Hey. Coming up for air. I feel like the first three weeks of the new year just flew by. Anyone else? After the girls’ weekend, I still had Monday (MLK Day) off earlier this week and allowed myself to sleep in. It was wonderful. I am one of those people that don’t mind getting up early, but who can also easily sleep in when there’s no alarm set. I don’t wake up at my usual time because my body knows it’s allowed to just sleep as long as it wants to and wake up naturally. It’s glorious and terrible at the same time, because while I love sleeping in occasionally, I also usually have a hard time getting my day going when I do. I am trying to figure out if truly “throw off” my body schedule by getting up later (don’t they say you should stick with a fixed sleep schedule at all times?), or if I just feel like I lost half of my morning when I could have done other things. Haha. Still, sleeping in wins sometimes.
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You’ll be either appalled, thrilled, or both to hear that our tree is still up. I didn’t get to enjoy it (enough) during the Christmas break because we weren’t here, so I kept it up and have been very happy about it. I think I’ll take it down this weekend though.
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Last night, I worked extra hours to get a task done for a colleague. Mind you, he asked me for help on Wednesday and didn’t tell me until Thursday afternoon that he needed it to be done by today. I agreed to finish the first iteration and to check in with him at 11 am (on my day off!).
I sent him the data last night at 9 pm. When I logged into work at 10:30 am this morning, there was no message from him. I didn’t know if he received the task and/or if he had any questions. I checked some emails and waited to see if he was going to meet with me at 11 am but I heard nothing. I finally reached out to him via Teams chat and asked if he did get the data and had a chance to look at it. He responded right away and said that he did get it and that he appreciated me getting this done for him.
GAH. Please tell me, why are people like that??? Why didn’t he just sent me a message? Why did he make me reach out to him (on my day off)?
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Wednesday morning, my Mom sent me a couple of photos and videos. My hometown in Germany had snow this week. Lots of it. I admit, I was a little bit jealous (we always had a lot of snow when I grew up). It was so fun to see my parents’ yard and our street covered in snow.
Although, in all honesty, I just had my little snow adventure up in Tahoe and I am kinda glad I don’t have to deal with snow in my day-to-day life. I wouldn’t want to (try and) run on snow, for example. Lisa mentioned that she used to run with Yaktrax and I cannot even imagine doing that. It’d not be worth the risk.
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My knit sweater is coming along. I haven’t taken any progress photos (although I think I should start doing that), so I can’t show you right now, but I am over halfway done with the body. The sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down, so there’s not going to be any sewing at the end. I am so glad I got a head-start over the holiday break because it’s been slow going since then. I only get a few rounds done in the evenings, but I am hoping to have this sweater finished in a reasonable time. Are you working on something right now?
Happy weekend, friends. Stay warm.