Sunday, December 27, 2009

Better update

Thought I'd write a bit of a better update then the last one. I get tomorrow off in lieu of boxing day which makes me SO happy! And it means I'm not stressed about trying to fall asleep tonight knowing I don't have to get up early tomorrow!!!

The main stressor in my life right now is the fact that my mom is quite sick. We would out a couple weeks ago that she has Ovarian cancer, and it's spread to other places in her abdomen. This is upsetting in and of itself, but the hardest part is just how sick it's making her. She can barely function, and she doesn't start Chemo till January 4. This means that I've spent more time with my family in the past month then I had in the past year up to then. I go over there every Sunday afternoon, which used to be my one guaranteed "me" time, and help her out with stuff. I've been blessed to a have a boss who is very flexible and has given me time off to drive mom to appointments and stuff, but it's a big change.

Work hasn't been the world's easiest lately, and since I tend to use work to hide from my life, it's made things difficult that there's conflict at work. One of my coworkers was really dragging the team down, they're currently on a leave, but we're now adjusting to increased case loads and shifting job responsibilities. I'm actually kind of enjoying that, my case load was far too small if you ask me. Either way, there's been a lot of tension at the office, which makes it hard for it to be my happy place. I decorated for Christmas in there (I'll post pics if I remember) and it's my special place.

I worked at the Shelter on Christmas/Boxing Day, which was really nice. I have a bunch of things to say about people feeling entitled and never being happy with what they have, but overall, it was great. I loved being able to be there with those people who simply had nowhere else to go. Our spontaneous turkey dinner was not so welcome, but whatever.

There's some other stuff going on that I can't post about till it's over, but right now it looks like my dad may be retiring, but there's a lot of stress around that. Church is busy as always. Yoga is GREAT!

2 comments:

AuntE said...

You're in my prayers, Awake!

Emma9405 said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Take care of you!