Saturday, August 24, 2013
Lord, do I love Saturday mornings! No rush, slow-sipping my coffee while watching Food Network. Getting ready to have breakfast with you-know-who at 10:00 (one full hour of Brunch at Bobby's!).
I know I've said this before, but today and tomorrow I'm getting a lot of work done. Today I'm removing the trash from my apartment and my car, as well as mopping the bare floors (luckily I have very little bare floor). Tomorrow is laundry day. I'm sick to death of hand-washing clothes for work. I just have to bite the bullet and get all six loads to the laundromat. I know I'm going to be next to dead when I get back, so I'll thaw a couple of chicken thighs and bake them with a potato for dinner. It doesn't get much more effortless than that.
Yesterday was the company picnic. We had it at lovely McNear's Beach in San Rafael, just north of San Francisco. I took a couple of pictures but sadly I don't have them to share. I gmail them from my phone to my AOL account, but it can take a couple of days to get here! At any rate, lunch was pulled-pork sandwiches from a local BBQ place. I have been seriously craving BBQ of late, so I got a delicious "fix." We also played a team building game. These are usually eye-rolling silly, but this time I actually got an eye-opener. We each put our names on a piece of paper and passed it around the table (six to eight at each table). Each person wrote what they like best about us. At the end we each had to read our favorite comment, prefacing it with "I am." Did you know I'm "very funny?" But the startling thing was that my boss (who probably doesn't think I know she wrote it) said I'm her friend! Wow...
The last half of this week the commute home is going to be a nightmare. One of the major traffic arteries, the Oakland Bay Bridge, will be closed from Wednesday through the day after Labor Day. It won't affect the morning commute too much (the East Bay folks will still be on the eastern side), but the nighttime commute will probably be hellish, not to mention that Friday is the Friday of a holiday weekend. My boss has agreed to let me start my shift an hour and a half earlier so I can leave early and (hopefully) beat the insanity. However, Friday is month-end so it remains to be seen how that will work out.
But once I survive all of that craziness I'll be outta there for NINE WHOLE DAYS! Nine days of knitting, Food Network and "judge TV," feet up -- I can't wait!