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Dept. of Sunday

Observing the Oncoming Storm Week

I'm almost afraid to say this, kinehora, but I'm feeling better about myself than I did at the end of last week. That took working some self-imposed non-paid work-related overtime this weekend (about 11-12 hours over two days), which has caused BB to side-eye me a bit, but ultimately he understood that, if it took that to stop me beating myself up about the work situation, then it was - barely - worth it. As a union rep, I should be reading myself the riot act, but mental and emotional self-care trumps the contract - something I wouldn't tell many of my younger colleagues, who routinely let themselves be coerced into working hours and hours without putting in for the OT. They're getting coerced, though, so I have to stand behind them and give them the strength to resist doing that. What I'm doing is, as I've said, quiet self-care. 

Yeah, sure, whatever, dude. So long as you believe it.  

We're having corned beef and cabbage tonight, two days too late, if one believes strictly in holiday-centric menus. I used to dislike boiled cabbage with a great and adolescent hate. As I've gotten older, I've discovered that I like it every so often. Today is "every so often."  

So tonight I'll spend a little time with BB and go to bed early so that I can get up and take a running leap at the week. Wish me luck - and may your week be a good one!

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gerisullivan
Mar. 20th, 2017 06:52 am (UTC)
Wishing you luck!

And, yes, mental and emotional self-care trumps the contract when they conflict. Here's to them not conflicting as the future unfolds.

Love you!
kaffyr
Mar. 23rd, 2017 02:39 am (UTC)
Hi there, my dear - I think my strategy, which was physically wearing, ended up being the right thing for me to do. And yes, I'll lift a libation in hopes of not having to contravene the contract I fought so hard for in future.
liadtbunny
Mar. 20th, 2017 04:07 pm (UTC)
Good luck!

I'm glad you're feeling better. Don't mind a bit of cabbage myself.
kaffyr
Mar. 23rd, 2017 02:40 am (UTC)
The cabbage was quite good. We still have a few leftovers, but today was not a day for leftovers. (It was a day for some salad and some antipasto.)
liadtbunny
Mar. 23rd, 2017 03:50 pm (UTC)
Mmm, salad. Still too cool for a salad over here yet, but soon!
kaffyr
Mar. 25th, 2017 05:21 pm (UTC)
It's probably still too cool for salads over here, but we have them anyway. Heh.
liadtbunny
Mar. 26th, 2017 02:03 pm (UTC)
Rebel;)
kaffyr
Mar. 26th, 2017 05:32 pm (UTC)
:P
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