Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bad start, great finish

to my week that is.....
I seem to be a person that always is doing something.   Seriously.   I have an unending list of jobs, tasks, things.  I guess this is what if defined as a Type A personality.   It can make a person weary.  My balance is obtained by stitching, at a minimum, at lunchtime.  But I still question why don't others seem to have a list?  There is that OCD rearing it's ugly head again.

So far my week has been -- in to work early Monday/stayed late; Tuesday out of bed at 3 a.m. after tossing and turning for 45 minutes going through that mental list of things to do and wondering how and when they will get done; to work early/stayed late; grocery shopped on the way home; leftovers for dinner with son, d-in-l, grandson and their two dogs for dinner; made appetizers for a Wednesday dinner meeting; starting packing for my girls weekend; and, entertained an UNINVITED guess for dessert-----------a BAT!  A bat was in my house!  We are ducking and weaving and perhaps doing a little squealing.  I had a broom in hand like I could even do something with it what with diving for the floor.   The two dogs - a german shephard and a rottweiller - were not barking but they were bouncing all around.   Doing the "I'm a dog, I'm happy" dance.  The dance was mainly because me, the d-in-l, my grandson and son were dodging here and there.  The cat is poofed up two times it's size because of the dogs....what an evening.  I ran out the side door to get Mr. Wonderful from his man cave.  I got the net for the fish pond for him and Mr. Wonderful saved the day.    Now I am sure Mr. Bat was probably only 8 inches total wingspan but it seemed twice as big.   What a crazy experience.   They were telling me I would find bats hanging from my ceiling fan waiting for me to get into bed.  My grandson (age 8) is looking up vampire bats on the internet when the thing was finally out the door.    Somewhere in there I managed to pull out some of my clothes to pack....Mr. Wonderful goes to bed at 8:30 which makes him not so Mr. Wonderful when you need to do things.
Today, things didn't seem to be going any better.....off to work early......alot accomplished in the morning then I went out to lunch and it was downhill from there.   The afternoon was filled with a  million interuptions and a barage of emails and little accomplished. (Could it have something to do with not cross stitching at lunchtime? I vote yes!) ....rushed to my dinner meeting taking my appetizers that I feared I would either forget in the CEO's fridge or the CEO's admin would lock her office and leave my appetizers held imprisioned.  The burning question remains what is up with the need to put in your 40 hours when you taking off work in 3 1/2 days because you are leaving for the week at noon on Thursday?   hmmm, and I still get charged with taking the 12 hours even though in reality I put in a full week.   hmmmm.   ARGH!   Back on track for my day after work and of course tons of traffic in the rain and mad drivers who don't know what it is to not 'block the box' or don't know how to do the 'zipper' at the merge point; arrive at the dinner 10 minutes late; late comers arrived even after me causing not a disruption but you know how it is when someone comes into something already started - a disruption of sort; and a candle burning and the fragrance it was emitting seems to have wacked out my eyes.   You know that feeling when your contacts dry out and you can't focus?  Well I was blinky eye lady all the way home.  Got home, drops in the eyes but they are not helping.  Mr. W in bed already so I can't complete my packing; need to get the cooler and suitcase and laptop in the car but not in this downpour.......so imagine my delight when I logged on to my blog to find  I was the winner in linenstitcher2.wordpress.com's give-a-way.   It is a Carriage House Sampling  American Landscape.  Thanks Carol!!!!  I cannot remember the last time I won something.  This is too cool.    I am so exicted and feel a turning point in my week.

Tomorrow, half a day of work and off to a girl's weekend in Harrisburg PA for the PA Christmas Craft Show.  Me and my BFF need this so badly.   My eyes don't feel any better and I still cannot focus; my bags are not packed; dishes are not done; I still need to get gas and MAC money in the morning but I have won a prize today and my work week ends at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.   I am having a small glass of wine and going to bed to dream of my excursion.  Life is good!    .....better leave a note for Mr. W  to wake my at 5  because since  I want to get up early I won't.....

3 comments:

Kathy said...

You definitely need a break! Whew. And I thought my days were busy. :)
Have a wonderful weekend at the Craft Show.

CindyMae said...

Well it sounds like this weekend will make up for the week for sure!! Have a blast!

Debbie said...

I hope you have a wonderful getaway! Have fun and enjoy yourself!!