Thursday, April 26, 2012

and the GOOD NEWS just keeps coming....

The last four days constitute the ultimate version of the "week from HELL"!! I won't bore you with all the details, just suffice it to say that tomorrow will be a "mental health day" pour moi! Ok ok I'll tell you this much: I was at the walk-in clinic last night (wasting my time waiting for over an hour though I did finish the book "The Jane Austen Book Club" so I guess the night wasn't a total waste) (also wasted $1.00 in coins for the parking meter only to be told by the doctor that they're never checked...WHAT!?!...guess who'll NOT be putting money in THOSE meters anymore??) ok, where was I?.......oh yeah I had to get checked over and a form filled out by the doctor because I had been in a "workplace violent incident on Tuesday...well actually three violent incidents but rest assured it's only soft tissue damage and soon I will be able turn my head and shrug my shoulders without pain again, in fact, I would say that in comparison to yesterday the pain is reduced by about 75% and I've only taken ibuprofin once today compared to about five times yesterday. So, see, I'm just fine!

On Tuesday I had THREE, yes THREE supply EAs which is rather a challenge when they're working with students with autism who don't handle change well. So I intervened several times because the students know me better than total strangers (duh) but by then Paul was already on edge. So twice he put me in a headlock (from behind...didn't see him coming and no one said "watch out") and once he twisted my arm. The pain was in my neck, shoulder and back but very minor injury, as I said the pain is almost all gone already. But of course bureaucracy demands 87 forms in triplicate so I complied.

But my post isn't about that stuff so forget about the last two paragraphs ok?

No, this is a GOOD NEWS post! Looky looky looky!! Yesterday in the mail I got my set of beautiful handmade coasters from the very talented Debby!! from Nanny's Place.  Aren't they so springy? I told Debby that these coasters would be travelling east with me this summer and take pride of place out on our world famous front porch:
So THANK YOU Debby for sending me the gorgeous coasters - I'm thinking about a cold pitcher of margarita's right about now :)

AND I just saved myself about $100!! All in the space of 5 minutes!! Yes, that's right. I had an email from my antivirus provider to say my time was almost up and I could renew for the low low price of around $100. I thought to myself  "I can do better than that" so after a quick google search I downloaded for FREE  antivirus software that works with my Windows Vista so I'm all set for another year!! Yippee, I love FREE!

AND when I got home today there was money on the kitchen counter from my daughter who had downloaded a book on my Kindle that she needed to read for an exam AND a bottle of red wine with a note from Michael which read "Welcome Home Jane"!  Awwww, ain't it great to be LOVED??

So, as always, LIFE has its ups and downs. It all balances out in the end. Even though the week has been brutal on several levels I know I'm loved and I have the best friends in the world - literally from all over the world!! YOU!! and YOU!! and YOU TOO!!

AND my two besties are planning to come out for a visit to PEI this summer. Can life really get any better??
Julie, Troy and me - I love you guys!

29 comments:

  1. Hope your feeling better soon
    Hugs

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  2. I am not about to forget the first two paragraphs, that must have been a big bit scary for you. I know it all comes with the territory but still, was nobody looking out for you ?, maybe you should have your chair against a wall, or do these kinds of things in pairs, keep safe and keep well.....

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  3. Oh my goodness, so glad you are feeling better.  I agree with life's balance.  I was attacked on Tuesday this (was it in the air?) and I am now realizing the many goods in my world.  Here is to a life of love and happiness Jane!

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  4. Oh my!! What a day, Jane!! :( I can't even imagine! I hope you're feeling better soon! As for the coasters, aren't they awesome!?! I have a couple and love them to bits!! Mya doesn't share them often however.. haha!!

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  5. Holy moly Jane, your job is dangerous!  Be careful and cautious with a neck injury.  Make sure you are okay before you go back to work!

    Love the coasters too!  There are so many talented ladies out there!

    Yes you are loved indeed!!

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  6. It can be dangerous especially during a day with many changes. I should have been more careful too. Feeling the love :)

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  7. Oh that Mya - I think her status just elevated to QUEEN!

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  8. Thanks - it certainly helps to keep one's perspective. All in a day's work!  Was it a full moon on Tuesday??

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  9. With 3 out of 5 of my staff away a lot of their work falls to me since I know the kids and they don't but from now on I'm going to stay out of the way as that is NOT MY JOB! Just trying to help and got whacked for it. I've learned my lesson!

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  10. Jane @The maple Syrup MobApril 26, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Is Michael a DR? Red wine is  great cure all....saw me through broken arm very well!
    Jane x

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  11. Yikes, your job sounds scary!! Be careful out there!! But Michael is a dear. You are a lucky one!

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  12. my gosh! I couldn't work like that - my job is bad enough but no one's trying to come up behind me and kill me  - well ok in the first 10 yrs or so maybe so LOL but the violent outbursts have toned down considerably and that particular boss is gone :-) but still I never got attacked. glad you're doing ok.
    Susanna

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  13. Hope your feeling better soon.   We get the same thing with dementia patients sometimes.....ppl dont realize that you cant rush or startle them sometimes!!!!!!!

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  14. Holy Cow, glad your feeling better!!! Also happy your package arrived safely, and adult beverage will be perfect on the coasters!!! You might need a good back rub from that hunk - a - man you have around the house to help you feel better.

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  15. Yikes! Hope you okay! You have good family and friends x

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  16. Since I had to forget about those first two paragraphs, I'll go straight to, "Oh, how cute those coasters are"!
    And thanks for including me in the your best friend list from all over the world.  You were talking about me, right?
    m.

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  17. That day came out ahead, but boy, the negatives are sure dangerous, even if they are few! Hope you're feeling better soon and your workplace is taking steps to prevent that from happening again! (Sorry, I can't comply with requests to ignore!).

    That's very neat about the wine and the extra money! Glad the day worked overtime to make it up to you.

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  18. Thanks Tanner, if you haven't guessed by now, I'm an eternal optimist!

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  19. Yes, most definitely you are on that list!! And stop coveting my coasters!!

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  20. Yup, I'm AOK!  Enjoying a mental health day in gorgeous weather has perked me right up! And I have NO pain whatsoever today :)

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  21. Good idea Debby!! I'll suggest that to him tonight! He's been so absorbed in readying the Hunger Games books he's hardly come up for air but I know he'd be more than willing to give me a lovely massage!

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  22. Yes, you always have to be aware of your own personal safety and be aware of what's going on around you. sorry I've missed some of your posts. For some reason you're blog is at the bottom of my blogroll and doesn't move up to the top when you post. Not sure why that is but I will be catching up with you today!

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  23. Thanks Susanna! LOL re your former boss! I have 3 students we have to be wary of all of the time, the stress does get to me at times!

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  24. Most of the time things are calm but lately there are several students who are having a tough time getting through their days which makes it hard on staff too. Thank goodness for Michael and Kazi!

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  25. Yes, I think we should call it Dr. Michael's Elixir - good for what ails you! It certainly helps take the edge of the day!

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  26. What a week.  Sorry to hear about the incident at work but glad you're not seriously harmed.  That could have gone very badly.

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  27. enjoy your mental health day and that wine might help with the aches and pains from the work incident. Glad it wasn't a serious injury.

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  28. I just can't believe what I'm reading but I know what you mean about children being unsettled...I do hope you feel better soon. I know your strength of spirit will help.

    Great news about your best mates visiting PEI in the summer.

    SFT X

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  29. I'm glad that you are feeling better. I think that you are a saint for all that you do to educate children! 

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