Archive for April, 2007

Time Keeps on Slipping….

I can hardly believe that the year is a quarter of the way over. Spring is almost over and summer will soon be upon us. Time for heat and humidity and much longer days. And I always look forward to those brief afternoon thunderstorms. I realize that only contributes more to the humidity but somehow I like watching those brief angry bursts of clouds.May shouldn’t be too busy for us, we have two events planned. I say that now and things always end up much more busy then I expect them to be. Why is that? My sister and I are organizing a family get together for my parents 30th anniversary. It’s not going to be a huge blow out, just family time since everyone gets more and more busy as we get older. It’s pretty sad but I have some family who live in town (more or less) that I haven’t seen since Christmas.Then for an extra long Memorial weekend we are flying to Arizona to visit my brother Jeff and his family. I’m looking forward to getting away for a little while and getting to spend time with all of them. They came home for Christmas but we didn’t get to spend a lot of time with them. Now we get to go see them on their turf. The only times I have been to Arizona was just passing through on connecting flights to California. We will do the grand canyon, even they haven’t been yet. And it just so happens that our home baseball team will be playing there while we are visiting so everyone but Brandon is looking forward to that. Also they just moved into a house with an outdoor kitchen and a pool. Can anyone say Party!!!

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Love vs. Sentimentality

Sentimentality is sugar-coating the truth to spare a person’s feelings. It is about feeling good right this minute. It is about delaying facing reality. Love is being able to tell someone the truth even though you know you will hurt them.  It isn’t always easy but in the end it is always worth it. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.” -1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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I have been thrown for a loop. My work world has been turned upside-down and inside-out. I have wanted to throw tantrums, tear my hair out, chuck my computer out the window, and get up and walk out among other things. My partner in crime abandoned me to the wolves. She was tired of the abuse by our super-star, micromanaging boss (who is in one of our other offices in a totally different state; great for communications and all) and accepted a much better offer from what sounds like a much better company. I wish her all the good wishes in the world and have nothing against her except one thing: she didn’t take me with her. (Though she did some fishing to see if there could be a position for me there, mighty nice of her, I should say.) Now it remains to see the fallout from the little bomb she dropped right before she left. There has been a lot of scrambling to cover some high-up butts which has been THE only entertaining thing about it.It’s hard to believe this only happened about a week ago. Already I have been uprooted and moved to a different location, assured by the president that I’m not going anywhere, and given vague details by one of the VP’s about a new project he wants me take on. I have been a little stressed out to say the least. I’m beginning to wonder if I want to stay with the company at all after all of the mess. All I can think of wanting to do is find some remote island and curl up and go to sleep for at least 3 weeks and then maybe come back to the real world. Sometimes being a grown up is just no fun, why can’t we just throw a temper tantrum, I want to know.

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Why Is..

..the thought of cleaning out the closet so horrid you would do all the laundry, clean every single surface, paint the entire house inside and out, balance all your accounts and do your taxes rather than face the daunting task? But, once you have completed the task of reorganizing and purging you feel like even your soul is a bit cleaner
…it you check on your toast in the toaster oven and find it is hardly tan only to come back a mere minute later to find it a lovely shade of charcoal?Life’s burning questions! I hope you have enjoyed today’s journey in randomness, you can go back to your regularly scheduled day now.

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