Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Friday Is a Big Day

in La Famiglia Bossy Doggies. I leave for MDS&W, Boy takes off for Seattle, and Girl finally gets an MRI on her back.

I am on vacation. Yeah. And I have some wine, and I am shutting that whole job thing down. I will turn it on Tuesday night. Between now and then, baby, I am outta there. Not that I am really worried about being hunted down for opinions or information or status reports, because I have none to offer. I do piece work. Complicated piece work, to be sure, but totally without that sense of belonging that comes with owning a case, a project, or just an interesting long term problem. I did do a good thing for them this week, in hunting down a thing that was lost in the system - a big expensive thing nobody would have known existed and we found by accident, and then I kept digging until it was, not fixed yet, because that is way above my station, but at least on the radar and handed off to appropriate hands. Yeah, that was my highlight for April! I do useful things, and things I am qualified to do. But they are things I could do from home in my pajamas with a laptop on my knee and the TV on mute.*

Oh, wait, I'm whining - I'm whining on VACATION! WTF?? I am so thrilled to be on VACATION - a real vacation, not vacation days spent to deal with a death in the family, or some other crisis. It's a laughably short vacation - I leave Friday, I'll be back Sunday evening - but it is an escape. A really, really needed escape.

*edited for clarification: I don't WANT to do this job from home in my jammies with a laptop. I want to be involved enough to want to make the damn long drive every morning.

7 comments:

KatyaR said...

Go, go, go, go, GO! Have a great time and forget about real life for a change! I'm very jealous--I'd love to go, too.

Have a wonderful weekend, and I hope you find some really good stuff to bring home!

Catherine said...

I really am not going for stuff - I am sure I will find stuff, at least Three Water Farm Soap, the fragrance of it is to die for - but I'm going just to GO. To get away. To hang out with Bess and Amie, and everybody else. It's been over a year since I have crossed the state line, and that is ridiculous.

Catherine said...

Waters. Not Water. My ability to read while typing at high speed ain't what it used to be.

Linda said...

Have an awesome time and a safe trip! Not going for stuff, right:) that's what I said when I went to Stitches last weekend. "I don't need any yarn. Nope got all my projects lined up and ready." Right. Not going for stuff:)
ENJOY!

Lulu said...

have a great relaxing time..

Catherine said...

Oh, I know I'll bring back stuff, but I'm really not feeling shopping lust - mild excitement, maybe. :-)

zippiknits said...

Have a great time away. Safe Travels, Catherine. :)