Thursday, July 1, 2010

You Wouldn't Believe I'm Alive, But I Am

Blog FAIL.

Sorry guys.  I've been around and a little busy but also in a bit of a different world lately.  My priorities have shifted, but I'm trying to shift them back again.  Or at least, join the two different worlds. It's so easy to get caught up in things sometimes, isn't it?  Especially when they're full of happy-making.

All my jars have set.  Apparently setting them in the fridge expedites the process.  Who knew.  I took a picture (yet to download.. or is it upload?) and have yet to post it, but I fear this year's batch isn't going to be as good.  They've separated (remember how I crushed, then saved for the next day? The end result is what I feared) and when I say separated, I mean berry from juice.  But I gave a jar to J.H yesterday and she said it was quite tasty.  Even with half the sugar.

I'm struggling on my midterms with a couple questions and I realize I have to snap to it if I'm going to finish them on time.

I guess I haven't been writing because I have a lot of internal stuff going on in my head.  Health stuff, you know about that.  But there's also been a lot of internal struggle.. about what I think I deserve (relationships, career, etc) and raising the bar on these.  Also trying to accept more of certain parts of who I am instead of fighting it (that's been the most difficult struggle.  One tries to shut out negative talk that has been implanted for years upon years and you realize it's all just..... perception).  I've been walking a little taller with my head a little higher.  Co-workers have noticed I'm smiling more (and it's weirding them out.. heh).  I've been feeling really good lately.

Having said that, things at work are a little stressed; they're cutting back our hours.  I can't remember if I've written about this, so I apologize if I have.  They're taking out our cafeteria people and bringing in a new company to run the retail side of things.  Those people are being distributed throughout the department.  My shift is being cut 30min/day.  This is NOT happy making.  I have a plan come the fall which I'm going to start implementing soon.  God willing.

Well, I've got to get on with stuff for my day.  It's almost Friday!  .... which means nothing for me because I work the weekend.  But many of you don't, so I hope you have a great end to the week :)  And Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks ;)


hydra said...

I remember when I was working for a magazine company and they brought in a new firm to manage the staff cafeteria. The quality and choice of food deteriorated. As for having your hours cut... that's bad. It's demoralising. No wonder you've got so much on your mind... 'Chin up,' as my old dad used to say. Tho' it sounds like it already is!

Perovskia said...

It's funny because they're cutting 2 of our evening shifts but they're extending one... which means they're spending more money.. which is opposite of what they're trying to do and what this is all about. I don't get corporate logic :)

hydra said...

My marmalade didn't set so I decanted four jars into a plastic container for the foxes, who took it away with them. I had two left over and I put them in the fridge and whaddya know? They set! If only I'd seen your post before I threw out those four jars! I won't make that mistake again. Thank you!

Perovskia said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you had to throw out four jars, but I'm glad the last two set :) We'll have to remember this for the future :)

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