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A Letter to my SparkFriends

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My apologies up front if this sounds a little whiny, but I'm 35 weeks pregnant today, hot, uncomfortable, and stressed out, so I'm feeling whiny. I know my dear friends will understand...

Anyway, I just wanted to apologize for falling off the SparkWagon this past week. I also doubt I will be overly active in the coming weeks either. I have been put in a very difficult position at work. 3 projects that have been sitting relatively dormant for the past 6-9 months are all of the sudden supposed to move forward - fast and immediately. I am the only person in my company (which, due to economic issues, has dwindled from about 15 full-time employees to 3 full-time and 3 part-time over the past 2 years), who can see these projects through. Funny thing is, I am literally about to pop! I know for a fact that I will be working up until the point that I go into labor, as well as putting time in over my maternity leave. The worst part of it all is that once these 3 projects are finished, I will probably be let go, unless we all of the sudden get some new projects. I am thoroughly convinced that these particular projects are the sole reason that I am still employed at all.

To top it all off, our lease in our branch office (which is where I am, alone) is up the end of this month. I spent all last week packing and moving boxes as opposed to spending much needed time on the aforementioned projects.

Anyway, it was the lull in work that has allowed me to be so active on SP, since I Spark mostly during the week, and I am no longer have the luxury of that time. And the last thing that I want to do in the evening after work is sit in front of my computer. I'm sure many of you can understand that!

So, while I won't actively be Sparking for a while, please know that I am thinking of all of you (especially those of you with your first marathons coming up!!) and am sparking in 'spirit'! I will still be logging on to track my miles and rack up those fitness minutes since it motivates me, and I will definitely keep everyone posted as to when the little guy arrives!!

Thank you everyone for you continued motivation and support!!
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  • EMILY1244
    You will be back at it soon enough. You have more important things to do right now! Keep taking care of yourself and your new Prince!

    PS sorry about your car!
    3311 days ago
  • GLMOM2

    Sorry to hear all of this is coming on at once. Isn't that the way it goes? Nothing then everything happens at once.

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    3345 days ago
    oh meg ((((hugs)))) I LOVE AND MISS YOU Sooooooooooooooooo MUCH!! You do want you need to do for you and baby...first and foremost...I think of you everyday..you know you are my.#1 sparkfan lol lol.love ya to pieces and will be here for you when all calms down..try to relax as much as possible and be good to you in ur last few weeks of freedom...love ya Meg Pie and here always
    3345 days ago
    oh Meg, you have way too much on your plate. I'm not even sure what to say. You take all the time you need away from Spark cause when your ready to return, you know where we'll be.

    3345 days ago
    There is definitely no need to apologize. You've really got a lot going on! I wish you could have some time before little guy arrives to wind down a little bit, though. I hope you're finding SOME way(s) to let out the stress. Sorry to hear about the possibility of losing your position. Hopefully you'll get some new projects!
    3346 days ago
    It always seems that when it rains it POURS!! Chin up...will be thinking of you in the next few weeks...can't wait to here the GOOD news...lololol emoticon
    3346 days ago
  • JANDK156
    I've been fired after coming back from short-term (2 months) disability, and it would have been more stress and problems and hassle than it was worth to pursue legal action. It DOES suck though when you had a legitimate reason for being out, as you will have. Focus on the positives though. It hasn't happened yet. You're going to welcome a new son to the world! It's busy season til frost, so maybe you can get your resume out and see if any other firms are hiring?

    SP mail me your email addy cos I don't get on facebook much! I hope you are able to enjoy the last few projects, hurried though they may be (I find I have some of my most brilliant thinking when on a deadline), and hope you'll have time to shower if you're :out in the field" when your son decides it's time! LOL!

    Just feel good! emoticon
    3347 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    Meg, I am so sorry this crap has been put on your plate. Take a deep breath and start trudging forward. Don't forget to take care of YOU and Little One. As they always say, this too shall pass...soon.

    3347 days ago
    Good luck with everything! Hope you are still able to find a little bit of time for yourself!
    3347 days ago
    Wow... you are a stronger woman than I!!!! Best of luck with the baby and I hope the "better job fairy" visits you soon!!!
    3347 days ago
    No need to apologize!!!!! It seems like they are not giving you very much incentive to finish those projects!!!! I hope it turns out the way you want!!!! Good luck with everything!!!!:-)
    3347 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5759584
    Why does work always do that?

    Remember you are only one person. You can't do everything AND have a baby at the same time.

    Don't worry about SP, although we will miss you. emoticon

    Don't forget to take care of yourself! Good luck with the baby!
    3347 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your work situation. I hope some new projects come up once those 3 are done. No need to apologize for being MIA. I've been that way myself and just think of it as Life Happens! You have so much going on with work and the little one on the way. We're not going anywhere! emoticon
    3347 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10464769
    So sorry about your work situation.

    Your sparkfriends will be here for you when you have time to Spark.

    Good Luck with work and the baby!!!
    3347 days ago
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