Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekends

I think I keep forgetting how much I need to keep saying that I really love my job at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Everyone who has known me for a long time has said how much happier and well I look and act.  It truly is a marvel that I'm so much more calm and happy since I started my new position.  Also, after over 37 years working in a hospital, I now have a position where I have every weekend off.  It is amazing!  Now whenever a friend or family member ask if I want to do this activity or special event on a Saturday or Sunday, I don't have to hesitate wondering if it is my weekend off.  Nor do I have to jump over hoops to get someone to work my weekend rotation so I can go on vacation.  I have every weekend off and it makes such a big difference in everything.  For the past 6 years since moving to the hospital closer to my home, I had to say no to so many people.  It really depressed me when I would be scheduled to work so many weekends and get denied time off.  I thought about quitting my doll makers guild because I could never go to the meetings on Saturday mornings nor could I go on outings with anyone else as I never had a permanent schedule which meant going practically week to week without knowing when I really had my days off which usually were split with only two days off every three weeks if I was lucky.  Now I have two days off every single week and those being Friday and Saturday.  It is so wonderful to be able to plan events and rekindle relationships with friends I was afraid of losing because of my work schedule.  And I have not wasted a single minute.  I forgot how dear my friends from my Guilded Lilies truly are and how lucky I am to have each and every one of them. 

Yesterday we did our annual road trip starting with a visit to a quilt shop in Springfield Ohio. Then we ate lunch at Teaberry Cafe which was close by.  The day was bright and warm, but the friendship and joy was just sparkling bright.  I'm so looking forward to having every weekend off from now on and rekindling these friendships and developing more as the weeks and months go on.  Most of all, I'm so thankful to have found a job and a wonderful employer that knows how days off are the most important thing to their employees.  I truly do love my job and the flexibility I have to enjoy my days off to the fullest.

Ms. Vicki finds her alter ego at Teaberries Cafe.


Always the life of the party, Lynda our oldest member, and Deb who arranged this great weekend.
Marilyn always seems to find the Buckeyes, her favorite team, no matter where we go
Lynda may be 80+ years old, but she always find joy in life and keeps us all laughing.
Liz, Janet, and Vicki checking out the menu at TeaBerries Cafe. 
I sat at the same table with Cynthis, Gigi, and Krisin.  We made it easy for our waitress by all three getting the special.  YUM!  Quiche, Spring salad and orange bread.  Oh throw in lots of creative talk and you'll see why I had such a wondrous day.

3 comments:

Shaiha said...

Sounds like such a wonderful weekend. As I am getting older, I am finding that I am enjoying the company of women more and more.

The bad Liz said...

Finding people that you want to hang out with is very special!! And then having the time to do it. Wonderful!!

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