Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday Back at Work

Good Morning!


Once again, I’m amazed to find myself back at work and am wondering where the weekend went.  I was kind of out of sorts all weekend…not sleeping well during the night and then falling asleep in the wee hours and sleeping later than I am accustomed to.  It sort of threw of both Saturday and Sunday.


Thank you for all your kind comments about my work situation.  It really is not all that bad for me (other than dealing with two very different people managing the same group of folks).  I’ve worked with the LD for close to 20 years, and the operations team under him is extremely close (more so than any other group in the company).  It’s really those folks who are struggling with the transition and my heart breaks for them (again, I’ve been with most of them for 16-20 years).  Change is not easy, but it is necessary.  My gut tells me that some of the “team” will no longer be with us within a year, but I don’t know for sure.


Meanwhile, the Hilton Head trip (which really is just a big old party) is still on.  As of Friday it was off, then on, then off, then on, etc., etc.  It has been shortened, so I will fly down on Monday and fly back on Wednesday, but that is fine with me (I’m too old to party hard for several days!!).  Most of today will be spent finalizing (or trying to finalize) plans for that trip.


I managed to get a tiny (like one inch) of knitting done on my sweater, and that was it.  We did go out to dinner at Nectar Saturday night which was delicious.  And I read a book – “Educated” by Tara Westover.  A very quick read and I enjoyed the book a lot (despite how dysfunctional everyone is!).


I read a poem on Friday that I just loved:  “Age Sixty-nine” by Jim Harrison.  Here is one line from it that just resonates with me:


At dawn I have birds,
clearly divine messengers that I don't understand
yet day by day feel the grace of their intentions.


Beautiful, huh?


Wishing you all a wonderful week!


  1. Your line from the poem was so intriguing that I looked up Jim Harrison. I hadn't heard of him before, but I really love “Age Sixty-nine”. Thanks for sharing; I'll be thinking about this poem all day!

  2. Hopefully this week will be a lot smoother. Sending good vibes your way.

  3. Now you have to decide what KNITTING to take on your trip. Priorities ... I got 'em!

  4. Monday, monday....I feel for you folks still working. There is way too much drama. I still get the Back to School blues every August even though I haven't taught in 8 years!

  5. I was kind of disappointed in Educated. I wanted it to be more about her time at Oxford and less about her insane family!

  6. Great lines from the poem and poet not someone I know...eventually, the work dynamics will smooth out...the celebration should be fun. I hope your sleepless nights are over...

  7. Have a good week-weekends do roll faster for sure!

  8. Weekends like that (just a bit "off") are almost not like weekends, y'know? I hope you have an uneventful week and relax a bit in the evenings. And that poem!!! I looked the rest of it up . . . lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I hope your week settles down a little ... and that you get some good sleep. everything is better with good sleep! (and without it, nothing seems quite right). Will your quick trip to HH include some time for you?! You certainly deserve a nice walk on the beach and a wonderful fresh seafood dinner. with wine :-) happy Monday!

  10. Being without decent sleep makes everything disjointed. And transitions are always so tense. I hope you can take good care of yourself at home until everything evens out at work.

  11. I can relate on the non-sleeping.. I'm in a strange bed with a 3 hour time difference. I hope the staff changes don't make life too difficult for you! I remember being the executive director of a non-profit corp. and I was in charge of hiring and firing. Not an easy task. Be well.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. HH sounds like a great trip! I get sleep most of the time but if I don't I know that in a day or two the sleep will once again return. I know I am lucky with this!