June 30, 2005

Five Days

This week has been rough. On Monday I led meetings, put together assessments for employees, worked with my boss on my own assessment, and negotiated for new work with an existing client. On Tuesday I briefed 15 uber-bosses about my employee's progress (which was much more stressful than I'd imagined). On Wednesday I sat in front of spreadsheets with too many numbers trying to finalize the deal with said client (which I finally finished at 9:00 last night), all the while knowing that my boss was telling that same group of uber-bosses why I should get promoted this year. So, like I said, its been a rough week. Which is why I've officially kicked off my Double Happy Fun Bonus Weekend this morning. Yep, that's right. Starting today, I've got five consecutive days off.

Now, it won't all be fun and games. Today, for instance, we've got contractors who showed up at 7:00 AM to replace our old crappy sliding glass doors with nice new French doors. But hey, sitting around with them is better than dragging my fried self to work.

So, happy Thursday do all of you!

Posted by Chris at June 30, 2005 07:31 AM

Happy 5 day weekend!

Posted by: wn at June 30, 2005 07:36 AM

Hey, it's a mini-vacation! Enjoy!

Posted by: mooalex at June 30, 2005 07:46 AM

This weekend is the big move... sure you and Beth don't want to come help? Just kidding. Get some rest and enjoy the 4th, next week I will officially live inside the beltway, woo hoo.

Posted by: goodsnake at June 30, 2005 08:00 AM

It sounds like you've certainly earned the break. Enjoy your long weekend!

Posted by: Dawnie at June 30, 2005 08:35 AM

anytime you get to watch someone else work, instead of work yourself, is a good time.

Posted by: jodi at June 30, 2005 09:45 AM

Relax and enjoy!

Posted by: That Girl at June 30, 2005 09:59 AM

Ugh. I'm having that kind of week at work. Last Friday? I was here for 12 hours. It paid off, but still the craziness continues, and it is exhausting! Glad you've got a nice 5 days off.

Enjoy your new French doors!

Posted by: bad penguin at June 30, 2005 10:12 AM

Happy Thursday to you. Now I'm going to start sobbing because summertime is slipping so quickly through my fingers. ;-(

Posted by: Ginny at June 30, 2005 10:21 AM

When you look back at this week, you'll remember that it was worth it when get that promotion. Enjoy your weekend and do something funner than I will be doing. :)

Posted by: Carla at June 30, 2005 10:23 AM

Five days. Sheesh.

We get half of tomorrow and then all of Monday off, which is exciting. I love holidays.

I've been thinking that perhaps it'd be in the best interest of everyone if offices started holding summer hours with casual dress -- much like summer vacation for kids in school.

Then again -- I might have better luck finding a place of employment who supports a casual work environment and observes bank holidays. That's probably our best bet.

Posted by: Emily at June 30, 2005 11:04 AM

Hooray for long weekends!

Posted by: Mel at June 30, 2005 11:19 AM

Happy Thursday! Nice to know someone's having a good one!

Posted by: Fraulein N at June 30, 2005 11:20 AM

Have a wonderful long weekend! Do something decadent!

Posted by: Ms.Q at June 30, 2005 11:57 AM

I was serious in my email - ditch all the stress and make a living uploading songs to people's iPods - that job was made for you! :)

Posted by: kitty at June 30, 2005 12:06 PM

I'm wildly envious of your new french doors! I know this goes w/o saying, but post pictures when they're in!

Enjoy your time off as much as you can.

Posted by: Polichick at June 30, 2005 12:30 PM

Happy Thursday! I wil be spending my 5 days hammered on a beach. Right on.

Posted by: Kymmie at June 30, 2005 12:46 PM

Dude - go buy yourself a twelver of Pabst Blue Ribbon and some pork rinds and break out the inflatable pool! It's PARTY TIME!!! PLAY SOME SKYNYRD, MAN!!!!

(For some reason, as I sit staring slack-jawed at my office computer screen, the aformentioned scenario sounded ideal to me. If I can't do it, I'll take comfort that someone out there is.)

Posted by: Jason at June 30, 2005 01:20 PM

You're so lucky to have some days off.

Posted by: ava at June 30, 2005 02:18 PM

lucky you! I'm excited about having three days off! Now that damn weather better cooperate. That pool in my back yard isn't going to swim in itself!

Wait that didn't make any sense. :)

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at June 30, 2005 02:47 PM

You're company wouldn't be in need of a package/print designer or photographer would it? You have nearly as many vacation days as the unemployed!

Have a great long weekend, Cactus.

Posted by: Bayou at June 30, 2005 05:02 PM

Tommorrow , is Canada day and im gonna indulge in more than a few wobbly pops and silly-ness, HAppy Canada day to you all !!

Posted by: shaners at June 30, 2005 05:58 PM

Happy long vacation weekend! Have a great time.

I somehow am having one of those too, but it's because of a sick kid, not vacation time. You're so lucky....

Posted by: Queen Of Ass at June 30, 2005 09:09 PM

amen! i mean watching guys install a french door is like PBS in your home! and you can have a couple of cold beverages and delivery pizza while surveying the installation.

and the dialogue will make a great blog entry for tomorrow. Rock on Cactus. Enjoy your freedom from Uber survelance.

Hows the little cactus flower today? Hope all is going smoothly.


Posted by: melanie at June 30, 2005 10:22 PM

This may seem quite redundant in the company of all these other comments but what the hell...Happy Thursday to you too. Although, if we are to be technical, it's already Friday where you are...still Thursday here! :) Sorry, just a little ramble to kick off your 5 days "away from your paying job" vacation. Happy French Doors to you :) Hope it all goes well!

Posted by: Kate at July 1, 2005 12:33 AM