Today, the effect of the economy has hit me personally. The dental office I have worked at since 2003 is closing on the one day a week I work. It is nothing personal and in my head I know that, but I'm still sad. I love the patients and I have worked hard in that office. Before children I worked M-W and Friday (when they were open) but after children, I just started working evey Friday. And it makes sense for her to close on Fridays. She is having to increase her personal hours and work alone instead of having an associate to work a couple of days a week. I know all of that and yet still I'm sad. It does not come as a shock to me, I expected this and am pursuing other options. For the time being, I am taking it in and grieving the loss of the wonderful people I have been privileged to serve over the last several years.
Great first post back, huh. :) I'll be fine - I really did know it was coming. It's still hard and I still feel more upset than I expected. But I'll try to be more upbeat for the week. I've got some cute pictures to post!
Oh, and we had a fantastic weekend with family - I seriously don't think any extended family could have as much fun as we do!