Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Ramble

Good morning, everyone.  It's Friday again...another work week ends.  This should be a restful weekend for me...not a cooking week so I can sleep late and just take it easy.  It's going to be hot and humid so I might just stay indoors from the time I go home tonight until I come back to work on Monday.  I know, that's awful, isn't it?  It's summer.  I should be out there enjoying it...Well, who actually knows how I will be feeling by Sunday.  Perhaps a trip out to Coney will be good.  

"God, grant me:
Serenity--to accept the things I cannot change
Courage--to change the things I can, and
Wisdom--to know the difference."

One of my favorite little I find myself saying very often...and today is one of the those days.  You see, even I, at 63, still have lessons to learn in life...and one of those lessons is that you just 'can't get over'.  You many think that you have, but it always catches up to you in the end.  Well, one of my little 'get overs' have caught up with me today.  As most of you know, I've got to do these little trainings every year...same trainings...same instructor...same jokes, stories, and role plays.  

You would think I would learn. Last week I had to take a make up training that I talked my way out of. How good it felt when I first got out of it...I giggled and patted myself on the back.   For the one today, I had called in sick...I and four of my co-workers.  There are only seven of us so that gives you some idea of how much we 'love' these trainings.  Well, not only do I have to make up the training today, but it's an hour subway ride away...Here I am in Lower Manhattan, and I have to go all the way up to Harlem.  Yikes!!!  Talk about payback.  It will take me over an hour to get home today...and on a Friday, no less

"When we are not longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."--
Victor Frankl--from "Man's Search For Meaning"

It always amazes me how we try to get out of doing something...knowing that it is something that we absolutely HAVE to do.  Why can't we just do it and get it over with?  I'm guilty of this in certain matters such as these trainings, but we all have these little things that we try like heck to avoid...even though we know we will have to face them some time in the future. There is just something about that 'rush' we get when we think we have 'gotten over' on something.  At that point, all we are thinking is that we have won something when, in fact, we haven't really come out ahead...not in any way; in fact, all we have done is to postpone something something that eventually we WILL have to do...and, the task may get harder as time goes on.  

So, my friends, what is it that you try to avoid?


  1. I once read that those things you purposely miss or avoid and then you so something else, well, the "other else's" are the things you really like to do. Sounds good in practice, Sometimes we just have to play hookie. I've been avoiding learning css and html which keeps delaying my blog from being finished. C'est la Vie! We learn until we learn, Mary. Enjoy your break or maybe you could pass notes in your next training ; )

  2. -Hehhhhh- You're not gettin' me to play at True Confessions. ,-) Anyway, my procrastination list is too long to type.

    "It's going to be hot and humid so I might just stay indoors from the time I go home tonight until I come back to work on Monday."

    Mmmmm, I guess it's safe to surmise that you won't be in line for the free 'Band of Horses' concert in a hall in Grand Central Station, at 4pm this afternoon, hu?


    -ducking, running and hiding-

  3. I avoid committment. I don't like the idea that I HAVE to be somewhere/doing something. This may have to do with the fact that I never knew how to say "no" to anyone. Now I'm very careful about saying "yes."

    I even have a job that allows me to come and go as I please, as long as I get the books done.

  4. something to think about Mary.. I have a few things I am avoiding & I know they will be presented again and again until I work through them..
    have a fantastic weekend xo