Sunday, February 15, 2009

Two Weeks?


Wow, two weeks already. I think that is the longest I have ever gone without posting. 

The new 35 hour a week job has actually turned out to be more like a 45 hour a week job and the "one day a week working from home" perk has not yet materialized. On top of that, there were layoffs in my department the second week I started. I'm not whining as much as I normally would because everyone knows that just having a job at all today is a good thing and employers are totally calling the shots.

I'm really hoping to get back into some sort of groove here soon however. 

Hope everyone had a great VD (the holiday not the disease). I took my Mom and an old friend of hers out to lunch.  And when I say old, I'm talking like 70 years or something. My Mom and Dad grew up with this couple. My Dad has passed and so has the wife of the gentleman that accompanied us to lunch. Listening to them reminisce really made me think about how fast time goes by and how we need to try to enjoy each day. Maybe I won't work from home this weekend after all.

10 comments:

Ms. Creek said...

It's amazing how fast time flies...and I agree on the importance of appreciating and relishing the moment we are in. What a thoughtful gift to take your mom (I sure miss mine) and the gentleman friend to lunch. And hearing the old stories is the best...if you ask me!

LilliGirl said...

I agree. The old stories are the best stories. I'm so glad you did such a nice thing for them and got the benefits.

Velvet Ginger said...

That's really sweet you took your Mom and her friend to lunch!!! WB, I am in the same slump, I missed you!
(i had to laugh about the VD, now they call it STDs) Only us old folks know what VD is! lol

Blondie (incognito) said...

... or maybe you will work from home this 'holiday' weekend...

lynt said...

I'm hearing you on that just glad to have a job thing. Feeling guilty for choosing not to do any work so far this long weekend...

Sinnerviewer said...

I visited my 90 year old aunt last week and I came away with the same feeling.

PixieFlute said...

I'm starting to realize how fast time flies as I listen to friends about 10 years older start to plan for retirement.

I love listening to older folks reminisce, definitely a reminder to treasure what we have when we have it.

CHEWY said...

I missed you! You are a sweet, thoughtful, sharing daughter. Mom should be very proud.

All the talk about VD and my word verification is: klinic

Real Live Lesbian said...

Excellent post. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and enjoy what I have right now. ;)

CJ said...

Hey Ms. Creek - Time does go by way too fast. I'm sure you must miss your Mom tons. That's got to be so hard.

Hi Lilli! I really love hearing those stories. I had a great time.

Hey Rubye Jean! I couldn't resist throwing in the VD comment. I hope you are out of your winter slump. I missed seeing your posts!

I did work Blondie. Bad CJ, bad.

Hey Lyn - I can't wait for the economy to turn around and companies are begging us to work for them instead of the other way around.

Hey Sinnerviewer - It's a good feeling isn't it? I think it's good for them and us.

Hey Sassy - It's pretty easy to get caught up in work and just everyday events.I am so guilty of that.

Hey thank you Chewy! I missed you too! I love your SuperHero look. Perfect word verification :).

Hello Real LL! Now if I could only practice what I preach.