Thursday, January 29, 2009

Snow STILL sucks, but...


So, I survived yesterday. My boss is a peach and coordinated ordering in Chinese - she wanted to pay for the whole thing (there were four of us who made it in for our department) but we insisted on paying for our own and letting her pick up the tip, which we wanted to be HUGE since our delivery man braved the storm to feed us.

I ended up being asked to write a letter to associates on behalf of our HR director, explaining our strategy. We joked that my boss assigned me to it because I was most irritated and that writing something from the management perspective would help me choke down the Flavor Aid and calm me down. (The truth is that I have somehow become"the" letter writer for these occasions, and I love it.)

I did and just heard from the HR director and he is really happy with it. I hope it helps our associates understand and also quells their frustration from yesterday.

And I carefully, carefully, carefully rolled home last night. I say roll because actual driving requires acceleration. I rolled. (Yeah, that is an actual photo of the ice living on my side mirror as a result of the ice storm...)

And then, from about 6:15 - 10:30, I continued to paint the kitchen, hang cabinets back up and paint the small dining area. What a change this is making! To go from stark (and somewhat marked and scratched up) white to these warm and inviting colors is quite a change. I'll be getting a butcher block table from my parent's house soon (our cousin gave it to them and they can't use it) and that should complete the homey feel.

I finally stopped to eat a cracker with cheese around 10:30 (I skipped dinner because I'd eaten Chinese at lunch and was on a roll and didn't want to stop) and turned around to admire the work I'd done. When I saw I'd hung two of the cabinet doors upside-down, I knew it was time for bed...

Tonight I hope to get groceries in and go home and do some touchups and mop the floors and vacuum and put things away so that when Steinvic (hopefully) arrives tomorrow (depends on the weather, I suppose) he will be simply amazed at my Clean House style "reveal." I always keep a tidy house, but I'm going for the "wow" these days...

Here's to snowy weather kicking my domesticity into high gear...

1 comment:

Natalie said...

This is a huge difference between us. I would have crawled right into bed and slipped into a happy dreamland if that weather descended on my town. Productivity? Pshaw.