Monday, November 19, 2007

I am Thankful...

That last week ended without any casualties. Lets just say it was a hellish week at work - probably one of the most stressful times of year for me as far as my "job for pay" is concerned. It became even more stressful when my boss inadvertently added babysitting and hand holding to my job description. So yeah, I did a lot of hand holding for grown ass adults last week. People who knew they had to get information to me by a certain deadline but didn't and only wanted to bitch and moan about the deadline and how they couldn't meet it even though they were notified of it 3 weeks prior. Thus I'm thankful that I made it through the week with minimal hair loss, only broke out in hives once and only drank 5 nights out of 7. *ok,I could be exaggerating a bit here... maybe

I'm thankful that my hubby is so good with his hands. (Get your mind out of the gutter). Never having cut hair before in his life he purchased clippers and was able to cut my sons hair perfectly yesterday - even lining it up nicely around the hairline, neck and ears just like the professionals - effectively saving me $15 a month which results in about $180/year back in my pocket also known as a few super cool new pairs of shoes

And most importantly I'm thankful for a 3 day workweek! Oh yes and those people that took the entire week off making traffic today a breeze, finding parking effortless and my office nice and quiet which is a welcome change after last week.


Now then please, go forth and be thankful, be safe, have fun and don't expect to hear much outta me until next week.


Smooches,
WM

14 comments:

Virtualsprite said...

drGlad you survived last week. Enjoy your short week! I'll be thinking of you as I work all week, with the exception of Thursday, and that's only because they have to unchain me.

Those are all very, very good things to be thankful for.

Butrfly Garden said...

You're very welcome for me taking the week off! (Even though I'm sure I didn't help Seattle's traffic at all, there is probably someone in Mnpls that is just as grateful.)

It must have been Open Enrollment in your parts, huh? My HR lady made sure to ask me if I'd done my enrollment and I said, "It just defaults, doesn't it? I'm fine." Although I really felt for her when I saw one of the mucks I don't like in her office the day after OE ended with the pamphlet in his hand. Seriously, people. TWO WEEKS, extremely easy internet usage and REMINDERS EVERYWHERE. Even this busy gal with no intaweb at work found the time to check it out.


Glad you made it through, hon! And congrats on the haircutting. We were self-cutters until they started school. Then I couldn't hide my craptastic bang-cutting skills any longer. NB stuck with the Dad Shave until 3rd grade, though!

Ann(ie) said...

I love me a short week. Traffic was a breeze today, huh??? Oh and please send the hubby good with his hands vibe my way. My hubby's fixing my dryer and I'm pretty sure he's gonna screw it up. Maybe I should stop hovering telling him 'I'm pretty sure you're gonna screw it up'. hehe. nah, that's no fun.

Happy Thanksgiving, girlie. xo.

Alex Elliot said...

Have a wonderful week!

Maureen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends... may you not eat too much turkey, watch too much football or shop till you drop on Friday!

CDP said...

"babysitting for grown-ass adults"...did you WRITE my job description? Glad it's better this week, have a happy Thanksgiving!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Babysitting grown children are the worst...as adults are much more annoying than kids could ever be!

Is it wrong to drink 5 out of 7 days? If it is.....I don't wanna be right!!!!!!!! (hee-hee)

Whiskeymarie said...

Have a glass (or six) of wine and relax a little this weekend, my dear. Sounds like you've earned it.
XO

Anonymous said...

Albino Kitty.....also a great name for a band. I enjoy your blog.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Auntie Tata

carrie said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving WM!

you da mom said...

happy thanksgiving!

QZ~ said...

so basically what you are saying is that you are thankful for all the wonderful people at work?

Suburban Oblivion said...

Mmmmm, shoes! :D Hope you had a great weekend!

moosh in indy. said...

I'm a little late, but my mind totally went in the gutter.
Whoops.
I really need to be in the same time zone as my husband.
I'm thankful for all my bloggy friends like yoooooou.