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Creed is AWESOME!!!

Happy Monday my lovelies!!

I know I have been absent the past couple of days, my heart and soul were bruised and I needed to go into solitude in order to patch myself up. Friday, Saturday and today were rough days for me and I was getting beat up from all sides. I gave my hubby tickets to see Creed for his b’day (May 7th) and honestly I like Creed but was a bit reluctant to go due to my mood and generally downtrodden spirit.

But I went anyway, out of consideration and deference to my husband. What I thought would be an ok concert turned out to be a communion with God! My spirit was ministered to, my bruised and bleeding heart and soul were mended, renewed and clothed in a new set of armor. I give a HUGE shout out to Eve to Adam and Creed for bringing me peace and giving me a chance to let go of all that has been threatening to drown me.

Good night my dearies, until tomorrow!

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

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“The Alphabet Game”

     Today has been a rough day for me, to say the very least.  This week in general has been one that has tested my patience to the inth degree. Something happened to me today that caused me to take a step back, a moment of self-reflection and compiling a persona inventory of sorts.  This “thing”, action, occurrence, for the lack of a better term, shook me to my foundation and made me question my self-worth, my ability to function in a professional capacity even.  And I know that it shouldn’t have affected me the way it did, I am stronger and better than that.  As a matter of fact I have a sign posted in my cubicle to remind me on those days when it all seems to be too much that I can do and be better.

     I have done several spiritual inventories before but this time I think it is time for a personal one. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Who taught you email etiquette?

The day in the life of an HR Professional is varied and quite funny, if you have daily interactions with employee populations and/or if you are a Recruiter.  Per my last post, “I cannot take you seriously with an email address like that” the shock and awe factor with my work is never-ending and a constant source of entertainment.  So the “Grinds My Gears” post for today is directed at those people who send email blast when looking for work.   Read the rest of this entry »

 

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One Heck of a Week So Far

Happy Hump Day my Lovelies!

Friday was a very lonely work day for me because my partners in crime, Luis and Macie, were both out of the office and so to say the least the day eked by quite slowly.  So I was looking forward to Monday when everything was going to be back to normal; not so much!  Macie was dragging because she was worn out from a long weekend with her family and I had an early morning meeting (which ended up being a pissing contest between me and my former boss… I was the victor!).  But true to form, Sauceboxx a.k.a. Heinz 57 was back!  I said something to her, very innocuous and innocent in nature, and she replied, not even looking at me, “Big Whoop!  You want to fight about it?”  Glad to have her back!

Yesterday we were in configuration meetings from 10-2 and 2-4 and bored to tears and hungry (this is why there wasn’t a post for yesterday… so sorry my dears, I will do better).  I had just come from the Orthopedist earlier that morning and was issued a new knee brace until my surgery in June (more to come on that later).  I was shuffling around the training room we were in  ( I use shuffling for the lack of a better term and to accurately describe my gait- Think of the old Jewish guy from The Simpsons© that sang “Old Grey Mare” ) and the tie came off of my jumper I was wearing.  I was shuffling back to my seat and said, “Oh no, my cloths came off!” and Macie damn near fell out of her seat laughing at me!  She said that she couldn’t wait to see me as an old lady, creeping around and my cloths falling off at random.  Very Heinz 57 type behavior! 

So here’s to long, boring meetings, stale coffee, late lunches and clothes coming off at random around the office!

A.K.A Macie!

  My obsure Simpsons reference!

 

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

 

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Random Thoughts Today

It’s Monday, the one day of the week that gets no love and has posters and t-shirts dedicated to hating it and loving Friday.  I feel bad for poor Monday, I feel badly that it is odious in nature, no one looks forward to it but they would be the first ones to complain if they didn’t live to see it. (Some of ya’ll will get that one on your way home)

When my Mondays are endless, my workload is difficult to balance and I literally want to run somewhere and hide, there is a face that I know will make it all better… Tyson! ( My dog, not the actual boxer… Tyson’s face ( the boxer) would make small children cry).  My friends, and my immediate family, know how I absolutely LOVE my dog!  Now, I don’t dress him in cloths or hats or anything like that but I do lavish attention and money on him.  Tyson is a cheap date on any night of the week, give him an old dish towel or a sock and he is pure entertainment for at least 2 hours that just cost you less than a dollar!  Animals, whether cats, dogs, ferrets ( I so totally want one but my husband vehemently told me no) or hamsters, are creatures that require our care, but also give back so much more than we could really ever hope for.

Tyson is a strange creature in that he has a personality and insight that most humans lack and yet has these really weirdo doggy tendencies.  I was in the hospital late last year for nearly 3 weeks, fighting for my life, so of course I wasn’t home at all.  Tyson is and has been used to seeing me every day, even though I know that he has no real concept of time.  When I did finally come home, my husband put me to bed and let Tyson out of his crate.  This dog lost his ever-loving mind! He ran from the front of the apartment to the master bedroom, jumped up on the bed ( a four-poster king that even I have to climb up into), ran in a circle on the bed, jumped off and ran back the way he came!  Mind you Ty is no Pug or Jack Rus!  Robert and I just sat/stood there with our mouths open, blinking because there were no words to express how nutzo Ty really is.  Ty tears up paper (he shredded an entire roll of toilet paper one day), crawls on his belly underneath our bed and will refuse to come out, he pulls the stuffing out of every toy he has ever owned ( but amazingly doesn’t eat any of it) and places it neatly in little piles on the rug daring you to touch it, he LOVES ice cubes and the occasional french fry.  And he is a sock thief!  Ty will pull the socks right off your feet while you are sitting anywhere, play with them and then they disappear… ( We found his hoard while cleaning under the bed one weekend)

He is mommy’s “Noonie”, daddy’s “Butt Boy” ( due to him wagging his tail so hard that his entire butt moves) and the more often called than not, “Oye, Dog!”  He can be a holy terror but when you have a really crappy day, when nothing seems to go right, when everyone is down on you, you can always depend on Tyson to be overjoyed to see you and right then and there, you are the only thing that matters in his life… with the exception of his rawhide bone. 🙂

            

    

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Family

 

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Really, that’s what we do in public?

Happy Sunday my lovelies!

It is another beautiful day in the neighborhood and like every Sunday after church, I was hungry. So as we pulled into a local Fuddruckers outside the front door we see this…

This dude was outside the front door rubbing his belly!! Not rubbing his belly over his shirt, not even putting his hand under his shirt but actually lifting his shirt UP and rubbing his belly for the world to see!! Really, that’s what we do in public? Today’s segment of Grind My Gears has to do with inappropriate behavior in public.

This goes far beyond not picking or blowing your nose during meals, especially mine. Nowhere does it say that you rubbing your belly in front of a restaurant, in full view of John Q Public and children is acceptable public behavior. I’m just saying, feel free to discuss amongst yourselves! 😉

Here’s to letting it all hang out!

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

T. Nicole

 

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Happy Saturday!

Hello my dearies!

It is a marvelously gorgeous day here in Houston,TX! After severe thunderstorms yesterday that assaulted Houston and more specifically my sister, (apparently she fought the wind and rain and lost… She was also robbed of her umbrella- love ya sissy!!) we have beautiful, cloud-free skies and it’s 76 degrees!

Have a wonderfully blessed day my lovelies and enjoy each moment for the gift it is.

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

T. Nicole

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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