Sunday, July 20, 2008

Don't Cry At Work!

I had a pretty tough weekend, very emotional. It started on Friday at work, I have been struggling with the finance thing again (getting close to the end of the month, no money for groceries or gas right now and another payment is due.) I've been really trying to have faith and know that it'll all work out, but sometimes I just reach my breaking point.

On Friday I was already pretty down but trying to put on my fake happy face. One of my bosses was being kind of snippy all morning. I went in to tell him something and I guess I had a little bit of an attitude, he looked up at me and said, "What's wrong, are you okay?" "Yeah, I'm fine," I replied rather quickly. "No, somethings wrong, I can tell. Do you want to talk about anything? I'm a really good listener. Is something going on at home with your kids, or husband?" He asked with honest concern. "No, I'm fine, really," as the tears started to well up. Now, I NEVER cry in front of anyone, ESPECIALLY AT WORK!! Since my stupid emotions gave me away, I blurted out, "Just having some financial struggles, but we'll be fine." "I'm really good with money, I can help," he said, "Thanks, but we'll be fine." I rushed out and went straight into the bathroom, wiped my face off, regrouped, and went back to my desk.

I went home and cried to my husband, I was soooo embarrassed! I can't believe I broke down. I spent the rest of the evening laying around, took a nap, woke up, watched t.v. and went back to sleep again. Sleep sure does make things seem better, you actually stop thinking of your problems.

The next morning I got up, my son had left to go surfing and grabbed the wrong wetsuit, he needed us to take it to him. This forced me to get up and out of the house. I took my camera and drove to give Jullien the wetsuit. While my husband, Anthony, Jullien and his friend surfed, I tried to capture the moment with some pictures. I walked out onto the jetty's to get a closer shot. I had to be careful because some of the waves were big and I was afraid my camera was going to get wet. This is exactly what I needed to snap me out of my depression. My morning helped me get my mind off of myself...hope you enjoy visiting Newport Beach, CA on a Saturday morning (Double Click Pics For Close Up View).

Anthony (my hubby)

Jullien (Off The Lip)

Wave By the Jetty

Waves Crashing in Front of Me

Feeding Bird

Houses Along Newport Beach Boardwalk

Lifeguards on Duty

The Morning Line Up on the Weekend (it's a battle)

Surfing Has Rules...Must Know This Before You Enter the Line Up...

Jullien and his friend Josh...Good Waves=HAPPY BOYS!


Robin said...

Love your pictures..I miss living by the beach so much. How wonderful is it that your son and husband have such a cool thing to do together.

Praying for you this morning. Do you think maybe you should talk to your boss? Maybe he can do something to help? Maybe God put him there at the moment for a reason..? Here's a piece of scripture from church last week:

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Matthew 25:35-36

Luv ya!

Amie Steele said...

Awesome pictures Lisa! Makes me want to go to the beach:)

SoccerMom said...

My heart breaks for you to hear you cried. I know how hard it is with finances, things will get better, they always do.

It always amazes me to see people in the water like this have so much fun. We live in Ontario and very close to lake Ontario where you would never go in the water it is just so polluted you could get very sick.

Glad they were able to put a smile on your face.

Veggie Mom said...

Wow, it must be just WONDERFUL to live around that area! I have to tell you that after looking at your neat photos, I'm a tad bit jealous! BTW, I'm having another Great Pop'rs Giveaway, starting tomorrow. Aunt Julie really needs the help of all her Bloggy Pals--she's planning a rehearsal dinner for 60 people! Hope you drop by soon!

~Trish~ said...

As always...loving the pictures! I wanna come visit!!!

Ann said...

Hey SITS sister!
Happy Tuesday to you too!

AFRo said...

Oh my gosh. You DO actually understand where I'm coming from! By the looks of this post, we are in parallel universes! Thanks for stopping in and offering words of encouragement in my pity party. It always feels good to know I'm normal.

P.S. I love how all you Cali girls hit up my blog in the wee hours of the morning. It's 2 a.m. here in the South.

Blarney said...

Oh how I miss living in CA; don't miss the high price of living there but I miss the life. Drive over to a vineyard and have a glass for me ... ahhh.
I see one of the boys in wearing O'Neill wear. I tried getting a discount at one of their stores for 'name' sake but it didn't work ... bummer.
Anywho ... thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you broke down at work, but I have to say that you took some awesome pictures!!! WOW...I wish we had waves like that here, LOL Not so much...heehee

ann said...

Thanks for openly talking about the tears and the money. It seems to me like we are the only ones who are struggling to keep things going. Please know that you have been such an encouragement to me today - though I am sorry for all of us who are working hard and still wondering how?