Thursday, March 31, 2011

No Place Like....?

"There's no place like home!" says Dorothy Gayle in the "Wizard of Oz." Of course, most of us would agree. But I would also add that there's no place more engaging and invigorating than my place of work.

Yes, I worked at the plant today, and it made me very, VERY happy. There's a buzzing excitement everywhere you turn. We're making amazing, awesome products, and we're proud of them! The business is running incredibly well, and we're even more proud of that. We work hard, but we have fun because we have a business culture that makes it easy to voice opinions, share concepts and ideas, and not be afraid of being shot down.

It's funny because my doctors say people in my situation go on disability, or retire or just generally stop working. They find it amazing that I am fighting so hard to keep working. But how could I give up something that makes me so happy; something that buoys my spirit and invigorates me? Something that makes me feel productive! Something that challenges my brain and makes me feel alive.

Yeah, so I'm pretty giddy at the moment. I really needed to go to work today, and get charged up after yesterday's debacle. I took my scooter, and the ride over to Medical, at 6ish in the morning, was beautiful. Sunrise in the desert is a gift of nature. The colors were spectacular and the boat-tailed grackles were in full-on courtship mode, the male fluffing himself up and strutting about in front of his enamored female audience.

Of course, now that I have spent all day at work, I am exhausted. All that excitement, while enjoyable and wonderful, just wears me out. Tomorrow I'll telecommute and rest up. I'm one happy, lucky woman.

Live long and prosper, all! :)

2 comments:

  1. Hi girlfriend
    I do not work anymore, got laid off a couple of years ago and nobody wants my old ass anymore. It sucks let me tell you unless you have stuff to do, (which I do) you could quite easily just veg out and not do anything.

    Hope you had a good weekend. It was my birthday weekend. Mine on Thursday and my grandsons on Friday, he missed my 50th birthday by 2 hours. A good time was had by all.

    I am so glad you are able to go to work, more power to you if that is what you want to do, it can only do you good.
    Have a good one
    fay in the family room

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  2. Happy belated birthday, Fay!

    Oh yeah, being ... mature...I'd never be able to find another job. Well, that and being stage IV cancer... i'm willing to bet that would be a downer for many employers. :D

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