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Monday, November 24, 2008

FINALLY - The Weekend Update

Just not the one I promised three or four weekends ago.

First things first: (It seems like I say that a lot...) The work drama. My company informed me Tuesday that my position is being eliminated, and my duties are being transferred to our corporate office several states away (Not just me, they're doing the same with all 3 of the positions in our little corner of the department). I will be staying on until Mid-January to assist with the transition, then will be (hopefully) starting another position. I'm not sure yet whether there will be another job for me with this company, or if I will be working elsewhere. (Actually, there's a lot that I'm not sure of at the moment)

This was somewhat of a shock for us, but I'm really OK with it. I've been feeling overwhelmed and a little burned out in this position, so I think a change will do me some good. I also know that God will take care of me.

On to the weekend. Friday, I took off work to accompany Monkey's class on a field trip to Casa Manana Theatre. It was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed it immensely. When I took off to go on Mater's field trip last month, I didn't know any of the other mothers, and felt a little out of place. Fortunately, Monkey has FOUR other Cub Scouts in his class, and all their mothers came along, so I had a few familiar faces, and people to talk to. Not that you would know it, but I'm a little shy, and it's hard for me to jump in and strike up conversations. It was a fun day, even if we did eat lunch in the freezing cold* at the park. Brrr.

That afternoon, I took Possum to the airport so that he could go see his mother for the holiday.

Saturday was what the boys and I call a pajama day. They stayed in their footie PJs all day, we played and watched TV, played Cranium Cadoo and snuggled under blankets A LOT. Saturday afternoon, they put on clothes and BEGGED to play outside. It had warmed a little, so they got to play until dark. Oh - and I did lots of laundry. You're jealous, aren't you? Of the glamorous life I lead...

Sunday, the boys skipped off to church with Grandma, and Budman and I headed to the grocery store. When we got back to the house, Monkey headed off for his "best friend's" birthday party, and Budman and I made 10 jars of dill pickles in the afternoon, Mater and I played A LOT of board games, and did some puzzles. I also (finally) got to work on Christmas Presents. I'm making a lot of gifts this year, I can't tell you what I made, though, because SOME PEOPLE who read this blog might see it.

So, there it is, my weekend in a nutshell, not terribly interesting, but then that's life!!


*Yes, I know that to you ladies and gentlemen up North, I'm a gigantic wussy, but it was 37 degrees when i left the house that morning, and it did not warm up much all morning, in fact, it never got above 48 all day.

10 comments:

lessofme2love1976 said...

Sounds like you are taking it in stride - and you better not be making me a present - we decided to just do for the kids this year!

Eternal Sunshine said...

It's just a little present, and it's not any more work, since I'm making a buttload of them anyway (but the present won't have anything to do with butts, I promise), and heck you would be getting pickles, but since it's your recipe, that seems silly...

I just love run-on sentences.

for a different kind of girl said...

Sorry to hear about your job situation. It's always distressing to hear about one more person getting dumped into this boat, and every day I say a little prayer that Tool Man keeps sailing on the 'has a job' cruise line! However, I know that feeling of burning out, and that's a good sign that it's OK, I think. Plus, you're right. There's a greater plan sometimes!

Dill pickles...I was craving those for lunch today and added them to my grocery list. I'm sure they won't be as good as homemade, though!

Connie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job. That sucks! Good luck finding a new and better position!

I know what you mean about the cold. It was 30 degrees this morning and in my opinion that is too cold to get the kids in the car to get coffee because my coffee pot is broken. I did without!

Shonda Little said...

Hope it works out with the work!

georgie said...

thats awful about your job...i am sorry

a lil elf told me that you have a sss pkg on its way...and i have an updated sss post today please stop by

wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Sorry to hear about your job, but hopefully you'll find a new direction...

Your Saturday sounds AWESOME! Those are the days I love!

flickrlovr said...

Brrrrr-that's cold enough for me! Jeez. I'm a California girl, so anything below 60 makes me shiver ;)
Here from AllMediocre for the first time-love the blog and the name-I'll be back!

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Damama T said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job woes. But, like you, I know beyond doubt that God's got ya covered. Something better is just ahead.

I love PJ days. I miss being able to snuggle in bed with my boys. Seems Bug's wife isn't a fan of it, and Twig's Warden thinks that if she let me, then she'd have to let all the other inmate's moms, too! LOL! ;o)

All that to say, cherish every moment. They pass way too fast. (Maybe that's what God's trying to say with this job mess thing, too??)