Blog posting

I may or may not post during the weekend since will be busy with family…just depends if it rains or not…if it rains then will be hunkered up at home with mom and watching some old movie classics while my daughter and her friend are off at the convention.

I have an eye on the unpredictable Missouri sky and the temps.  Projected forecast is in the mid 50’s which doesn’t matter to me…….as long as there are bright skies and fluffy white clouds this gal can deal with the “cold“….besides to tour the gardens you need at least three hours or more to view all the exhibits & if it looks like the weather will hold I will bring along my trusty umbrella (note:  when I do bring this item it never almost never rains). 

I enjoy the gorgeous blooms, smells, sites…everything in this wonderful piece of Eden every year especially in the Spring and early Fall.

Top 10 signs of job burnout

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Consider these statistics:

• The American worker has the least vacation time of any modern, developed society.

• In 2005, 33 percent of workers said they would be checking in with the office while on vacation.

• One-half of workers reported they feel a great deal of stress on the job.

• Forty-four percent of working moms admit to being preoccupied about work while at home and one-fourth say they bring home projects at least one day a week.

• Nineteen percent of working moms reported they often or always work weekends.

• Thirty-seven percent of all working dads said they would consider the option of taking a new job with less pay if it offered a better work/life balance.

• Thirty-six percent of working dads reported they bring work home at least one day a week and 30 percent say they often or always work weekends. 

I highlighted mine:

10.  You’re so tired, you now answer the phone with just: “Hell.” (I would like to)

9.  Your friends call to ask how you’ve been, and you immediately scream, “Get off my back!!”.

8.  Your garbage can is your “in” box.

7.  You wake up to discover your bed is on fire, but go back to sleep because you just don’t care.

6.  You have so much on your mind, you’ve forgotten how to logon.

5.  Visions of the upcoming weekend help you make it through Monday.

4.  You don’t set your alarm anymore because you know the pager will go off before the alarm does.

3.  You leave for a party and instinctively bring your ID badge.

2.  Your DayTimer/Work Planner exploded a week ago.

1.  You think about how relaxing it would be if you were in jail right now

Websites:

http://www.jamesshuggins.com/h/hum1/job_stress.htm

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/worklife/07/30/cb.burnout/index.html

Doing good deeds

Ice Tea, a fellow English Sabla member had this to say about Christianity:
Spiritual part is lost in Christianity, while in Islam it is always alive, the five daily prayers is enough to bring one too close to Allah if prayed the right way. In Islam there is no barrier to communicate to God unlike Christianity you follow the church and priests for confession.
Fellow member Minerva:
In christianity,true love for God is not manifested just by praying five times. but doing good unto others. that’s what Jesus told us anyway. what we do unto others, good or bad, we are doing it with him.
My response:
I agree, praying five times a day may or may not bring you closer to God. If you are simply “going through the motions” because it becomes a habit then really how is that bringing you closer? You gotta “feel” it inside. Of course there are men and women who pray five times a day and feel God always….I think good deeds coupled with prayer means more. And you should do these good deeds simply for the sake of helping someone and not because it will give you an honored and beloved place in Heaven. For me, when people go around doing good because they think it will automatically give them front row tickets to God is being quite hypocritical…same as praying and only doing it for “habit” sake is being hypocritical also…..I would much rather be a simple woman….who does good deeds because it is the right thing to do to help your fellow human being and sit in the back of a church than be the richest woman alive, sitting up front because she wishes to be seen for her “good works”…..
Website:

Alice’s Restaurant

If your up to watching something unconventional please check out Alice’s Restuarant…..also based on the song:

Alice’s Restaurant (film)

Alice’s Restaurant

MGM Home Video DVD
Directed by Arthur Penn
Produced by Hillard Elkins
Joseph Manduke
Written by Arlo Guthrie
Venable Herndon
Arthur Penn
Starring Arlo Guthrie
Pat Quinn
James Broderick
Pete Seeger
Lee Hays
Music by Arlo Guthrie
Garry Sherman
Cinematography Michael Nebbia
Editing by Dede Allen
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) August 19, 1969
Running time 111 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Alice’s Restaurant is a 1969 movie adapted from a song by Arlo Guthrie. The song is Arlo Guthrie‘s most famous work, a talking blues based on a true story that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965. The movie reproduces the events of the song, in addition to other scenes.

The movie is directed and co-written by Arthur Penn and stars Guthrie as himself, Pat Quinn as Alice Brock and James Broderick as Ray Brock, with the real Alice making a cameo appearance. In the scene where Ray and friends are installing insulation, she is wearing a brown turtleneck top and has her hair pulled into a ponytail. In the Thanksgiving-dinner scene, she is wearing a bright pink blouse. In the wedding scene, she is wearing a Western-style dress.

Stockbridge police chief William Obanhein (“Officer Obie”) played himself in the film version, explaining to Newsweek magazine that making himself look like a fool was preferable to having somebody else make him look like a fool.

The film also features the first film appearance of character actor M. Emmet Walsh, playing the Group W Sergeant; and a cameo appearance by Lee Hays, American folksinger and songwriter, playing a Reverend at an Evangelical Meeting.

The movie version of “Alice’s Restaurant” was released on August 19, 1969, a few days after Guthrie appeared at the Woodstock Festival.

Website:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Restaurant_%28film%29

It’s Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!! TGIF

Thank goodness…..

Has been a long week work wise and other(wise) coupled with a full house. 

Not only is mom visiting but my daughter’s best friend is here until Sunday. 

Those two will be out at the St. Louis Anime convention and I will try to take mom to the botanical gardens if there is no call for rain.  The way things are shaping up here seems like we’ll be floating downstream pretty soon.