Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Back to Work I Go

Seven DwarvesAs everyone returns to reality after the festiveness of the holiday season, I gotta say:


I have become so spoiled over the last couple of weeks.  After a 2-1/2 day work week for Christmas, and a 3 day work week for New Year’s, I woke up today to realize that I HAVE TO WORK 5 DAYS THIS WEEK!

And the next paid holiday won’t be until Good Friday – 3 months away!

And this morning it was only 16° F – quite balmy compared to the 0° F or less predicted for Wednesday.  At least it wasn’t snowing.

Even my new car didn’t want to go to work this morning, after sitting quietly in the driveway since Wednesday of last week.  The driver’s door opened only with some effort, there being a need for the ice along the edge to crack apart first, and those wipers were solidly frozen to the windshield.

Now, I know many of my readers are retired and couldn’t care less about work weeks and weather – but surely you remember what it was like when you did work?

And there are those who work from home and don’t have to deal with frozen cars and icy weather.  To you, I say:  Some day, I will be like you – but for now:


And for those of my readers who are currently unemployed and would love to be going to ANY job today:  I totally sympathize with you, but still:


Sure, that very generous year-end bonus made getting up and dragging my ass to work a little easier this morning, but the fact remains that:



Don't Wanna

[3 Hours Later]  Well, considering that I’m writing this on my morning work break, I guess “I DON’T WANNA!” doesn’t count once you become an adult.  Here I sit, 7 miles from my nice, cozy house and lovable Puppy Cody, and here I’ll stay until quitting time at 5:00 pm.

But it was fun ranting.

How did everyone else do this Monday morning?  Was it easy to get up and go back to work or school, or whatever?  Or did you, like me, grumble all the way?


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Imageq by:  Loren Javier and Tryaskin Klrlll, respectively

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15 Responses to Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Back to Work I Go

  1. Paul says:

    I wish I had a job.


  2. Doobster418 says:

    I am one of those who works from home. Plus, I live in San Francisco, so dealing with frozen cars and icy weather is not something I would have to face even if I didn’t work from home. And yet, when I woke up this moring and realized that it was a work day, my first thought was I don’t wanna.


  3. Elyse says:

    I’m with you, but i worked for most of the break. Sigh …

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  4. ~ Sadie ~ says:

    I wish I had a job, too . . . my day started with going to pick up my sick granddaughter from daycare, who I brought home & then realized her fever was over 105. I worked like the devil to get it down ASAP, without having to freak her out by going to the ER (she was quite alert & coherent surprisingly) & luckily I was successful!! After a couple hours, she was hungry & was able to get some Smartwater and chicken noodle soup down. So I did important things today, but hate she got so sick. (Aint exactly thrilled with the daycare though for not telling me how high it was & for being out of Tylenol & Advil. Luckily, Grandma was prepared and available!!) I also got to do a few edits for a media kit for a non-profit I support – so was grateful for that brain food!

    When I did have a job, it was always hard to go back that first full week of the year – even with jobs I loved!! 😉


  5. Archon's Den says:

    Now that I’m retired, and don’t need it, Ontario has made Feb. 15th ‘Family Day’, a statutory holiday. 👿


  6. julie says:

    OMG. Grumbled all the way. I unfortunately have 2 jobs. I am down from 3 at least. I have a girlfriend who blamed me for the unemployment rate. “Its so bad because you are hogging all the jobs!” I did, for the first time in 3 years, have 7 days, in a row, that I didn’t have to go to either job. I only left the house 2 times during those 7 days, once to get groceries and pick up my pay, and the other to take my son back to school on Sunday…. There’s a lot of “I don’t wanna” whines in my house!


    • God bless you, Julie. I worked 3 jobs at one time for awhile, until I got sick. And I didn’t even get that far ahead financially – because two of the jobs were part-time minimum-wage, the paychecks were never high enough to withhold taxes from, and so at the end of the year when the income from all three jobs was combined, I got socked with taxes. Definitely was not fun.


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