Friday, August 31, 2007

Mea culpa, part two

I barely slept at all last night. I kept going over and over in my head what in the world I could say that could make this whole thing better.

I drove to work with a knot in my stomach. And feeling like I needed to pull over and barf. There were two ways this could go - really well, or really horribly.

I was over in her building when she pulled up, and I caught her as she was walking in the door and asked if she had a minute to talk. I think she was really surprised, so we went back to her office and I shut the door.

It went well. Really well. She has thanked me twice for coming to talk to her so we could clear the air. And I ate a big old hunk of crow and took ownership of what I'd done. But I also let her know that I care about her and the kids a lot, and I think that's what helped her realize that I acted out of good intentions and not an intent to hurt or embarrass her.

I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. And maybe hers, too.

*****

We are off to the Land that Time Forgot, a.k.a. my parents' house for the weekend. Or at least until Sunday when we have a cookout that night and Joey has golf plans with some of the Badasses early Monday morning.

Tomorrow, we'll be headed to Blacksburg for the first home game since the shooting. Emotions around these parts are really raw right now since the committee report came out yesterday and basically said that Tech screwed up that day, big time. So it will be interesting to see what the atmosphere on campus is like tomorrow. I get chills just thinking about it.

I guess I better get back to work. Later, gators.

7 comments:

Tanaya said...

I know you know it, but you did the right thing even though it wasn't easy. Well done. I'm glad the air has cleared and your conscious is clear again. Have a great visit with the folks!

Tree said...

Liz, ((((HUGS)))) and good job. You know that doing the right thing is hard sometimes, but I think that is what you believed you were doing that all along.

Esmerelda said...

{{hugs}}

Crow doesn't taste so bad. Getting it thrown at you SUCKS.

Just always do what you think is right and be prepared to beg forgiveness on occaision.

g-man said...

Well done indeed, I'm really glad that you feel better, as does she. Have a great weekend!!

Heather said...

So glad you got it over with and it went well. Enjoy the game.

joansy said...

Glad to hear it went well. And I'm really glad it's over.

Have a great weekend!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Whew, glad it went well! :)))

And hope the game goes well too. That must be really bittersweet, glad to be there, sad the hear that kind of report.