Sunday, July 31, 2011

So This Is How THAT Feels

I struggled with posting this but then I thought, hey if I can't post about the hard things then why post at all.  This blog has become a way for me to share my feelings and in a lot of ways therapeutic.  So here we go...

Thursday about 20 minutes before the end of my workday (12hours mind you) my boss asked to speak with me.  I was in the middle of something but of course got right up and went with her, I assumed that we were going to discuss an incident that had occurred earlier that day regarding a different Dr.'s office, boy was I wrong.  I sat down with a smile on my face only to be told that they had decided to let me go......what!  I was shocked, I think I said the word wow about 4 times!  I started to cry and hyperventilate right there in the office, mind you the head nurse was in the room with us and they both just sat there as I struggled to get a breath in.

My boss said it was nothing specific and handed me a paycheck for that day.  The only thing I could come up with to say was, "so you don't want me to come in tomorrow?"  I have never been fired before and the fact that it was completely out of the blue accounts for my state of shock.  She told me to collect myself and then she would need my keys....ummm excuse me could you at least tell me why?  No reason was given and I was sent out the door in this crying hysterical state.

I sat in my car for awhile since I didn't want Hudson to see me that upset.  When I picked him up I tried to stay tear free, that changed when I talked to my mom, I started crying again and Hudson kept saying "I'm sorry mommy, I'm sorry,"  broke my heart.

My eyes were puffy and burned in pain until late Friday.  I am still trying to understand why I was fired, but the truth is I will probably never know.  Florida is an at will state which means an employer can fire you for no reason whenever they want.  The part that really gets me is that my boss refuses to give me a favorable reference...she is the only boss I have had in the last 3 years....I don't think Hudson counts as a boss.  I have asked her if she could please tell me why and have received no response.

What I am learning from this new experience is that I have become somewhat of a leper, when people with whom you have worked with hear that you've been fired they immediately assume it is because of something you did.  In my case I am completely in the dark, if I had done something that would have caused me to be fired I would own up to it.  I wish people could sit in my shoes and see how it feels to have people no longer want to talk to you because you were "fired."

Another thing is that know when I apply to new jobs I have to say that I was fired, they all ask for a reason and I have nothing to put....I just hope this does not hamper my chances of getting a new job, I do have a child to support.

Thanks for letting me vent, it feels good to get it all out.  While I am still not over what happened, with the love and support of Mack, Hudson, and our families I know that I will come out a stronger person.  Oh and never tell anyone who has been fired that everything happens for a reason....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Our Weekend

Well it is still hot here in Florida!  We had a pretty low key weekend which was just fine with us!  Hudson is doing really well with potty training, he even pooped on the potty today!!  We are so proud of him and are looking forward to getting rid of pull-ups!

This week has been pretty stressful for us but we are hoping for more positive days to come :)

We ate some more watermelon

 These 2 boys melt my heart

 the bugaboo waited patiently for its passenger

Hudson had so much fun fishing with daddy and even though they didn't catch anything this time, I am confident that they will soon!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


It is hot hot hot here in Orlando so we have been doing a lot of this.......

Hope everyone is staying cool!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Still Potty Training and the Splash Pad

So we are still potty training...Hudson does really well at school and then really bad at home! Today he actually had his first day without an accident at school today!!!! We are sooo proud of him :) Now we just need him to understand that he can do the same thing at home.

McQueen underwear!

Reading a book on the potty with Daddy

Sunday we had great weather so I decided to take Hudson to our local splash pad. We had never been to this one before so it was fun getting to try out a new one! Hudson had a blast, I was surprised he didn't put up a fight when it was time to leave!

Of course not long after I put the camera away he face planted on the ground and now has a brand new goose egg front and center on his forehead!!!!

This is how Hudson napped on Monday after almost 4 hours of getting out of bed and having me put him back in it!!! I am not liking this stage ;)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Catching Up

I am so far behind on pictures!! While we were in Richmond Hudson got to hangout with his cousin Emma at her house. He loved playing on her new swing set. He also got to play with Abby and baby Claire, he especially loved playing dress-up with Abby.

playing in Emma's princess tent

swinging like a big boy with Emma

they had a ball on the glider

this slide was extremely fast!

playing in the "attic" of the swing set

Hudson reading a CARS book with his wand

getting ready

Hudson and Annie

Miss Abby
We always have so much fun with friends when home! Thanks everyone for having us over!

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