I had an unbelievable week.
Last Thursday something happened at work that made me question my staying on after I get back from my upcoming trip. I had thought long and hard about leaving the attorneys on their own while my co-worker was on maternity leave, and a large trial on the horizon. I thought I had gotten over Thursday’s incident by the time I left that evening ,but when I came in to work Friday morning I downloaded an email that was a response to one sent out of the office after I left. Now, I’d be the last person to say people shouldn’t vent when something is bothering them, but when I vent about an issue at the office it doesn’t get done outside the office. This went outside the office, and naturally got back to me. So at 10:00 Friday morning I typed up my resignation and at 10 till 12 I handed it in, talked to the attorney involved, and walked out the door thinking my last day would be yesterday.
I went home started getting my stuff together for my weekend at the beach with Melissa and Darla and tried to put it behind me so it wouldn’t ruin my weekend. There was a whole lot of eating, stitching, drinking and laughing! Sleeping…not so much 🙂 I had a blast and got a lot of stitching accomplished! Except every now and again it popped into my head and I would blurt out “I quit my job!!!!”
Sunday, after I had been home an hour or so, I got an email from the other attorney begging me to come back. I won’t go into what she said but she did talk me into it.
Monday thru Friday I put in some major overtime — enough that I didn’t have to use up my vacation for next week! I left earlier than I should have last night, but there was nothing on my desk that needed to be thought about by a single person until I return on September 6. When I get back I’ll have 3 days to finalize my workload for the trial. Then the next Monday I start working half days only until my coworker returns from maternity leave. I’m still trying to decide whether to stay an extra week for some catchup time with her.
It’s almost 4:00 p.m. and M and I have spent the day doing errands that will allow us to leave the house tomorrow morning as soon as he gets back from surfing. We are FINALLY headed to Arizona to buy our forever home. We have hotel reservations through next Saturday, reservations for the puppies to stay at the doggy hotel (boy is it ever going to be hard to not be with them for a week), our pre-approval in hand and our realtor has 22 houses lined up for us to see. I’m already exhausted thinking about it. All that’s left to do is a bit of laundry and finish packing my bag, finishe gathering my stitching stuff, program the GPS, top off the car, drop the puppies off, and head east!