What's old is new again

In June 2005, I got a promotion and cruelly abandoned my Boss. Because I am a neurotic freak, I had some issues with letting go. Although I have fully embraced my current position, I still keep in touch with Boss, and we interact at conferences and I see him sometimes when he is meeting with BigBoss, and I drop by his office to say hello when I am on his floor. About a month ago, Boss got a new position in the organization. He is at the same level as he was before, but is no longer in a management role and instead is doing a good deal of travelling and meetings and organizational outreach. His assistant was reassigned to assist in other areas of the organization. One might wonder about whether someone whose meeting and travel responsibilies are increasing would need to have a full time assistant. It would seem to make sense that administrative support would help such an executive, would it not? We have a new corporate officer coming on board later this year, and when that is in place, Boss and some other executives will report to this new officer. Until that time, those divisions report to BigBoss. And BigBoss is all about making sure his divisions have support, so he is making sure that Boss has someone to assist him. Guess who? So, I am on loan. And after 20 months, I am back to trying to read Boss' mind, violate the laws of time and space to get his calendar under control, and reassure him that the details (of everything from room set-ups to plane reservations to document control) are under control. And in honor of this return to the past, I've informed Boss that I intend to start visiting my therapist again.


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    Hubby- aka DH My husband since 1995. He is the head of the band department at a college prep school, and dabbles as a wanna-be pop star.

    The Princess- aka DD. Third grader at the local parochial school. Loves butterlies, sparkly things, the color purple and has recently developed a crush on one of the twins from "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody". Is ready for her teenage years, having already perfected her exasperated sigh and dramatic eye-roll.

    Hoss- aka DS1. Kindergartener and resident spirited child. His aunt likes to call him "the evil genius" because of his penchant for letting a lack of intellectual stimulation lead him into mischief. Likes trucks, sports, building things and burping. His current favorite word is "underwear."

    Lil Joe- aka DS2. Born in 2003. Doesn't say much we can understand, but has mastered the important stuff ("eat!", "Wash hands!", "Want chocolate ones!", "Hockey game!") Likes to push buttons, much to the consternation of whoever is trying to watch a DVD. Firmly refuses to use the potty, despite evidence that he is physically ready to be out of diapers, indicating a level of stubborn that eclipses even that of his parents and siblings.

    Me? I'm the Mama. That's all you need to know.

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