My Shame.

This is the daily array of my desk. Throughout the day the number of coffee cups, water cups, cups from home, and various snacks cluster together. I don’t ever clean any of it until I’m about to walk out the door (which is a habit I’ve considered changing, but haven’t gotten around to yet). Not only am I messy at home, but I’m also messy at work, this should not be a surprise to any of the five people who read my blog.
I feel the need to acknowledge the soda on my desk. I wanted something to drink and didn’t have the time to make tea, and didn’t want to make an effort to get a cup and walk over to the water cooler. Soda is the easiest choice, you just reach in the fridge and grab. Although I would like to get credit for getting the caffeine free version, I still had a soda. I fell off the wagon. I’ll get back on- promise.


Today is the last day of a quarter end project and I couldn’t be happier, well I could if I was more rested. This week coming to an end feels like a personal victory. Hip hip hooray for closure at the office.

Enjoying the web.

Work is slow and I am thoroughly enjoying catching up on my Google reader, archiving my work and personal inboxes, making one cup of tea after the other and of course generally enjoying not having tense phone conversations and urgent work. Thank you holidays.

List of enjoyment:

  • Sandra shared this Rebecca Wolf story that I found highly entertaining.
  • I ordered 2 more Etsy prints last night and Annette Mangseth sent me a wonderful thank you note for ordering from her again (which I was more than happy to do).
  • Christine is now engaged, so that gives me plenty of things to look at, I don’t know when yet, colors, locations or really anything. But I am enjoying looking up “Christine” like dresses, cakes and flowers.
  • I’ve been corresponding via email with Leah, she has good things to say.
  • Zooborns has baby rhinos today.
  • I only have to work 10am-4pm tomorrow.
  • JMO is still in Houston, and wrote a great post about how fabulous it is to spend time with me.
  • No one has been rude to me on the phone today.

These are a few of my favorite things (today at least).

Back to the grind.

I’m back to work today after thoroughly enjoying Christmas. I wound up getting out of work on Friday (thanks Dan!) and I enjoyed 4 days in San Antonio. I like my family. I like my gifts. I like cuddling with the dog. When I’m on vacation I have this feeling that this is what my life should be like. I am now looking for a career in vacationing. Please send advice on how I can make this work.

Leaving Early?

I was told I could leave early from work today. I’m starting to wonder what that means exactly. Why can’t I just go now? I just checked out traffic on I-10 and it doesn’t even look bad! I’m itching to get out………….