January 12, 2012


At the end of the day today, my Giant Work Thing will be done. Yes, after a month and a half of near-continuous work, I can sleep.

The other night when I rolled in late - just before the kids went to bed - Beth told me how they'd complained that I wasn't home for dinner. She told them that 98% of the time I am home for dinner and that we're all extraordinary lucky because of that. And she's right.

I've got a great job that I like and I'm good at. I get challenged to do things I wouldn't ordinarily do and supported so that I'll be successful. And that's not counting the support I get from my biggest fans at home.

That said, all I really want to do at this point is hit the couch, watch bad 1950's sci-fi movies for a few hours with a six-pack of beer.

Posted by Chris at January 12, 2012 7:16 AM

The end is nigh, dude. I'm with you. I just had that project thing end yesterday. It was AMAZING.

Posted by: alektra at January 12, 2012 7:43 AM

Indulge yourself; sounds like you worked super hard for it!

Posted by: Claire at January 12, 2012 7:54 AM

I hope the second you get this big project done, you can kiss the kiddos, put them to bed, snuggle up to your wife and do just that.

Posted by: Mindy at January 12, 2012 7:54 PM

Definitely feel you on this one. I am working tomorrow until midnight-ish, then through the weekend to finish up our big project. My boss has promised me a gold star, and I plan to collect on that gold star.

Your family is lucky if you're home for 98% of dinners. That's pretty amazing.

Posted by: Poppy at January 12, 2012 10:42 PM