May 22, 2005

What's this? A WEEKEND?!?!

So....I've been on my job for 2 whole weeks. The truck arrived a little over a week ago with all my stuff. I've just about got everything that I'm going to worry about unpacked. Just a bit of work left in my room and then a reorganization of the "storage" room and voila! All Done.

I keep saying I can't believe how easily I've readjusted. I'm not having any problems getting up at 5:00am. I don't find myself dragging during the day. The job makes sense to me. By that I mean it's comfortable. Oh - I've already had 3 bad days. It's very stressful. I've got a real mess on my hands. But you know what? I work very hard between the hours of 8 & 5. Then I turn off my computer, get in my car and drive home. I'm home most evenings by 6:04pm. And I don't do any reports at home, don't review any drawings, I don't bring my work home.

And how 'bout this! I had these 2 days off. Together. In a row. No one called to yell at me, my voicemail isn't full. I even took a mini nap. My house is clean. I am cooking a big dinner. And I may even watch a movie or three today. All without a trace of guilt!

I think I'm experiencing a weekend. I had forgotten what they are. I haven't had one in so long.........well, maybe the occassional stolen time away - but this is going to be a regular event in my life. Pretty cool!!

Oh - I miss Florida. This whole weekend thing would have been perfect if there had been a hot beach near by complete with a cooler and a boat! ;-) But I'm finding ways to get past that.

I miss my friends. But then again - I was missing them when I lived in Orlando. I hardly ever got to see them - so not much has changed in that regards. We still spend more time on the phone than we get face time.

I have decided I'm going home for Thanksgiving. I will have vacation time accured, and I am willing to brave that terrible travel crap for a few days with the people I love, some sun and a spot on the sand.

But I have to say I like it here. Even with the horrible little house with no working windows. Even with the neighbors that remind me of Sally &Alex's. (I just keep telling myself it's great blog fodder!) Even with the cold - and yes it's cold some days. I'm content. I'm happy.

And this weekend thing? I'm REALLY gonna love that!!!

Posted by Tammi at May 22, 2005 06:14 AM

I am very happy to hear that.

Posted by: _Jon at May 22, 2005 09:28 AM

Three day weekend this weekend, and three next. I know you're definitely enjoying the time away from work! Good luck on that room, and remember what TNT and Teresa told you about staying out of the kitchen gadgets!

Oh, and yes I will check on you if you don't post for a couple of days. Don't want you to get stuck again! :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at May 22, 2005 09:45 AM

Yes, weekends are wonderful. I never got weekends off until August of last year. Now I can't leave it!

Start taking weekend trips to see stuff! Or just chill at home. That's the joy of the freedom of weekends!

Posted by: Sissy at May 22, 2005 07:34 PM

Weekend? I think I remember hearing about those once.

Posted by: Koolaid at May 22, 2005 08:34 PM

You have our every sympathy regarding your neighbors..

Lets hope they do something amusingly blogworthy without pissing you off too much :-)

Posted by: Sally at May 23, 2005 04:45 AM

Thanksgiving travel tip:

Don't travel on Wednesday. Tuesday's are great and early morning flights are bestest.

Fridays are pretty good and sunday should be avoided at all costs.

And it's really really cheap if you fly on thanksgiving cause nobody flies on that day. Get a real early early morning flight and there maybe 3 or 4 other people on the plane.

Posted by: Machelle at May 23, 2005 07:00 AM