Weekend Plans Post: ‘Twas the night before Christmas
Apparently “tinsel” only refers to a long thread. When in long narrow strips not attached to thread, it is called “lametta”.
Last week at work was the crazy one where everybody was in a rush to finish, finish, finish their big deals and their paperwork and their jira stories. This week was a lot quieter. I finished this, I finished that, I had a blocker and wrote my boss about and and got an out of office email. Okay, I wrote his backup and got an out of office email. Okay, I wrote the logistics person myself and asked what the status was on the thing that my boss emailed him about last week and got an out of office email.
Okay. I will edit my documents instead.
Seriously, when the developer called me to ask about expanding /var, my heart leapt into my throat and I had a blast for about 30 minutes. And then… back to Word.
And, well, the last timesheet has been signed, the last report has been filled out, the last server rebuilt and rebooted, and the last weekly status report has been handed in.
Which means that vacation starts TONIGHT.
We’re doing something nice. Mom had covid about a month ago and she had one of the milder strains. She basically slept 16 hours a day and spent the rest of her time taking vitamins. So we did some calculations and said that, yep, she’s not going to give it to us if we go over there and we’re not going to give it to her and so… we get to go over to Mom’s for Christmas Eve. She’s getting pierogis and sour cream and we’re going to sit around and open presents (token ones, this year) and talk about how crazy the year has been and how we hope that next year won’t be crazy.
And, after that, this weekend is Christmas weekend. When I was a kid, that meant playing with the new toys. Now that I am an adult, that means playing with the new games. (The Steam Sale! The Gog.Com sale! Epic Game Store is giving away a new game every day until Christmas!)
We’ve gotten the deliveries from the grocery store and have checked our supplies and we are poised to have a weekend with minimal errands, minimal chores, and minimal stress. The kitties have their packets, Maribou has her books and box sets and podcasts, and I still have Cyberpunk 2077.
From us and ours to you and yours: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is a creature not stirring. Taken by Maribou.)