Last week, I felt really awful. My coughing was bad and my eyes were kinda weird. I even had to wear mask at work. Everybody said I looked so tired, and yes I was. Friday came and I was almost voiceless. I wanted to call in sick but I know I can’t. I just don’t have a choice. I just have to be at work no matter what. At least I started early and not scheduled to close. Next week however is a different story. I requested to work my 8-hour shift from the 24th to 28th of May because Rolly is going on a business trip to St Louis and no one will drop off and pick up Alyssa from pre-school. My Manager proposed I will be working 6-6 and David on the other hand, will have to cover for me for those days I requested. I am fine with it… overtime works good financially I guess. I just hope I will feel much better or I will be like Deanne. She ended up missing the whole week for pushing herself too hard when all she needed was a day rest. If that happens, I will be doomed!

But yeah, I wish we can just go with Rolly to St Louis for one week. Rolly’s sister was asking why when she knows I have accumulated vacation already. I said I just can’t. Knowing work, I just can’t leave and neglect my responsibility. No, not now that I gained my Manager’s trust to do opening and closing at the same time. Last Wednesday, the Pavilion Directors catered Pat and Oscar’s to celebrate our efforts. Apparently, we are the most improved department with an avatar score of 95.6 for last month. They said it usually takes years to see a group’s improvement but on our case, it only took us 6 months to do it. I am pleased I boarded last December too, which makes me a part of the change…

Yup, everything is looking good so far. Aside from work, family too is just great. One time, I think that was on Thursday when I checked my personal email. Someone is inviting me on Facebook and I was so surprised to see it was Papa. It made me chuckle… him on a social site is just so unexpected. But I am glad he is making the most of the PC I left for him. My Mom would say he is always reading news from CNN. Truly, he now can appreciate the beauty of it all…