Thursday, October 20, 2005

current status

It's been a while since I last posted, it's been fairly stressful for the last couple of weeks.

my grandmother has gone back into a nursing home. Her health continues to be bad, but the family has decided to just keep her comfortable, but that's not really where the stress has come from.

My mother has basically been demoted at work. It was an unexpected event. She went to a weekly meeting with her boss (a requirement for all the managers in that area) and was told that she wasn't doing the job the way her boss wanted it done; that in two weeks she would be moved into a different position, one that was not in management. Now, on the plus side this will give my mom more time to do the things she likes outside of work. No more middle of the night staffing calls, etc. I know that my mom does not have the strongest management skills around. She tends to treat her employees like they are her kids. Most of the time, this does not cause problems, but some people have taken advantage of her because of this habit. In her favor, she is probably one of the fairest managers in her area, but I guess fair doesn't count. There are 2 of the managers in that area who elect to divert attention from their own failings by undermining others and rather than bring issues to the attention of their contemporaries, they run to their boss.

I know there is nothing I can do about this, but I hate it that I can't fix this for my mother. I don't think the matter was handled well, or fairly. I guess we are lucky the boss at least waited until after my sister's wedding. My mom got the news on her 3rd day back at work after the wedding. and as angry as it makes me, I can't say anything to these people because I have to continue to deal with them in a support capacity.

Ahh well, at least I have Farcry to help relieve the stress. There is nothing like killing and being killed by friends, and then being able to laugh about it after.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

my sister is now married...

finally, after many months of planning and stress, my sister is married. the ceremony was nice (and blessedly short) and the reception had good food and good friends.

and all for about $6000 dollars (except we told my dad it was only about $3000 - i really did not want to listen to him about how much was spent...)