Yes, the tales just keep coming.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
So, I head into the kitchen for a cup of coffee because I have been working too many hours this week and am barely awake. Yes, it is only Tuesday. It will not get better until Friday. I see my favorite sparring Partner. He looks grumpy. I say "why so grumpy?" To which he tells me that it is hard to get back to work after a day off. Unwisely, but something I would usually do in conversation with him, I ask "what did you do on your day off?" Now, there are many things that could have been and many things that probably should have been said. Quite often he goes out of state to visit the new addition to his family. Since it was a Monday he took off, I figured that was the case. I figured wrong. Sparring Partner, instead, replied:
Monday, January 28, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Don't you hate when you have plans with someone and an uninvited guest shows up and all is ruined? Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of times that uninvited guests are awesome and welcomed. For example, I recently had dinner with a group of friends who I see, or try to see, monthly. One of my friends brought someone new with her and it was a great addition. Of course, she had talked about the friend to us a lot and us to the friend a lot so it was like we almost knew each other.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
As in what seems to be a disturbing reccurrence lately, I went to a funeral home today. A relative of a relative. And keeping with another trend - quick viewings - the viewing was for a few hours followed immediately by the service. Usually I do not attend the service unless it is someone close to me, but since I was already there, I figured what the heck.
Thankfully, after that it was.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
It has been two years today. So long ago but as fresh as yesterday. I think of you on a daily basis. So often, I have lost count. Although I welcome the memories, it saddens me that I think of you more now than I did when you were with us.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Today was the first work day of the New Year. I was so excited to take my newfound hopes and dreams to the office to conquer the legal world. Alas, that only lasted about.....20 minutes.
Within 20 minutes of my arrival, one of my assistants comes in with a gift - a mug with cocoa called the Pessimistically Optimistic mug. One half says "do it now" and the other half says "do it later." We discuss how we are going to try to be so much more positive in 2008.
When....in walks my favorite sparring Partner who announces "What is wrong with you? You look like hell!" Come on, now this isn't even fair. It has only been 20 minutes and I am faced with this...on the first day of the new working year???? I declare that I do not, in fact, look like hell. But sparring Partner confirms that I really do. He then announces that he is a germ incubator so I banish him from my office.
I would like to be able to say that the day just got so much better, but it didn't. I had to rush across town to keep a forgotten appointment to just sit there, wait, and return. I did manage to snag some more 75% discounted xmas items from Target but even that could not save my day.
Ahhh...remember when I was so happy and hopeful, so positively optimistic? Was that just yesterday?