Saturday, January 05, 2008

Saturday Blues


It's Saturday morning, and here I sit at my desk. At work. Due to a corporate oversite, all my careful planning and timing to facilitate our clinic's big move was shot to bits this past week, forcing me to work the weekend in order to have everything ready by Tuesday, moving day. I'm waiting here for word that "someone" has done what needs to be done, and I can jump in and begin a long tedious task of data entry and order entry for 72 patients, at about 40 minutes per patient. And while I'm sitting here with a bad attitude, my guild is hosting Joe the Quilter!!! Joe Cunningham will be doing a trunk show and musical bit this morning, and I AM NOT THERE. I'm so ticked that here's how I parked this morning:
OK, not really. I saw this at a dealership and laughed like crazy! You have to know every teen aged boy in the universe would give his eyeteeth to do that!
There's not much to do here while I wait for the phone to ring. My whole office is packed up and in my car, including the centerpiece, "My Kingdom for a Frog"

The patients love this quilt, and I'm going to hang it prominently in the new clinic to help them feel at home. I also printed new 4x6 pictures of everyone and bought 7 yards of fabric (with my corporate credit card, how fun was that????) which I'll cover a wall with, then tack everyone's picture up so the first time they come in, they'll see themselves. So now all I can do is wait. **sigh**
We were hit with a vicious storm yesterday that caused all kinds of chaos and dumped about 4 1/2 inches of rain on us. My horses pasture is behind our backyard and slightly higher because we are at the bottom of a hill. Drainage is problematic here anyway and the horses built a dam of, ummm, horsie byproduct across a swale that's supposed to divert runoff. Well, the runoff was diverted away from the diversion and right into my yard, where it pooled up, became a river and ran thru our carport and garage/shop. The water was about 8 inches deep when I left for work yesterday morning, and it rained all day so now it's a real mess. We fared very well tho, compared to the incredible damage I've been watching on the news! We went to friends last night and drove by our dry lake/reservoir; even tho it was dark, I could see enough of a reflection to see that there's finally some water in the lake, hurrah! We've been on mandatory water rationing for a couple of months because that lake was down to 25% of capacity and in danger of dropping below the level of our water company's intake. So - glad to see the water, but did it have to all come in 24 hours?
Speaking of the night out - we played pinochle with our usual card buddies, and to soothe my final ragged nerve from the past crummy weeks, I let loose and downed an entire bottle of champagne all by myself, oh yes I did!! DH was my designated driver, and our friends who have never seen me have so much as one glass of wine were highly entertained, and didn't mind that I played with abandon and beat them handily. LOL - I had a great time! A little less than great when the alarm went off at 5 this morning, but showered and dressed and well into a pot of coffee in my office and I'm all good. ***VBG***
Well, a bored supervisor is supposed to be a menace so while I'm waiting I guess I'll go wander around and make sure that everyone has done what they're supposed to do to prepare for moving day. Cross your fingers I get that call soon, or I'll be here all night too!
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10 comments:

Linda said...

Whay a #$%^& start to the weekend for you. I do hope they are paying you overtime,hmm Saturday, that would be time and a half, or is that just an aussie thing? Hope the rest of your weekend is better than your start, although it sounds like you made up for it ahead of time (last night..hehe..).

Pam said...

Good for you with the Champagne -LOL!!

Good luck with the move - I hope is goes smoothly and quickly - all thanks to your fine organizational skills :))

Erin said...

Oh Sue you are too funny! You need more champagne today!! I hope you get out of there soon so you can have it! I love your frogs! I would love going to your office!

Perry said...

Wow, bummer! I don't blame you for drinking the whole bottle. I love your frog quilt; have always wanted to make one of them but never have. I can see where you patients love it. I admire you for what you do. Good luck on your move.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Way to go with the bottle of bubbly. How's the head this morning? LOL!!!! Glad you beat all of them at cards. If you were sober you probably would have lost.
Great frog quilt.

Mar said...

oh bummer, hope all got taken care of yesterday! Is your water gone now? mine is. I love champagne too!

Rosy said...

We reaaallly missed you at LLQG! I can just see you 'hiesting' that bubbly and shuffling those card decks!!
I will personally inspect your new office in this year! "We can 'do' lunch"???? Love those Froggys!

Pam said...

Did you get moved?

Love love love the frogs!! And the pics of clients on the walls to greet them will be a nice touch, this has got to be hard on them as well.

julieQ said...

Wow! stormin' and movin' and quiltin'! I think you are too busy to quilt much right now, hope you can relax soon. Best of luck settling everything in...

JulieQ

Kim said...

Did you get moved? Do you get a weekend off now or are you still immersed in "issues"? I hope things are going better for you!