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Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday Mind Dump

I appear to be lapsing back into my working late ways...I was at work until 8pm tonight and last Friday too. Yes, I know. I really need to get a life. At least I'm not working through lunch. And the sad thing is, I tend to really get into a file around 5:30pm, 1/2 hour before I'm scheduled to go home. I lose track of time then and end up working way too late (though working until 8pm really isn't the norm for me). Anyway, I am just hoping not to get sucked back into the depths of the stress cyclone. I do not want to relive January! And I really need to keep on top of my loans so that I don't fall behind when I'm on vacation in April.

That's right. I am taking a vacation. 6 whole consecutive days! (Okay, so two are a weekend, but still!) Woo hoo! Yeah, I obviously need this vacation. Can you tell? Anyway, I'm flying out to Atlanta right before Easter for my godson's Christening (if I'm still to be his godmother...for all I know my friends have changed their minds - I'll find out won't I? At least I'm still invited, so that's good!) and staying until the Tuesday after. It should be fun - I haven't seen these friends since Christmas and I've never been to Atlanta. Okay, that's a lie. I've been through Atlanta - but my stays have always been confined to the airport. (And I'm staying with my friends, who live in Marietta.) So, I'm excited. Yay!

Of course, two days after I booked my flight and dropped my huge wad of cash on the tickets, I decided to tell my Dad about my plans (he asked if anything was going on, so I told him). Come to find out, Dad has about 100,000 frequent flyer miles with United that he needs to use before losing, and he would have gotten me a flight for free. Why didn't I even think to ask him first?? (Okay, here's why - it didn't even cross my mind that he would still have any miles left since he doesn't travel like he used to before he retired. Also, even when he travelled all the time, I always felt like I was being greedy if I asked him to get me a flight for free. If he offered, it was a totally different story.) AND, what was I thinking being all independent and all?

Um, so that being said, anyone want any out of town visitors? Just kidding (unless you live somewhere really awesome...)

My friend Jodie finally had her baby - Cooper Alexander (last name omitted) - on Saint Patrick's Day at about 12:35 am. She ended up having an emergency C-section, and both mother and baby are recovering in the hospital. I'm not sure when the baby is going in for his surgery, but am still offering up my prayers for his health and strength. Keep sending those positive vibes! :)


Dagny said...

Moral of the story -- always casually mention travel plans to dad so that he can have the opportunity to offer you miles if he so chooses.

Congrats on the vacation. I will be sticking around town for spring break.

Moriah said...

Anytime you want to visit Columbus, you're more than welcome to! Yeah, so its Columbus, not the coolest of places, but we have some pretty cool YARN and BEAD shops... :)

Pancho said...

8pm working on loan files that will still be there in the morning? I'd like to quote one of my mentors, Ferris Bueller "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." and in that spirit I called in sick yesterday even though I wasn't sick and slept in, played my Xbox and drank a few beers and enjoyed myself thoroughly. Glad to hear your taking some time off though.

Christyn said...

You were here till 8pm??? What were you thinking?? STOP IT!! Like Pancho said, the loans will be here tomorrow! Don't stress, that's why we have things called Extensions! (no not hair extensions. LOL).

Joie said...

You're definitely welcome for a visit here if you wish!! I hear our couch is pretty comfy (for a pull out anyway..) And spring has finally arrived!!! So hopefully no snow! *crosses fingers*

Good for you for taking a little vacation. I'm trying to convince Andy he needs a little R&R in a little B&B in Colorado Springs, but he's thinking a little more about that Rome trip we always talked about... I dunno, but doing it before kids would be wise.....

Try to limit your workload if you can, and have a great time in GA!!

Joie said...

BTW just had to add that we JUST watched Ferris Bueller last weekend. I LOVE the special features on that DVD.


And so true, life does move fast.
So, borrowing from another movie, Auntie Mame:

"Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death, so LIVE, LIVE, LIVE!!!"

Mom said...

The family reunion is the first weekend in August - hint hint!!!
And Cooper Alexander shares his birthday with one of the finest, kindest and funniest gentlemen I know - your Uncle Tom!

Kristin said...

Glad you are going on vacation. Ok now it is bad when even your co-workers are saying you are crazy to be there that late. So stop it.
I did an update on jodie and Cooper on my site.
Let me know if you or pancho or anyone wants to just take a day off, I am free.
Quit working so late and make sure they know you do so it helps get you out of trouble for bineg late in the mornings. YOu really neeed to work on that.

Cait & Kyle said...

We have a spare bedroom and you know Boston is a fun place to visit. Come anytime :)