Thank God for these nights when I don't need air conditioning on and I can be serenaded by crickets all the night long.
This morning my boss came to my office door. He had a piece of pink paper, about 8.5"X4" in his hand. He said "Hi Mary, how are you?" I said "You are my boss, you are standing in my doorway with a pink slip in your hand, why don't YOU tell ME how I am!" He laughed and then told me that I needed to get ahold of my assistant who was off today. Yes, I needed to make THAT call. Her position has been abolished and I got to tell her that. That sounds sarcastic, it really isn't. I closed my office door and prayed for a while before I called her. And it was not pretty. She, like many of us, really needs her job, and this is a terrible blow to her.
I don't know who all got the word today, but as far as I know, I am not one of them. For now.
It is a sad place.
It was a long day. And a long week. And it is not over yet.
I am extremely grateful to be going to our state convention this weekend. Even though I didn't even want to go. I think it will be perfect for this weekend. My daughter is so excited she can barely stand it. It is awesome to witness that and be able to share that with her. What a deal.
We have been planning our trip to Texas next year. My sponsor was able to get a room in the same hotel I am booked at. What a thrill. We are planning our drive... we have decided we all want to take a road trip. Oh! I love road trips! (and I HATE flying)
I will pray for the people who have lost their jobs tonight. I will go to church tomorrow morning and pray some more. And then I will go and face another day at this place I have loved for 15 years.
Thanks for listening to all of this....
Let's keep staying sober together, OK?