D Day (decision day) Heidi Hanson Photography
So today went exactly as I expected, very little sleep, huge wind/rain storm last night, power goes out at 4AM, everyone wakes up in the house at 4AM(we all sleep with sound machines so when they go off we all wake up). Everyone falls back asleep, 7:30 everyone wakes back up, 90 minute delay for one kid, the other has no school, still no power, huge meeting at 10AM with my boss (of which I will miss) due to the delay and will have to bring my 5 year ok daughter with me! Ha that’s fun for everyone! So rush everyone to get dress, remind them not to flush (we have well water), or open the fridge, bribe then with D&D and we are off! Our street of course looks like the typical war zone after a storm of this magnitude. Only have to do a few evasive maneuvers to get by trees and downed power lines, we are all experts now, especially after Sandy! We finely reach our destination pick out juice for the kids get in line and pick out donuts and I’m able to breathe for a split second, just a split. As I feel the anxiety creeping up inside my chest. I know the meeting I will not be there in time. I try to hack into the wifi luckily D&D has a guest user, thank you! My work is closed due to no power, another interesting sign, that my boss is there who lives over an hour away. So I quickly fire off an email telling her I will be late. Finish up D&D and head back home bc my son has gym and needs sneakers and of course he’s wearing his boots. I promise I will get to my decision, but I feel I must build up to it because this is kind of what my typical morning is like, everyday.
So again evasive maneuvers on the way back home, pass by a UI truck, do a little dance in my seat while sipping on my Dark Hot Chocolate, which is really tasty, props on that D&D! Grab the sneakers and then another evasive maneuver, new neighbors lost huge pine tree into the road. My other neighbor is out there sizing it up and assures me I can make it! Quick drop off at school and then head to work. Only got stuck behind one school bus, not bad!
Okay to the decision part. Well for those of you who have been following me, you know that since September my boss and I haven’t been seeing eye to eye. I was told in November my job had been eliminated, and it would be the end the year. Well fast forward to today yep 1/31/13 and I’m still employed. So in our big meeting, she tells me that while I don’t have the skills for the ‘new’ job nor does she think I’m invested enough for the new job; she also hasn’t been able to find a viable candidate to replace me either; shed like me to consider becoming the Acting blah blah blah/ whatever title it is.
Wow, I feel so honored! Thanks!!! (Insert sarcasm) So I told her I needed the weekend to think about it and is let her know, I bet you can’t wait to hear what my decision will be!