the bad thing about my job is that there are no snow days. we take care of dying patients at home so we just need to be there. i was witness to the ONE time ever in the history of my company when there was an 'early release' at 3 p.m. it was during a blizzard and it took me 4 1/2 hours to get home. so tonight i think the snow begins at midnight and i have an 8:30 meeting 27 miles north of here. yuck. at least it's not as bad as previously forecast - i think now it's just 6 inches. it's the freezing rain and icing over later that's the bad part. oh, boston winters, i hate you but just keep coming back for more.
the other bad thing about my job is the 1 1/2 hour meeting today about how we're in the red for three months in a row and there are potential layoffs. my emotional reaction is a twisted sense of excitement (oh, the possibilities!) but then the pragmatic side kicked in. i personally am not too worried (my services are totally extraneous, but then again i think it's a good marketing/pr piece), but it's never inspiring to work in an atmosphere full of stress and worry. i don't think we're in a unique spot considering all the layoff news coming out... and the MA unemployment rate is 7.2% right now i think.
so i'm left in a bit of a funk today, and have an increasingly present headache. i was SO looking forward to yoga tonight and now my lazy self wants to get a bath and curl up and watch american idol. we'll see which self-care strategy wins out :)