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Monday, November 20

One to go...

I have one last load of laundry in the dryer. The seventh one. It's been such a very long and busy day. Weekend. Work is so stressful with all the questions about if we will maintain this contract. Every one's workload has increased by double or more and now it will do so even more so because one girl on our team went out on maternity leave on Friday. Unexpectedly. Yeah, I know you can't predict these things and she was very close to her due date but it was not exactly expected so her work is all over her desk still. It's so hard to pick up where someone left off, especially when there isn't clear notes as to where they left off. Another thing with her leaving, I am boosted up a bit and have more of a lead role with the team. A good thing but stressful nonetheless. I am a little bit nervous about it. It feels sort of like a test. If I can handle the added responsibility I'll likely get more right? This is a good thing right? Right.

Anyhow, I hadn't intended on griping about work when I sat down to write this post. I want to say how very well the soup and salad luncheon went today. The kids worked very hard getting things ready and organized themselves so well that the actual lunch sailed very smoothly. The one glitch was that one of the people who had offered to bring a soup forgot to do so. I was in a bit of a panic as service was beginning and I had only three to offer. No way was that going to be enough. I went and tracked down one girl's mom and asked her if the soup was on the way and was reassured it was but that still left one late and possibly not coming. I saw this last person's husband so I went and asked him about the soup and he didn't know what I was talking about. Not a good sign. Finally she arrived, carrying her baby. No soup. She forgot. So, I sent someone to the store to buy a few large cans of tomato soup and just heated that up instead. Brief panic but it all worked out in the end. We raised a fair amount of money and everyone enjoy themselves so I consider it a rousing success.

Now, I am off to listen to some poetry recommended by M and then read myself to sleep.

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