Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Catfish Is Not Just My Favorite Fried Fish Anymore

Ooooooooh boy.
I'm back, the trip was amazing, and it just might be the best birthday I've ever had. Too bad the recap is going to have to wait; a few things have gotten in the way...


+ The incessant crying from Monday was a big problem.
You'd think that I would be good at saying goodbye at this point, but instead I get worse. The only thing I can figure is that I love him MORE with each passing day, so the goodbyes just get harder. He left Tuesday morning, and I've had nothing but anxiety since he left. I don't want to make this harder on him so I will hold myself together, but did the Army really have to take him "just to reach their training numbers"? Aren't we supposed to be spending less money these days?


+ My new iPhone came in a day early!
Not that I'm complaining, but I spent Tuesday night at Verizon trying to get everything transferred over and the new Lifeproof case installed. I still didn't get my pictures switched over, but this is why I back everything up on the computer, as well. I can't just count on iCloud. Actually, I don't trust iCloud at all. Oh well, I now have a fresh, clean phone with lots of memory available!

+ My childhood friend was on Catfish last night!
I honestly used to think the show was about fishing for catfish (I was raised on fried catfish), but upon further review, I just thought it was a bunch of weirdos. That is until I found out my dear friend Michael B. was going to be on the show! It aired last night and I was thoroughly impressed with how he handled the situation. He pulled off looking like a caring, concerned, sweetheart instead of a male ego with his head stuck up his rear. Obviously he's single, ladies! This was from the last wedding we were in together:


+ I have a pulled Hip Flexor. Well, I'm hoping that it's just pulled.
I haven't gone to the doctor, but it seems pretty clear cut that it is something to do with my hip flexor. Perhaps I shouldn't have run 4 miles on Friday or hiked on Sunday, but I really didn't realize how bad I had hurt it. Now instead of being healed in 2-4 days like it was supposed to do, I am having to take it easy for a good week. Especially since I slipped in the kitchen at work and tweaked it even worse. I barely take recovery days, so a week of no workouts is going to make me go nuts.

Other than that, I am trying to wrap my mind around working at my current job for the next four months. We all know that I love my job, but I don't always love every location that I work at. This current store has gone back and forth as my favorite and least favorite for many reasons (mean girls, bullies, corporate nonsense, and a rotating door for managers), and right now...it's hard to go to work sometimes. There is SUCH a negative vibe that I have nightmares about this place. I've even thought about moving to a location that is farther from my house, so that I could make it through this final time without having a mental breakdown. Let's just hope I don't cause too much ruckus in the near future. I tend to get myself in trouble while Will is gone, and this time I have a bunch of people egging me on. We are all at our wits end.

How do you guys deal with a tough work environment? Do you put up with crap because the money is worth it? How can I ignore the negativity and press on? I really don't want to quit before we move, so talk me off the ledge!

PS. What are your favorite apps? I am not in the know when it comes to the best apps.


28 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hope your hip flexor heals soon. Those can sometimes linger to make sure to take good care! And as far as negative work environments, I have found that concentrating on the job itself and the customers helps me helps lessen my thoughts of negative coworkers :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Hope you heal soon, injuries are not fun and rest days are hard! Negative people are hard to avoid but try to whenever possible. Try and resort to email versus in person if possible. For Apps I love Squaready and Beautiful mess for pic editing and CocoPPa for adding custom wallpapers and icons.

Jenn said...

Hopefully you are tear-free today. Sending you lots of hugs! I know it's tough.
As for work, I had a horrible situation. There was very little about it that I loved or even liked, but knowing that there was an end in sight made me able to focus on that and muddle through the BS. That's all that I can really say, is just focus on the fact that you will be done there soon. And, if you really can't take it, don't be there. It's not worth ruining your sleep and having nightmares about it you know?

P!nky said...

Awwww booooo for hubby being gone! Hope the time flies by!

It's hard when work sucks. I can only imagine dealing with it without your support system. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

xoxo

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

Oh no! I hate that feeling of dreading work. I was at a terrible job for almost three years, I would pray just to make it through the day. I think you can power through for four months though! I hope things will get better w/ the job.

The Pink Growl said...

That's crazy that your friend was on Catfish!!!

Kait said...

Saying a prayer for you--it's never goodbye, just see you soon :) And Catfish--I'm creepily obsessed with that show!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

It's hard when you spend your days in a very negative environment. Hang in there.

Helene in Between said...

I'm so sorry it has been a rough time at the job. and I am sure it's just so hard to say goodbye. but i know you guys will get through it- you're a touch cookie!!
so cool about your friend being on catfish!

Rachel said...

That's awesome that you had a good trip! And I can imagine it only gets harder with each additional time you have to say goodbye for an extended period...that would not be fun at all!

Brittany said...

I can't believe you knew the catfish guy!! that is crazy. I am not really into the show but my roomie loves it and I saw some of his episode last night. We were a fan of him :)

Not enjoying where you work is the worst but for me having the dollars is better than nothing. Sorry you hate this location so much.

Nicole said...

Such a hard work situation. It's easy for me to get away from the negative people at work because I work in an office. I don't like it, I shut my door. But you have to be more social, so I can't imagine how difficult it must be. The best advice I can give is to throw yourself 110% into your job. Go in with the mindset that you're there for your customers every single minute, and as hard as it may be, when someone tries to suck you in to the gossip and negativity, just keep your mouth closed and walk away. Good luck!

Sami said...

I'm sorry to hear about work.. and the anxiety about Will being gone. I think the best solution is celebrating your birthday up here with me and Benihana :)

Kenzie S said...

I'm sorry you had to say good bye to Will again, I can only imagine how hard that is for you :( Hopefully you are having an easier time today.
Yay that you got your new iPhone! I definitely can't wait until I can order mine!
How crazy that your friend was on Catfish! Yikes!
Ouch about your hip flexor, I hope you feel better soon!
I had a similar work environment at my last job, my boss was treating us like crud and I'd finally had enough. I quit, because I was ready to stay at home with my son. If I were you I would just ignore the negative people. Go in with a smile on your face and try your hardest not to let them get to you. Just four more months! When you get home do something relaxing and nice - take a hot bubble bath, read a good book, watch one of your favorite movies, have some ice cream :D
My favorite apps are Beautiful Mess for editing photos, Mailbox for emails, and Nike+ for the very rare times that I run.

Blush and Barbells said...

I put up with negative work environments by stress-eating myself into new pants sizes. I don't recommend that as a coping mechanism, though. Good luck, and I'm glad you've only got 4 more months to go.

Cece said...

You two are so strong! You will get through it. At least you got to fit in a wonderful trip before he left. Hope your hip is not too badly injured.

Jasmine Maria said...

pretty crazy that your friend was on catfish. i love that show but i didn't watch it. Need to go online and watch it now.

Kathryn B said...

It's really hard to work in a bad environment. I generally tend to stick it out and ignore the situation as best I can. I don't like quitting a job. Although I have in the past, sometimes you have to do what is best for you :)
My favorite apps are: facebook, bloglovin, instagram, Nook, Zedge (for ringtones and notifications they are REALLY funny), Pinterest, and Gas buddy.
I hope the situation at work gets better! I agree, it gets harder and harder to say good-bye. It never seems to get easier. Good luck with this separation! I know you'll do amazing!!!!

Whitney said...

I saw that episode!!

I had a horrible work environment. So many horror stories. It's a LONG story. I ended up quitting two weeks after I graduated from grad school. I didn't even have another job lined up. They asked me what I was going to to do, and I was like nothing. I would get in trouble for doing things right and following company policy, they would single me out, make me miss class (which could've affected my grade), etc. I quit and that was the best decision ever. Nothing I could've done mattered, even talking to the director (because frankly he wasn't that much better).

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

I love the show Catfish and I had no idea that the last episode was going to be in our town.. Woot Woot! Go Pcola! How crazy that you knew the guy and yes, he did handle himself well-- I wouldn't have. I don't understand what's up with these chicks and what REALLY pisses me off is that they are all big girls. It gives big girls a horrible name. It's not bad enough that big chicks get the reputation for being lazy, chocolate cake eaters but now catfishers. UGH! Moving forward-- I'm sorry that you had to say goodbye to Will but I know how strong your love his for each other an this will only make if stronger, if that is even possible! Hang in there chica-- you can do it! We are all here for you and pulling for you each and every day! As far as the job.. I've worked in crappy places as you described and I really have no advice other than to take one day at a time and finish out the four months because you will be proud of yourself when it's over. You will look back and think, Wow.. look what I accomplished, now I can do anything! And hey, you can always come and vent to us.. right?
I'm so excited about your new phone.. some of the apps I use and love are: Beautiful Mess (photo editing and what not- super cool), Ruzzle (game- can be addicting), Snap Chat (super silly, interactive photo thingy), Cardstar (you can scan in all of you cards from Tom Thumb, Winn Dixie, etc and just use your phone at the stores instead of pulling out all the cards)

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Oh girl, we are sorry that your man had to go again! Hope he comes back very soon! Take care of yourself!! Too funny that your friend was on that show!! :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Jen said...

No matter how many times your husband leaves it never gets easier! Kyle and I have spent more time apart than together and it still sucks.

Katie said...

i can't imagine saying goodbye - that would be so hard! and i hope your hip feels better!

Jeana Andrighetti said...

He's so cute! I loved that episode!

lesley: the dream tree said...

oh no, i hate to hear you are having work problems! i always remember how positive you always have been. it's so tough to work in a negative work environment because it even affects home life. you just have to make a decision. if it get to the point where you absolutely cannot take it, then you need to move to the farther store where you're happier. life is too short to be in an unhappy job, especially one with such negativity. the other store would be a better pick. keep your head up, miss positivity (:

elise @ cheers yall said...

bless. i don't know much about long distance bc of the army, but i do know long distance. love, i feel you. and i know it just gets harder bc our love grows. and i know that the goodbyes are ALWAYS miserable. and moments afterwards are too. so i don't have anything marvelous to say! but just that...sigh!...it sucks. no way around it. the only positive i ever found is that we are BLESSED. blessed to know what we have. how much to cherish it. and to have the gift of appreciation that so many can easily overlook.

hugging you, beautiful!
xx
elise

Courtney B said...

I am totally missing something... why is Will gone?? I thought he was home for good (you know, awhile?) How long is he gone for? I'm so sorry Janna!!
I saw you post on insta about your hip flexor.. OUCH! How do you think you pulled that?
Girl, I'm sorry that work is such a negative place. Especially now of all times :( I don't really have any advice because Eric's work has been a place of negativity and stress ever since we moved here. It really took a toll on our marriage until we just accepted the fact that he works for the worst people on earth and this is just a gateway to get him whatever job he wants in a couple of years. But it's so ROUGH dealing with stupid, ignorant people and negative vibes :(

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww, I hate that they took him from you. :( I know this is so hard on you. And add on top of that hip pain and a stressful work environment... yuck! I hope things are easing up on you!

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