Kids, let me tell you. Last week was a tough one for this chick. Nothing like a huge fight with your maniac boss wherein there was stomping (mine), crying (mine) and screaming (both of us). Threats of quitting were bandied about (mine) and then thought better of (me again). I tell ya, I really don’t want to do this work any longer. We are never caught up, I never feel like I am in a good place with stuff and have a handle on it. We are perpetually the kids with our fingers in the dyke hoping it doesn’t seep in from another place and wash us away. OY. Must use the Law of Attraction to bring me that life I say I want. (Picks up the book and reads, PiK. I’m working it, I promise!)
On to some good news, though.
Cousin ‘O Love and I are officially set for our trip to Italy! Woo-Hoo! Lauren and I planned to go there Christmas of 2005 – mostly to eat Italian bread with buttahs and watch the Italian boys walk around the piazza. Our plans were cancelled, though, when her cancer returned in the fall of 2005 and well, you know the rest of that story. She would have turned 21 on her birthday this year so her mom (CoL) and I decided that spending it in Italy, her most favorite place in all the world, would be a fitting tribute. And so we shall. I’m excited about it! I’ve always wanted to go since it’s a place close to my heart, having been raised in a very Italian household. So, wheeee! Pasta and breads and boys, oh my!
MargieMix sent me the. most. scrumptious. chocolates evah! Oh my goodness! I have been pacing myself on the chocolate snarfing, however. And, I have RG and PiK to help so I am sharing the love (and the calories!). Thanks so much, Margie!
Today is a holiday and boy, am I loving it! Thanks, former presidents good and bad! (But no thanks to you, dubya, you huge friggin’ oaf.) I am picking up the PiK and going in to work! hahah Yes, we actually are doing that. Duty, PiK and I went in on Sat to rearrange our office because it was just hideous in its layout. We had some big ass discussion about power cords and some other shit I couldn’t wrap my head around and it was 800 degrees in there so we basically said “fuck it” and left. I want to be sure that my computers are up and running for tomorrow. Because, you know, going in at 8am after a three day holiday only to find your computers are not working is NOT a good way to start the week. So, we’re bopping in to make sure all is good and then hitting a coffee shop to discuss all manner of things, good and bad. With Priscilla, the GPS of love, we can go anywhere and find anything. For those of us who are directionally challenged (coughmecough), this is a lifesaver. Duty promises me one in the near(ish) future. For now, must travel with the PiK (ha! like that’s not what I do already!). Plus, Priscilla is british so she has odd pronunciations of things. For example, the word “burger” in Burger King is pronounced like the word “merger” … ah yes, much hilarity and coffee spewing was had by all (okay, not all. Not even most. Just me, PiK and TrainerBoy) upon hearing that. Yes, once again, we present the “Easily Amused Players” starring me and PiK. We’ll laugh at the most bizarre things. Just because we’re cool like dat.
What else? That’s about it, I s’pose. I am happy not to have to go to work and for me, that makes all the difference. Which tells me that I need to figure out where I am to spend my time because I know more and more, it ain’t the CPOE. (CPOE = current place of employ, FYI)
Have a good day y’all! (The word y’all reminds me of Britney Spears – whassup with girlfriend? Oh lordy. Someone help her stat!)
ps: check out Dooce for a hysterical read – haven’t we ALL had pics like this?
Hey, who stole our Lisa and what have you done with her?? She hasn’t blogged for a week now and we’re getting worried.
No ransom note or nuttin’!!
Oy, am very sorry to hear about work but very excited about your trip to Italy – an amazing country.
Oh buddy, I am glad you are going to Italy! Thats so awesome. I think Lauren will love that you guys are there on her birthday. And I know she will be there with you! Ill keep sending good thoughts about the place of employ
I hope you had a great day off!
Congrats on Italy! That will be so much fun!