Random babbling on a Monday morning

by DaniGirl on May 28, 2007 · 36 comments

in Rants and rambles

The good news is, this is the LAST Monday I have to work until after Labour Day. Having a certain amount of seniority means I get almost five weeks of vacation time this year, and in addition to a week in June and a couple later in the summer, I have booked off every Monday through June, July and August. Yay!

The bad news is, I have to work five days this week and the forecast calls for wall-to-wall sunshine. What a drag!

The good news is, the Sens are playing in game one of the Stanley Cup finals tonight. Go Sens GO!

The bad news is, the game starts at 8 pm and the end of regulation time will be dangerously close to my bedtime. Please, hockey gods, no overtime on the weeknight games.

The good news is, I’ve made contact with a few potential caregivers this weekend, including two daycare providers and a nanny.

The bad news is, I’m tired of interviewing caregivers and more than a little gun-shy about starting all this over again. My standards for personal connection are considerably elevated (and they were pretty damn high to begin with!) and my financial threshhold is getting dangerously high, too.

The good news is, I have hugely satisfied my recent craving for family friendship by getting together with some old friends last week that I had lost touch with, and spent Sunday with not one but two different groups of friends who are like family and family who are like friends.

The bad news is, with all that socializing the house is a disaster and I have no clean underwear.

The good news is, my backyard is in full bloom, from the lilacs to the irises to the apple tree to the honeysuckle and the myriad other perennials that are self-sufficient enough that I haven’t yet neglected them to death.

The bad news is, we still have a 12′ diameter dirt circle we have to resod from where the pool used to sit. It looks alarmingly like a crop circle in our backyard. I’m thinking of painting a red target in it, just to see if the neighbours react.

The goods news is, I actually managed to whip together a post this morning, which is more than I expected to be able to accomplish because there is simply not enough hours in the day to do all the stuff I’ve been trying to get done lately.

The bad news is, it’s a pretty sad excuse for a post. I’ll do better tomorrow, probably. Or, you know, maybe not. See, that’s the fun of coming here lately. You never know which of the 17 personalities I’ve been cultivating will be holding the pen. Today, I think it was a group effort.


{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Madeleine May 28, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Luv you, Dani. Happy last-5-day-week-for-a-while.

2 Madeleine May 28, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Luv you, Dani. Happy last-5-day-week-for-a-while.

3 Madeleine May 28, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Luv you, Dani. Happy last-5-day-week-for-a-while.

4 Madeleine May 28, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Luv you, Dani. Happy last-5-day-week-for-a-while.

5 Miche May 28, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Oohhh… huge pat on the back for creative scheduling of vacation time!
I hope all the other ducks line up in a row while your back is turned… and stay lined up to boot!

6 Miche May 28, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Oohhh… huge pat on the back for creative scheduling of vacation time!
I hope all the other ducks line up in a row while your back is turned… and stay lined up to boot!

7 Miche May 28, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Oohhh… huge pat on the back for creative scheduling of vacation time!
I hope all the other ducks line up in a row while your back is turned… and stay lined up to boot!

8 Miche May 28, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Oohhh… huge pat on the back for creative scheduling of vacation time!
I hope all the other ducks line up in a row while your back is turned… and stay lined up to boot!

9 Kathleen May 28, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Perhaps not up to YOUR standards, this post, but delightfully fulfills my requirements – new content, news, and a peak at how anybody ever manages with two little kids, a full time job and oh, everything.
[Baby 2 due in 8 weeks, leaving the office in 4 – I’m not panicking (much!)]

10 Kathleen May 28, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Perhaps not up to YOUR standards, this post, but delightfully fulfills my requirements – new content, news, and a peak at how anybody ever manages with two little kids, a full time job and oh, everything.
[Baby 2 due in 8 weeks, leaving the office in 4 – I’m not panicking (much!)]

11 Kathleen May 28, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Perhaps not up to YOUR standards, this post, but delightfully fulfills my requirements – new content, news, and a peak at how anybody ever manages with two little kids, a full time job and oh, everything.
[Baby 2 due in 8 weeks, leaving the office in 4 – I’m not panicking (much!)]

12 Kathleen May 28, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Perhaps not up to YOUR standards, this post, but delightfully fulfills my requirements – new content, news, and a peak at how anybody ever manages with two little kids, a full time job and oh, everything.
[Baby 2 due in 8 weeks, leaving the office in 4 – I’m not panicking (much!)]

13 Loukia May 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm

I was contemplating not coming in to work today because I find it very painful to go to work on Mondays after a weekend with my toddler… and after reading your post I realized that I, too, have over 5 weeks vacation and I could request to take every Monday off this summer… not a bad idea… thank you very much!!!! Currently all I want to do is be with my child and NOT at work. Well, that is how I feel always but it’s getting even harder now to come in to work… sigh. If you need a number for a good nanny let me know… my housekeeper is a nanny to two wonderful children (full time, but she has weekends off) and a lot of her friends and her sister are looking for work. So let me know!
And… GO SENS GO! πŸ™‚

14 Loukia May 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm

I was contemplating not coming in to work today because I find it very painful to go to work on Mondays after a weekend with my toddler… and after reading your post I realized that I, too, have over 5 weeks vacation and I could request to take every Monday off this summer… not a bad idea… thank you very much!!!! Currently all I want to do is be with my child and NOT at work. Well, that is how I feel always but it’s getting even harder now to come in to work… sigh. If you need a number for a good nanny let me know… my housekeeper is a nanny to two wonderful children (full time, but she has weekends off) and a lot of her friends and her sister are looking for work. So let me know!
And… GO SENS GO! πŸ™‚

15 Loukia May 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm

I was contemplating not coming in to work today because I find it very painful to go to work on Mondays after a weekend with my toddler… and after reading your post I realized that I, too, have over 5 weeks vacation and I could request to take every Monday off this summer… not a bad idea… thank you very much!!!! Currently all I want to do is be with my child and NOT at work. Well, that is how I feel always but it’s getting even harder now to come in to work… sigh. If you need a number for a good nanny let me know… my housekeeper is a nanny to two wonderful children (full time, but she has weekends off) and a lot of her friends and her sister are looking for work. So let me know!
And… GO SENS GO! πŸ™‚

16 Loukia May 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm

I was contemplating not coming in to work today because I find it very painful to go to work on Mondays after a weekend with my toddler… and after reading your post I realized that I, too, have over 5 weeks vacation and I could request to take every Monday off this summer… not a bad idea… thank you very much!!!! Currently all I want to do is be with my child and NOT at work. Well, that is how I feel always but it’s getting even harder now to come in to work… sigh. If you need a number for a good nanny let me know… my housekeeper is a nanny to two wonderful children (full time, but she has weekends off) and a lot of her friends and her sister are looking for work. So let me know!
And… GO SENS GO! πŸ™‚

17 Ingrid May 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Your post reflects my life on a daily basis – there is good and there is “bad” (depending on the definition of bad).
Being a Libra, I constantly think this way – tiring at times, but taht’s the way it goes!
Enjoy the last Monday – I’m so jealous!

18 Ingrid May 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Your post reflects my life on a daily basis – there is good and there is “bad” (depending on the definition of bad).
Being a Libra, I constantly think this way – tiring at times, but taht’s the way it goes!
Enjoy the last Monday – I’m so jealous!

19 Ingrid May 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Your post reflects my life on a daily basis – there is good and there is “bad” (depending on the definition of bad).
Being a Libra, I constantly think this way – tiring at times, but taht’s the way it goes!
Enjoy the last Monday – I’m so jealous!

20 Ingrid May 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Your post reflects my life on a daily basis – there is good and there is “bad” (depending on the definition of bad).
Being a Libra, I constantly think this way – tiring at times, but taht’s the way it goes!
Enjoy the last Monday – I’m so jealous!

21 Karen May 29, 2007 at 1:14 am

That’s great to have Mondays off! I remember when I went back to work after my son was born I negotiated a 4 day work week and it was fantastic – I had Fridays. That extra day makes such a huge difference.
And despite being a Leafs fan, I’ll still back the Sens in the playoffs πŸ™‚

22 Karen May 29, 2007 at 1:14 am

That’s great to have Mondays off! I remember when I went back to work after my son was born I negotiated a 4 day work week and it was fantastic – I had Fridays. That extra day makes such a huge difference.
And despite being a Leafs fan, I’ll still back the Sens in the playoffs πŸ™‚

23 Karen May 29, 2007 at 1:14 am

That’s great to have Mondays off! I remember when I went back to work after my son was born I negotiated a 4 day work week and it was fantastic – I had Fridays. That extra day makes such a huge difference.
And despite being a Leafs fan, I’ll still back the Sens in the playoffs πŸ™‚

24 Karen May 29, 2007 at 1:14 am

That’s great to have Mondays off! I remember when I went back to work after my son was born I negotiated a 4 day work week and it was fantastic – I had Fridays. That extra day makes such a huge difference.
And despite being a Leafs fan, I’ll still back the Sens in the playoffs πŸ™‚

25 Sue May 29, 2007 at 5:59 am

Go Sens!!!
Enjoy your Mondays off!

26 Sue May 29, 2007 at 5:59 am

Go Sens!!!
Enjoy your Mondays off!

27 Sue May 29, 2007 at 5:59 am

Go Sens!!!
Enjoy your Mondays off!

28 Sue May 29, 2007 at 5:59 am

Go Sens!!!
Enjoy your Mondays off!

29 Colin May 30, 2007 at 12:33 am

Hrm. Anaheim wins it in the dying minutes of the game, thereby avoiding overtime.
You cursed the Senators!!!!!!!

30 Colin May 30, 2007 at 12:33 am

Hrm. Anaheim wins it in the dying minutes of the game, thereby avoiding overtime.
You cursed the Senators!!!!!!!

31 Colin May 30, 2007 at 12:33 am

Hrm. Anaheim wins it in the dying minutes of the game, thereby avoiding overtime.
You cursed the Senators!!!!!!!

32 Colin May 30, 2007 at 12:33 am

Hrm. Anaheim wins it in the dying minutes of the game, thereby avoiding overtime.
You cursed the Senators!!!!!!!

33 DaniGirl May 30, 2007 at 1:04 am

Sheesh, I didn’t know anybody was actually listening. Since when does anybody actually LISTEN to me? Okay, I take it back… overtime play is allowed, but I might have to give up somewhere in the second intermission and go to bed like I did last night!

34 DaniGirl May 30, 2007 at 1:04 am

Sheesh, I didn’t know anybody was actually listening. Since when does anybody actually LISTEN to me? Okay, I take it back… overtime play is allowed, but I might have to give up somewhere in the second intermission and go to bed like I did last night!

35 DaniGirl May 30, 2007 at 1:04 am

Sheesh, I didn’t know anybody was actually listening. Since when does anybody actually LISTEN to me? Okay, I take it back… overtime play is allowed, but I might have to give up somewhere in the second intermission and go to bed like I did last night!

36 DaniGirl May 30, 2007 at 1:04 am

Sheesh, I didn’t know anybody was actually listening. Since when does anybody actually LISTEN to me? Okay, I take it back… overtime play is allowed, but I might have to give up somewhere in the second intermission and go to bed like I did last night!

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