Relationships matter

After a day of couch surfing, crying, feeling sorry for myself, I finally picked myself up and got annoyed enough with something else. So I got started deep cleaning my shower, which led to decluttering the countertop in the master bathroom. And more crying. One of our final interactions we were looking at apartments for…

Finality bites

I have avoided writing about meeting with Spawn of Hellbeast last Friday and the aftermath of that meeting and signing of documents. In person, she was coldly professional and efficient. Copies of my separation and severance agreement were presented for my attorney's final review. Once he was satisfied, we brought in the notary and both…

Aggravated, crazy, sick to my stomach – TGIF

Probably the title should read "Ms. Crankypants has taken over the blog." But that might be more negative than is actually necessary? Maybe, maybe not. It's just been a very long week and some irritation must be vented and bled off. Aggravated Tuesday brought acquiring firm people into the office to kick-off the transition with…

Sadness

While I do not want my return to semi-regular blogging here to be all about work and it's changes, for the moment I have to accept that it is for this weekend at least all about work and it's changes. This too is temporary and will pass. Thanks for all the kind and supportive comments.…

Unexpected endings

This is not the post I expected to be writing today. Really, this is not the post I expected to be writing anytime in the foreseeable future. My full-time job is likely ending. The partners told me today they have agreed to terms to sell/merge with a big corporate firm. This has been under discussion…

It’s been a week

This week, this WEEK. It's been up, down, all around. I am not copingĀ in the most stellar manner, and it leaks out in the weirdest ways. I have touched upon it in the past, but I had a horror-filled childhood with significant trauma from sexual abuse. I rarely write about it and never in a…

Winding down, gearing up

Been a very long and crowded weekend. Friday and night we attended a client/friend's birthday party. Where we thought for sure we would be home early - parties are typically not our thing - but a serendipitous turn of events and face-to-face introductions with people I have interacted with via email and phone and we…

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere

Today started out as wonky, confusing weekend, but not at all bad or unpleasant - just me trying to catch up on unusual happenings the last few days. So Thursday I mentioned having weird shoulder and neck pain and suspecting my office desk set-up being the culprit. By the time I was finishing that post…

A blissfully uneventful Friday

It has been a fabulous day. Work was quiet - just me and one project manager and the PM's little dog. Phone were relatively silent as well, and I spend most of the day catching up on several months of filing. Yep, I was filing. And it was absolutely glorious. After yesterday with the drama…

oh the Drama ….

We tend to be relatively low-maintenance around here. M and I have our dust-ups like any other couple, the kids come home with issues or problems to talk over. Friends have problems and we try to be good listeners and help when and where we can. But drama tends to be something that happens at…