One little catch to the week: staff drama. Some people are simply horrible divisive trouble-makers, and they make it difficult to do your job. They are toxic and negative, and they pollute the hallways and faculty room. I try to avoid confrontation, but when these toads begin dragging me into their messes and making me look sloppy because of their mistakes -- well, that is where I draw the line. Sooo, after much spent energy and a couple of meetings, all is in order. For now. This particular character will certainly strike again, but I am ready for her. I am not intimidated just because she started teaching during the Ice Age and just because she thinks she is in charge. Whatever.
I have taken a deep breath, and let it go. Ahhhh...
Sadly, my cousin has also stirred up trouble so there was some family drama on the home front. He is a person who doesn't debate well (he gets angry and then vile like a toddler) so sadly there was no resolution with him and there probably will never be. My only concern is my mother's relationship with her sister as my cousin is hell-bent on driving a wedge between them.
Another deep breath...
All this makes me count my many many blessings:
... Church Family
. Good Health
... Nice Home
. Marketable Skills
Another blessing: Knowing that getting dragged into drama gives the other person POWER, and I refuse to let that happen. I am a stubborn German. Don't mess with me because I can easily dismiss you and move happily along.
So, today, I am at peace despite some of the drama spiraling around me. Life is short.
|sunset on Lake Ontario a few weeks ago|