Friday Feelz

Productive – After I totally dropped the ball on something earlier this week, I decided I need to start using my subscription to Meistertask to manage my work better. I am my boss’s go-to manager in terms of getting shit done. Between that and the fact my team, despite their tenure at this company and…

At What Point Is It Insubordination?

During the long weekend of work a couple weeks ago, there were just a few things here and there happening that seemed to point to this: ‚Äč I seem to pick up on subtle things sometimes that until it comes together that I’m not 100% sure of what is going on. During that weekend, communication…

Friday Feelz

Uncertain Isn’t that an odd emotion? Uncertain. I’m uncertain of how I’m feeling right now. Earlier this week, the foster kid unexpectedly announced they were leaving. (Forgive the "they" pronoun as well as the awkward wording as I’m trying to keep some degree of anonymity for the kid.) The foster kid decided a month ago…

Motivational Monday

Apparently I wrote up a post for today only to not publish it. Guess I’ll use that one next week.

Friday Feelz

Incredibly sad – Waking up this morning to the news that Anthony Bourdain has died of apparent suicide hit me hard. I remember catching him on TV with his first food / travel show and falling in love with the way he viewed the world. I received two of his books for Christmas and devoured…

Getting too old for this shit

The weekend was a crazy one. Most think that I am making that statement because my daughter graduated this weekend, so there is an assumption that with family in town and all that life would be crazy. And while some of that may be true, the bigger truth is my weekend was crazy because three…

Friday Feelz

Tired – I needed something out of the living room before I sent to bed and walked into an unexpected situation – our foster son sobbing on the couch as his friends (my daughter and another friend) were awkwardly trying to console him. I immediately jumped into mama bear mode asking what was wrong, etc…

Trees, Graduations, and Other Random Things

Our neighbor who owns the complex of apartments and town houses next door to our property has bitched since soon after he built that craziness that he hated our bushes. The guys we bought our house from, for privacy, planted a series of laurel bushes along the fence line. They were big but served their…

Friday Feelz

Goofy This week at work has definitely been a goofy one. As I was telling someone, we are getting way too familiar with each other as more and more stories are shared. One guy, I learned, was a teenage rebel – getting suspended repeatedly for fighting, smoking, etc. This guy who presents as this bald,…

Prom and Body Shame Worries

"As your dad, I hate it because you look too grown up. Not being your dad for a moment, you look amazing!! That being said, wear it because my dad feelings are mine to deal with, not yours." G’s response to what my daughter wore to prom last weekend. And honestly, the response was perfect….