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July 18 – August 17, 2010
 
I'll admit, I deliberately delayed this so I could ignore the first week of July, which was....hellishly heartbreaking, to say the least.  So, skimming over that...

Boss came back from holidays during the week of July 18th.

Deadly slow in terms of work for most of this time.

Had meetings scattered throughout but nothing overwhelming.

Because it was so slow, I was giving most of the procurement documents to my partner-in-crime because I wanted to keep him busy.

I've been catching up on the stuff I never seem to get to – admin stuff/reporting stuff, etc.

Did my first “official” budget forecast – whoo! LOL

Discussed the possibility of designing and implementing a new SharePoint site for my branch...

Met a friend for lunch on the 27th – mmmmmmm....curry.....

Was sicker than a dog on the 28th – I hope there was no connection to lunch on the 27th because that would just piss me off. I felt like I had a fever in that I had chills even though I felt very hot. The main thing, though, was that every inch of my skin hurt. I mean, having clothes on just...hurt. I went to bed early and slept it off.

Completed the last of my tests* for my physical; dropped off the samples on the 28th?? Or the 27th – one of those days. This test was just a precaution and not because there's a suspicion there's something wrong. Apparently, when your mother develops colon cancer at the age of 82, that translates into the desire to let you know what it feels like to be abducted by aliens**. Ye-aaah....NO! So, this was my reluctant compromise – and it was one of the most disgusting things I've ever experienced. And I've experienced many disgusting things. Yuuuuuuck.....Anyway, no phone call from the doctor's office, so I think I can officially say I am physically healthy. Psychologically, however... :D

Worked to get everything done so I could go on holidays for a week.

Had a week of holidays (the first week of August). I'd intended to clean and pack so I could try to sell the house. Yeah. I...ummmmmm...played games for three days solid. Left the house once when a friend and her daughter came in from Saskatoon. We went for supper, then to see Charlie St. Cloud. It was the only time I left the house all week. It was lovely.

Went back to work on the 9th, and that week is described in great detail here.

Spent the last couple of days finalizing a project invitation and reviewing an RFP, with another one to be reviewed tomorrow. We also notified vendors of the results of a procurement process and we have debriefs to get done over the next two weeks.

Booked my flight to Vegas!! Whooohooooo!! E-mailed the info to my sisters, and then I suppose I should actually get the days off approved by my boss, huh??? Not to mention change the dates of my course...

Well, that's basically all I can remember about the stuff that happened the last month....

Oh - and I wrote every day, even the day I was sicker than a dog.  I made myself write a sentence before I crashed into bed. 

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* And because there is (seriously) a song for everything...Enjoy!

** Anal probes, baby!


30-Day Meme:

  1. Favourite Song - July 9. 2010
  2. Favourite Movie - July 10, 2010
  3. Favourite TV Program - July 11, 2010
  4. Favourite Book - July 12, 2010
  5. Favourite Quotes - July 13, 2010
  6. Whatever tickles your fancy. - July 14, 2010
  7. Photo that makes you happy.  - July 15, 2010
  8. Photo that makes you angry/sad.  - July 16, 2010
  9. Photo you took.  - July 17, 2010
  10. Photo of you taken over 10 years ago.  - July 18, 2010
  11. Photo of you taken recently.  - July 20, 2010
  12. Whatever tickles your fancy.  - July 21, 2010
  13. A fictional book  - July 22, 2010
  14. A non-fictional book - July 24, 2010
  15. A fanfic - July 25, 2010
  16. A song that makes you cry (or nearly)  - July 26, 2010
  17. An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)  - July 28, 2010
  18. Whatever tickles your fancy.  - July 30, 2010
  19. A talent of yours - August 2, 2010
  20. Missing – so, whatever tickles your fancy - August 3, 2010
  21. A recipe - August 4, 2010
  22. A website. - August 6, 2010
  23. A YouTube Video - August 8, 2010
  24. Whatever tickles your fancy - August 11, 2010
  25. Your day in great detail - August 14, 2010
  26. Your week in great detail. - August 15, 2010
  27. This month in great detail - August 18, 2010
  28. This year in great detail.
  29. Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days.
  30. Whatever tickles your fancy.

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Quotes

"All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need...fantasies to make life bearable."

REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little --"

YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

"So we can believe the big ones?"

YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.

-- Susan and Death in Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

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"And no practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based."

-- Lord Vetinari in Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

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They thought the Library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books, which was true enough, but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.

-- Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

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As a wizard, it was something that Ponder had only before encountered in acorns: a tiny soundless voice which said, yes, I am but a small, green, simple object - but I dream about forests.

-- Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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In the 24th century, there will be no hunger. There will be no greed. And every child will know how to read.

-- Gene Roddenberry, as repeated by Jonathan Frakes in the documentary How William Shatner Changed the World

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We've got two lives, one we're given and the other one we make
And the world won't stop, and actions speak louder
Listen to your heart, and what your heart might say
Everything we got, we got the hard way.

-- Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Hard Way from the album Come On, Come On

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Cause when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want.

-- John Mayer, Waiting on the World to Change from the album Continuum

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try again tomorrow."

-- Mary Anne Radmacher, as seen in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tales to Inspire

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I never loved the soldier
Until there was a war.
Or thought about tomorrow
'til my baby hit the floor.
I only talk to God
When somebody's about to die.
I never cherished freedom
Freedom never cries.

-- Five for Fighting, Freedom Never Cries from the album Two Lights

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It may sound absurd: but don't be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed: but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream

-- Five for Fighting, Superman (It's Not Easy) from the album American Town

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Had a dream last night took a time travellin' ride
Back to my childhood where those monsters reside
They snack on innocence and dine on self-esteem
But I like to be in touch with what makes me scream
Vampires, mummies and the Holy Ghost
These are the things that terrify me the most.
No alien, psychopath or MTV host
Scares me like vampires,mummies and the Holy Ghost.

-- Jimmy Buffett, Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost from the album Fruitcakes

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"I want to believe that... the dead are not lost to us. That they speak to us... as part of something greater than us - greater than any alien force. And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen, to what's speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves."

-- Fox Mulder, The X-Files from the episode The Truth, pt. 2
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