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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Saturday Photo Hunt - Lookin' UP


This weeks theme is Lookin' UP
Taken in Paris, but not by me, by an associate. I'm on the right.


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~Don't forget to visit DACKEL PRINCESS this week and TNChick of course.~

OK so I've had a rough week. Haven't got to blog, hardly. Feelin' burned-out, tired, frustrated, overwhelmed. I need to learn to take baby steps at home, and not be so committed at work.

I need to realize I'm not the only person responsible for the successful delivery of our project. Everyone has a responsibility for their own tasks. If they don't get them done, despite my follow-up, then so be it.

If it affects the schedule or causes risk to the project, I just need to call it out to those that care or can try to influence and not stress out over things I cannot directly control. I do feel the need to do some CYA'ing though, because I don't want it to come back to me later and be told, well you didn't tell us that so-and-so did / did not do this.

I just can't believe the lack of being able to see the big picture by some senior in the project team and some above the project team who just want everyone to play nice in the sandbox and don't want to hear about problems because they themselves are already overwhelmed and therefore are no support to me.

Had a good long talk with an associate yesterday though that has the same principles and work ethic as me and it was really good to get her perspective. We had a few good laughs about things which really helped and said, we need to talk together more often. She is a great ali. (Meaning supporter - I can't seem to spell that word - is that right?)

OK so I don't like to go into details about work, so I've blabbed enough. Just wanted to give my readers some perspective on my recent moods that I have added to my page from www2.imood.com and to explain why I haven't been blogging or visiting. I miss it but you can't do everything! Right?

Didn't get to play SPF Friday which looked like it was going to be a really fun one this week, but one that you'd have to put a lot of thought into. Ya okay neither did Kristine but we'll blame Shawn for that! LOL

Have a great weekend everyone!


36 comments:

Wystful1 said...

You had it made into a poster? How cool is that!!!

Mine's posted.

Cheeky said...

Sorry you have had a long week....take a little break this weekend for some ICL time :)

Mama Duck said...

I love the poster idea!! Happy Saturday - we're up as well now!!

TNChick said...

Maybe soon you'l be able to worry less about work and enjoy yourself more. One cna hope, right?

That's a cool photo, nice to "see" ya!

Lisa said...

Oooh la la! Love the pic, of course! ;-) Very fun that you made it a movie poster- I love that website.

I hate to hear that you've had such a week. I hope you can re-charge this weekend. Get lots of rest, mmmkay? :-)

:hugs:

Connie and Rob said...

Great picture and you look like you are having so much fun!

Take care and I hope things get better for you.

My photo is up.
Connie

Carol said...

Wow - I am sooo envious! If I were going to look up at something, it would most definitely be the Eiffel Tower! Beautiful photo.

Hope you had a great time there.

Mine is up now too.
Cheers,
Carol

TC said...

Great pic! Very cool!

Pixiepincessmom said...

That is really neat!!! One thing I hope to visit........someday.

Mine's up. Hope you are having a super Saturday. :-)

Cat said...

Awesome Pic! I wanna go to paris someday!

Take care of yourself!

Barbara said...

Nice picture, Your job sounds very familiar to me.

Spikey1 said...

neato!!!

Expat Traveler said...

oh now that looks like a lot of fun! is this for the plan oct 18th?

mines up!

Lynn said...

Nice pic.
Alot of work.


mine is up

Tricia said...

Great photo! Are you going there in October? Sorry about your work troubles, I hope things settle down soon.

Pat said...

Love the photo! Am partial to the tower! ;-) Love that you put it in a poster. Are you coming on over here in October?

GoofyJ said...

great photo! :) Mine's up

Pam said...

Awesome photo...jealous that you've seen the E. Tower. And everything that goes along with it.

I know, in a small, internet challenged way, what you are going thru at work.

It's hard to work well and play well with others. Especially when there are hidden agendas, backstabbing, lying f*ckwits around.
Sorry for the foul language.
*cringes and blushes*
I really hope you have a good weekend and a better week.
♥Pam

SilverWillow said...

"Ooo-la-la...When in Paris..."
Hey, I love your photo! I would love to go to France someday. Sorry to hear about work...this is the time to pamper yourself with long, warm baths, hot cups of tea...and a Swedish massage.
Mine's up...

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Paris.... *getting a dreamy look*

You know, it was there Mr L proposed to me. As romantic as it can be....

Take it easy, relax, make sure you don't get totally burned out. it's terrible.

Take care, hope you're having a relaxing weekend :-)

Pamela said...

The photo of you two in Paris is just great! Love the graphics you added to it as well.

As to your dilemma, can anyone say "spa day"! lol

Stacie said...

I love this pic...I've never been there..maybe someday! I hope your week is better this week. I played too. Stacie

mist1 said...

Do not play nicely in the sandbox with everyone. You will catch ringworm.

Maribeth said...

I have only seen the Eiffell Tower from the sky! I think a trip to Paris should be in my future! lol

YellowRose said...

Great picture! Love the poster!

Happy Saturday!

MugwumpMom said...

Great idea having the pic made into a poster.

Hope things are settling down at work for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Teena said...

Cool pic! I've been there!!

Mine's up :)

Anonymous said...

Great poster! What's with the date?
Thanks for passing by.

The Naked Nerd said...

You should chill out, and do only what you have to do. Always take time for yorself.

Brony said...

Love the photo.

Remember to breath. I hope that you have a better week.

barman said...

Great pictures and great fun what you did with it. It looks like a fun time had by all.

Mick Gordon said...

Politics at work can be hell - dont get me started - blogging is a good escape.

Jodi said...

Great pic! Makes me want to go visit! Thanks for stopping by!

Carmen said...

who doesn't like to look up at the eiffel tower?

And I hope things start "lookin up" for you at work.

Dawn said...

How cool! Love the poster!

MysteriousLady said...

Awesome pic! Wish I could go there! Love your smile!

So sorry I'm late had to work 3 12 hour shifts this weekend, am so tired. Thank you for visiting me!

Don't forget I'm hosting the Blog Emmy's this weekend!

Take a break and come play!