A big thank you to all of you who left me such reassuring comments this morning. I can tend to get a bit paranoid at times because of my experiences in the working world. So many times there are people at work who will read things into an email I write that just aren't there. I guess I'll never get used to office politics and the practice of writing underlying messages between the written words. Along the same lines people will expect me to read between the lines of their communication, and I completely miss what they are actually trying to say. Drives me nuts! I've been here 12 years now, and I'm starting my tenth year of managing this department - you'd think they'd have learned how I communicate by now. I guess the reverse is true also - I'm sure they think that by now I should have learned how some of them communicate. In many cases I've finally learned to say "OK - is there something you are trying to say I'm not picking up. Let's just get it out into the open so we are all clear about what each other is thinking." I'm a firm believer that all problems can be solved with open and honest communication on the part of everyone concerned. So often people are concerned with trying to change someone else's opinion. How much easier to just agree to disagree, and celebrate the things one has in common.
So far this morning we have no white stuff. The weather forecasters have once again "cried woof" - at least as far as this area is concerned. It's 34 degrees with partially cloudy skies. Thirty miles north I guess it's a mess of snow and ice from Longview-Kelso up I-5 to Centralia-Chehalis, as well as the north suburbs of Seattle and on up toward Bellingham. But nothing here. How disappointing!!!!!
It's good to see blogger and bloglines more or less behaving themselves again today. I do need to get some actual work done - of course I'd rather be at home quilting - so I guess this had better be it for now.