Oh, my gosh, it’s finally here. (I was going to put a video of ABC’s “TGIF” bumper here but I watched one and got really, really depressed.)
Anyway, remember how last week I said “Monday will allow us to slow down and get ready for Tuesday’s being back to work (during the week where nobody else will be there!)”?
Well, the joke was on me. Seriously, in years past, this week was the week that had people discussing how at this company or that company, everybody but “essential staff” was effectively locked out of the building (which always kind of irritated me because I worked at that company too but I was “essential staff” and *I* had to go in). There was a major issue every day so far this week, from major data installs, to resolving problems with the major data installs, to addressing issues with the schedule (this package was going to be installed before that one, now it’s being installed after, and that means that we have to change all sorts of things), and on and on and on.
Maribou, person that she is, does work for a place that locks everybody but “essential staff” out of the building (and, as essential as she is, she does not fall under the official accounting umbrella of “essential staff”) and she has next week off. As such, I have taken next week off as well.
It will be nice to spend a week with just us and the cats.
Before that happens, however, we have *THE WEEKEND*!
Friday night will be spent doing (my) laundry and recovering from the week. Now, Maribou is out of town this week and I get to pick her up at the airport on Saturday (and, afterwards, we’ll be stopping by a friend’s house who is celebrating a birthday/New Year’s kinda thing). We may spend New Year’s Eve *ACTUALLY* staying up until Midnight. Then again, we may not. Midnight is not as easy as it used to be.
Sunday will be spent doing (her) laundry and running the errands that will allow us to be more effective slugs in the new days of the new year… and going to bed next to an alarm clock that will not have been set.
So… what’s on your docket?