Monday, February 20, 2012

Hell Week

Week one of  hell is over and done.  I didn't quit and I did't get fired so I guess I won!!!

I wanted to post this over the weekend but, as usual not enough time in my world.
This weekend while at the cabin I spotted this emergency vehicle.  I yelled stop!  Take my picture.  My husband just rolled his eyes and pulled over.
I thought it was perfect!  My week needed this vehicle every single day!  Believe me, Calgon couldn't do the trick!

A lot of thoughts have been running through my mind.  Ageing in the workplace.  The thought of looking for a new job sent terror through my entire being at 35 but at 54 it makes me want to bury my head in the sand and just deal with all of the crap dumped my way.  And really, how long can I continue on in these stress loaded positions.
Those are all things that I'll have to work out for myself.  But, it really helps to be able to say it out loud to my blog buddies.

So I hope all of you have a good week (I'm sure it will be better than mine)  thanks for letting me vent and I'm sure like everything else that comes my way I'll figure it out.  Stay strong and overcome!
I know this isn't much of a post for Patti @ Not Dead Yet Style visible Monday but, it's truly all I have at this point.


  1. Tammy, this is a wonderful post for Visible Monday -- there you are, looking fabulous in the middle of all kinds of life's stresses! You're an inspiration. xoxoxoxo

  2. I've had a few of those weeks from hell as's getting better tho.
    Hang in there Tammy! Hope it will get better for you!

  3. Tammy, you poor thing. I can't believe all of the stress this job has been giving you. I have been there so many times. I thank God, seriously, that I have come out of situations like that. Pray and take care of yourself girl. Love your boots and cape...a great combo. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  4. I am so glad that you weathered this storm. Your thoughts and worries are what so many in their 50s are struggling with. My husband continues to not have permanent work and I continue to struggle with what happens if it stays this way. All we can do is take one day at a time and make sure we get out and experience life...that is what my post today is about....I am really so relieved to see that you are doing better.

  5. Week 1 is always the hardest- I'm now past the first month in my new job and it keeps getting better and easier, the more I get into the routine. I hope week 2 is a bit easier and you don't need the ermegency vehicles (although this is a very cute photoshoot backdrop!)

  6. Tammy--you look fabulous!!
    Vent on--it's rough out here these days.

  7. I think that wonderful poncho is definitely visible! I'm glad about your job! Yay!
    I'm worried about the time when I need a new job! Nowadays, many headteachers just want cheap newly qualified teachers and now I've been teaching for 4.5 years I'm worried about the change!

  8. You're looking good in spite of the stress. I'm proud of you for venting, because I buried my head in the sand for 3 blogging months rather than admit to the same fears you describe.

  9. you have such a great sense of humor even at the point of stress. Oh ...Tammy I am not sure what to say except I hope you work things out soon. Maybe it's time to rest and find something you enjoy doing from home. Sometimes you never knew you could do something else until the thing that your have been so familiar with suddenly don't seem right anymore. So I pray that God shows that something else that you are good at!


  10. Dear Tammy, I wish I could take away your stress, but I know that is not possible. Know that we are here for you and if you ever need someone to vent to, just email me. I've been through very hellish months at work and I know how it can eat away at your peace of mind.
    You do look lovely in your new cape!
    Thinking of you and wishing you the best.

  11. Oh, so many times I've had to blast the Helen Reddy and sing at the top of my lungs "I am woman hear me roar" and dance around the house to all those women empowerment songs to try to lift my mood and get me through another day. Ohhhh...what was another one... oh yeah, I Will Survive. I may have been crying when I started my dance but I ended with determination that I WAS going to make it, by golly.
    Well I hate that you're having to go through this, but at least you look fabulous doing it. :) Try to relax and enjoy your weekend.

  12. i am sorry to hear about your week. i hope today starts a better one for you! at least you look fabulous while going through it...not much of a condolence, but you do!!