Thursday, November 20, 2008

Random Thursday

Okay, so I've been completely terrible about keeping up with most of you. Mea culpa.

For some reason, I've spent more time doing things around the house than being on the computer. In the past three nights, I've done 6 loads of laundry, done some cleaning of the fridge, and other various odds and ends. If I didn't know that I'm not the virgin mary reincarnate, I'd swear I was nesting! So by the time I'm done with that, get the girls off to bed, and veg in front of The Daily Show, I've been spent and heading straight to bed myself. Before 11 pm! Unheard of.

Work has been consistently busy as well. I told RadDude yesterday that the only thing that actually works in the trickle-down theory is stress. The economy woes are freaking everybody out, and that's worked its way into our dept as well. We're all still getting along (because I work with the best people in the world), but there's been a lot to get done.

This auto industry bail-out thing is getting to me as well. It looks like it may not happen, but who knows? I feel really really bad for the millions of workers whose jobs are at stake, but at the same time, I'm really really pissed at the CEOs who didn't listen to us, who spent millions fighting the CA emission standards they refused to implement, the cars that they haven't built and yet are available in other parts of the world, the private jets that they're using to go to D.C....ugh. Very very frustrating.

No matter what, even if we let them fail, the people most affected will be the people farthest from the top, and that just sucks. There is no happy ending here. No matter what. The key is to figure out how to get through it that will have the best end result for the most people. I'm glad that's not my job!

I've gotten a couple of awards, and have more news, but mainly I just wanted to explain my lack of comments. I'm trying to get this done while waiting for Sylvia to get dressed and get the girls out to school.

I get SO tired of saying, "Sylvia, get dressed" every morning. Sixty times at least. Oh, well.

Things are basically good. We have a roof over our heads, today's payday, and I have a job. Looking around at what's happening, that's a whole lot!

9 comments:

Kori said...

As always lately, I got nothing, but I love you.

Florinda said...

That comment about trickle-down stress is SO true. Hang in there! Hopefully you'll get to unwind a bit over Thanksgiving next week. (Next week?! WHERE does the time go?)

singleworkingmommy said...

I feel you, on like, everything.

Tara R. said...

Sylvia and my son must have the same 'morning' gene... at least 60 times.

Mama Smurf said...

The stress has trickled it's way down to our home as well. It's ugly. Very, very, ugly.

Which is why I've turned the TV off and banned myself from watching the news. I can't lose any more sleep.

Ignorance is indeed bliss...

Immoral Matriarch said...

I'm worried about the auto workers too. Ugh. Things are so bad. I hope they get better. I hope things stay good for you! :)

~Shiona~ said...

I heard that if the companies filed for bankruptcy, then the CEO's and their creditors and the employees would take a hit and force them to restructure. Which seems to be the problem with bailing out. The CEO's and creditors get to walk away scot free and the employees shoulder the burden...It sucks that any employee has to suffer at all and the auto industry has been the worst.

Anyway the trickle down stress totally makes sense and good luck with Sylvia. :)

Lis Garrett said...

Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. It's good to take a break from blogs and commenting every so often. :-)

(I've been really bad these past few weeks, myself.)

Laura said...

I love that you first concern yourself with the state of the economy and other people's jobs before you talk about yourself and your daughters. You do realize that at some point in the future you will miss saying "Sylvia, get dressed."