I am a complainer. I really am – I complain a lot (and I seemed to have passed this down to Dan – who is also a serious complainer). So I complain about work to anyone who will listen. Its not that I don’t like my job – its just that I like to complain. You know, the people, the overwhelming number of projects, the commute…
But today I really can’t complain. No, really. Because today was the first time that I did summer hours. What’s that? You don’t know what summer hours is? Summer hours….ahhh….if I work an extra hour a day for 4 days (which is no problem since I usually work more than 8 hours anyway) I only work half day on Friday. Nice eh? I don’t think I’ll be able to do this every week this summer, but I did it this week. So at 12, I closed my laptop, put away the phone, and went to the mall with Larry. How nice is that? They told me about this last fall when I interviewed and I thought it was sort of nice. But today I thought it was really nice. This week was so busy and stressful that it was just heavenly to disconnect and start to relax.
I had to go to the mall to buy sneakers. I’m going to Philadelphia tomorrow with my knitting group on a yarn crawl. I can’t wait – we are going to Rosie’s, Loop and Sophie’s. I’ve been to Rosie’s but not the other two. There are 8 of us going, so it will be a lot of fun – but lots of walking. In the past, I have been known to wear horrible shoes whenever I had to walk a lot (I wore flip flops to Disneyworld and by the third day could barely walk), so I’ am finally trying to be smarter. Plus the whole knee thing. So I decided that I’d go and buy a new pair of shoes so that I would not slow anyone else down….
Cute eh? I just couldn’t decide so I bought both….I really like both…but not sure which ones to wear. I have to admit – I really like shoes – I can’t remember the last time I went shoe shopping and only bought a pair. Its not unusual for me to forget what I have and I think it drives Larry crazy to hear me say “oh, I forgot I had these…”. (He just doesn’t get this – he has a pair of black, brown, sneakers and golf shoes – what more does anyone need?) Poor guy – between the shoes and the yarn, our bedroom is slowly being taken over.
I spent the rest of the afternoon napping (and I dreamt about my new sneaks!) and knitting. It was pretty hot out on the deck – 91 degrees today (Farenheit). But it was nice and relaxing and my heart finally stopped racing as I let the deadlines, deliverables, meetings, reminders go….and I sat and knit and drank coffee and thought about what shoes to wear….
I think I’ll wear these….do you see the booboo? That’s from wearing a new pair of sandals I bought in Florida to the mall. See? Always wear the wrong shoes to the wrong thing…but not tomorrow! I love these – next time you are at the mall, try them on.
I listened to a new podcast today – I didn’t get to finish it but I liked what I heard so far…its Knitters Uncensored. I’ve noticed a bunch of new podcasts, and I’ve been trying to listen my way through them. Anyone have recommendations?
Have a great Saturday!