This week was probably one of the worst weeks I have ever had at work. Not only did our president sign a ridiculous stimulus package which did absolutely nothing for the stock market except make it go down even further, but we went through a MAJOR computer conversion at work. This lovely new system that I now have to work with is a piece of crap. So, I'm having to learn a completely new way of doing my job which is taking three times as long on the new system as it did on the old system. And to top it off clients are calling in nonstop worried about their portfolios and I'm trying to help them yet can't find what I'm looking for. As I'm trying to learn how to navigate this new system I'm having to help my boss who hates change even more than I do. And when he gets frustrated he swears constantly. He is so negative about the market right now and everything that is going on in the economy that it's really hard to stay positive at work. By Thursday I'd had it with him. Have you ever yelled at your boss????? Well, I did and I'm not sorry for doing it either. I went into his office first thing Thursday morning trying to help him with something all the while he is cussing and saying things about my Jesus that I just couldn't tolerate. I turned to him and said very loudly...."Stop it. Stop it right now. I cannot handle you talking like that anymore, and I can't handle your negativity. It's bringing me down and I'm taking all this negativity home with me, and I can't do it anymore." To which he responded by apologizing profusely. And I must say he has behaved much better since I yelled at him. I think he felt so guilty about how he was making me feel that he told me to go buy a new pair of running shoes and bring him the receipt. Not only did he buy me a new pair of running shoes but he gave me a gift card to the movies. Maybe I should yell at him more often. I can deal with people swearing. I don't like it but I can deal with it. What I cannot stand is when people use my Savior's name inappropriately. It makes my skin crawl.
During all this chaos at work, my sweet husband left town for two days. I wasn't able to run Thursday and Friday morning and release all this stress and tension that had been building. For me not running for two days in a row is like not being able to breathe. Katie missed Jeremy tremendously and went into a little bit of a depression for a couple of days. She's such a daddy's girl at times. He finally came back home on Friday, and life is normal again.
A little update on Katie......her show and tell assignment from school this week was to write and draw a picture of what she would do if she were president. When Jeremy asked her what she would did without even thinking about it she said....."I would work heartily for the Lord." Here's a picture of her homework assignment. She's drawn a picture of herself with her Bible telling people about Jesus. I pray she continues to grow closer to Him as each day passes.
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