I’ve been off of work since last Thursday and it just dawned on me that I haven’t posted yet this week. We’ve been dealing with back-to-school for all three of my boys (my husband is a teacher), who of course are in three different school districts and have three different schedules. That I only had to take two days off to deal with the school calendar discrepancies is the first miracle of the school year. While I’m on the topic, can I get a quick WOO-HOO for back-to-school?!
Blog-wise, I thought I’d ease myself back into posting, as well as my first day back to work tomorrow by sharing a few more Trenton pics. If you recall, I previously posted Trenton Style Part I, where I attempted to entertain you with my daily Sophie’s Choice of having to walk under the exposed live wires or over the highway and presented you a picture of the Weed from Hell. I even shared a pic of the Trenton train station statue thingy.
Well, the fun never ends in Trenton! Last week, I arrived at the work parking lot and just after walking by the hanging exposed wires (yes, they are STILL there despite my call to the police), I saw this:
The road was closed because a traffic light had fallen down. Actually, it had been knocked down by a car involved in a high-speed chase with the police! At six in the morning! Here are more views:
(By the way, I don’t know that man, and the Tremont Restaurant in the background has been closed and boarded up for about ten years.)
I sent these pics to my husband who responded: “We need to find you a new job.” Amen to that!
So I’ve decided this:
I want to work someplace pretty. I want to be surrounded by sunshine and pink and maybe faux fur. I’d like to be draped in sequins and chiffon and smell flowers and maybe wear a tiara and false eyelashes and have a window that opens for air– fresh air, that is. I want a non-stop spring of crystal water available and a big ceramic mug with a happy face to drink coffee out of in the morning. At lunchtime I’d like to go outside and walk through a garden with my wonderful co-workers and pirouette and prance to a lovely restaurant that is clean and bug-free and then afterwards, stop for gelato and maybe talk to nice people on my way back to the office. Then I want to smile and flit around and be shocked– SHOCKED– when I see that it’s five o’clock and time to leave.
Is that too much to ask?
Well that’s all fine and good, Jess, I hear you saying (I can read your minds, remember?). But what do you want to DO for ACTUAL WORK?
Hmmm, I don’t know. Anything fit the bill? I’ll be flexible about the above fantasy demands (except for the tiara– that’s a deal breaker).
Thanks for reading my Trenton post. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings when I return to the wonderful capital of New Jersey after my week off!
Have a nice night.