I am so disappointed right now. Two wonderful friends of mine who are great coworkers, HARD workers, loyal to my company, got canned today because of a PRIVATE facebook comment. They were speaking about another co worker getting another position in the company and how happy they were that Monday was going to be a wonderful day…..The coworkers name was not mentioned. Nothing negative other than “Monday is going to be a good day” was said about said person and the two workers got fired for talking about someone on their facebook. I mean seriously people. Is this fucking highschool? These are grown ass people with families and bills and health problems which they need their health insurance and because one person who happened to be a friend of theirs “told” the boss on them, they were fired. Have any of you experienced this and what was the situation? I am heart broken for them. I would have understood if they were calling names or spreading rumors or whatever but they weren’t. So sad. So sad.
Why? Everyday I have to get up early. Everyday I say to myself,” if only I could sleep a little while longer.” why is it that on my day off, my eyes pop open at 7 am and I can’t go back to sleep. It is the perfect condition today. Dreary, raining……why????
Left Destin at 8 am. Everyone was hot and sweaty from packing the car, husbands irritated because we can’t get everything to fit, he doesn’t want to leave, my mother was getting on his nerves from all of her suggestions, my father is frustrated because my mom is determine to drive but can’t keep up with my husband, the kids just want freakin’ Krispy Creme and this is all before 9. Ok, so after a pep talk with the fam, everyone is settled with their warm freshly glazed donuts and coffee. Hubs decides he wants to check out Orange beach before heading home to Tennessee. Its only 70 miles west of Destin. That 70 miles takes a long time in traffic. Fast forward, now almost noon……..daughter and hubs decide they want to go home via new Orleans to Tennessee. ” it’s just a little out of the way” they say. They want beignets and the kids have never been to New Orleans, why not? Remember me saying I was glad my husband was spontaneous? Ok, so I hate bridges. That’s all there is in New Orleans. LOVE IT:( so we get there 4 hours later ( a little out of the way) and totally get stuck in not only traffic but in bumper to bumper not going anywhere anytime soon traffic because we were unaware, due to spontaneous husband, that this weekend is the Essence Festival. Only two hundred thousand extra people in the city. No big deal. On a normal
Basis there is no parking but now……oh please. PLUS we have a 5 ft trailer on the back of our SUV carrying my husbands motorcycle he insisted on bringing that he drove twice all week. Stuck in traffic, my mothers van over heats and we have to pour water in the radiator. My father is checking the oil when the bottom falls out of the sky and it is raining cats and dogs, thunder and lightning. GREAT! So, we are wet, hungry, and thinking this was a really bad idea. Hubs says, well we are already here, let’s try to park. My dad gets out of the car, no shoes, in a Hawaiian shirt and shorts and starts directing traffic. We are begging him to get back in the car. My husband is not finding a place to park the motorcycle and finally when he does, he pulls in
And the motorcycle falls on the trailer. Ok, fast forward an hour and a half…. Dad is diabetic, needs food. We ask for a restaurant recommendation from a nice newnorleans police officer who gives us directions to a restaurant on bourbon street. Hello. I have my 13 year old son with me. We are finally at bourbon street after walking a few blocks down and end up in the “porn” section of bourbon street. Great. So, I have my hubs, my father, my daughter and my very southern baptist mother on bourbon street near the hustler club:) my mother constantly saying,” how do people feel good about themselves living this way? This is not the life i would live. You couldnt pay me to live here!” i told her after dinner we would find her a church to go do confession
If it made her feel better. We get to the ” reasonably priced” restaurant and end up spending over 100 dollars on some soup and sandwiches because we were DONE trying to find a place. Ok, everyone is full and happy….. Until my hubs has to throw up and runs to the bathroom. My daughter is upset with my father for drinking beer. I tried to explain we had no VALIUM and it was beer or street drugs SO……. We finally stop for beignets at Cafe du Monde. My daughter tells me she likes Cresent City Beignets better. WTF. We have that in our city we live in. FML. Ok. Now 11:00pm. Moms almost out of gas, get her to the gas station an filler up. Things are looking up. Need to find a hotel because we are still 5-6 hours from Memphis. Every hotel for the first 150 miles, booked. Why? The Essence festival! FML! We FInALLy find a hotel, make a reservation for two rooms, no smoking. Get here and there is one non smoking room, and one smoking single bed room. Not happening. My husband “politely” as far as I know, told them they better fix it. We got two king rooms and a free double bed room. Now it is almost 3 am, I’m wide awake, was exhausted 5 hours ago. Now I can’t sleep. My kids are in a seperate room from us and that makes me
Nervous. We are in nowhere Mississippi and the people are looking a little bit shady that work here and that are staying here. Home is sounding better every waking moment. I miss my bed, my house, my shower, my dog…..my sanity. Tomorrow is another day. I hope that it is better than the last. Happy trails.
1. Invited to go on a pontoon boat in the gulf for the entire day! YAY
2. Woke up this morning to a thunderstorm and lots of rain and the boat trip was canceled. BOO
3. Spent 40 bucks on food and snacks last night getting ready for todays boat ride. BOO
4. Everybody being down and out pouting about the dreary weather. BOO
5. Dad saves the day by saying, “Lets pack up! Get your swim suits on and lets ride! We will go sight seeing, look at BIG houses, dream about buying one, or being wealthy enough to buy one and if the sun comes out we will find a beach and park it.” I love my husband for being spontaneous and a good sport regardless of what mother nature gives us. He has always been this way. A little rain is not going to ruin our time together as a family. YAY!!! Then dressing up tonight and going to a nice dinner for our last hoorah. NICE. Oh AND we haven’t spent all of our vacation allowance which means we are still in the black (thats always a bonus).