(supposed to be here)
back in the day
when i was a waitress
going to school
training to be in the travel industry
i was on call for my restaurant in michigan
but i also had to be at an airline travel class in dallas
my restaurant had very recently said
absolutely no more days off for anyone
too many people were calling in sick or with excuses
according to my optimistic rationalization style math and logic
knowing the staff
having no other plan
odds were 50/50 at best
i said nothing to my restaurant
crossed my fingers
flew to dallas
made the fateful call-in from the lone star state
the staff had all shown up that day
for the win!
p.s. don’t try this if you are a doctor
(actually was here)
“never tell me the odds.”
grandie j and friends have been busy building a bunker fort
every digging tool, even the snow shovel, is in play
lots of work and fun ahead.
“hold the fort! i am coming!”
-william tecumseh sherman
very clever move
to close the roads and do construction
when people have nowhere to go
what a dramatic opening it will be one day
a fine gallery unveiling
i hope there is champagne.
“the whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this:
that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed;
but a thing created is loved before it exists.”
that moment when you’ve worked very hard on something
and suddenly someone
jumps up front and center just as the last piece is put in
and it’s photo op time.
we each have our own thoughts on this.
“it is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
-harry s. truman (my approach)
“hard work is rewarding. taking credit for other’s hard work is rewarding and faster.”
-scott adams (olive’s approach)
kinder know that if you’re going to work hard, always dress for the occasion.
“elbow grease is the best polish.”
(not me, but I had the same face when looking in the mirror this morning)
ever have one of those mornings
when you wake up very suddenly
notice it’s not dark outside
like it always is
when you wake up to go to work
you text your work partners
panicked and feeling guilty
say you’ll be there asap
wondering why you didn’t hear your alarm go off
thinking about how you can get ready and do a make-over in 5 minutes
then begin to text your bosses to say the same
only to realize in the middle of typing
that it is
have to type again
to apologize for waking everyone up?
“forgive me if I sleep until I wake up. “
image credit: bored panda
cars are parked and the weekend is ready to begin.
“without the weekend, where would the week be?”
while working hard to gather rocks for the garden
we look up to see the buzzards patiently waiting
the pressure is on
as we pick up the pace
just who/what are they waiting for?
“winning comes down to who can execute under pressure.”
-billie jean king
a bit ironic
that the man who was installing my wood flooring
showed up at my house
on the second day of work
telling me how he had helped his friend
take down a dying tree in his yard
only to be knocked out cold and hit in the ribs
by a wayward giant branch
a piece of wood
that did not fall into place as planned.
I suggested he take the day off
to go to the doc or for some r&r
to come back and finish
whenever he felt better.
glad he took me up on my offer
and left for the day.
shows something about his work ethic
that he showed up
the very next day
prepared to work as hard as ever.
his comment –
” I know I look like I’ve been hit by a tree, but I’m okay,
it’s not the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.
lots of people have it a lot worse.”
“as you slide down the banister of life,
may all the splinters be going in the right direction.”
– author unknown
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