My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What a Wonderful Wednesday!

When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now... will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I'd been out til quarter to three, would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still feed me... when I'm sixty four?

Happy Birthday to my sweet mama today! I'm so grateful to God that He has brought us closer together and that we have become partners in pain. She understands the days that I just can't move... and I understand when she goes to bed at 7pm. Living with chronic pain is frustrating but knowing you have an ally in the house who *gets it* makes it so much easier. (And oh, poor Pop! Having to live with two of us and taking care of his mama and overseeing three houses plus Grandma's business too! I don't know how he stands it but he does!)

We're hoping to gather the fam plus the boys' best friend, Joshy, who IS family to us, at Buca di Beppo, a really fun Italian restaurant on Saturday. You can follow the link to check it out, if you'd like. It's a long drive but it would be a lot of fun.

BooBoo, my oldest, is here working this week. He lives in Pennsylvania but works all over. This week Georgia, next week Wisconsin... moss doesn't grow on him! I'm hoping we'll be able to get him up to the mountain house while he's here, even though that's going to make 3 or 4 weekends in a row that I'm making the trip. I mean... like that's a bad thing, right? If the worst problem I have in life is *having* to go to the mountains a few weekends in a row... It's all good.

I had my Cafe Bustelo espresso grind coffee this morning and it is so stinkin' good that I may drink a whole pot.

Of course, if we're as busy at work today as we have been the past two days, I might not oughta. I so very much love my job, still. But let me tell you... I do more in my twenty hours a week than I ever did in my 38.5 hours a week in that other place! I can barely get up to go to the bathroom sometimes. It took over an hour and a half between *urge to go*  and ability to get away from the phone yesterday. My sales numbers are as high as some of the full time people. I'm seriously making the most of my part-time status!

My boss is a smart-a$$ - which, fortunately is a language I speak fluently. Yesterday he had a little something taken off of his face and had this big gauze pad covering his cheek. I said, "You ought to try being nice to people so they don't punch you in the face" and he said, "I will... right after I say this, - SHUT UP AND GET BACK TO WORK" and we all cracked up. He dictated a letter to my supervisor yesterday and then told her to give it to me to "fix up" since word of my mad writing skillz has gotten out. Not the blog, just my skillZ. I'm not sure I'm ready to be that transparent at work again. Too much bad juju in the past from my sharing my thoughts and stuff. I mean... I wouldn't DIE if the blog got out but I'm not giving anybody a road map, like I've done in the past. I don't even have pictures up at work. I'm just loving my job and loving my real life and for now, "never the twain shall meet".

Our office manager returns to work today after spending three weeks in Italy. She sent the most gorgeous photos from Venice yesterday! She wasn't IN Venice yesterday, she was just finally home and going through her photos. I've missed her. She's - hands down - the best diplomatic, compassionate, competent - person I've worked for, not just in this business but in any and every job ever. I didn't even meet the agents until I'd been there a week or so. Honestly, the wife agent came in last week and I thought she was a customer, didn't recognize her at first! The office manager really manages the office which is what enables us to run two agencies under the same roof with the same people - two are full time, two work four days a week, two work three days a week, three work two days a week, there are a couple of stragglers who work an odd day here and there - taking care of getting photos and stuff, one is full time except she comes in late two days a week and then there's me and my little twenty hours a week and we all keep the little train on the track somehow. That takes a lot of organization!

Anyways... I'm working 9-2 today, 11:30-4:30 tomorrow and... that's my week. You gotta love it!

Hope you all have a Wonderful Wednesday and I'll check in again soon! Love and hugs!