. Why can't people be more respectful and courteous?! Life goes forward. I'm gonna make some calls and get into therapy dog work. THAT is something positive for me. B. steel cut oats with almond milk, stevia, and orange flavored craisins, green smoothie, coffee L salmon and veggies sound good D if Linedancing, Chinese takeout, otherwise, I have to figure something out

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:04am

FSN, I must have missed you decided to list your condo for rent.  Would it be short term vacation type rental or a long term tenant?  

Today is my Friday.  Two clients this morning and strength training this afternoon. Tomorrow, we're going on a weekend retreat with my friends in town who are part of camp.  We've rented a house up in the pines and I think it's going to be awesome.  DH, OP and I are going up a day early just for some quiet relaxation before the hijinks ensue.  :)  

Our 15 year anniversary is in June so we're started party planning.  We decided to do a party at my house instead of a restaurant dinner because my friends are much like me.... and you can't take me anywhere.  Cool

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:35am

You work w/ some interesting characters!  I don't think I've ever worked w/ someone like that so not sure how I'd handle it, except to be catty behind her back (ha, I'm just kidding but it would be tempting).  

I had a couple of early morning clients. On the way there, I kept thinking I need to quit my job, the early hours, etc. but once I started, it was fine. I just need to get over whining.  I have an advice client later in the day so I don't get to get in my planned workout.  Maybe I'll do something tonight but hate what's at the gym.  






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:36am

Have fun at your retreat! The advantage of having a party at your house is that you don't have to worry about the driving part. I love being able to collapse at the end.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:46am

For what it's worth, these people annoy me to no end and I want to shake them and yell "Why can't you behave like an adult?!?!?!" (which is, of course, not terribly adult).  In my most optimistic moments, I look at these people as opportunities to strengthen my boundaries.  Honestly, that is one of the huge bennies of working for and by myself.  I dislike dealing with difficult people for the sake of a paycheck or a career.  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 11:09am
I guess I have had so much going on, that I failed to mention the tenant drama that has been going on. We have been in communication with the tenant that he was getting complaints from neighbors about loud sounds coming out of the unit. We have notified him, and he has ignored it, with the sounds getting louder in subsequent nights. After the third complaint from the management company, we contacted the tenant and he started threatening us. Boo. We have a clause in our contract that either party can terminate the agreement within 30 days, so we terminated, and he continued to threaten us. Dh notified him via text that he would be AT the unit, with real estate agent present (and our two children were with him because they were on their way back from a college visit) on a certain day, and he vacated at that moment when dh arrived, citing that he didn't get the communication. It was a Monday through Friday rental agreement, and this guy has a wife and family back home while he has his own consulting firm where he works for various clients...dh and children found gross items under the couch, so we threw out all of the bedding...need I say more?! Yuck. By conceding to us keeping the security deposit, I would assume that it was an admission of guilt on several fronts. We apologized to the neighbors and management company...the tenant even lied and said he wasn't at the unit when the sounds were made, so we informed the management company of this, and they refuted that claim with the video of him coming and going (with a certain someone.). Again, YUcK. Too much drama...I certainly would not be doing this without dh who is a master at handling these types of issues AND taking care of all of this business.
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 11:10am
"I'm with you, sistah!"
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 11:44am

Hi Everyone. The sun is shining and I can almost go out without my winter coat on. YAY! 

I've been whitening my teeth and they are so sensitive that I can't smile or talk while outdoors because of the cold air. lol I think I'll skip a night. Usually it isn't this bad but I tried a different brand that seems to be stronger than others I've used. 

I've got granddaughter all day so I'm going to try to hit the gym this afternoon while my husband is home so I can get some weights in. 

Company coming this weekend so I have to get to the grocery. 

Karla
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 8:05pm
It is sunny here (well it was..now it's night!) but it is soooo cold. I am over this winter..but it is evidently not over....I worked from home today...sometimes I think I am the employee that FSN hates working with...I am arrogant, but it is because I am usually right, and I get so tired of being nice to people who are not doing their job. I know I am near reay for retirement...just not time yet. I was on the phone all dat, sometimes two calls at once. Mostly just making sure people followed directions...how hard is it to follow directions? Pretty hard, I guess. I went to Pilates and it was hard. I think running and swimming is kicking my butt and my muscles are tight.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 8:21am

If I'm not skiing then I'm ready for winter to be over, too!  My father used to say it was one thing working w/ incompetent people when they're junior to you but as he got older, the juniors who knew how to play the game and were incompetent were promoted over him. He said it was awful working for someone who is young, incompetent and senior to you.  There are times when I regret leaving the work force but then I remember things like this, or that I'm out enjoying myself when the weather is nice and I remember how nice it is not having to deal w/ that, too.  Poorer, but nice.;-)






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 8:22am

What brand whitener do you use? I'm on and off on using it but I'm such a coffee/tea/red wine drinker that I need to be better. OTOH, I get that odd skier face tan in the winter and people comment about how white my teeth look!






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