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Sunday, April 27, 2008

All That Matters

Pictured is the drummer our new dog is named after, but don't tell Christie that. That's not our dog, but it's similar.

Happy Sunday, friends...

I hope this wedding business isn't flying by too fast, but it sure seems like it is. Everybody asks me if I'm getting nervous. The first thing I ask is "should I be?". The second thing is I really don't have time to be nervous. Things are terribly busy at work & for the first time, I realize that with the many impossible demands thrown at me, sometimes the payoff isn't worth the effort involved. I had to lay somebody off last week, not for something they did wrong & not because my store isn't doing well but because the company as a whole isn't doing well. It was one of the worst things I've ever had to do. The kicker is, the employee handled it with complete class. She was understandably upset but after the initial shock, she did her job for the rest of the week as if nothing happened & promised to stay in touch. This upcoming week will be filled with fixing complaints & trying to make sure there is enough help to work at the store while I'm gone. Timing is everything.

I was working on a song playlist for the wedding dinner the other day & I came across a song I hadn't heard in a while. It's called All That Matters by Mark Knopfler (best known as the frontman for the band Dire Straits). It's a great little song, & I can't imagine a better theme for the last couple of weeks. Give it a listen, if you please.

In other news, the Jackie Greene concert in Ann Arbor was fantastic. Mike is a huge fan of Jackie, has seen him in concert a few times. I agreed to go because he wanted me to go. I like his music, but I would have never gone to see him on my own but I'm so glad I went. He's got a mystique to him that few musicians have where you wonder where the songs & the talent come from but yet he works hard to make sure the crowd is having a good time. The Ark is the perfect place to see a show. It's intimate, comfortable & friendly. I think Christie even liked it, I've dragged her to many concerts before & she's a good sport about most of 'em but usually she doesn't really like them.

For a list of today's events, go here. I'll just say that I'm more excited to have a dog than I let on & that I knew Dan was going to propose to Kelly early in the week & I was good enough to keep the secret from Christie. Ha!

I can't wait to get through this week & get this wedding underway. We got a copy of the picture slideshow that Heidi & Emily put together for us for the wedding-we watched it about 8 times yesterday. They did a wonderful job. Christie tears up everytime she watches it.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Orange Colored Sky-Nat King Cole

All That Matters-Mark Knopfler, Shangri La

Spirit on the Water-Bob Dylan, Palace of Auburn Hills, 2006

Tomorrow Night-Etta James

When the Deal Goes Down-Bob Dylan, Modern Times

Happy Sunday, friends...



Joyce said...

I'm going to comment first and then download Mr.Greene's song while I'm getting ready for school. Winston is a lucky dog. "Timing is everything." I use that line in junior high, it's not that effective, but then what is? No worries, it's all in God's good time. Speaking of Good Times, here they come. See you soon.

Christie said...

Time is flying by for you, but crawling for me. Also, the dog is not named after a drummer, but if you want to think that your more than welcome :) 5 days!!!! I love you!

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