First world problem perspective

So I'm whining about work and recognizing the disconnect between intellectual understanding of what is happening and some emotional desire that it not be this way. I get it. It's not the end of the world, I'm managing it fairly well, and in most ways my job has been winnowed down from a decision-making manager…

Choices, stressors, negative vibes

Today, I had only one positive thing to say to anyone thus far. Meeting my friend K at the gym tonight, so that will change. She is doing really well with her barbell training and it's inspiring and exciting to witness. But for now, I'm a squatter in the negative neighborhood and feeling justified in…

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…

This, that, the other thing(s)

Kind of mish-mash post of things I have been meaning to write about and just have not had time to write and publish. Decluttering Efforts Continue Time just slips right by me these days. I have had a glorious 3 days working on my house, the various storage spaces, and yard, yet it seems like…

The Sally Field conundrum

Remember back in 1985 and Sally Field's "you like me!" acceptance speech? Every time I or anyone else uses that phrasing, I think about that speech. I do not watch award shows, but I do tend to read about them after the fact. And now that nearly every pop culture moment is available online somewhere,…

My silly life

I'm not sure anyone's life is truly silly, but sometimes I come here to write about something profound and all too often - I got nothing. Which is probably just as well; my version of profound could be more wool-gathering, navel gazing on the price of avocados ... and I don't even eat the darn…

In with new, out with something else

It seems I am about to get a different car yet again. First and foremost, M and I are not frugalistas; we have zillions of ways to waste money and probably do so routinely without giving it a second thought. However, we are also very responsible with money. Big things like savings for retirement, HSA-funding,…