Saturday, November 8, 2008

cat exits bag

Honestly, it couldn't possibly have gone any better.

Yesterday, I walked into my boss's office, closed the door and, explaining it as a possible adoption, told her that I might be taking January and February off. She was thrilled, couldn't stop congratulating me. Without my asking, she offered to let me work at home for a while if I wanted to. She wanted to send an email around to the whole office, but I talked her out of it, at least for the time being.

"Niobe," she said, "everyone is going to be so happy for you." It's hard to explain how nice that was to hear.

47 comments:

CLC said...

How nice that she is so understanding! And why wouldn't everyone be thrilled for you? You deserve good things!!

Meg said...

Of COURSE you'll be taking off Jan & Feb because you'll have a big happy healthy baby to take care of!

Wordgirl said...

What a lovely outcome!

slouching mom said...

everybody IS so happy for you. xo

Bea said...

You're making me cry! (I can usually count on you not to do that.)

k@lakly said...

simply awesome...

sweetsalty kate said...

Good kitty. (pats gently)

:)

Patti said...

Fantastic! Just simply fantastic.

I'm grinning ear to ear over here!

Aurelia said...

That is so so lovely and I am so very happy for you!!!

Antigone said...

Those e-mail really bother me.

Tash said...

(waves to cat)

Eva said...

Well we're very happy for you too :)

Which Box said...

Sometimes it is easy. Whew. Congrats.

Smiling said...

You did a pretty good job of explaining how nice it was to hear. I have a huge smile on my face thinking about it all. Horray for good bosses!

Elspeth said...

Beautiful.

Alex said...

How lovely!

Amy said...

Glad you work for good people. Yes, we are all happy for you!

Lisa b said...

I am so happy for you!

c. said...

She's right: Everyone is going to be so happy for you.

Magpie said...

So good to hear.

charmedgirl said...

yay, boss!! something someone didn't screw up!!

Maggie said...

HOORAY!!

susan said...

Glad that conversation went so well!

thordora said...

It's cause we ARE all happy for you. :)

That's awesome. Truly.

Melissia said...

What a lovely outcome. I am glad that it went so well and hope that it allayed some fears.

flutter said...

and so true, everyone will be SO happy for you.

christina(apronstrings) said...

what a smart way to do it. i am so happy for you too, dear friend.

Cara said...

Wow! That is great news! The anticipation going through the web-wires is really something lately!

xoxo

thirtysomething said...

AWESOME!!
So glad she was receptive and excited for you. We all are so happy for you..

xoxo

the dragonfly said...

Yay!! That's great! :)

Rachel said...

I am happy that it went well, and that your boss is happy for you.

Angela said...

Oh, good! I'm glad it went so well. Your boss sounds so human.

Sober Briquette said...

purr

Bon said...

that cat is such a fine one, it's good to let it out and have it petted a little. :)

we are all so happy for you. and so excited and hopeful.

Grad3 said...

Your boss hit the nail on the head--- we ARE all so happy for you!

So glad you were feeling brave enough to let the cat out :)

wheelsonthebus said...

now, why can't sll bosses be like that?

painted maypole said...

yay!!!!!

Amelie said...

That's so good to hear.

Ya Chun said...

that is nice, on many levels!

Lori said...

What a perfect reaction. I think I can understand a little how nice that was to hear.

I am going to be so happy for you too (I secretly already am but I don't want to say anything too optimistic that might make you break out in hives :))

Clementine said...

What wonderful news!

I am so happy for you.

ewe are here said...

Happy would be a bit of an understatement, I suspect.

Fantastic news.

Furrow said...

I'm breathing a great big sigh of relief for you.

docgrumbles said...

Great news!

Motel Manager said...

I love it when people come through with the best possible reaction!

Christine said...

now don't you feel lighter? let that cat run free....

Ahuva Batya said...

What a lovely affirmation. And yes, everyone IS happy for you.