Thursday, March 29, 2012

Plugging along...

I am in such a hurry, I don't have time for a thoughtful photo.  This is one I took the other day - to show my friend who gave me this tiny workbench, hammer, and saw that I brought it to my new job and have it on my desk.  I thought the photo was kinda cute.  Although I purchased a cute new pair of shoes last night and I should take a picture.  They are flats though  - I walk so much in my new job, there is no way I can wear heels every day.... but every now and then.... every now and then....

Today I am going on a site visit to a provider of mental health services.  Thank God I asked the person I am going with what I should wear.  I was going to go pretty casual.  He said he wears a coat and a tie.  Yikes.   I am wearing a jacket and slacks.  And new shoes.  New silver shoes with a flower on top!

Yesterday my son called me!  Who would have ever thought that Kuwait sounds like safe haven?  It does, believe me.  He is very happy to be there.  And will be happier to get to London and see his wife.  And later will be back home and will see his momma - ME!  YAY!

Even as a young woman, long before I had children, I said there is just something special between a mother and her son.  Boy, was I right!

One of my sponsees called three times last night and then again at 6 a.m. today.  I ended up talking to her for about 20 minutes this morning and that is why I have no time to write a coherent post.  She used me as a job reference.  I told her to NEVER do that again without asking the person first.  Now I have to think of a way to give an honest reference about a woman who has a crisis every single day at work.  Yesterday she told one of her co-workers to f--- off.  If I were hiring, I would rather leave the job vacant than have someone like this to deal with.

And in AA, I have learned to love these problem people.  Also, in AA, I have learned how NOT to BE one of these problem people.  What could be better than that?

By the grace of God..... By the grace of God.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you need something from the Performance Review Generator...:-)

Her performance defies measurement. Miss Sponsee shows potential for unbounded improvement. It is apparent that Miss Sponsee appears ever productive and has been seen dropping in at off hours. Miss Sponsee knows the value of office equipment. Her usefulness to the division is self evident. Many wonder at the extent of her knowledge.

or

Miss Sponsee handles assignments with unlooked-for creativity. Her future with this company is not in doubt. Miss Sponsee has proven to be one of the company's larger investments. Miss Sponsee is willing to take risks. A reevaluation of her salary is long overdue and one can not say enough good things about her.

dAAve said...

LOL @ above.

Vanessa said...

I'm happy to hear your son seems to be safe now! That is very exciting news!!! Your new job seems to be going along swimmingly...CONGRATS.

Thanks to you...I have been in AA for 37 day!

Patty said...

Thanks for saying "slacks" my friends bust me for that one all the time :) So glad your son is heading home.

shadowlands said...

So happy to hear about your son coming home! The small work tools reminds me of 'The borrowers'

Lou said...

This is funny (not) because Andrew's sponsor gave him work fixing up the sponsor's house so he can rent it. Without asking, Andrew brought along a friend (from the program) to help. Sponsor got very upset, said "I asked you to work on house, not "friend" I have never seen before."

hmmm..livin' and learnin' ain't they? I'm glad there are people like you who have the stamina for it.

Syd said...

Assumptions get us into trouble all the time. I like that tiny work bench. I would not hurt myself with those tools--I'm forever getting skinned or banged up with my work tools.