March 20, 2008


Today we buried sweet, precious, tiny Ava Gail. She only lived for 3 hours on March 18th but she was so precious. I have to say that a baby's funeral is the worst of any funeral I have every been to. I felt so sorry and horrible for Andi and Robert. I wanted to hold Andi during the service but she was surrounded by Robert and Grandmother.

Poor Grandmother. She should not have to bury a son when he was just 3 days old, then her husband in 1980, then her other son in 1984, and her daughter is 2005. Now she had to bury her great grand daughter. She was so heartbroken.

How do you console someone that has buried that many of their children/great grandchild/husband? Not to mention all of her brothers and sisters and parents. How do you console a grieving parent that has lost not 1 infant but two and it has not even been 3 years since her mama passed away?

I hope that I can eventually give Andi a little comfort with the pictures of Ava for her to keep. She had expressed to me how much she wished she had pictures of her first baby, David. I hope Andi will want the pictures but I will not present them to her until she asks for them. She does know that someone took pictures of her but I'm not sure if she knows who.

March 18, 2008

Keep Andi and her family in your prayers please

Andi went into labor this morning and delivered her baby girl. Unfortunately, the baby did not survive. This is the second baby that Andi and Robert have lost in the last year and half. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time in their lives.

Also please keep her sister, Holly, and her dad, Noble, in your prayers because they also lost the baby. The whole family needs to be remembered during this time.

Sandra (Andi & Holly's mom) has another grandbaby by her side in Heaven to watch over Andi, Holly and Noble.

March 17, 2008

Keep Andi in your prayers

D's cousin, Andi, is 23 weeks (today) pregnant. She went in to preterm labor over the weekend. On Saturday, she was dilated to 2cm. This morning she was at 4 cm and tonight she is at 6 cm. They are trying to stop her labor but it doesn't sound promising. Please pray for her, Robert and the sweet baby girl. She needs all the prayers she can get to survive.

Andi & Robert needs prayers for strength. You see, they lost a baby at 16 weeks last year. Andi thought she was in the clear since she was over half way there.

New Job

I am loving my new job. Sure I filed all day long but it was nice to not be blinded by fluorescent lights. It was nice to sit in a chair (when I could) that supported my back. It was nice to only have to deal with 4 people.

It was nice to not have to clean up behind someone's incompentence.

Corporate BS!!

Let me just start with the fact that I am ecstatic that I no longer work for a huge corporation. A corporation that claims to be family friendly, but in reality they don't care about family. All they care about is making money and requiring the peons to work 5+ hours of overtime a week and every other Saturday. They are so involved with getting more business yet they have no desire to get more help. They expect the same 250-300 people to be able to handle 1+ million members and their claims.

Seriously, if they want to keep their employees, they need to focus on being more family oriented and trying to make the employees comfortable instead of them being miserable all day long from lights that are so blinding that the employees have to wear tinted glasses and/or prescription sunglasses just to make it through the day. Also, these same people are having to take thousands of dollars worth medicines and have thousands of dollars worth of tests run to figure out the headaches and to help prevent them.

Also, it is pretty crappy to require let 100+ people have their own chairs from home yet just because you get a new maintenance head honcho you want to suddenly not allow people to use their own chairs that are more comfortable and more ergonomic and support the back better. Seriously, doesn't it make more sense to let you employees be comfortable since they do spend 8+ hours a day there in front of computer.

If management would care more for the employees and try to make them a little more comfortable and happy, they might get more production done. It is really asinine of them to preach to us about production and then take us away from doing our jobs 3 days a week for 30 min to an hour for a meeting about nonsense that could have been discussed in an email. And if quality was more the focus then their would be less cleaning up to do after people that are pushed to put out more production sacrificing their quality. If there were some repercussions to those that sacrifice quality then maybe they would slow down and do things right the first time.

And the management really needs to think logically about their new policy for PTO and Flex time. Come on now people....what is the point of flex time if you have to schedule it. And how in the work are 500+ people going to be allowed to take their PTO days if you are only allowing 3 people off at one time. There are not enough days in the year to allow everyone time to take their 15-20 days of time off that they have accrued each year.

I'm just thrilled that I no longer have to deal with this since I quit last Friday.