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How do you feel about your job? Do you spring out of bed, looking forward to work? Or, is your job a soul-destroying monotony of pure drudgery, or somewhere in between?

Sixteen Tons; one of my all favorite songs to dance to with my father. I remember dancing what the French call the “rock” to Sixteen Tons, I suppose it was some bastardized version of the Jitter Bug, I think? My father danced so well, just thinking about it puts a smile on my face.

When I used to work outside of the home, way back when, I never found it to be dreary or monotonous. I worked primarily in the retail and the restaurant business and trust me, those two industries are never boring. I was very lucky to always find myself surrounded by talented, creative and very nice people, even the customers were often wonderful and engaging people.

I can’t even complain about my time at the law firm because it wasn’t your run of the mill stodgy law firm. Dolgenos, Newman and Cronin was located in the heart of SOHO, New York, sharing space with an art gallery that the partners themselves owned. They were also very welcoming and loved a good party. On the day that I was hired as a part time file clerk, they threw a party in my honor. When I left to go back to work at Conran’s/Habitat at Astor Place, they threw me a party to wish me well. You can’t beat having employers like that.

Actually I have to say that of all of the jobs that I have held over the years; full-time or part-time, being a stay at home mother is, for me, the hardest one that I have ever had. Having said that, being a mother has definitely never been boring; it is by far the best thing that has ever happened in my life. The house work part of being a stay at home mother, not so much, that is definitely the most boring and uninspiring job that I have ever encountered and for me, the only drudgery that I have ever known. Being a mother HOORAY, housework BOO. 😀