Remember my last ENTRY about festival layoffs from August 2008?
Yeah, we had another one today, Sara. I haven't had a chance to speak to her personally, as I was at home dealing with PILES of IT-related work and website updates. (sigh)
And, yeah, we've all known that no job is secure, considering the current economy.
My prayers are very much with Sara during this difficult time.
And my prayers are with Jeff, too -- I know how hard it is for him to have to lay people off. I know it was hard for Marilyn mistressmarilyn, too. (Frankly, both of them told me so when I spoke to them on the phone...)
It's 9:00 p.m. and Marilyn isn't home yet. When she gets here, we have to go grocery shopping. Honestly, I'm NOT looking forward to it, considering it's been a long, rough day. (My 'break' today was to clean up the mess from my bulletin board falling down... Not a great break, to say the least. I'm actually still working, but decided to take a couple minutes to post this.)
We have Robert's rose planting tomorrow (noon, I think). And a Writing-related thing we're attending after that. I don't know if we'll make it to MusicFest or not (Saturday evening). And I need to spend hours on the current IT project (!!!) Jeff assigned me today.
I need to spend some PERSONAL TIME (???) writing, if I plan to enter the Willamette Writer's Group contest. I certainly HOPE to, but I will need to get my act together over the weekend. My thought of getting to it a little today didn't happen, to say the least.
I just had a stiff drink (not great help for concentrating on coding, but I'm still managing to do it), and I'm yawning a bit. I did get to sleep in this morning, so there's really no excuse for that -- even if it has been a difficult week.
I keep expecting Marilyn to call on her drive home. The fact that she hasn't done so probably means she's still WORKING at the office. I wish she'd come home so we could get this shopping done...
I don't know how much more work I can face today. I should keep at it tonight, because we hope to take Sunday off and go for a drive somewhere. It's supposed to be really sunny and WARM. But this IT stuff must get done, come hell or high water. So...
Back to it!