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April 26th, 2013 at 01:38 pm

Once again I avoided Corner Bakery. I waited until I got to work to eat and had oatmeal. That didn't seem to do it, so I also ate the granola bars I had packed for lunch.

I wonder if all the walking I do actually makes me hungrier.

I love it that it's Friday! I dressed down, wearing a jeans jacket over a T-shirt and pegged pants. It makes me feel so much better. I don't ever push the dress code except on Fridays.

Not that I really dress up a lot on the other days. All winter long I mostly wear sweaters and pants and in the summer I wear short-sleeved tops and pants. A suitjacket is a once-in-a-while thing. I stopped wearing dresses and skirts after I broke my ankle -- my ankle is now a bit bigger than it used to be and scarred from the surgery -- I figured it was a good excuse to wear pants!

Our dress code is fairly relaxed but there are some fashionista's on the staff who tend to raise the bar.

This morning I finished reading my book while on the train, so I picked up a paper that someone else had left. I started the Sudoku puzzle and realized that it is a good thing to do on the train -- my mind was engaged and the time went fast. I didn't finish it, but I probably would have if I had started it at the beginning of the trip. Now I just need to look for a cheap puzzle book -- or keep looking for discarded papers!

I had a good meeting with my boss yesterday and was complimented for working ahead on projects. This is not my "mean girl" boss, who is actually one level higher. I have to meet with her next week. It's always so discouraging to talk with her, but I am not alone -- many others feel the same way. The trouble is, everyone else leaves, but she stays! She is sitting pretty and she knows it.

That said, I am feeling more secure in my job than I was a week ago. I have thought it out, and I am pretty sure that even if mean girl is unhappy with me, it would be too much trouble to replace me. I just have to find ways to keep feeling upbeat when I get the occasional snide remark, etc.

I do so look forward to retirement, though. Only two years, three months, and sixteen days!

4 Responses to “Breakfast”

  1. snafu Says:

    Try any of the Dollar type stores for cheapest price on Sudoku puzzle books. Wishing positive discussion/outcome in upcoming meeting with boss. Is it possible that mean girl is jealous or fearful of your accomplishments and value to the organization? Isn't this an identified issue of women in management?

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I think she doesn't understand my role and that makes her suspicious. But she's mean to most of the people on the staff -- it seems to be her nature. (Of course, she is all sweetness and light to her superiors).

  3. rachel021406 Says:

    I always watch for the puzzle books at Walmart. They will have the big books for $1 or $2. I am a big fan of the Logic Puzzles. Smile
    Good luck with your next meeting.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on on avoiding the Corner Bakery. Hope you can find some reasonable puzzle books.

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