My birthday is March 17th. Did I ever tell you that? Yep - that's right .. on St. Patrick's Day...and on this next birthday I will be 50. Now that is significant for more than just the fact that it is the big 5-0 for me.. It is also the date that I could leave Continental Airlines with Early out. Like Early retirement with lifetime flight benefits. In the back of my head I always thought that this would be the time that I would venture out and do something a bit different career - wise ...
That is no longer an option. Our health insurance is with my job.
In a mere 17 days Continental Airlines will effectively become United Airlines...the largest airline in the world. I work in a very specialized department with only 1 other woman and today we found out that we will be responsible to handle the operations of 2 additional departments along with the agents of those other departments trying to learn our function as well...all in 17 days. There is also a very large possibility that our little department will be given to the United Airline counter parts. That is hard on me because I love my job.
Today was EXTREMELY stressful... to the point of tears..
When I got home, I let out a big sigh as Don hugged me. He too had a rough day. He was not feeling well and having to fight off chemical induced depression.
I could not wait to slip into a nice hot tub of water. When I started to run the water, I noticed that the water was not draining. I turned it off to investigate. I grabbed a tool we have to clear out a clogged drain. My heart sank as I realized it was Don's beautiful hair that was clogging the drain. The drugs he has been taking since October are taking their toll.
sorry guys .. I am feeling sorry for myself this evening.
"Everything works for good for those who love the Lord." This has been my prayer today.