Hopefully, I will manage to get the outside lights put before Christmas eve. I had all good intentions of doing that today, but I do believe I had a case of food poisoning last night, and that has slowed me down quite a bit today. Yesterday, I had made a stop at Publix to pick up cookies for Hanna's class party today, and I also picked up a small tray of sushi for myself to enjoy while I was working towards getting dinner ready. I suppose, the "positive" to the situation is that I was the only one that ate it, so only I suffered the ill affects last night! I had checked my emails last night, and one of them was a mandatory quarterly meeting for the founder of my company in San Francisco. His email had this comment in it:
"Given the cold economic environment and the Holiday Season, I think my presentation might be titled, “ The Grinch who stole Christmas.”
To be clear, we do not expect massive layoffs at our company, but we absolutely need to make changes to remain financially healthy as an organization."
Well, I certainly didn't know what to think of that, and it really added to the already present sense of anxiety I've been feeling these days, especially with John in construction. I took my thoughts to bed towards this email, and just as I layed down to sleep, my stomach started hurting tremendously. I passed it off as "anxiety" regarding the email from my boss, and hoped the feeling would soon subside once I fell asleep. An hour later, the pains "paid off" and continued for several hours. When John woke up at 4:30, he was surprised that I was awake, and I said I'd never really slept, and told him of the fun I'd been having all night. He asked if I wanted him to stay home, and I said "No, I think my stomach is finally empty. I just have to get the kids off to school, and then I can go to sleep!" I never did go to sleep, and I did have a conversation with a fellow employee this morning, who tried to assure me that we in our department have less to worry about than others. I hope she's right. She's been with the company 5 years, and has a good feel of the vibes that come out of SF.
I'm headed back to WalMart this afternoon, as I realized I forgot to buy a pair of tights for Hanna's dress to the Nutcracker tomorrow, and Daniel is almost out of pull-ups, so I guess I'll make a second trip over there. I think I'll pick up Daniel while I'm so close, and take him with me to pick up Hanna. He'll enjoy that!