April 23, 2007
Into The Night
Sunrise over the spring fields, taken near Lowell Arkansas
Congratulations on your new assignment with Newest Crazy Huge Account. I received an email from your new Big Bossman and he’s got great expectations and really is happy to be getting someone with your experience. This position on the 2nd shift is a very good fit for you, and I know that you will do super well. The past 12 months have been crazy and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your efforts. If I can ever help you in the future, please feel free to seek me out.
Again, congrats and thanks a million!
Signed,Former Big Bossman
To Former Big Bossman:
Thank you for your email and for the kind words. You had the faith in me to take me off of Spoiled Screaming Big Baby Account and put me on Sullen But Civil Account, and allowed me to work independently as a sort of Lone Ranger for the last six months. It impressed my new bosses, and sealed the deal for me. Working alone is my idea of heaven so being alone on the second shift suits me to a tea. I even negotiated a bit of a raise too... Whoohoo! I am thrilled. I also get on well with my new bosses as I have worked for them before and we share the same values so I wont be expected to put every waking hour into my job.
Yes, it was a long and crazy ride, but definitely worth the trip.
Signed, Hokulea Kealoha
Yes this is a parody of an exchange that I had with my big boss regarding my transfer to thisplace's newest high profile account. Because I have signed an agreement to not discuss my employer and especially our accounts I cannot write too much about my job. However, its been pretty quiet the past few months, and I have been content pretty much overall. So there hasnt been too much excitement to write about.
there has been trouble, though in our home. Woody has been getting more and more depressed and I find it sad and irritating. Sad because he is compleatly incapable of seeing it and pulling himself up and getting moving, the best cure for such illness, and irritated because he wont get help , insists that I am the problem and the whack job that needs help, and I think the thing that bugs me the most, when I am sad and down, I get little if no empathy from him. He just expects life to go on and for me to keep functioning as always. My hopes and dreams be damned, and while he is spending my retirement savings, telling me he doesnt really care that I am heading into impoverished old age, he'll be dead and wont care.
So, I am taking this new job. I will work from 4 pm till 1 am. I will see Woody only briefly comming and going, so we wont have a chance to fight, or be irritated with each other. I am gaining time alone in my home that I crave, Daylight to do what I want and no one to answer for that and a great job that doesnt involved too much interfacing with the office people. I am thrilled.
I am giving up the involvement with the church I was hoping for but the programs and things that I was told would be happening dont seem to be on track and frankly I cant live my life for anyone but me anymore. I will be sad about missing out on creating the new worship experience at church, as this was very important to me. I wont be able to join in as the meetings and rehersals were supposed to be at night. However, I dont see progress and perhaps there will be or wont be....
Sometimes things dont work out the way you hope. If anyone knows about this truism, it is I...
I will get used to the new ruetine and rejoice in the peace and quiet of it all.
I am looking forward to the independence and relish the responsibility of keeping the fires burning on the account in the evenings. The hours are not awful. Frankly I am sick of spending my evenings watching mindless tv and will be glad to have that temptation removed. I will miss the glorious Ozark sunrises, but be glad to be snug a bed in those coldest hours of the morning just before dawn. I can have the time along to pursue my books and jewelry work, perhaps plant a garden or explore the area. I am hoping if nothing else to finish unpacking and perhaps having the time to organize my home. Being home during the day will allow me to hire a housekeeper to do the heavy cleaning and have needed home repairs done.
I see it as a mighty blessing from the Lord and go willingly into the night as a great adventurer...the page is about to turn... and a new chapter begins
Dusk on Loch Lohmond Bella Vista AR
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