Just had a couple quick thoughts I wanted to share with y'all. Life has been intruding on my time in the blogosphere but you're near & dear to me as always &, hopefully, things will settle to a dull roar soon.
Something I feel badly about is that I've tried to respond personally to all of you who have left comments as I sincerely appreciate them. Some of my e-mails to you have come bouncing back sometimes as it did to darling Golden Lucy. And some of you, when I attempt to send you a reply, use a no-reply addy as does Joy -- a new acquaintance (& I hope, a friend) whose blog I will be adding soon to my links. She writes lovely poetry & writes on various aspects of her life -- some humorous; some that touch one's heart deeply. And, Joy? Those body piercing pics make me ache all over! (And my thoughts on that topic, i.e., body piercings, are another rant . . . er . . . ah . . . blog -- yeah, that's it -- blog.)
Ronni Bennett at Times Goes By wrote a womderful piece about how we need crisis in our lives to grow. I have to agree with her. What doesn't kill me makes me stronger has long been a part of my personal philosophy as have the maxims "Desperate times call for desperate measures." & "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." Both of these reminders have pulled me through some pretty tough times although I could be looking at some tougher times soon & I'm asking how I can make lemonade when I can't afford sugar. I guess I'll find out. This week I actually made a much-dreaded phone call & a crisis was resolved. Next week I'll put another to rest -- Lord willing. Since I seem to be dealing with the crisis du jour instead of the soup du jour of late. I'm growing on a daily basis.
Does anyone else out there hate Access-- the Microsoft database program? I took a course in it several years ago & it was instantaneous dislike. The good news is I never had to use it until this past week. The bad news is I spent hours fighting with it all week long. Grrrrrrrrr. At the end of each day I was asking, "Can I go home? My brain is full." until Friday when I asked, "Can I have a gun & a bullet so I can shoot my computer before I leave?" This morning I was delighted when the Admin Asst. from my current assignment called to tell me all my hard work was not MIA -- I was sure it had been devoured my some weird cyberspace being -- but she couldn't get the damn program to do what we needed it to do either. Makes me glad to know it wasn't just me the program was fighting. It's obviously an Equal Opportunity Annoyer.
A helpful hint for you executive types out there: be nice to the receptionist. Some of us have good instincts. My current work assignment is as receptionist for a non-profit agency. They have been conducting a search for a new CEO. Guess who each of the ten candidates met first? Of course, I formed opinions. I decided after the first round of interviews the gentleman from Louisville really stood out & would be an ideal CEO. That was reinforced after the second interviews. Yesterday the board voted & announced that the gentleman from Louisville is our new CEO! I'm wondering if I'm wrong in drawing the conclusion is that I should be hiring CEOs instead of greeting them. LOL! Being under-employed is not fun.
Well, I'm rambled out for now. May a gracious God be good to you all. And . . .
Copyright 2006 Kay Dennison