Posts Tagged ‘Work’

This Was Last Night, By The Way

August 2, 2018

Years ago I remember Dad telling me how every task in the eyes of one of his bosses was “priority one,” which eventually prompted my dad to ask said boss to please clarify what was “priority one alpha,” “priority one beta,” “priority one gamma,” and so on.

L’s Mother and I do our best to keep this idea in mind in our daily routines, but lately her job has necessitated priorities above “priority one alpha” which she has dubbed “OMG alpha,” “OMG beta,” and “OMG gamma.”

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I Should Put That On A Poster

March 4, 2016

When your schedule is filled with tedious (but necessary) busy work, sometimes you just have to remind yourself that boredom has a very low mortality rate.

A Quick Riddle

September 18, 2014

Question:  How has my work schedule lately also been like me moving my side of the bed into the corner of the bedroom this week?

Answer:  I keep hitting the wall at odd times.

(Put another way,  my twin thoughts upon waking this morning were “I have a LOT to wrap up today, so I hope nothing else goes wrong to stop me from doing it,” and “Who put that wall there and why did I kick it?”)

There’s Your Plan . . . And Then There’s The Toddler’s Plan . . .

June 23, 2014

The Plan: Get up and start working as soon as possible.

The Practice: Have an impromptu “birthday party” with my son because he found a small (empty) gift box, and there was some leftover (not-birthday) cake in the fridge.

The Regret: Minor, and nothing at all to do with delaying work.

The Lesson: Cheesecake for breakfast isn’t necessarily a bad idea, but finishing off your child’s slice as well as your own “so it doesn’t go to waste” might be . . .

Maybe A Little TOO Easily Now That I’ve Realized I Need To

September 20, 2012

Yesterday it became clear to me that while I’ve been working at life a lot lately, I’ve only been enjoying life a little.  Son, this in particular is something I never want you to imitate, so it’s time for me to make some changes.

In this case, at least, it’s not so much that I need to work less, but that I need to enjoy more.

I can do that.