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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Some Days Are Too Long

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.
I haven't been to the movies for quite some time. It was great!

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
82nd Airborne!

What a wonderful, brave group of young men doing so much good for the people of Haiti.


Janet said...

I wish I could hang at home in my robe today, but I'm working. (Obviously not very hard, since I'm blogging!) Thanks for stopping by my site today!

Kelly said...

Wow! You've been busy! You definitely deserve a stay home in your robe day.

I would like to see The Young Victoria. Glad to hear you liked it.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Marion said...

I'm sorry you had such a wild & crazy week, girlfriend, but you did do some excellent, rewarding work. I've been on a long Northern Exposure marathon. I'm on Season Five, one of the best, along with Season Four. Did you ever see Northern Exposure? I've only read one book in a month. I'm officially now a Northern Exposure junkie, mainlining it every day. Won't watch the news or let Ray have the remote. Sigh. I think it's Winter Hibernation coupled with control issues. (Tee-hee) I wish you a peaceful weekend. Love & Blessings!

Pam said...

Wow! Just thought my week was exhausting! I got MORE exhausted just reading this!! Break! Break! Stay home in robe break!!

Hope you did that this weekend!

I stayed in nursing a nasty cold so I could meet Mon. morning with the usual enthusiasm! I might be almost there by morning! :)

Take care!