17 February, 2011 10:33
No time no time no time! This week (and last week) are the most busy for me at work because we have a huge seminar that tons of my suppliers go to and while they are ‘in town’ they want to meet with me. This is a good thing, and something I want to do with all my charges in Q1 but it gets a bit hectic. I just walked through the lunchroom and every table is filled with a meeting group because it’s not just me, everyone is meeting in these two weeks.
So, that all coupled with missing a week of work = frantic pace and e-mail box full of undone e-mail.
On the positive side, my mom is visiting! We joke we kidnapped her because she was supposed to leave Tuesday night but her apt here got delayed so she is staying until Saturday. I wish it could have been a week I could take some time off but things happen when things happen and even just seeing her in the evenings is nice. She is joking that I’m abandoning her so she will get bored enough to do laundry or clean the kitchen but really work is eating all my daytime.
Niamh and Zoe are liking having grandma around too. Niamh is demonstrating the fickle and randomness of an almost 3 year old but mostly being good. Zoe is ok enough to be held by grandma if she is in a good mood but likes to smile and wave a lot. Mom is seeing us in ‘normal’ mode, work, practice, the daily routine so while it isn’t exactly a fun and exciting week it is a nice to have an extra set of hands during this hectic.
Valentine’s day feels like a year ago but we all celebrated together with a nice dinner and wine. We made hand dipped chocolates and did a quick visit to a friend to give their family some too. The rest has been nibbled over the week and there is a care package for my sister and dad left at home and some for our friends we see on Friday. Candy is fun to make but there is only so much one should eat. The girls both wore super cute outfits but I didn’t get a picture, maybe they will put them on again on Sunday for a photo op J
This weekend we are going to do our best to get to the even that is a mere 1.5h away. I have a cold but not a really bad one and I know plenty of people going so it should be fun.
Ok, back to work, my break is over and I need to tackle the torrent of e-mail that just keeps pouring in. I just wanted to say ‘Hi’ to everyone out there and that I think things will be settling down soonish so blog reading and writing can recommence.