Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22585 – 898
Here’s the haps:
When I took my 15-minute break today I found the breakroom occupied by my store manager, a store manager from Pueblo, and the District Manager. I texted out to our family’s tribal text and to a couple other friends:
When you take a break in a break room full of managers it feels like being a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs.H.T.
To which I received a reply, “Watch your tail,” and some laughs. Then my phone’s keyboard found this gif that just cracked me up. Anyway, I think it’s the look on this poor cat’s face that really expresses it well:
But really, I enjoy my job and I like my bosses and coworkers. My family likes that I don’t come home a complete crab and so physically exhausted and in anywhere near as much pain. I feel very content, even happy, actually, where I am and what I’m doing. This, in and of itself, is truly a blessing and I recognize it as such.
Speaking of blessings, I didn’t tell you guys about what happened to me on black Friday. This was really a blessing, too. You see, for several years now, instead of a computer chair for my desk I used this old kitchen chair:
The chair groans and creaks under my 19 stone frame and has come unglued in places and pounded back together and in general, just is not safe or comfortable. Well, on Black Friday our store had this chair, called the Fennington:
Which normally retails for $270.00 on sale for $99.00 plus a free extended warranty. On top of all that I get an employee discount and so the final cost with sales tax, turned out to be a little over $85.00.
So, I have been rolling around all over and spinning quickly to pay attention in comfort to someone speaking to me from a different angle and tilting back (I have the tilt set kind of stiff because I don’t really like leaning back too much) when I want to. All sorts of things that, if you already have an office chair you probably take for granted but if you have a rickety old wooden kitchen chair you are probably envying, that I couldn’t before.
I think that we should be thankful for all kinds of things we might take for granted on a regular basis. I don’t have any news really to share about my daughter-in-law (Which I would let Ben tell for the most part anyway) but I will say that no news is good news.
Oh. What? The Johnny Cash reference? Sure, it comes from a song he did about an autoworker who decides to take a Cadillac home. One piece at a time. Over several years. In the song he says he’s, “gonna ride around in style/gonna drive everybody wild/cause I’ll have the only one there is around…”
In case you’re interested:
Congratulations on the major chair upgrade. The old chair looked like a great way to keep blog posts short. 🙂
Hahahaha! You would expect so.
Stone ? You an expat ? Or have a large UK following ? Or it’s your modest way of revealing your weight ? 🙄😁
Yes, no, IDK, maybe
No one in America says stone.
I agree, never heard that before.
I think that’s why I did it.
I know it. That’s why I did it. I mean, why not?
Why not. Best way to say how heavy you are if you want people to work for an answer.. I’m an unhappy 23.5 stone
Yes, I’ve read some of your struggles. Keep doing your best.
We use the past tense as in “get stoned.”
Great song – as my husband, the Car Guy, would say – unique car but not numbers matching…
Best song ever
I love it.
enjoy your new chair – what a great deal! great Johnny Cash sng, but what one isn’t?
He did a lot of great ones.
I’m working on a kitchen chair as well maybe it’s time for me to make an upgrade. I’ll have to look into it now that you’ve set the standard
Live to Laugh
It’s easier on my back and neck and even my knees, believe it or not.
Ohh I believe it. I’ve worn out 2 chairs. I’m just between 🤣😂
My dad listened obsessively to a greatest hits Cash compilation that included it. I just read a snobbish article trying to figure him out. I wasn’t aware it was that difficult.
Snobs might overthink him, maybe.
Your new chair is my new “Comfy”, the wearable blanket! I bought one at Costco and it is WONDERFUL. I’m in it right now and loving every second of it. I’m glad to hear you got the chair. I’ve been thinking of your daughter-in-law and you indicate that things are moving in the right direction. I’ll keep the prayers coming.
The prayers are appreciated. She has a long road ahead but so far things are hopeful.
I know she has the support of a wonderful family and friends, and that will go a long way, but it’s sad that she and your son have to travel that particular road.