Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mother of a Week

I've been a bit absent (minded) this week. My mother-in-law has been staying with us, and I have had a hard time keeping routine - in thought or deed. I find that whenever we have overnight company I slip into a parallel universe where very little is familiar, and even less can be attributed to 'mine'. Ya know? Your house is not your house, your kitchen is not your kitchen, your schedule is not your schedule. It all very dependent on 'them'.

And I am by nature - a very routine kind of person. It's probably one of the ways that assists me in feeling in control of my surroundings. Which I recognize as being a total oximoron anyway. Who's really 'in control' of whats happening around them?

At least when I'm at work I feel as if I have some control of my surrounding and people.

Speaking of work / surroundings / peeps - I received flowers this week from our bookkeeper. She brought me flowers for Mother's day, although I am not a mother nor ever will be, in the tradition sense. Our bookkeeper wanted me to be recognized as a mother to my co-workers. And as a past co-worker pointed out later that day I am a 'mother of all co-workers' ....

Is that a back handed compliment, or ....

I'll take it in the spirit in which it was intended - and pay him back later.

In the meantime I will gaze upon my bouquet of flowers (at work) and long for the weekend when I get my house and routine back.

3 comments:

poolagirl said...

I think the intention was sweet.

Good Timing said...

Hope you get to have your house back soon. I know how it is to have guests and you just want your own space back to do things in your own time and laze around in your pjs when you want to! :)

dlc said...

... it WAS a compliment, and it WAS sent in the spirit intended ( so you would get it :) ... besides, i earned the right to say "mother of all co-workers" ... did i not? or, was that you that earned the right ... ?