I already polished the kitchen set with Pledge while the coffee was brewing. Then I took some decorative plates off of the kitchen walls and washed them. I have big plans to scrub down all the cupboards and counters and to change the curtains in the kitchen, too. All this has to be done before I feel right about unfurling the Christmas tablecloth. Prognosis: iffy. Now that I have my morning cup in front of me and the blogs have me in front of them, it feels right to just sit here a while. Inspiration I think I’m going to hang one shiny ornament from the banana hanger of the fruit basket and call that a holiday decoration.
It’s been quite a week, my friends. After spending weeks being stupid about a big government program and being forced to educate myself about so that I could write some training slides, I was one slide away from finishing it up. Then I found out that the government is going to be launching training of their own .. and by the way, can I share my slides with the big government agency so they can be sure they are addressing what our company thinks are the important points?
I spent a lot of time on that project and let other important things slide. Things like turning in my overdue expenses before they cut off my company credit card. Question: if you got an email with a subject line of Pending Suspension – Please Read ***Overdue Card Transactions*** Immediate Submission is Required, does that sound final to you? ASKING FOR A FRIEND. If the suspension was already a done deal, they wouldn’t be saying Please Read would they? While it’s true that the email string is full of blunt talk like ”prior communications have been sent” and “by 10/25/12 or prior” and “ no later than Monday, November 26th”, I’m not that shook up. I’ve been in this boat before. Like every December since I’ve had a company credit card.
Hey, did I mention that I have a beloved 36 year old relative who developed serious liver disease this year? And by the time he got around to seeking help in the spring, he was in critical shape? And he still had to wait six months to get listed for transplant? And now things are in rapid decline so he was offered an organ from a high-risk donor? And because he is so ill, he agreed to accept it
? (Sidebar: I will never use the phrase “come to Jesus meeting” in a flip manner again.) And after he was all prepped and ready and waiting in the OR holding room, they cancelled the surgery because the liver was bad?
It’s been quite a week, my friends.