This post was supposed to be a tribute to my father-in-law but I just realized when I scanned the pictures to use in this post that I stupidly saved them as pdf files (crappity, crap, crap, CRAP!). My photo editing software won’t let me change them back into jpeg files so I will have to bring the pics back in to scan because I want everyone that reads that particular post on his life to have a visual of whom I’m referring to.
My goodness, it has been so hard to find time to blog as of late! Not only that but it has been very difficult to keep up with friends here this past month. I hope you are all enjoying your summer/winter, depending on where you are.
We have finally gotten back to work after the funeral for fil. My husband told me that it felt strange just getting back to things. I suppose there is no such thing as getting back to ‘normal’ after that kind of loss. Maybe it becomes something else which is the new ‘normal’ if that makes sense. My inlaws seem to be doing okay. They are really tough people. They are also surrounded by so many caring people and have had wonderful support.
On my side of the family, my sister made it through her surgery okay. There was nothing cancerous found and she has been recuperating better than anyone has expected. She is in really good shape healthwise so she attributes that as being the cause for a quick recovery. It was a huge relief. Unfortunately my uncle is living out his last days. My Mom sends updates weekly.
Work has been nuts for several weeks. I had posted about a snarky comment made by a contractor a few weeks back who I had confronted. Needless to say after a string of irrational emails and having to get my boss involved, the contractor finally quit. It was a relief in all honesty. As I looked back over the past several weeks I realized I have way more courage than I give myself credit for at times. I didn’t participate in a screaming match or lose my cool. I learned long ago that you can’t argue with irrational behavior. As my bestfriend told me recently, “You just can’t argue with crazy.” I also had to confront the manager that this contractor was working for. She wasn’t taking my calls so unfortunately it had to be done over email. Regardless it cleared the air. She and I usually have such a great rapport. It would have been a shame to let the actions of someone else ruin that. We can’t shoot our own teammates.
So, I hope to be back in full force as I so much love reading and responding to blogs and also reading your comments on my own blog. As far as the Bake Quest for July goes, I think at this point we’ll just start fresh for August.