Several months ago, a once full time, then very part-time employee, was hired back full time. Suddenly, I find myself with no responsibility - except to occasionally send a fax or file something. Said tasks are ordered of me from this particular co-worker (not my boss). She's incredibly bright, though her people skills are quite harsh. We compliment each other nicely when we work together. The problem is, she has taken over everything! Literally, everything, including my boss. I haven't heard two words from him (besides questioning the way I handled my only task yesterday) in months. Oh wait, on Tuesday I politely waited for his attention to remind him that I had a Dr.'s appointment the following morning. He interrupted me with a sharp, "I don't care. I'm much to busy to worry about that!" Sheesh, it wasn't like I was going to go into detail about what the appointment was for. I just wanted him to know that I would be about 15 minutes late. I'm confused, upset, and frankly, bored out of my gourd. I was raised to work hard and excel at what I do. Up until recently, I thought I was right on track.
Now, I know I should probably sit down and discuss these matters with my boss, but I just don't have the heart anymore. The last time we had a discussion about my position here, I ended up paying for lunch (his and mine), and nothing was accomplished except for empty promises. I don't necessarily want to look elsewhere for several reasons. One, the flexibility of my hours is very hard to find. Another is that when I was busy, I loved my work. I love the excitement and creativity of the advertising world. It's just not coming across my desk anymore.
That said, I'm done feeling sorry for myself. God has a plan, and I trust that He will help to lead me down the proper path. For now, I will count my blessings. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and I have a great life. One of the many reasons I love this blog is because writing helps to put things into perspective and bring me back around to optimism.
On a bright note, I have had 2 wonderful afternoons with the twins (they turn 4 mos. today). They are very laid-back babies. Today I plan to tackle the double stroller and take us for a walk. I did say I wanted a challenge!
Murray woke with a fever of 102 degrees on Tuesday night, so Craig was home with him yesterday. He's been a very sad boy, but today seemed to be back to his normal cheery self. I'm hoping it was just a 24 hour bug.
I'm off to read my book for another hour until it's time to go.
I chose to post this picture of Murray and Maggie together (one of many) because today Murray is officially 1 1/2 years old! Wow! Mags and Murray are two of my favorite people in my life. It's a very exciting week. I can hardly contain myself.
On Saturday, we will head to the lake to put the docks in. A bit late this year, but dock day always marks the beginning of summer for me.
I hate to end on a sad note, but please send prayers for my blogger/mommy friend Roxane, who is grieving the unexpected loss of a beloved family member. We're thinking of you, Roxane!
I arrived in Las Vegas at 8:30am. Let me tell you, I wish I could afford to fly first class on every trip. Free beverages in REAL glasses! Needless to say, I was a bit tipsy when I arrived but that didn't stop me. I couldn't check into the Luxor until 11:00am, so I found the nearest salon and had a pedicure while I waited.
Upon check in, it took me literally an hour to find my room. Every hotel attendant I asked instructed me to find the elevator's by the Starbuck's. Do you know how many Starbuck's are in the hotel? I lost count after 10, and I know there are more. By the time I arrived in my room on the 20th floor I needed a nap.
Other events of the weekend included a day at the pool - there is definitely a reason why Las Vegas is nicknamed Sin City. I'll leave out the details, but I thought I was pretty worldly until I witnessed some of the things that take place at the pool.
The weather was gorgeous. It was 90 degrees and sunny all three days. I shopped, did some sight seeing and a lot of reading and relaxing. The most fun that I had as far as gambling was learning how to play craps. I even won $100.00! Who knew I would be brave enough to even try? Thanks to the nice guy next to me who was my teacher. I also won $85.00 at video poker, but that was the extent of my winnings. I certainly didn't come out ahead, but I had a ball.
To sum up the city of Las Vegas, I would say ANYTHING GOES! I can't wait to visit again with DH.