Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another hard week

May is turning out to be a very difficult, stressful month work-wise, not as long as January was (which my first full month working at three jobs!), but difficult staff-wise. The biller was out on family leave early in the month, with me covering part of her job. Our Nurse-Practitioner broke her wrist, requiring surgery including plate fixation for the fracture. That necessitated moving all of her patients from one week to the next. The receptionist's apartment burned and she lost most of her belongings, including her bed and many clothes and shoes; she had to move, plus she went to half-time due to some ongoing back problems and had to have a procedure, keeping her out of work for several more days. This meant extra work for other people to cover her job and still get their work done (including me). Finally, my co-worker and dear friend found out the awful news that her only child's (son, age 43) cancer has spread and he has to have more aggressive treatment. I am devastated for her. All this was on top of our server crashing last week and other computer software problems that have yet to be completely fixed which required a lot of extra work. I hope June brings better news. Next post will hopefully contain some actual quilting news and pics as I try some stress-relieving fabric therapy.

5 comments:

loulee said...

Sounds awful. I hope things improve for you soon.

Lorraine said...

It can only get better I think! Dreadful news for your friend....I do hope things work out for her son....cancer is such an insidious disease! I hope June brings you better fortune.....take care of yourself!

andsewitis Holly said...

That is some week you described for yourself and those you come in contact with each day. I hope this coming week is better.

Stephanie D. said...

Wow, what a downer of a week! Just makes you want to crawl under the covers and wait until it's all over, doesn't it?

Sure hope things improve a little this next week. Sorry about the friend's son--what heartbreaking news.

*karendianne. said...

Annie,

I send along compassion for you with many healing brush-strokes. This was a difficult week, wasn't it? Chaos reigned. I'm mighty glad you had a place to come and share. It sure helps!