Wednesday, June 06, 2007

They just don't say it

Last Friday I had the day off work so that I could attend a seminar on Zoning and Land Use Planning. It was an all day affair at the local Lodge and Conference Center (nice place...if you ever want to come visit, I highly recommend staying at this place if you can afford it).

Anyway...the seminar was over at 3:30 and I left to run some errands before going home. As I was sitting at a red stoplight in town, my cell phone rang.

"Hi Catherine, this is T, why didn't you come to work today?"

I was stunned, since we have to have all of our seminar/conference attendance approved in advance.

"I was at a seminar at the Lodge."

"Oh! (talking to someone else) She was at a seminar at the Lodge!"

(voice in the background) "Oh! Yeah! OK!"

Monday I stayed home so that I could stain the stairs, go to the eye doctor, and meet the plumber about my kitchen sink drainage problem.

When I came back to work on Tuesday, I laughingly told new mommy coworker about the phone call. She said she already knew because on Monday, when she realized I had missed Friday AND Monday, she inquired whether they knew if everything "was ok" with me.

I laughed and said they were all nuts.

She laughed and said, "It's because we care about you...and we worry."

I know some really good people.


Shinny said...

You are very lucky to have such good people to work with. But WHAT.THE.HECK.WERE.YOU.THINKING.STAINING.THE.STAIRS!!!!!!!

You yell at me about a shovel? Don't make me come down there. ;)

Mandy said...

Sounds like you do have some really good people. Everyone needs that kind of support in their lives. Even though the circumstances that built that support are awful, hopefully it's reassuring to know that support is there.

Strong Enough said...

I told you that you were loved!! {{{HUGS}}}

Kathy McC said...

That's awesome.

Ruby said...

Awww. You are loved.

Staining the stairs??? You didn't.