The past few weeks have been crazy busy at work. And, even though a lot of people have already taken off for the holidays, this week doesn’t look to be any calmer. Atleast, by mid-week, most everyone else will be gone. So in their absence, with the peace and quiet, maybe I can actually get some work done.
Monday: Conference call with India at 6am (so not looking forward to being up in 4 hours). Then I have to spend 2 hours training someone to support a project we are going live with in January. Then the rest of the day playing catchup on support tickets and email that I haven’t touched in almost a week. Go brave one of the malls in an attempt to finish my Christmas shopping. Come home and watch the game.
Tuesday: All day work session with my design team, rewriting test cases for our gigantimum upgrade next year. Atleast we’ll get a free breakfast and lunch out of it.
Wednesday: My birthday. Yay. Going to try to duck out of the office early and then meet up with friends to watch the Stars game and have adult beverages.
Thursday: Try not to be too hungover so I can be at work before noon. Run some test batches to make sure the process we’re using for that January project will work the way I think it will. Continue unloading my inbox (it’s really frighteningly out of control right now) and work more support tickets. Come home and do laundry and clean house in prep for going out of town.
Friday: Hopefully I can get away with working from home. And finish laundry and cleaning. Pack clothes and stuff. Get all the presents wrapped and loaded into the car. Give Mazzy a bath. Clean car. Check all the fluids and stuff in the car. Make sure I have bottles of all those various fluids to take on the road with me (my car is an old POS and I am dreading the 5+ hour drive…something always seems to go wrong). Air up my tires. Watch the game.
Saturday: Get up early (ugh) and drive for 5-8 hours (depending on my car and how many potty breaks Mazzy and I need). Get to parents’ house. Unload car. Change into comfy pajamas (aka fat people pj’s) and hope super hot guy that I used to date way back when doesn’t decide to stop by my parents’ house for a visit again.
So if I can just make it through Monday and Tuesday, the rest shouldn’t be too bad. Speaking of, I need to get my ass to sleep! I’ve got multiple alarms set to wake me up at the crack of dawn so I can be in the office before 6. I imagine this is what I will feel like for most of the day:
(photo from http://cuteoverload.com)