28 March 2005 (another relocated post)
Ever the nomad, I pulled up roots today and moved to a new office space. Previously I was in a very large open space where as many as 5 other people worked, all positioned along the perimeter. But my role shift away from managing all those people means I don't need to be in that space, so I have the option of a little more privacy and quiet for the first time in a while. So I moved into a smallish space with a real door that I'll be sharing with F, the president's assistant and general go-to guy. I relocated my 2 BABBs (that would be Big Ass Bulletin Boards, of course), plugged in my lamp with the green mulberry paper shade, lit my pomegranate candle, busted out the new mousepad and notepad...and it felt like home.
Nice little dinner tonight. Tilapia filets baked in foil packets, asparagus and mashed potatoes. I feel like having a milkshake, though. Hrm.
I took a long bath to try to kick this headache and managed to knock out some magazine reading. The last month or so has been a combination of Joe working miserable hours or being miserably sick, so I haven't had much me time and the magazines have been piling up. Lucky, Allure, 1 Newsweek, and Marie Claire. So many more to go. I see a lot of baths in my future now that Joe is moderately healthy and working normal hours.
Oh, Joe was sick? Affirmative. It started while he was "away" (in Saratoga) for NEGSA. Fever, congestion, aches. He left the conference early and came home Tuesday night. The fever was gone in a little over a day, but lots of congestion remained. We weighed the option of not going to visit friends that weekend, but figured that with the fever out of the way that he was on the road to recovery. Well. Arrived at friends' home, hung out, went to bed way late. Joe woke up at some undogly hour in excruciating ear pain, fumbled around for a big ol' dose of Advil and went back to bed. We got up the next morning and left Alex with friends and went to a walk-in urgent care place. Yep, ear infection. And make it a double. A fun morning like that can only be topped by a little perforated eardrum in the afternoon, complete with gacky ooze. We could have gone home, but figured he wasn't contagious anymore, and if we were home, he'd just lie in bed and feel miserable. At least at our friends' house he could be entertained while he felt miserable. ;)
Some nice things about the weekend:
learned sock knitting (this would also rank right under Joe's ear woes
were I to list the worst parts of the weekend -- don't ask me what has
possessed me to knit socks). First, it's like knitting with toothpicks.
Second, the toe of my sock is quite funky. I'm trying to accept the
fact that this is okay it will be inside my shoes. Or at least 5 feet
away from my eyes. (I'd say my hypercritcal eyes, but the damn thing
really does look funky. This is a fact.)
*I had some really, really excellent Mexican food, delicious sweet potato fries, and tasted a yummy pom margarita.
*I visited 3 yarn stores and only bought 4 skeins of yarn. And a pair of size 1 circulars.)
Anyhow, we got home late Sunday night and Joe proceeded to stay home sick all week. Go figure.
hired 3 people last week. One is a former employee, and I'm glad he's coming back -- it's like a return to normalcy. Plus he gets to manage all the people that I'm not managing anymore. Poor guy. But it'll be nice to have someone around that can appreciate things like Seinfeld, orange Mr. Sketch markers, fonts and
evilness. (I'm always coveting J's Evil Four.)
Oh, on Friday morning I got up and ran. :) I powerwalked to the track at Foofy Private Girls' School only to find it covered in snow, so I ran around the surrounding neighborhood. This is very different for me as it's hilly terrain and not easily measured, and I'm used to running on the flat, quarter-mile track. But it felt great to run again -- I felt great all day. Hell, I even had a great hair day and I'm chalking it up to the run as well. :)