Do you ever wonder if people are purposely trying to drive you crazy? Maybe I’ve just gotten really bad at explaining myself (and other things) lately, but I have a few people who keep plaguing me with questions when they could check the facts in other locations. I’m trying not to be to frustrated by this, but most of you who really know me understand that patience is not my strongest trait. As if, eh? I am grateful that it is Friday Eve. . . and the eve of a Friday before a holiday weekend to boot. I need a break. Last weekend was a four-day retreat at Silver Falls State Park. It was so fun and so relaxing, but just packing up to go and then packing up to come back can add a bit of stress to the whole thing. This weekend I’m staying put. Hoping to do a little yard work, a little house work, and a whole lot of sewing and quilting. Of course, I won’t have my quilting buddies here to keep me laughing, and I won’t have the guys at the lodge cooking me wonderful meals, but I’ll just hang out with the kitties and the pup, and we’ll have a good time. I’m deciding right now that we will have a wonderful time, no matter what we do.
I need to make some decisions about work. Do I continue in my current position for another four months even though I feel, at times, as though it will kill me, or do I resign and work part-time in other areas on campus? The plus about staying where I am for now is that my benefits are paid. And, of course, a full-time salary goes further in paying off the debts than a part-time salary would. Money isn’t everything though, and you definitely can’t spend it on fun things if your health is suffering.
I suspect a long weekend will be helpful in making decisions and relaxing. Enjoy the holiday. Remember your loved ones who have gone before you and those who have lost their lives in service to our country. Put your feet up and contemplate the backs of your eyelids.