The redeployment period should really be referred to as the SH Memorial Month. A Vice President with over 22 years with the company, initials SH, committed suicide after being let go after the last Reduction In Force (RIF). Now the new policy is to offer a month of redeployment in which employees can seek other positions in the company. It gives us a glimmer of hope and hopefully prevents us from shooting ourselves. I don't mind because it gives me a month to use up my Flexible Spending Account before my insurance coverage runs out.
I'm not even bothering to look for another position. They've had layoffs every quarter since I started working there. I've had five different bosses in the year and a half. Dysfunctional.
Today I organized our family's socks. I took every single sock, matched them with the pair, and threw away the ones with holes or without matches. The laundry bin full of mismatched socks has now finally been made void. Do you have any idea how good that feels?!
Shit like that accumulating, itching, tormenting me with shallow pangs of exhaustion and defeat. Knowing the backlog of things to deal with would never reach sock basket level of priority.
So I'm enjoying the downtime to get caught up. I've done the dishes every day this week. I call that an accomplishment.
But, we've also been out and about as usual. Some photo highlights:
Kaio's learned how to work the camera.
Making time for puddle splashing
this was not staged
Starting a band at Brewfest
Little doll relishing fresh squeezed while we enjoy brews
Reconstructing Angry Birds
Kaio busted her Angry Birds castle, then shot Nene crying
First carrot! kinda stubby
Kaio's pick of me