The Back-To-Work and School Picture day Edition!
I bet you’ll never guess what happened on my first morning back to work. And since you’d never guess, I will tell you. Dominic wet the bed after going many, many nights of sleeping without a pullup and NOT wetting the bed…he just HAD to do it the morning I needed to get out the door. So, I had to strip his bed, give him a bath, start his sheets in the wash, get him out of the bath and dressed all while the girls were supposed to be getting up. Oh yeah, and Vincent simply HAD to get a new diaper and be fed at the exact same time. Oy.
I was nervous all week about heading back into the office. Something about being away for 12 weeks does that to you. I had heard through co-workers and friends that some organizational changes had been announced and were in-process. I was nervous about the awkwardness of the situation. I was nervous about what I would forget to do, how much I would be required to contribute, how many e-mails I would have waiting for me and (yes, this is a little embarrassing) but I was nervous about whether people would be happy to see me back.
As it turns out, fretting was not necessary. My boss (for just a couple more days) brought in donuts for the team, a pleasant surprise. I received many warm “Welcome Back!” messages and lots of people asking, “How’s the baby?” I was happy to be able to chat with TOOJE, work up a new diversity initiative idea with another co-worker and lay my fears to rest about people being happy to see me. I am a little surprised at my desire for affirmation in that regard, but as they say, it is what it is.
“It is what it is.” Can I ask just WHAT that phrase is supposed to mean? If anyone can answer me…is it supposed to be taken literally? In which case, it’s a stupid saying. Is it supposed to be taken figuratively? In which case…um, how?? I really dislike this saying, but I hear it probably 4-8 times a day from the goobers on the Sports Talk Radio station. And I sit there wondering just what the heck they mean by it?
Tomorrow night, Sarah, Danielle, Helen and I will go see…
…Taylor Swift in her Speak Now tour. The concert is at Arrowhead and the girls and I are very excited!
Oh my goodness, I have my hands full with this one. 😉