Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Stop The Merry-Go-Round!

I think I have a few minutes to sit and write. Or, as the saying goes, I'm just forgetting something really important!

The last few weeks have been crazy. At work the Executive Assistant has retired and while we planned her retirement party (how do you sum up 29 years in just a few minutes?) her job responsibilities have been distributed to a few of us in the office. The girl who took over her position trained someone for her position and the person who took that position trained someone... but we're all so very grateful they've kept it 'in house'! Everyone gets along and already knows the inner workings of the office.

I took on some of the EA's (minor) jobs but also took on some of the major responsibilities of the person who took her job. Plus we're coming into the holiday season where I have a large responsibility over our Thanksgiving Outreach. Things are a little busy to say the least!

Beth is doing okay since she lost her job. Enjoying some of the perks of having Friday and Saturday nights off for the first time in 5 years! 

Sharaya's birthday is this week so we're keeping Allie overnight this weekend, then taking Sharaya out to dinner.

Beth's birthday is next week. Not sure yet what we're going to do for that.

The husband of a dear friend passed away last weekend. He had been ill and was given 2 years to live so it wasn't shocking, but just very sudden. Beth and I have been over to the house, bringing food and just being with C. 

Then my sister called, she's coming to visit! She'll be here in less than 2 weeks and is staying with us! When we fixed up Beth's apartment, we got rid of the extra bed and turned the den into my craft room. So now I'm trying to find space for all the stuff so she can put an air mattress down for the week. And she's bringing her dog. A German Shepard. It might not sound like it but I really am excited to see her. And to have a dog in the house again. I've missed having a pet around, just haven't missed the part of taking care of one. :) 

If you don't hear from me, that's why. Trying to keep my head above water and stay sane at the same time. I hope you all are having a wonderful start to Fall!

I took this in the parking lot at work ~



Rebecca Jo said...

Sorry to hear of your friend's husband... always hard. I'm sure she appreciates your visits & support.
Hang in there in this busy season... it can be overwhelming!! Take moments & just breath.

Barb said...

Hi Cindy~

Sounds like you have a pretty crazy life right now! Whenever I had to take on more responsibility while working, it would stress me out! Staying in-house is usually best though, especially if you all like each other and get along. The, Thanksgiving Outreach sounds like an amazing gathering! Service is something that I feel strongly about, everyone needs to feel needed, you will be blessed!

I'm so glad that Beth is coping with her job loss. Having Friday and Saturday off must make her feel good though! Just think of the fun she can have!

Enjoy your birthdays and your sister, both wonderful events!

So sorry to hear about your friend, sudden deaths are always so sad. Your friend is blessed to have you and Beth, good friends are not easy to come by.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Hugs and Love,

Kelli said...

I am sorry to hear about your husbands friend.
It sounds like you have been very busy. I hope you are able to have some down time soon.
The lpicture of the tree is absolutely beautiful!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a beautiful picture of that maple tree! I'm so sorry about your daughter's job loss I know that's got to be tough, but looking on the bright side is always best. So exciting to have your sister coming for a visit! You will surely have a blessed time together! Hope things settle into a good routine for you at work! Hugs:)

Adelaide Dupont said...

"Beth is doing okay since she lost her job. Enjoying some of the perks of having Friday and Saturday nights off for the first time in 5 years!"

And by the time I read this, it was Beth's birthday already or will soon be.