I was out yesterday with a sinus headache. Today I woke up and everything was fine, but now, as I write this, I’m getting another one. Are you kidding me?
I came in expecting things to be hectic and out of sorts while I get caught up. Instead I found an unexpected – and for once, positive – surprise waiting for me.
I had to wait for my boss to come in so I could get to our safe, where we keep the backup tapes for our nightly server backups. He turned to me and said that The Really Hard Macro he has been patiently waiting for is being placed on hold while I work on another one. It’s similar enough to others I’ve done that it should be a relative snap, but I’m not going to take that for granted.
So I don’t have to work on The Really Hard Macro until after Thanksgiving, which is one more reason to be grateful, frankly. And I am. So there you go. I’ll have an extra slice of pie to show that gratitude. Or something.
My inbox had a handful of emails saying a few people were out yesterday, but there were no fires at all. None. Nothing. The nightly routines – sure to fail when I’m not in – ran fine without me this time. (Thank You Lord!) And the data’s all there, where it should be, tucked into our databases safe and sound.
I have a couple of reports to run this morning, and then I’m off on that new macro.
I thought, That can’t be right. When’s the other shoe going to drop? What bomb don’t I see here?
Maybe, but you know what? I’m not going to worry about it. I had to cancel a vacation request for this Friday (I didn’t know I’d be out Monday), so I’ll have to take it another time, after Thanksgiving. All of us on the leadership team have to find ways to cram them in before the end of the calendar year or lose them.
Anyway, I thought it was an act of God that nothing was broken, on fire, or ruined today. I got no calls yesterday, which is weird when I’m sick, too. So huzzah for that. 🙂
And, I knocked 1950 words into book one of my paranormal investigator series. You know, the one where book two is already written? Yeah, that one. This is like the fifth or sixth time I’ve restarted it, and this time, I’m not going to look. Into the dark, no thinking, no planning, no scheming, and if there are no “movies” going on in my head, tough. I’m gonna hammer it anyway. The only thing I have to watch for is giving the reader enough information about the backstory, and NOT giving the characters enough about it. Otherwise I have to revise book two.
On an unrelated note, I HATE the new WordPress editor. UGH.
So that’s how my weekend went. How about yours?