September 9, 2007

Good Deed Fun Monday!

We have been asked to perform a good deed. We had two weeks in which to accomplish this request. I loved this idea and I can’t wait to read everyone’s posts!

I had lofty goals. I was hoping that I would be able to do much more for this Fun Monday. I have always wanted to volunteer at a food bank here in Houston. I have frequently thought of joining in on the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for the homeless. I really wanted to help out at the Astrodome after Katrina.

Intentions . . . , yea, yea.

In the past two weeks I have moved a car full of crap and 3 cats across Texas. I have started working at a high-intensity job. I have ate a lot of sushi.

What I have not done is any good deed outside of the default good deed I hoped to not have to use. I didn’t want to pull this card. But I am.

My good deed is coming here. From my home in New Mexico to a hotel in Houston.

I was asked by my old law firm, if I could cover for “Mary’s” maternity leave shortly after she found out that she was pregnant. I stated that if my job at home (if there was a job) didn’t interfere, that I would definitely help out.

I didn’t look for a job in New Mexico until we had lived there over 6 months. I started looking for something just a few months before I was scheduled to come to Houston, and so in my interviews, it was known that I would be leaving for at least a 2 month period, which with the vacation we took at the beginning of August, is actually a 3 month period.

I was eventually hired for a temporary position. The president hired me with the intention of seeing if I was a worthwhile employee. He hired me for a menial position, with the intent to see if I was sane and when I returned to town, he would hire me as a permanent employee in a much higher and much more desired position. Apparently, I fooled him, he intends to hire me when I return.

So this is my good deed. I left my love, I gave up my life in New Mexico, put my life on hold to come to Houston, my old town, and live in a hotel with two angry cats, drink Shiners all alone at night, in order to help my old law firm make it through the time when Queen Bee Mary is birthing a baby.

As for me, I am enjoying green grass, good food, old friends, and humidity. Ah, big city living. Love it!!

14 comments:

Kaytabug said...

I am still trying to figure out if you are really doing the law firm the good deed or if it is the law firm doing you the good deed!!!
Sushi,your new BFF C.M., big city shopping....
Sweet good deed hon'! xoxoxxo

Beccy said...

Sounds like the good deed suits you...enjoy.

Hootin'Anni said...

Hey, that sounds like a 'top notch' good deed to me!!! And personally I would leave New Mexico at the drop of a hat. Tho, I still detest Houston too. rofl. Each time I go there to visit our son, I say "Never to return". So, ya....in my estimation you're doing ONE bang-up GOOD DEED to live there for 2 months!!!

Debs said...

Sounds like your good deed suits you. :D

Joy T. said...

I think your good deed and the law make for a perfect fit. And I'm sure Queen Bee Mary appreciates it as well.

ChrisB said...

Travelling all that way is a very good deed.

Karmyn R said...

Your Good Deed has turned into quite the adventure, really.

The Ex said...

What a change. Holy smokes! Do you like it in Houston? Your poor kitties! But at least you have Shiner.

Rachel said...

Sounds like your good deed is pretty dang fun!

Sauntering Soul said...

I could never do what you're doing. Being in a hotel just long enough for a weekend trip is enough for me. And that's not even with cats involved.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I'm a native Houstonian, so I'm glad you are enjoying (kind of?) the trip back. I will live vicariously through you, cause I would do almost anything short of selling my soul to get back.

Arkansas Songbird said...

Sounds like a good deed to me! Living with two angry cats in a hotel is downright brave!!

Pamela said...

does the hotel staff clean the cat box. (:

It was extraordinarily nice of you to let her have her baby with confidence that she could enjoy her leave and not come back to a big mess.

Really!

Tiggerlane said...

Cats + car ride = EXTRAORDINARY deed!

Ah...you are where I grew up. I miss Houston.

 
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