Reading Challege, into the past....

Sep. 16th, 2017 02:08 pm
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Read a Book in a Genre You Usually Avoid
I read Bendigo Shafter by Lois Lamour. It was pretty good once I got used to the 'plainspoken' style. It did have me thinking about the differences in thought between the time of the story, the time of the writing and now. The author does not seem to be racist or sexist, but his characters lived in a time when that was the way they thought.  I would not be adverse to reading another Louis Lamour book.

Read a Newberry Award or Honor Winner:
I read the Matchlock Gun. It was written back in the 40s and I can see how it would be considered a good book for children at the time. I'm not saying it's not now, but reading it should probably include a discussion about why Native Americans would attack,  and about colonization.

I've also been having anxiety issues this week. I started a bullet journal and it's helping a bit.

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Sep. 15th, 2017 06:07 am
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Dear body,

This waking up at 5 am thing?

Not a fan.


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Sep. 6th, 2017 06:17 am
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I still really want to write up what happened with my vacation, I do.

But my work world sort of imploded after I got home.

1) one of our long-standing techs put in notice, accepting a job with the same job title but a significant raise at an associated hospital. Management still won't raise the salary of my other long-standing techs.

2) My immediate manager either gave notice and was "walked out," or was fired, timing is unclear, but suddenly she was gone, and all the work in progress she had for me is gone too.

3) my former supervisor, mentor, and the woman who's job I took when she went on medical leave last year died suddenly on Saturday. She had continued to be a resource, and then a friend, to me after I took her old job. She had incredibly kindness and a wealth of knowledge that I'm missing horribly already.

Needless to say, morale at work is at an all-time low. We will get through this, but gods, it sucks.

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