Friday, July 31, 2009

Eye Issues

Somehow I managed to get a piece of a potato chip in my eye. I not only frequently spill coffee on myself, I also apparently harm myself with food. I never realized how dangerous eating and drinking could be!

Mini-Vacation


I am flying to Colorado Springs next week for my little sister's Acceptance Day ceremony. Acceptance Day is the day that the cadets officially graduate from basic training and become full-fledged cadets at the Air Force Academy. It is the first time that the cadets are allowed to have contact with family and friends. Additionally, it is the first time the cadets can receive care packages, full of snacks and personal items. I remember how hard it was for me during my freshmen year of college. I had a crazy, always screaming, cross country coach, which stressed me out all the time. I can only imagine how much tougher my little sister's situation is right now. So, I cannot wait to spend some time with her next week at this important ceremony, to let her know just how proud all of us are of her!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Good morning

Good morning everyone!My attitude has improved since last week. I cannot explain why, but for some reason I was in a bad mood all week long. I took last Friday off from work and caught up with random errands, and now I feel refreshed mentally and physically. I cannot claim that I accomplished much, but maybe that is what I needed.

On a side note, I have been going through pages of posted photos to find pictures of my littlest sister at Basic Training at the Air Force Academy. The military posts daily pictures of all of the cadets as they go through training. Additionally, someone is posting a blog that explains what events are taking place each day. It is pretty cool. My little sister appears to have lost some weight, though I am not sure that she ever needed to!

Alright, back to the grind. I am going to guzzle some coffee and move at incredible speeds!

Monday, July 13, 2009

One of those days!

I am not exactly sure why, but I am feeling slightly grouchy today. I feel overwhelmed by my projects at work and if I did not have twenty things due today I would probably have called in sick this morning. I hope my attitude improves, or it is going to be a long day, and possibly a long week.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Nervous for littlest sis...

88 Air Force Academy cadets have been quarantined for swine flu....... I hope lil sis is alright. The worst part is that we have no contact with her and do not know if she is one of the affected cadets.

Update: I heard from my little sister this morning and she and the other cadets are fine, despite feeling sick. What a relief to hear from her!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Not Enough Time

Typical Day
Wake up at 4:30 am and run for 20-40 minutes. Get ready and head out the door by 6 am. Arrive at work between 6:30 am-7:00 am and crank through client files and business proposals and sit in on client conference calls or meetings until 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. Leave the office and arrive home at around 7:00pm -7:30 pm, depending on how bad traffic is. Eat dinner and watch a tv show, while studying or working on a client file. Head to bed around 9:30 pm... Not much has changed since law school. I still find myself sprinting from one task to the next. Life is crazy..

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dear Secretary

Dear Secretary,

I treat you with respect everyday. I do not get mad or yell at you or even criticize you when you hand me back documents with typos on them everyday. I do not get mad or yell at you whenever you get angry with me for handing you something to work on. But, I will admit that I am starting to get mad and angry with your lack of respect towards me. I do not think it is too much to ask that you use spell check, read your work for typos, and that you do not get angry with me whenever I ask you do your job.

Ugh!!!! I do not think I can put up with this anymore...

Boot Camp and Random Stuff

I have a stack of letters that I need to send out to my littlest sister this week. She is at the Air Force Academy boot camp, which means that we cannot talk to her until mid-August. Here comes the bragging about my little sis. I am so proud of everything she has accomplished. She was the first female high school ROTC commander in her state (commanding over 100 kids). She scored insanely high on both the SAT and the ACT. And she is probably only one of a few kids who was admitted to every military academy. However, she chose to go to the Air Force Academy so she could study astrophysics. Freaking cool!

We went up to my family's cottage in Wisconsin last weekend. It was a blast! I played so many games that I feel like I ran a marathon. I am seriously that sore. And the dog played in the water so much on Friday, that she stayed inside the cottage all day Saturday, sleeping through everything. It was great to get outside and play a little bit.

And now I am back to work. My mentor at work left me a stack of client files before he left for vacation. Which means that I will be busy all day today, finishing up some reports for him to review when he returns tomorrow. Alright, back to cranking through reports...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Duh

It is always fun when you drive 35-40 minutes to work, only to realize that you left your computer and work papers at home.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Almost the weekend!

It feels like Friday at work this morning. My boss is out for the week. Many of my co-workers are also out for the week. It is just me and a small group of fellow employees churning out client documents today and likely, tomorrow. As noted in previous posts, I actually enjoy when the office is quiet. I can work in peace, and be productive, without a ton of people stopping by to chat. I am especially happy that my boss is not in today. He pulled a little Robin Hood move on me yesterday. Basically my boss took a portion of my June billable hours and allocated them to someone who "needed" them more than I do. WTF? Last I checked, I am the one who produced the client deliverables and interacted with the client...This had better not happen again!