Friday, January 26, 2007
Here I am
I'm so sorry I haven't written in the past few days. I had a lot to say but I couldn't get my blog to work. Everything is updated now so we shouldn't have anymore problems.
First, let me take us back to Wednesday....I worked (at my job that I haven't been at for weeks) and I thought I would "love it". I loved seeing all my friends and workmates, I loved the kids, and my bosses, and the environment, I loved having lunch with Pam and Neener, but I didn't "love being at work". I've come to a conclusion that work will be fine without me for a while, but more importantly, I realized that I'll be fine without work for a little while too. Apparently, once the kids left home, I started to identify who I was by my work. Truthfully, that's not who I am at all. I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, a goofball...and right now, I want to concentrate on all of those very important roles. Troy, Tom and Sheryl are doing a great job at the office. They'll be fine without me (though I'm sure they will miss me...right guys?)
Rick had a rough day recovering from his port-a-cath procedure on Tuesday but by Wednesday night he was feeling much better. (I'm sure the reason he was feeling so cruddy was because of the long day we had on Tuesday.) He found that laying around all day isn't one of his favorite things to do, but he also realized that if he takes it easy, he'll recover quicker. Another one of life's lessons.
Now, on to Thursday...I worked again but only for a half day. I had lunch with my good friend Cathy who just returned from Haiti where she worked with a team of dentists. She shared some amazing stories and I'm very glad she made it home safely.
The Relay for Life Kick Off was a huge success. We've hit our goal of over 50 teams already and we're months away from the actual event. I'm going to attach some photos from last night's gala...(they were taken by our own Larry Libby) I hope you enjoy them. I am so thankful for Amy Terich and the committee who really pulled this thing together. I want to specially thank Peggy for the flowers, cakes and decorations and Karen for the great give-aways and securing the perfect location. My friends Pam, Janeen, Kelly (and her kids), Bill Gum and others, were there early to help set up, then remained available all night to help wherever they saw a need. We had a great turnout of high school students who want to get involved. It was fun to see them all there. However, Rick and I were most proud of our daughters for their love for us and their dedication to this cause. I know I'm the mom, but I really believe last night was such a hit because of their determination to make a change.
Jake is home from college for the weekend so we're going to spend some quality time with him. I'm going to go get dressed so he and I can some errands then have a nice afternoon together. I can't wait til the end of March when he'll be home for good and we'll have our whole family close.
I know I say this all the time, but LIFE IS GOOD.
Posted by Doreen at 7:51 AM