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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Rambling Thoughts

I haven't had a new post in almost 2 weeks - not for lack of things to say but rather for lack of time to get some blogging done. I guess we all run into times where there seems to be too much to do and too little time to get things done. The last couple of days have been so hectic at work. There was a time when I used to thrive under pressure and found myself energized by the intensity of having to get things done and doing a great job while doing it. But lately, I am feeling very stressed and tired. Maybe I need a break. Maybe I'm getting old. Maybe it's just been a bad couple of weeks. Either way, I spent today just re-energizing and trying to snap out of this rut.

This past week one of my co-workers (let's call him Rob) retired from work. Rob is a very low-key guy. He's about 60 years old and very easy going. He didn't have a very high profile job - he handled our mail and took our lunch orders. But he made sure everyone got their packages and the right lunch order every day. And though he didn't speak English very well, he communicated with everyone through his smiling face and hearty "hellos". I saw Rob every day and we would chat once in a while, but like everyone else, I don't think we really knew the real him. Anyway, on his last day of work, we threw him a mini-party with cake and juice in the lunchroom. He told us he and his wife were planning to travel and see the world after he retired and looked forward to spending time with their grandkids. I had my turn and shook Rob's hand and wished him well. I told him that I too hoped to one day travel and just spend time with my family. He looked at me and in his words said, "Don't wait too long, life is too short so enjoy it now. We all wait too long and regret not getting to do things when it's too late". So profound and so true.


Tomorrow I am leaving for a 5-day business trip to New York. Even if it is a working trip, I am going to make the most of it and enjoy the beautiful hotel where I've been booked to stay. I think I've written before how much I love staying in hotels. So this will be my mini-vacation - the only bummer is my hubby won't be there to share it with me. I'll probably not have a chance to post a blog till I get back but I'll definitely make up for it when I get back on Friday.


This month celebrates my younger brother and sister's birthday (March 6th), my ama's birthday (March 9), my guama's birthday (March 14th). It's also my best friends' birthday, Gail on the (13th) and Les on the (20th). I wish I were home to celebrate with all you guys. But for now, my prayers and best wishes are being sent across the miles.

Today we went to take a look at the new house my BIL and his family bought. They are in Escrow now and waiting anxiously for the good news. I am so happy and excited for them. I hope everything goes well and they get to move in early April. I think one of the best feelings in the world is the joy of walking into your first home. I know it is one of mine :)

I guess this is it for now. I'm going to get my packing done before my hubby and I attend Saturday evening mass.

Happy thoughts and posts to come soon!

2 comments:

jol said...

Your food for thought is very appropriate. I certainly look forward to happy and fun blogs from you. Happy birthday to my twins Jim and Joy, to my mom and my mother in law and to Gail and Leslie!

leslie Ty said...

Thanks for the greeting Jo :) and to Uncle James too :)

I can't believe i'm finally out of the calendar :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Joy, Jim, your amah, guama and Gail :)