Started out normally. I couldn't get out of bed (thank you Tylenol PM), but finally roused and doused and made it to work. The morning was pretty much fine. Made some progress on some stuff, that always keeps the bosses happy, not to mention the feeling I get that my time is not being wasted.
I ran errands at lunch, getting a graduation card in the mail to a friend in England, and hitting the Alphabet Store (read: ABC). Then I made a fatal decision. I hit Taco Hell for lunch. I am positive that was the turning point.
My afternoon was to be a run through four middle schools to be sure the physical installation of all the new servers and ancillary equipment was properly done and complete. Also, to see what needed to be "picked up" (read: tossed into the dumpster=skip). I left about 2:00PM.
Right after a trip to the little boys' room, thanks to Taco Hell. I was answering a call as I went into the loo. Did my business. Washed my hands (yeah, the boy scouts taught me not to pee on my hands, but I guess I've become germophobic - which beats homophobic since I is one!).
(first) Drove 30 minutes to Byrd Middle School. Realized as I was leaving the school that my phone was NOT in my pocket. Shit. For years my phone has been in my pocket, my hand or within sight. Now it is NOT. I instantly know where it is. The damn bathroom. So I call, and have an intern grab it. I drive back. 30 more minutes.
When I get there, the damned "administrative assistant" (read: receptionist) hands it to me with a scowl on her face. Wonder if this is why:
(second) Drove back to the West End to another middle school. Pocahontas MS.
|Boy, don't I wish I looked that|
good in hi-viz!!!
Bloody hell, f^ck me. I haven't locked myself out of house or home (the truck counts as both in many instances) for .........................30-odd years!!! What the HE-double hockey sticks is wrong with my mind this afternoon?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
|33 years, not leaving now!|
The weather today was grand. But I'll bet that is not what you are wondering about. Still, I had an enjoyable period sitting on a comfortable bench in the shade with a nice breeze blowing, playing games on my phone and harassing RB as he and his boyfriend cleaned his room. The "guy" calls and tells me he is 15 minutes away. And shows up in 5, complaining that it took 20 minutes to drive 9 miles. But he's 15 minutes ahead of ETA. I have NO complaint. Five minutes later I have my keys, and am preparing to drive home 45 minutes before quitting time.
I AM SO OVER THIS WORKDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(third) I had a "date" to meet Brandee in real life. Brandee blogs at
She and I have connected on so many levels.
1) She is a great mom who takes GREAT pictures of her kids.
2) She is a Christian (like me) who does not condemn us LGBTQ folks, though she seeks more understanding.
3) She wants to improve her photography.
4) She's AWESOME in real life!
We met tonight at Bob Evans Farms Restaurant. She waved as she pulled into the parking lot, and greeted me with a HUG!
The next (almost) 3 hours were filled with stories, and photography talk, and FUN!!! We ate, drank (Diet Coke and water), and had so much fun.
I am now going to bed.