Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Why Does Vacation Always Go By So Fast?

Short post tonight. I went back to work yesterday after having 17 days off and it was rough. I am still trying to get back into a routine. I think I am almost there though.

I really enjoyed my vacation from work. I stayed up late, slept in, read, watched tv and movies, took naps, shopped, hung out with friends and family, all my favorite things.

I had a real hard time falling asleep Sunday night but managed to get a couple of hours in. I got up way before my alarm clock was set to go off and decided to just get up and start the day. When I got to work, I had a full page note on my desk updating me on what I missed. It took me awhile to get caught up but I was quite happy to see that all the parts we were waiting for before Christmas had finally arrived and we were able to get right to work. It made the day go by fairly quickly. I did end up working an hour and a half later than planned because I discovered that some of the serial numbers that were stamped onto about 10 units were incorrect and I wasn't going to leave until I sorted it out.
I was very tired when I got home and was in bed by 8PM. I slept through the night and felt much better this morning when I got up.

It was a really nice day today and actually reached 60 degrees this afternoon. Amazing! I wish it would stay this warm for the rest of the week but I think we will be lucky to see one more day like this before we go back into the deep freeze. At least there was some serious melting going on outside. I left work a little earlier than I did yesterday and went right to the polls and voted. The place was pretty busy and there was a bit of a line outside the middle school gymnasium but it moved quickly and really didn't take more than 10 minutes. After that I got gas, picked up a prescription and came home. It will be bedtime soon. YAY! LOL

Last Friday I went with my parents to visit an aunt and uncle who live in an assisted living home. I haven't seen them in many years and even though my uncle kept asking who I was (he has Altzheimers) it was a really pleasant afternoon and a very nice visit. I am ashamed to say I had been avoiding going to visit them for a lot of different reasons, but I am now glad I went. They are both in their 80's and will probably not be with us for much longer so I am also going to make a point of going to visit them at least once a month.

Sunday I had dinner with Eric and Jessie and Eric informed me he has applied for a job with the Police Department in the town where he lives. This is something he has always wanted to do and he's decided it's now or never, he's not getting any younger. I am a little nervous about this but he's smart and methodical and I know he will take it very seriously. Of course he still has to interview and go through the police academy, and whatever other screening process, but I am sure he can handle whatever they throw at him.

OK bedtime for me. Hope you are all having a good week so far.


Intense Guy said...

Glad you enjoyed your vacation! It seems the more enjoyable they are, the faster they go.

AliceKay said...

I'm with Iggy. I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation, too. Good luck to Eric.

ChicagoLady said...

I know what you mean about trying to get caught up, I had a paper disaster on my desk that I'm still trying to sort out, and I was only gone for three days, lol. I'm glad you finally had some work to do.

Kerry said...

3 days?? holy shit it seemed longer!

You must be sooooo proud of Eric!! OMG such an honorable job I hope he does so well with the police academy, and goes a long way with his career choice!!

LadyStyx said...

Glad you had an enjoyable and relaxing vacation.

Im with Kerry....you must be so proud of Eric!

Lainie said...

I am very proud of both my babies but Eric hasn't done anything yet but apply and submit a resume. I pray he is successful in reaching his goals. I know he can do it!!

LadyStyx said...

Doesnt matter that he hasnt done anything but submit a resume. Just the fact he had the heart to do so in the first place means alot (not many people are even THAT brave). If he's meant to be there and serve in that way, the door will be opened for him to go through. :)

Kerry said...

was posting a blog picture when your response came in LOL...... missed you by 1 minute!!!

Yes got the stuff for L for Lainie while at the craft shop yesterday!!

ChicagoLady said...

Where's Lainie? Should we send out a search party?