Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday Shorts

This is a departure, I usually do Friday Shorts. But I didn’t have much to say Friday.

Yesterday was a difficult day. First, so much excitement Sunday night with the kids home for Father’s Day, I had a hard time falling asleep. Normally half an Ambien knocks me out. But last night I was up every 45 minutes, taking half an Ambien each time. I think it was after 2 when I took my last one, and 4 or so before I finally fell asleep. I slept through my workout, and at 7:00 AM when Karen finally woke me I was really dizzy. I stumbled off to work, and finally about lunch time I was doing a little better.

Then here at work we find out a coworker was killed in a water related accident over the weekend. She was the sweetest girl, between her and her husband they had several children. A very bad atmosphere around here. Isn’t it funny that even though I didn’t know her that well, I’m still affected by it. I can’t stop myself from imagining the fear that must have been felt by her and the pain of her family.

But a positive note – Kyle has moved back in with us! We were so worried about him where he was living. One of their roommates was violent, and their next door neighbor liked to shoot up his house with a gun. The neighbor OD’d the other day, but the roommate is still as violent as ever. I’m glad they’re out of that environment. Kyle now has computer access again at our house, so he will probably be reading this. Leave a comment and say hello to him!

Speaking of Kyle, he gave me a Father’s Day card that was the funniest thing I’ve seen in years. A very large man standing in sand, water behind him. He’s holding a huge fish. No caption on the front, but you open the card and it says…
“I was looking for an appropriately sentimental card, but kept coming back to the fat guy holding the big fish. Happy Fathers Day!”

I received a call this morning to set up an interview for a job I applied for last week. I’m a little surprised, the first interview is with the HR person and an executive VP. Granted, it’s a smaller organization, but they must really be motivated to bring in a VP on the initial interview. I’m going to need to swing by the Bipolar and Me blog for a refresher. Kansas Sunflower is a professional recruiter by trade. In amongst the other stuff on her blog, she has some great tips for job hunters.

Well, back to work. I’m going to have to really work at stability for the next few days. I’m out of my routine, I missed workouts the last 2 days, I’ve been sleeping very little, then the tragedy at work. This scenario has depression written all over it.


anonymous mom said...

good luck on the interview jon - i'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

hi kyle! if you get some time troll the internet, i'd like it if you could visit my blog - maybe give me some perspective and tips that can help me and my bp son. glad you're safe and sound - must have been a strange situation for you where you were living.

Mom2Many said...

Hi Kyle!!

Also Jon, Good Luck on the interview. My hubby is interviewing for a couple of jobs this week as well. I will be thinking about you:-)


Alicia said...

Good luck on the interview!! I just started a new job after five months of unemployment and I agree, KansasFlower was wonderful with advice.

jane said...

I'm so happy about Kyle being back at home. My gawd what a wild situation with the neighbors. When I was in my 20s, all the stuff I went thru & friends I had, I never thought of how my parents would feel & worry if they knew. I think it's good nowadays there's more of an openness to be honest & reach out.
Who ever would've thunk both our sons would be doing so well? I was thinking the other day & realized all I want in life is 1 thing: for my kids to be healthy & safe. That's it.
That card is so perfect for you!

Hi Kyle! I'm glad you're safe at your parents & can only imagine you're enjoying home cooked meals. I know when my son comes over, he LOVES when I make him something. I hope you know how much your dad loves you & how proud he is of you. Anyways, stay safe. :)

Jon said...

Thanks all!

I'm not sure I want the job, but I'm flattered to get the interview. But that's why the process - to see if it's a fit for both sides.

Kyle is great to have around, I love having him here.

Thanks again for all your comments!

Lee Harris said...

I hope all went/goes well with the interview. Good Luck.

geosmythe said...

Good luck, Jon! Hi Kyle!

Jon said...

Thanks, all, for your comments. Interview went very well, they aren't in a hurry saying they want to ensure a good match both technically, and for the culture of their organization, which I respect. But based on what they told me about their organization in the questions I asked after the formal interview, it would be a great fit.