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We're TIRED. But We Shopped, Anyway... 
tired
This has been a very hard week.

Marilyn is having a flare-up of her IBS-D -- little wonder. Stress alone would account for that.

The thing is, we'd be TIRED anyway after the parade. I don't know if it's even appropriate to call it the 'end' of the festival, with all the events we have going on this weekend (some starting tomorrow). There's often a big let down. And people frequently get sick during the end of June or during July. You can only keep up that pace for so long, I guess.

And now we're not only losing the seasonal staff, but we lost a third of our year round staff. And Marilyn has a ton of work on her plate (as she always does), but tons more.

I can't say this more clearly: I do not want her to face a summer of doing all this work alone. It's not fair to her. She works very hard all year long. But she deserves some rest at some point.

If she's not feeling better in the morning then we'll wait to go to the Oregon City event until Saturday. We do not plan to miss that event entirely! We've been looking forward to it for too long.

Then we'd go down to the beach late Saturday, and go to the Pirate Festival on Sunday... Again, this is a busy weekend facing us -- and Marilyn could use at least a DAY with no expectations.

Poor thing! She went out for drinks after work. But what started out as fun for her turned into just more WORK. She needs a break!

As for me, I did finally get my hair colored after all the crap all day about our internet and email. That's at least something. And it's real garbage night, so I'll get up in the middle of the night and tackle that. (sigh)

We went directly to the store to pick up my insulin (and it turned out other prescriptions were ready, too). Then over to the BottleDrop to take bags from here at the house and from at work. THEN to Walmart to shop -- especially to get cat food, kitty litter AND all many tons of supplements. Lots of $$$. And I'm sure it was EXHAUSTING for Marilyn.

We both admitted we were tired after this week. I wonder when Marilyn will finally get a day to relax?

I'm going to nap now -- then do the garbage and recycling.

I just changed Sheila's password -- today was her last day. Thankfully I can do that Remotely...

We were watching "The Fall" before Marilyn went to sleep. It's creepy (about a serial killer). Suddenly I heard noises upstairs! And both cats were in the family room with us. Plus Henry looked up at the noise, too! I had to come upstairs and check all around. (sigh)

Sweet dreams, all.
Comments 
June 23, 2017 (Friday) 10:51 am (UTC)
I have worked for a couple of non-profits over the years. I sincerely hope you track all your volunteer hours (yours as well as anyone else) and report the hours needed to run your organization. If you do not, people think it can run with less people than it actually takes. Sounds like some people made some decisions to get rid of employees and it will leave too big a burden on those left.