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Sister Birthdays, Bad C and Crazy Work

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Today is my sister-closest in age birthday and yesterday was the next closest sister's birthday. They are one day less than a year apart. I emailed Liz, the younger, yesterday and she replied. Those few sentences are just about the extent of our current relationship, but it beats years of silence. (it's complicated.) Mary has not replied today, but she doesn't communicate often and I hope she was celebrating with her family, so I am not hurt.

Another lesson today about the precious value of life and time. I learned today that someone I knew through work died. ^&(*&^ Cancer. He worked for the file storage company that is our primary vendor for this service. He was always cheerful, always happy to be busy and we chit chatted about the local sports teams and enjoyed the casual friendship. I had not seen Phillip in several months but I assumed he had been assigned a different route. I was stunned to learn he is gone and immediately cried. I pray for his coworkers, his friends and loved ones. I will miss him!

I frequently interact with the maintenance employees and others who work around the campus. I will make a stronger effort to make those connections. Every one of us has skills, talents and abilities that enrich others. A word of encouragement is never a waste of time!

I am juggling crazy projects at work. I love what I do, but I could sure do with just a little less. That does not mean I need to be unemployed. LOL!

I have nothing positive to say about my SP journey, so I am silent....
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    so nice to see you supporting me on the blog--- lynda
    847 days ago
    Sorry you're struggling with your Spark journey, and for the loss of your acquaintance - $#!@#@ cancer, indeed!

    880 days ago
    That is true--but--people don't understand that-- They go on and on about how sick they got once after a flu shot-- Funny eh--Glad you got yours-Lynda
    881 days ago
    Actually you said a LOT ........ Your message does speak to the listener to be kind and appreciate all who cross our paths ........for life is fragile .... and sorry to hear the sad news ...... emoticon
    885 days ago
    Sorry to hear you are so busy, I hope your load lightens. And that cancer has claimed yet another, I lost my closest sister to cancer. I understand a little about having complications when it comes to family, I don't speak to my other sister or my brother. Good luck in your endeavor to put more effort into speaking and being kind to the maintenance workers. I think that is awesome. emoticon
    892 days ago
    emoticon Cancer stinks and it claims the lives of WAY to many.

    You are here and posting, that is a good thing. I hope today is a tiny bit better than yesterday, and the next one even more.
    892 days ago
  • _LINDA
    emoticon to your sisters! Facebook is better than nothing!
    Sorry to hear another person has been lost to cancer :-(( Far too many :-((
    Yes you do too much work in addition to dealing with a second job.
    I hope you can find some quality rest time.
    I was sorry to hear the Giants were knocked out, and by such a manner.
    Thoughts are with you, being so caring and open also means getting that sensitive heart saddened more often.
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    893 days ago
  • FUNNYFACE101002
    Hugs to you. You're still here on sp. that's good. Hope things get better.
    893 days ago
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