It’s always nice to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner with the family and teach the boys the subtle nuances of burping in such a way that it catches the harmonics of the wine glasses in the cabinet. It’s usually somewhat stressful to hunker down in the bunker waiting for the first volley of Competitive Shopping to finish following the Thanksgiving Feast.
Then everyone staggers, bleary-eyed, back to work for a WHOLE WEEK. I made more than my fair share of jokes about how “four day weekends always make me want to buy a lottery ticket” and nobody laughed. They just nodded sadly. Then we got back to work and rebuilt some servers and took other servers apart and had meetings and sat in technical interviews and oh my gosh is tomorrow Friday?
Indeed it is.
So we have to plow through Friday nonsense that includes the meetings that could have been emails and the leisurely lunches at the sit-down place rather than the hectic ones where we get the stuff to go and eat it in front of our keyboards and then, at the end of everything, start the weekend that is the eye of the hurricane that is The Holidays.
Maribou and I will be going to Costco on the Friday night. We might go to the small batch artisanal gelato place afterwards. Maybe settle into a couple more episodes of Daredevil with the cats. And then the rest of the weekend is the usual litany of the stores we must visit and the chores we must do. (But, with luck, the evenings will have elbow room for couch time.)
2018 has been kind of nuts. It’ll be nice to wind it down.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “between autumn and spring” by glasseyes view. Used under a creative commons license.)