Oct 22, 2008 | 1:24 PM PST
This has been a horrible, horrible week! I am a nurse at a large hospital. We have known for a couple of months that they were working on a plan to lay off employees in order to cut expenses. It has been a very tense time...but this week was THE week. I have never seen anything like it. Except in a funeral home. The word on the street was that it was going to happen on Tuesday. And it did. About 10:30, the phone rang at our nurses station....someone telling us that so and so got laid off in some other department. They went department by department. We were mostly through with our work, so we just sat by the phone. One by one, all day, at this place that employs almost 5,000.... people were called to the office if they got the axe. It was like a concentration camp with everyone waiting to see who would have to go to the gas chamber. A real life nightmare! I was safe, but my best friend was laid off after 25 years of very dedicated service. She started some excellant programs at the hospital that are still going strong today. So much for loyalty huh? Finally at 3:30 they called a meeting and said it was over. They told us that if you are in this meeting, you are safe. You don't know what to feel. Relief that you have a job, but such sadness for the others. This has been far too emotional for all of us. But God let it happen, so I know He has a plan for those people. But this hurts so much! Getting out in my garden helps. As you garden this week, please say a prayer for these affected employees and for those everywhere going through the same thing. Just have to remember that this too shall pass... Trisha
Good morning! This is the day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it. I can't wait to get in the garden today. I have some lantana in the shade that just won't do. I'm going to move it to a sunny bed. I don't really care for the low growing, yellow lantana, but, hey, I'm not throwing any living plant away. Also, I have some canna plants that I'm moving to more sun.
And the fall garden is in. I've never planted a fall garden before, so we'll see. Cabbage, lettuce, brussel sprouts, broccoli and collards now reside in my little garden. I hope there is not too much work to do in the cold weather, because I don't relish the thought of being out there in the cold! That is reading, knitting, sitting by the fire time.
Plus, I'm taking my grandsons to buy a pumpkin today. The Methodist church has a beautiful setup with pumpkins for sale and places to take pictures. We will swing by for a burger before heading home. Hope you all have a wonderful day....and get in that dirt!! Trisha