Damn girl. Chill out and slow down. (as said to me by a very concerned friend)

Aaaaargh!

Just thought I’d get that out of the way now.

You all know we came back on Sunday, and you all know about the lethal amount of money spent, which, after balancing my checkbook, ended up being not so lethal, so that’s good…and of course the last night of my class.

But I haven’t told you about how friggin’ swamped I’ve been since coming back. First, my bookkeeper is doing a relief job for her aunt (Susie) who owns the cafe. Susie and I scheduled her son’s open heart surgery around my conference because the choice was the week of my conference of the week after. I felt enormously guilty but her son and Susie both insisted that I not be left hanging. Oh my GOD, could you all die over my amazing friends? He came through the surgery beautifully by the way. Aaaaaaaaanyway, so that leaves me without said book keeper all week. Plus, my quasi-son is in Washington D.C. on a school trip. Which by the way, he was picked because of his grades in school. I am so proud of him. Also? He’s never been out of the state. NEVER! His grandmother said he’s having a blast and I’m so happy for him. But. He’s a good worker too and we’re without him this week as well. Throw in medical leave for Mr. Ironic, and another cashier who can only work on weekends, and you’ve got me and Howard all week. Now normally that’s no biggie but being we were out of the office all last week for the conference, we’re now at least a week behind in our work. Holy shit. I JUST finished two weeks worth of paper work that I was already behind on because I was sick. Today? Just began to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Which is good because my final paper is due Monday by midnight. And seeing as I’ll be working all weekend, looks like my insomnia will for once, come in handy as I’ll most certainly be burning the midnight oil trying to get this paper finished.

But there is one highlight of this week. Well actually two. But one is in strict confidence and I won’t be able to reveal it until much later.

The other one is that one of my dearest friends in the world extricated herself from a soul-crushing relationship. Ya’ll seriously. I cried. Because I’ve been worried about her since seeing her last. It had gotten to the point where I couldn’t talk to Howard about it anymore because I would tear up and and he can’t stand to see me upset. But I love this friend dearly and KNOW in my heart of hearts this is the start of a beautiful new beginning for her. I think Tim McGraw sang it best (Jennings wrote it though) when he sang:

“The days keep coming without fail, a new wind is gonna find your sail, that’s where your journey starts, you’ll find better love, strong as it ever was, deep as the river runs, warm as the morning sun.”

Work/life/school load ain’t got shit on happiness. Can I get an Amen?

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