Between busy the last two weeks. Work's been kicking my butt and I have a plethora of projects around the house to complete. I wound up doing two dog events last weekend - Farmer's Market and the Urban Market. Lots of dogs, lots of people, lots of heavy petting.
Not sure who enjoyed it more. The dogs or the people.
I have a coworker I have known for over 20 years. I first met her back in 1990 at our previous company and we worked there for almost 10 years before it was bought out. We wound up at the same company and have been working together here for over 12 years. So we have been down that road quite a while. She has worked for me many of those years although she claims that she trained me when I first started. We have a unique relationship that I value above anyone else. We've known each other for a long time. I've been with her when she buried her father and then her mother. Been to both daughter's weddings and she was been to my son's last August. I've visited with her when she was in the hospital and she did the same when I was in as well. We've known each other so long that I refer to her as my work wife. We've celebrated birthdays together, triumphs and heartaches. So it broke my heart when her youngest daughter separated from her husband. It was sad, but I don't blame her, her husband was having issues and and he went, to coin a phrase from one of my favorite blogstresses: "Bat Shit Crazy". She left him and moved back home to Texas and started her life anew. Her divorce is final this week and my coworker is taking off tomorrow to go out with her daughters to "celebrate" the occasion. Her family and friends are throwing a small party for her and I found it morbidly amusing to find that there is a niche industry for these kinds of things. Decorations, invitations, cards, etc. They are even getting a cake (her's is the 1st one).
Left me wondering what kinds of gifts you get for this...