It's been one of those running around weeks. Lots of things doing, helping Andrea get ready for a February move to Louisville, including two long-weekend trips she took last week and this weekend to find a townhouse with Christian.
- "Avatar" (IMAX 3D); thoughts: simply awe-inspiring,
- "It's Complicated"; thoughts: Charming and a perfect girlfriend movie, and
- "The Young Victoria"; thoughts: a visual treat, with a couple of really great performances.
Worked long hours all week.
Yesterday, though, I experienced poor work management planning. Started out the day with my two hour volunteer shift at the Moffitt Cancer Center Surgical Waiting Room. Very busy. Very rewarding. Into the office for 8 hours, running between two of our three sites in Tampa, both to deal with employee issues. Then I had my first 3 hour shift as a tax preparer at Liberty. Luckily, I only sat in on one return, since I was tired and needed a good review of system/procedures without having to have a return myself. The owners there are extraordinary; it was wonderful and rewarding to see the client, a young military specialist who spent 2/3 of the year in Iraq... with his wife and 3 children, and to see them get a 5 figure tax refund. One of the little known benefits the military gets is that they don't have to pay Federal Income Tax on combat pay. But, having left home at 5:15 a.m. and not getting back from work until 9:55 p.m. was a little too much for this senior bod to handle.
So I am very tired today and still can't believe I slept until 9. I'm doing a hang at home in robe day. But I do have a few errands to run, so clothes will be a necessity.
Let me take this opportunity to give a shout-out to some heroes of the week for me:
Let's hear it for the
What a wonderful, brave group of young men doing so much good for the people of Haiti.