Tomorrow I have to lay off two wonderful friends and colleagues, two of the people who have gotten me through the last 20 months of difficult and challenging times at work, helping to make my life more positive and my worklife more fun.
I pushed up the timing on informing them when I realized how the wait was torturing them.
One is a flaming liberal and heathen like me, the other an admitted conservative and devout Catholic. Both of them were with me in April when I celebrated the big birthday in Vegas, dancing and snogging with me at Rain and Tangerine. Both of them supported me and visited me after my surgery in the summer of 2004 (in fact one brought me a homecooked meal on the 4th of July). Both are beautiful and intelligent women with wonderful spouses.
The good news is, they know it's coming (they aren't stupid), and they still love me and feel personally loyal to me and loyal to the Association. We had an emotional talk after work tonight.
That isn't going to make tomorrow any easier. We'll start out with a Personnel Committee meeting with our Board at 7:30 a.m. And then the rest of the day will unfold.
Time for Strength and Honor. (Better wear the Cleopatra kartouche earrings.)
- I feel:gloomy
- I hear:deep breathing