Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Another good reason to take public transportation

Quote du jour: Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
- G.K. Chesterton

Site du jour: I love studies that agree with what I already think. Turns out business meetings can make you dumb.

Sigh. The back continues to improve, albeit slower than a snail on Valium. And I likewise. Gentle walk again today.

I feel obsessive, minutely chronicling each goal, but it does help. If nothing else, my Stubborn muscle is getting a workout. Semi- fail on the good eating yesterday. I had to eat Bad for social reasons.

The company went through a round of layoffs yesterday. You could see how hard it was for some of the managers, laying off people they'd been close to for years. In an effort to find something positive in the day, one manager brought cupcakes into a meeting to celebrate an employee's 35th anniversary with the company. I could see how stressed the manager was, so when she passed out the cupcakes I felt obliged to take one and nibble at it. Honestly, I didn't want it. Afterward, I felt down, rather depressed. That might have been because of the re-org, I suppose.

The layoffs went on all day. No one knew how many people were let go or from what departments. There were a couple articles in the newspapers; they didn't have the details either. It's understandable that management wouldn't want to go into detail, but the uncertainty does tend to feed the paranoia.

On the shuttle ride back to the train, the bus driver filled me in on all the details of exactly how many people were let go and from what departments.

Still going to go Cold Carrot today. No food that has even the slightest inclination to aid the inflammatory response (e.g. anything with saturated fat) shall pass these lips.

Exercise du jour: one gentle walk at lunch.

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C said...

That sounds horrible - your back, the lay-offs, everything. Hang in there, Merry.

messymimi said...

Sorry things are so down right now.

Wish i could give you a gentle (because of the sore back) hug.

Lee said...

Very sad times. I'm glad you are able to continue to set goals and take the steps to complete them. I hope you get to do something this weekend that will make you laugh.

London Mabel said...

Oh Lord how stressful. Hope your back continues to improve.

Julie said...

A pity cupcake, that just makes me so sad. But then, I'm feeling like crap tonight anyway, it doesn't take much. Gah, layoffs. My son is about to lose his job, in days.

I am walking with you in spirit, gently. So you can lean over here if you need to.

Anonymous said...

Not good...hope things pick up soon.


EcoCatLady said...

Wow. I just can't imagine being at the mercy of some corporation in that way. Hang in there.