A Minute of Holiday Jocularity


santaI work for a very professional, serious woman. So when she cracks a joke, it is just so much funnier!!

This week, we’ve had a few moments of her letting her hair down. I thought I’d share!


Company Email:

Good morning everyone!

We will be taking the group photos for our annual TTMI holiday card next week.  A few things to remember:

  1. Dress festive! 
  2. This is in front of a green screen, so please do not wear green, it could affect your photo.
  3. We will be using the Metro offices.  Please be courteous and remain quiet while there.
  4. Please be ON TIME.  If you can’t make one session on time please come to another one.

Email from my Boss:

I will have my picture taken tomorrow, if you would like one as a group, I’ll see you at 624 at 10:30am. Remember to wear something festive but not green. 

Email to my Boss from Me:

So, no wearing my elf costume? Too green?

Email from Boss to Me:

We can’t wear the same thing.




Upon Completion of This Latest Journey

love ceases to be a demonI think deep down, bloggers tend to be complainers. Just a little. Nothing over the top. And I am no exception. Somehow, it comforts me to write a post about how much life is sucking at the moment so other people can agree with me and/or encourage me enough, I can rise above my latest funk.

That being said, this is not one of those posts. This post is about how much my life has changed for the better lately. Monday, the temp job I’ve funny-card-quote-pictures-god-is-fairbeen working turned permanent, and with it, I was given an almost embarrassingly large raise. I’ve been eeking out an existence for years on lower than median wages for the kinds of jobs I was doing. To be where I belong financially… well, there simply are no words. I had orientation yesterday, and the list of benefits alone rendered me speechless. When I found out I was actually given more than I was initially led to believe I would receive, my head almost exploded with joy.

cd3bb0e3a01ffbca491766285cba5142I’ve been walking around on air for a whole 24 hours now. I like what I do, who I do it for, and who I do it with. The fact that I can now easily afford to live my life on what I’m paid to do it just makes me so grateful.

In August 2012, I walked away from an exceptionally excellent provider in my husband, and embarked on a troubling, hunger-laden, thrift store shopping,  journey to become independent. Yesterday, that particular journey concluded.

I’m not naive, and I know the Lord sharpens me with crises, but He loves 1609758_10152930015436742_2399831189682297383_nme too, and I feel like He is letting me rest for a little while. There are other storms that will gather on the horizon of my life, but for now, I’m going to take a minute and just be happy about how my life feels right this minute.

I see a steak in my near future.



~ Bird


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