Monday, May 16, 2011
Glass Half Full
it's easy to get mired down in a negative attitude if you let yourself, and there have been plenty of little things to bother me lately. but a run in the sunshine with my fluffy dogs really does turn my attitude around and make me realize all the good things i have in life. i'm lucky that i can work 2 months at a place for good money and then go on vacation. when i worked at the hospital, i was always trying to get away and was rarely able to get the time-off when i really wanted it without a struggle from coworkers pushing back.
i'll be glad when this assignment is done, no doubt. the weather up here is enough to want to drive anyone southward. i nearly got knocked over by a wind gust this morning walking to my car. my messenger bag got blown off of my shoulder and i almost dropped my coffee cup (horror!). in 6 short weeks i will be running the hills of southern Germany and touring the castles with my brother and sister-in-law. that's all the motivation i need to get me through the next 5 weeks of work.
weekends as good as this past one make it tough to come back to work on Monday morning, however. but at least i have the fluffy dogs at home to always give me a good greeting when i walk through the door. as my cousin Jill calls them, my "precious lambs". my glass is definitely half full, and i'm half-way done with this 10 week assignment. homeward bound soon!