Like Nailing Jell-o to a Tree.. (Nov. 4)

That’s how I describe my deadlines for work these days. Originally my deadline was today..then it got moved to November 18th…as of this morning, it may be moved to the after Thanksgiving. I’m still shooting for 11/18, because I’m NOT working over my vacation, again.

Went to bead group last night and had a good time. I’m still plugging away at my ‘fire’ themed necklace. I really want to get it completed so I can wear it next Friday night to the ClayQuest dinner with Carol Duvall. I know..how dorky is that, lol.

Tomorrow I’m taking a daytrip to the big outlet mall in Sandestin, FL with some work friends. Should be a great day!

A mile or two in my shoes (Nov. 2)

Well, this whole time-change messing up Avner’s sleeping schedule does have some advantages. I was able to get up this AM, check work email, make A’s breakfast & lunch and then took the dogs (one at a time) around the neighborhood for a brisk walk in the gorgeous Autumn weather. Except for the neighbor that lets her pesky Boston Terrier run loose, it was a great way to start the day and I feel fantastic, if a bit sweaty.

My plan is to continue with this type of thing and I’m also buying my co-worker’s treadmill, which will be good for rainy days and evenings.

I’ve got a pot of red beans in the slow cooker for tonight’s Ode to N’Awlins dinner (red beans & rice), lol. I need to find a recipe for homemade turkey kielbasa/smoked sausage. There’s so much salt in the commercial stuff – blech!

I’m off to finish my indexing chores and then incorporate the critical updates to the Installation Guide that I”m working with today. I have application integration tasks for the User’s Guide that need to be in by Friday. The big updates to the User Guide will be on hold until the 6.0.1 release – no time to get them in beforehand.

Later y’all!

The 99 cent hard hat (Oct 31)

So, originally we weren’t going to do anything for Avner for Halloween. We don’t want him trick-or-treating and the whole costume thing just seemed a bit much for a 2 1/2 year old. But….they were going to do a costume party theme today at his school and they’d only be in costume for a couple of hours, so I decided, what the heck.

Avner is currently fascinated with Bob the Builder – he has a couple of BTB books and I sometimes TiVO it from PBS for him to watch as a special treat. We stopped by the party store last night and I got a cheap plastic party favor-type BTB hard hat for 99 cents. Dressed Avner in overalls, a shirt, put his play hammer and wrench into the pockets and dropped the hard hat onto his head. I was thinking that the whole endeavor was pretty sad, but then…you should have seen his face light up. “I’m Bob the Builder! Can we fix it? YES WE CAN!”

In Jon’s words, sometimes all it takes is a 99 cent hat and a toddler’s imagination. Maybe there’s a lesson in there for all of us.