Saturday, September 05, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

It is the first day of a four day weekend (Tuesday is my first furlough day). I am grateful to have four days off. I am grateful I still have a job.

The cuts at work were much deeper than anyone anticipated. People were walking around in a daze, many of them with bloodshot eyes from crying. I left a meeting with one of my friends and she asked someone else "how are you?" and then walked away saying "I have to stop asking people how they are." It is that ugly.

So, I got to go to the state convention with my daughter last night. There was a wonderful speaker I am so glad I got to hear. I ran into some old friends, some of whom I didn't even recognize. I kept thinking I was seeing people, and then remembering that they are dead. It is weird to get older.

We will go back today. I am tired and glad I have three more days off after today. It has been such an emotionally grueling week at work, I think it is going to take some serious down-time to get over it enough to go back next week.

One day at a time, I have today, which is a glorious late summer day. I walked around this morning and took photos of roses. My daughter is sleeping but I will soon wake her, we will have breakfast and get on the road out of here for a good day of sober fellowship.

Happy Birthday to my dear friend dAAve. He is sober Six Years Today... and I have known him for half of that! Now, that is a good deal.

8 comments:

dAAve said...

I'm glad you're still working even though you'll always have an employer.
Enjoy the day at the convention.
And thanks.

Pam said...

Your roses are always so beautiful.
I wish I could go with y'all.
Dave who?

Syd said...

Work sounds difficult. In fact, the world is difficult these days. We are expecting more cuts at work. I hope that you enjoy the good things in your day today.

Madison said...

Good description of how continual job cuts impact everyone. The uncertainty is stressful.

Ed G. said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the time you have. I am amazed that God will do for us what we can't do for ourselves.

Constantly...

...like, the only constant...

...doesn't mean that we don't feel bad when the circumstances of life are not the way we want them and people we care about are hurt.

Blessings and aloha...

Recovery Road London said...

Beautiful rose. Before we cleared the folks' old house last week, we took some of my mum's rose bushes to replant in my wee sister's garden.

Have a great n sober day.

Scott W said...

Well, Dave stayed sober another day.

Addiction said...

Being sober is one of the greatest things in the world. If you're sober, you can do anything you ever wanted