Friday, March 23, 2007

Whew, It's Friday

Truthfully, I never thought it would get here. This week has been pretty intense in terms of emotional rollercoasters concerning my husband's job, masses of deadlines, and then me attempting to write through all that. I admit it, I'm weak. So TGIF!

We still don't know what's going to happen with Todd's job, but he did get a raise again, which may only last for the next eight days and however long it takes the company to replace 700 people (six months, a year?). It was welcome to us though, and then Todd started his new semester of class and saw that he had gotten an A on last semester's writing paper, and a 95% in his writing class! Wow! He had a great night.

I babysat my neighbor's two kids the other day (their mom is working 80-hour weeks juggling two jobs, because the old job can't find a good replacement yet) and it was interesting to realize how many families are getting squeezed right now. Everyone is in transition it seems, which is a good thing. I mean, I realize how often in my life I've just sat and let life go by. Now that we're in transition, I see how I am taking life by the horns and going for it.

And that's probably why I'm so exhausted today. Looking forward to tomorrow when I do laundry, clean the house, work on writing projects, and generally slow down a bit. We also have some Netflix movies to watch, which I've been dying to see. Lots of BBC mysteries (Inspector Lynley) and I think Todd has Casino Royale, which we are looking forward to.

So, we can prosper through the fiercest of Resistance, even though we're wiped out both physically and emotionally. If you're feeling the Resistance pain today, hang on, be glad it's Friday, and for goodness sake, take some time OFF this weekend and relax. You'll be glad you did.


Heidi said...

Hey, Trish! That wouldn't be a picture of our favorite place in the whole world, would it? *Big Grin* Now that is where I would like to be on this lovely Saturday. (If it was summer there and all, ya know.)

Tricia said...

You guessed right! I'm dreaming about it, which means it is officially spring. We need to schedule a joint day visit soon! You'll see more pics of it as March-April progress. Thanks to Todd. :)