So, I completed the first full week at my new job. The people are personable, encouraging, and extremely helpful, and I look forward to working with them and actually moving forward and growing, after an extended period of time. Morale seems to be positive, no one comes in with pinched looks on their faces, and it's good to be someplace where there's potential to move up and learn, and the people aren't possessive, petty, rude, or conniving and actually foster a healthy work environment. Moreover and most importantly, I have my own workspace and have furnished it with two plants and a candy jar filled with sweet treats. It has been busy and there's plenty for me to do. I definitely hit the ground running. They showed no mercy and I quickly learned how to get into the swing of things. Fast paced is always good. On a stank note, I celebrated the completion of that week with a nasty case of food poisoning. Oh yes. I spent the bulk of my weekend vomming out the days' contents from my stomach, feeling hot & feverish, and sweating. I haven't eaten since Friday. I've only had water. My older sister made me some broth with brown rice. So in essence, there is no estrangement. It involves too much hard work and energy and I'm just too lazy to exert that much time and effort into something petty, and risk scattering my forces. I tried, but only lasted a few days. So eff it. Best to fight (like we frequently do) and move the eff on. I've two sisters and don't relish being out on the ledge all by my lonesome. No matter how much and how often we get on one another's nerves. I'm going to go lie down for a spell longer because while the worst of my ailment has subsided, there is still some gurgling and dull cramps in the pit of my stomach. Pardon me for saying this at the risk of speaking ill of a massive chain, but I think I shan't EVER eat another donut or drink any coffee from Dunkin Donuts ever again.


  1. I'm glad you made up with your sister, and good luck with the new job.

  2. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Yikes! Blowing chunks is never fun. Glad you're feeling better and I hope that you get a chance to eat some of your own candy on your desk! As soon as I put even a single chocolate on my desk it's snapped up in no time!

    ;) Cat

  3. Congratulations on the new job, and sorry about the food poisoning... I went through a bout of my own, caused by my eating an expired yogurt, realizing it tasted a bit funny, and eating the whole thing anyway. Yep, I'll probably die through the mouth. Funny thing is, after my bowels settled, the doctor prescribed two yogurts a day, to restore the intestinal flora. He said "make sure they're not expired, lol". I guess I've become a joke at my doctor's office.

    Also glad to hear you and your sister are over your conflict. Sibling issues are no joke, I have a brother and sister I haven't seen since 1990, and if I ever saw my sister, I'd probably let her have it for several reasons.

    Much love.

  4. Congrats on the new job, and on making up with your sister. It's nice to be brought soup when you'e feeling down.

  5. I'm glad to hear you are thriving in a peaceful and exciting new environment. you've had this good karma coming to you for a long time.

    I also had food poisoning this past weekend. :( sorry, my dear.

    I went back and read your estrangement post, her comment and what you are saying here... I know that familial relationships can certainly be difficult. but I want to cautiously recommend to you that you never take that route in the future. I guess that advice simply comes from knowing how little time we may have with each other - even those we don't get along with - and when they're gone, sometimes very suddenly, there's a lot of regret and what ifs. I just don't want that to happen to you, or to her.

    ~much love

  6. I glad you like your job. We like having you there. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and I believe that you are a good fit at the company.