Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
I'm not done writing about Gwen Verdon, but posts will be sporadic. I did something crazy on Monday: I went back to work.
Yes, I probably have quite a few emails to read, along with regular training that we do. I don't know yet. I can't access anything on my computer. It took quite a while for my supervisor, my manager, and a nice lady named Linda who called me "young lady" (of course I told Linda that I love her) to figure out how to re-activate my account. When next I work, I hope I'll be able to actually work.
I've been kinda hanging out and getting paid for it. Don't tell but on Monday, I took three lunches. I had my lunch, and then I kept two friends company when they had their lunches at different times. On Tuesday I only took two lunches.
I was nervous about returning, but when I went in the building, I felt comfortable right away. Then I saw on my colleagues' computers that many of our systems have changed. Furthermore, I didn't recognize most of my colleagues. All but one are new! They seem very nice.
For now, I'm the only "original" on my team, which means that I was part of a team that went through training together 18 months ago and then worked with the same supervisor and manager. People dropped out pretty quickly. One left at the end of the first week of training. I think we started with 22. Two other originals should be returning soon. For now, though, I delight in my original status all by myself.
It's difficult to become accustomed to sitting in a desk chair again. The chairs are fine; however, nothing at work can match my chair where I sit right now, with my feet up, next to Penelope, who is next to Franklin.
The bright, brighter, brightest overhead lights bug me, too. My eyes are very sensitive to light (it triggers migraines), and when I'm back on the computer, it will be worse. So last week I had my eyes checked and ordered computer glasses and sunglasses. I'll pick them up tomorrow. I'll let you know if they help. A lot of people have tired eyes from working on a computer so much of the time.
I'll blog as I'm able to do so. Gwen Verdon deserves our attention. I was able to order Damn Yankees on DVD from my good friends at Netflix. I started to watch the movie, and I'm pleased to report that Gwen Verdon has top billing.
I also have an author friend's book to read and edit. That makes me happy.
Who remembers flower power? This performance is from The Carol Burnett Show, sometime in the late '60s. It's not Gwen at her most brilliant, but she was always a pleasure to watch.
I hope your return to work goes well. And I really, really hope that migraines can be avoided. Totally vile things, which outsuck Dyson.ReplyDelete
I also have an injection to give myself once a month that helps keep the migraines away. I still get some, though, so maybe the glasses will do the job.Delete
Great that you're back to work! Glad you will get computer glasses -- are those the modern equivalent of the old "computer glare screens" that used to be put on the monitors?ReplyDelete
I don't know. I never thought the glare screens were helpful. I'm wearing the glasses now. The light doesn't seem as bright.Delete
That would be the worst part of going back to work- trading snuggly pups as coworkers for humans.ReplyDelete
Franklin and Penelope are the best co-workers ever.Delete
Good wishes getting back into the office grind!ReplyDelete
Thanks. Hangin' in there.Delete
Oh, it's always tough going back to work after a long hiatus. I have 26 more days left of my summer break and they seem to be flying by. When I return I will have a new coworker and I've heard only wonderful things about her. She's replacing the mean person that made me hate my job. Hoping this is a good return to work for both of us. As for eyeglasses, I have bifocals that I wear for going out, driving etc and computer glasses just for the computer. They help a lot.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you'll have a new co-worker. I have all sorts of time off coming to me. I still get it in spite of the leave of absence. Someone needs to go on a vacation with me.Delete
Hi Janie - glad you're able to get back to work ... and that they're allowing you to ease back in ... take care and all the best. Love that rendition of Feeling Groovy - fun to see ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
It was so nice when we could watch TV shows and not worry that they'd be profanity laden or offensive in some other way.Delete
Sounds like you're easing back into work slowly. That's good! Hopefully, your eyes won't bother you too much and you won't suffer any of those dreaded migraines! Thanks for the video. Looking forward to reading more about Gwen in future.ReplyDelete
Gwen must have been well into her forties when she did that show, yet she danced so gracefully. She made it all look easy.Delete
Hope all goes well back at work. Yes, the glasses/shades should help with the bright glare. I got prescription sunglasses that help me with the aural migraines that are new to me since cataract surgery. :)ReplyDelete
Definitely lived through flower power days. ;)
I hadn't thought about flower power in a long time. Gwen looked adorable. The male dancers' hats were kind of odd.Delete
Good luck with settling it. It's always a bit challenging when you first go back, isn't it? Smart of you to order computer glasses.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you.
Thank you, Sandra dear. I have to learn the names of all these new people. So far I remember two out of about 14 (?). I have to count them.Delete
A great old song.ReplyDelete
Can you wear an eyeshade, too?
If I need an eye shade I should be allowed to wear it.Delete
Are you happy being back to work after being off for so long? I hope so even though it will take a bit of time to settle in in some ways and, as you already know, you felt like you never left. I hope you avoid the migraines. I love the piece with Gwen Verdon and I love Carol Burnett. I always wondered what happened to the dancers from her show. Anyway, the male dancers look like they just came from the DaDa movement and their cone hats look like they came from a construction zone..just painted white. Younhave to love the timesReplyDelete
I LOVE that hot pink pant suit Ms Verdon is wearing. And I do remember that song.ReplyDelete
I hope your glasses help with the migraines. I'm sensitive to light as well, but have never had a migraine - knock on wood I never do, but I know they can be very debilitating.
I’m in my bed, you’re in yours. One of us is obviously in the wrong place. Hey, i am looking for an online sexual partner ;) Click on my boobs if you are interested (. )( .)ReplyDelete