Wed, Sep. 14th, 2011, 03:29 am
completely forgot I still had this journal!
Thu, May. 27th, 2010, 11:37 pm
Wow, It's been so long I don't even know where to begin...
Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009, 05:33 am
I haven't been on LJ in forever. I will have plenty of time to catch up...because my entire department at work has been downsized. We are still working this week and maybe part of next week. Because our positions were eliminated, by law they have to give us 60 days notice, so I am an active employee (with pay and benefits) until the end of September. Then I have a 3 month severance kick in, so I don't have to panic...at least not right away.
Even so...it feels like a kick in the stomach. Not to mention, we get news like that and then are expected to come back in for two weeks to help 'transition'. There is no way around it, I have to play nice or risk jeopardizing my severance package.
I don't believe I have any doctors or nurses on my friends list, but maybe some of you or your children have had the same symptoms and can tell me what we're dealing with.
These symptoms have been going on for 3 weeks now, and we've seen two different doctors. Shelby has white spots on her throat, but both strep tests came back negative. She has a slight rash (you can feel it more than see it) on her arms and legs - it gets worse in the sun. Her tongue is coated white and her breath is Horrible! She's congested and blowing out green stuff.
We went to the first doctor (after hours pediatric care) when the rash first appeared and was told it was viral exanthem and to let it run it's course. 2 weeks later, when it was no better, I spoke to a friend of mine and she said her daughter had the same kind of rash and it was Fifth's Disease (which Shelby had as an infant).
The symptoms of Fifth's Disease did appear similar to what Shelby has, but it doesn't explain the throat and tongue. Does my girl just have bad luck? Is it two different conditions, or does anyone know of something that would have all of these symptoms?
Tue, Jun. 30th, 2009, 06:01 am
Tue, Jun. 23rd, 2009, 03:27 pm
Karen's mom passed away yesterday afternoon. Visitation Thursday, funeral Friday. I wasn't going to take Shelby to the funeral home because I didn't know how she'd react. She's been to the funeral home several times, but it was never for anyone she personally knew. Karen's mom is being cremated and there will be no casket, just a slideshow of pictures, so I'm hoping she'll be ok with it.
I still don't have childcare lined up for Thursday. I even called Shelby's dad out of desperation (you know, since he's not working and all) but got no answer. I hate to take off and lose another day, but I will if I have to.
Mon, Jun. 22nd, 2009, 02:50 pm
We had a wonderful weekend, followed by almost 24 hours of hell. Shelby had a sleepover Friday night and then went with a friend to the Science Center on Sunday.
Immediately after taking Shelby's friend home, the drama started. My babysitter's mom is in the hospital and her doctor says she has 3 days to 2 weeks. I feel so bad for Karen and understand she needs to be at the hospital as much as possible..........
Now I need to scramble and find childcare. My sister is keeping her today, but she leaves for vacation tomorrow. I have a friend that can do Tuesday and Wednesday, and my sister-in-law is off on Friday. If I can't figure something out I guess I'll have to take off on Thursday. If I do that, I'm going to have to cut my vacation back one day in order to leave enough PTO time. And who knows how long it will be until Karen is ready to start watching the kids again?
I was supposed to pick up a bookshelf from a friend from church last night. I got close, called for directions and had the wrong number saved in my phone. I found their street and had it narrowed down to two possible houses from memory. I called everyone I knew that would have the number and had no luck. Finally I got out and knocked on my two possible houses - no answer.
I get home and the wind and storm have blown my patio table and umbrella over and cracked the rim on my table. It's my own damn fault, though, I forgot to put the umbrella down and the wind caught it.
This morning I left the house without my breakfast or the food I was supposed to take to the Ronald McDonald House tonight where I'm volunteering. After driving Shelby halfway across town I ran to Kroger and re-bought the food I needed. I was late to my doctor appointment, and got the added good news that I need to have a preventative colonoscopy because of my family's medical history. I am SO looking forward to that.
Work today....don't even get me started. All I want to do is go home with my gorgeous girl and watch a movie.
I have a bizzare request.
Does anyone have the Annie soundtrack? The one with Carol Burnett and Albert Finney?
Or Evita with Madonna?
Or Guys and Dolls?
I am a sucker for a Musical.
I am sorry I haven't gotten the money to you for that camera yet. If you have another buyer or need the money now, please don't wait on me. I appreciate the offer, but I don't know when I'll be able to get it.
I am so scared for my job right now. There have been a lot of closed door meetings, visits from corporate, job assessments, lots of budget and commission numbers being thrown around, etc.
My boss has lost her mind or else is schizophrenic or just plain batshit crazy. I don't believe anything she says anymore. I think she is schmoozing whomever it takes to keep her job and if she has to cut a few people loose to do it, she won't miss a beat.
I seriously considered job hunting, but the job market here is not good now. And, I'm scared of going somewhere else, losing all of my seniority and then getting let go as low man on the totem pole. I've decided, no matter how bad it gets, I'm waiting it out. I've put a lot of time and hard work, earned my license, and for once in my life I have a job goal (or 5 year plan).
If they want me out, they'll have to fire me or let me go. If I'm fired I can get unemployment (which is something I have never done since I have never been unemployed for more than 3 weeks since I was 16). I have paid into that fund for 22 years and seen people like my slacker baby daddy drain it almost dry. Ok, so my plan is contingent on unemployment not being bankrupt in the next few years.
If I'm let go, there are some nice severance packages available that could get me by until I found something else.
Enough about work.
There is more in my head, some good, some bad, some weird. But I must sleep. Damn you internet! Sucking my sleep away ....