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    M mccallister mrs chick says:

    morning mary!!!! what is the challenge today? i enjoy them so much.

  2. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Morning, Monica! Garnet, garnet, and more garnet! Little Chick’s idea – jump in!
    How are you?!

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    M mccallister mrs chick says:

    i am doing pretty well-managed to sleep pretty sound last night. how are you? and i am taking the challenge!

  4. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    good! glad to hear it. better today than yesterday, thank you. I was just….eh, out of it. had a mini-meltdown at work – hate to ever do that – but subtle does not work with one very anxious, very loud coworker. I swear it is adding to my state – I swear! I’ve tried quiet and diplomatic, to no avail – she pushed my last stinking button yesterday. I threw my stapler (not at her! – although there was some temptation, I’ll be honest) at the floor and said ‘STOP’ – we talked, I told her that I require much more peace and quiet and that she need chill out a bit with me – for heavens sake! she spends more time in my office than I do! I used to work with my bestest, bestest friend, and we didn’t talk as much as this one does to me. So, we chatted briefly yesterday and again more briefly this am about reducing the distractions…….ah. cannot believe I’m telling you all this – today is quieter, thank heavens!!!!! Every so often, you just have to throw your stapler at the floor! Remember that!

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    M mccallister mrs chick says:

    way to go mary! sometimes we have to tell people to step back abit. everyone needs to some quiet time and peaceful moments. i was asked yesterday why i didnt have my ring on and i responded with “to make people wonder”. i felt somewhat guilty after i said it but knew it would keep the office gossip to a minimum.

  6. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    don’t misunderstand me – I have lots of sympathy for folks suffering with anxiety. I understand it – and live it, too – but you are my secretary – and here to support what I do, not deter from it – know what I mean?…… I didn’t break the stapler, which is good…. ;)

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    M mccallister mrs chick says:

    yes it is good you didnt break the stapler!!! and yes the workplace should be peaceful!! i get it completely!

  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    I’ve found that saying “stop” or “don’t” in a loud authoritarian voice, and making a really loud noise like stomping or banging something gets attention too (which is why judges have gavels I bet). It’s better than throwing staplers, cause they can break, and then you have to pick all of those pesky staples out of the carpet. I’m glad that the day’s better my Smoky Rose Chick, and I’m glad that you’re doing better Single Chick. Hugs to you both.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:


  10. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    CAS, LOL!!!!!!
    Monica, good for you – none of anybody’s business!!!! I’m not wearing mine today! (he bugs me, but did get me quite the nice piece of african real estate – and depending on what I’m doing here – or after work, I don’t wear it – and I’m not wearing it into S. Philly tonight – no offense S. Philly girls, but hey, you know what I’m talking ’bout)
    Little Chick, Thank you!

  11. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Single Chick, Smoy Rose Chick, so glad you are coping with all the STUFF!
    Btw. a nice pick:-)

  12. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Sooy, Smoky. My spelling is really off today.

  13. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Sorry. aghhhhh!

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