Yes, I’ve been MIA for some time now. I didn’t mean to do it. I just disappeared. Poof! Gone. Justlikethat. Seriously, I haven’t updated in over a week. Completely unheard of for me, I know. But, there was a series of events that took place the weekend before last that prohibited me from getting anywhere near a computer for personal entertainment until this week.
So, weekend before last Ashley and I headed to Atlanta for her best friend’s bachelorette party. We had a grand time eating dinner at 5 Seasons Brewing (aren’t there only 4 seasons??) in Buckhead and then caught a home grown version of “Father of the Bride” at Kudzu Playhouse in Roswell. We actually only caught ½ of the play…we left at intermission because of the horrid acting. We gave them kudos for trying, but even Brainfreeze did better than that. lol. I can’t say anything about bad acting, but Ashley gave them our $36 and that was more than enough to allow us the liberty of leaving.
On the way to the play from dinner my boss called me. She was also in Atlanta, at a Braves’ game. She called to tell me her father passed away and that I would be teaching our Accounting class that Tuesday (instead of her). That brought on the tears. They were two-fold: I was saddened to hear about her father and I was also petrified about teaching this class. I was supposed to be in the class, learning from her. I was to start teaching it next year as it is our hardest class to teach. It’s the hardest part of our software to learn and normally takes a few years to get fairly comfortable with it. This was going to be my last “learning” session before taking the plunge next year. After doing some considerable crying (for everything and everyone under the sun), I calmed down. I was able to visit with her on Sunday at her home and shave gave me a crash course in Accounting while we talked about her dad. My greatest fear and hesitation was that the students coming were coming for her. They paid to see her, not me. I didn’t want to let them or the company down. The class came and went. Since she was out, I was doing double duty as her and myself, teaching the class and answering questions for my co-workers who needed help and studying at night. It was the most stressful week I’ve had here at work so far. But it was equally rewarding. I made it through…somehow. Not without hurdles, but I did it. I couldn’t have done it without the help of all the great people I work with and my friends. Seriously. They’re the only reason I’m still somewhat (technically) sane. That being said, I’m back to normal and apologize for worrying family and friends. I didn’t have time to breathe last week, much less update the blog or even call people back. Agghh!!
I’ve anxiously hoping for some time this week to catch up on my favorite blogs…Jen, Tomma, Sam, Gillian. I’ll be as equally busy each night this week getting ready for a big weekend, but I’m hoping to steal some time to post and catch up more. This weekend is the 8th annual http://www.sidewalkfest.com/. It’s tons of fun and a great place to see some movies and meet people. I know Ashley, Mia, Kelly, Neva and others will be there. I’m volunteering opening night (Friday) at the Alabama Theatre and am working the day shift at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Saturday so come say “Hi” if you’re in the area. It’s in downtown Birmingham. Saturday night is Kelly’s bachelorette party too, so I’m getting my apartment ready for guests as some of the Montgomery gals are staying with me. AND I’m getting a new (to me) couch and love seat tomorrow night, so need to get the place ready for furniture moving. So much to do, so little time. Isn’t that the story of our lives? Wish me luck!
Add to all that a toothache from hell, and I’m fit to be tied. Literally. No dental insurance just adds fuel to the fire. And pain to my mouth.
HOW ‘BOUT THEM TIGRRRRRRRRRRRRRS? Whew! Nearly peed my pants on that one.
It’s raining right now. Pouring rain. I love it. I’m taking a short break from work (I’m allowed…by law) and am enjoying the raindrops on our windows. We’re in a business park and have these amazing floor-to-ceiling windows. Our building overlooks a small lake and tons of trees, so it’s even more relaxing to watch and hear the rain. I had a funny moment here last week. Our department is usually ALWAYS busy…answering phones, running around talking to people, etc. Each of us is usually working at the speed of light to get everything done – a constant flurry of activity and no down time. Last week, during a brief break from the class, I came to check on the other Support personnel. All 3 of them were plastered to the large window, watching the rain, in dead silence. I just laughed out loud…for quite some time. It just struck me so funny that they were all doing nothing. Just for a minute, but still nothing. At all. Sitting on the floor, watching the rain. I loved it. I would have given anything to join them….
How is everyone out in Blogland?
Here’s your song of the day:
(“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now” by Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay, peformed by David Pomeranz)
Sometimes the world looks perfect
Nothing to rearrange.
Sometimes you get a feeling
Like you need some kind of change.
No matter what the odds are this time
Nothing’s going to stand in my way.
This flame in my heart,
And a long lost friend
Gives every dark street a light at the end.
Standing tall, on the wings of my dream.
Rise and fall, on the wings of my dream.
The rain and thunder
The wind and haze I’m bound for better days.
It’s my life and my dream
Nothing’s going to stop me now.
Listen to it here: http://www.retrojunk.com/details_tvshows/62-perfect-strangers/62/#intro
I used to watch that show all the time. Now that Larry guy is on ‘Twins’ (on the WB, er the CW, er the WB..I have no idea). Speaking of him…how do guys get hyphenated last names? His name is Mark Linn-Baker. I’ve always wondered that. Any takers?