It’s a good thing it’s That’s Me Thursday, because I have nothing new to report in the world of my lady parts. No temp change. Boobs hurt. Blah Blah Blah. SHED LINING SHED! I am going to start taking Pregnitude (please, please don’t mock me. I didn’t pick the name, and yes I do know it’s ridiculous) which has been shown to help women with PCOS ovulate and have healthy cycles. So here goes nothing.
On to That’s Me Thursday! I’ve been thinking for the past week on what stories I might regale you with that will thrill and delight you, so here goes:
1.) I’m a normally pretty responsible person. And respectful. I’m responsibly respectful. I am ALWAYS early to work, I always call in way ahead if I can’t make it, and I rarely call in. If I leave a job I usually give way more than two weeks notice and help to train my replacement. I am ON IT y’all. But once I was in a horrible, horrible job. My boss harrassed me about the size of my breasts (which are ginormous) and would yell at me from across a room in front of a ton of patrons and employees for things that were out of my control. It was the kind of job where they had no guidelines as to what I was supposed to do so I just had to make it up as I went, but then they would yell at me if it wasn’t what they wanted. It was terrible-and people quit left and right. The amount of turnover was ridiculous. So I started looking and was able to find another job pretty quickly. The guy who hired me called and told me I had the job on a Sunday and asked if I could start the next day and I think my words were “HELLS YES!” So of course I had to quit my horrible job. So what I did was email my boss and her boss listing all of the reasons why I was quitting. I told her to never contact me again other than to send me my final paycheck. Then I went to the building (closed on Sundays) and put my keys in an envelope and dropped them in the bookdrop. It was incredibly, incredibly liberating. The woman I worked for made a big deal about how I would NEVER find a job working with children again in our area, which of course I did. So now when I see her at conferences I don’t even worry about it, because I was proud of myself for standing up for what was right.
2. I am an avid rose gardener. I have around fifteen varieties of hybrid teas and floribundas in my garden (I’ll put some pictures up when I’m at home, but right now I’m at work). I used to hate getting dirty at all (and it’s still not my favorite), but the reward that comes out of it is so worth it. I always have fresh cut flowers in my house in the spring, summer and most of the fall. This is something that I got from my mother who has around fifty (!) different roses at her house. When she divorced my father last year she dug up all of her gardens because she knew he wouldn’t take care of them. Then she moved into a small rent house with her boyfriend-now-husband (it is a LONG story y’all) and didn’t have room for all of her roses, so she gave a few of them to me and that’s how I got started. I fell in love with them and this year husband dug a bunch of huge holes and helped me build a new garden to put a bunch more roses in. It’s an expensive hobby I hope to be able to keep up with after we (hopefully) have a baby.
3. I have a serious, serious Coke (a Cola) addiction that I have spent YEARS trying to break. Sometimes I can go months at a time without one, and then times like now where I’m really stressed I can hardly go one day. I went all of Tuesday without one and I was so proud of myself, but I was at home. If I’m at work (where I spend a lot of time stressed nowawdays) I have to have at least one if not more a day. I KNOW it’s horrible for me. I KNOW. It’s my vice. I don’t drink (alcohol). I don’t smoke (anything). And honestly, I’m never going to be able to fully give it up, but I want to get to where I’m drinking far less than what I am now (which I’m embarrassed about how much that is). I think I’m going to try and find a widget to put on the side of the blog where I’ll account to all of you, my bloggy friends, how much I’m drinking. Because maybe then it’ll be less! But it doesn’t count the one I’m drinking now. That’s my last freebie.
So that’s what I got. Stay tuned for rose pictures and also another pictoral surprise (don’t get your hopes up-it’s not a +HPT). But it is guaranteed to give you a giggle.
It looks like Stupid Stork and Unexplained Rantings are going to participate in That’s Me Thursday in the near distant future! Don’t forget to let me know if you want in on the action. Tell me things about you that have nothing to do with your IF, because DAMNIT IF does NOT define YOU!