The PM sent out an email saying “hey, I need to know who is going on what vacations until the end of the year… I need to make a chart.”
So I checked to see what days I’d requested off because I wanted to make sure that I had requested both Christmas and New Year’s Eves and give myself a couple of four-day weekends for the price of a couple of days off. I checked to see that I made this request and, apparently, I had asked for the whole week off? Like, six months ago?
I was downright shocked and delighted. I couldn’t believe that Past Jaybird was so thoughtful when it came to Future Jaybird. Normally, Present Jaybird looks at Future Jaybird and says “screw *THAT* guy”. And there I was! Being taken care of!
Of course, there’s a bit of an emergency (nothing is on fire, but it could use some serious dampening) and, instead, I’ll just be taking off the two four-day weekends and coming in the days in the middle. But it was nice to think about.
This weekend, however, is a two-day weekend. We’ve got to run the gauntlet of the various stores (PetSmart, Costco, King Soopers) and do the various errands (laundry, cat box little swap out) but we also have a gaming night come Saturday and it’ll be nice to sit with friends and play board games and eat food and laugh and forget about all of the various kinds of chaos going on.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “Pause word on alarm clock” by Marco Verch. Used under a creative commons license.)