Sunday, October 18, 2015

AND THEN THE WEEKEND CAME


I had to work yesterday.  Usually Saturdays are pretty quiet and this was no exception until....  About 3:00 p.m. the fun with the kids started.  Running in and out.  Shouting.  Throwing things.  Fighting.  Eating and drinking.  They were asked to leave.  Then they were told to leave.  One girl said she didn't have to leave because it was a public building.  No one could make her.  I told her the police would make her and she said she wasn't afraid of the police and she would like to see me try to make her go out the door.  They left and then came back with sandwiches and lined up against the front desk, using it as a table for their sandwiches and trash.  I asked them to leave and they turned around with their backs against the desk, still eating.   They finally left with a shout of obscenities.

I have been feeling like I shouldn't leave the library.  I love my job and my co-workers.  Suddenly I remembered why I SHOULD leave.  My stomach was tied in knots although I would never let them see it.

And then there was the woman who came in and screamed because I put her on computer #8 instead of #7 and then went to Boss and yelled at him because she is looking for a job and how dare he give her a time limit on HER computer.  She needed it the entire day.  What was wrong with him?  And where was the employee to sit with her the entire day helping her out?  She didn't know how to work a computer!  What kind of a place was the library?

We won't mention the teens in the side yard with their huge dog who was pooping all over while they were destroying the bushes along the building.  No, we'll just skip over that part.

I am SO GLAD this part of my life is almost over.

I had every intention of going to a different Bible Fellowship church this morning.  I even mapped out the route and decided what to wear.  Then the migraine hit.  I ended up sleeping the whole morning away and woke up around 12:30 p.m.  At least the headache is almost gone.  I know I am stressed about what is going on at church and that probably gave me the headache.

Life is not fun for me right now.  So I have to make it fun.  I think I will take this afternoon and clean the kitchen.  I will decorate.  I will take pictures.  I will make things nice for myself -- maybe even bake a dessert.  Life is what you make it, right?

In the meantime here are a few pictures you might enjoy.

I made a little pumpkin patch on my table.  I still have a few more to add, but I think it's cute.

Look what's happening at the apartment house in back of me.  I thought they were finished, but now they are adding a deck for the second floor.  That will be nice for them.

My autumn tote bag broke so I took off one of the sides and taped it to the refrigerator.

I do love fall.

Here's Miss A.  She's getting so big.  And she is about to have a baby..... SISTER!  In about 5 months that is.
The temperatures really dropped last night.  The house was cold!  I put on the stove heater to warm up the room.  Besides the flames look nice.

Hope you all have a nice Sunday.  It's back to work for me tomorrow.  At least it's only 49 days to retirement.



Kathy

 

15 comments:


  1. As pessoas entram em nossa vida por acaso, mas não é por acaso que elas permanecem.
    Obrigada querida pela presença amável!
    Lindos dias de outono!!!

    Beijos Marie.

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  2. After the Saturday you had at work, it is no wonder you will be glad to retire. I love the touches of fall that you added to your home. Thanks for sharing the 'smiles' with them. Hope you have a better day and week ahead.

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    1. I have so much more fall decorations to put up. I just have to get the house cleaned and get to it. I keep saying when I retire the house will look good!

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  3. My daughter could tell you her stories of teens at the library where she works as well. No respect at all. Glad you were able to sleep in. Sometimes its the best. Our youth pastor and his wife said their goodbyes this morning. We heard they were leaving early last week. A bit of a shock but our prayers go out for their next call. Life hapoens and we go on. Our pastor had a short message as well. It helped as he pointed out in scripture where people parted and went different places. They spread the gospel that way. Praying for your sanity. Hold on to the promises. Hugs!

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    1. I know your daughter understands -- too much. I wouldn't be here to tell the tale if I acted the way they do.

      Hope your youth pastor and his wife do well with their next ministry. I never thought about how we spread the Gospel by leaving.

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  4. Kathy, I could never have that much patience with smart-assed kids. You could take their pictures and post them for the parents or others to see.lol.. I would just call the police every time...when the police would get tired of coming out...they make some rules in that area. Only a few more days and you will be free of nasties. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Oh, it's not like that in the big city. The police are so overworked with dealing with murders and other crimes that kids in the library are low priority. They would come if the kids had guns or knives but that's about it. There are tons of rules but they mean little if anything. I keep looking forward to the time when I don't have to deal with any of this.

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  5. You can do anything for 49 days!!!
    Loved your pumpkin things and I would so do that very same thing with the tote bag!!!

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    1. We are so alike, Linda. Yes, 49 days seems such a short time.

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  6. Just 49 more days friend, you can do it!
    I can't imagine having to put up with that garbage you do at the library. People (some) are so rude and disrespectful these days. Ugh, it makes me mad for you.
    Your decor looks nice- glad your trying to make your days happy. That is what we HAVE to do!

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    1. Yes, it's all a matter of right thinking.

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  7. I really admire your positive attitude. Sheesh! What a day you had! I do like the idea of posting their photos....I love your pumpkin patch! My favorite is the Autumn Blessings.Glad your migraine eased
    up. Headaches of any kind can be so painful..
    Have a better day & week!

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    1. Thanks! I hope it's better. The kids do these things because they know they can get to us.

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