Monday, February 4, 2008

Work and other necessary things

Well it's "high-ho, High-ho, and off to work I go". Some would say "I owe, I owe, so off to work I go", but this post isn't about personal finance. At least not directly.

Last week was kind of a fun week for me at work. We has our annual Christmas Party on Saturday (yes, that's a Christmas Party on February 2nd) and I assigned myself to help put together the company slideshow. I say I assigned myself, because last year I had an awesome friend head up the project and do a GREAT job on it. I helped a little, but she really put in all the hard work for it. Well, she left the company to become a mommy (and doesn't look back!) so I tried to pick up the ball and run with it. I recruited a couple of friends at work and we locked ourselves in a room all of last week composing the slideshow.

Sometimes my wife can't believe I get paid for this stuff.

But it really wasn't a walk in the park, and took all week, plus a few nights, plus most of Saturday to finish it. In the end, it turned out pretty good, and I think everyone enjoyed it.

The not-so-much-fun part is going back to the normal routine this week. While it's not horrible, it definitely doesn't engage my creative side as much as last week did. But in every job, and in most of life, we have to have peaks and valleys. And sometimes, vast flatlands. Lol! anyway, my adorable son is stacking up blocks so he can have the privilege of knocking them down. Looks like fun. I'm going to join him :D


Maggie said...

Awwww...OK - your last sentence nearly brought a tear to my eye!! I can totally imagine Ethan & how much fun he is having doing that!!! :) :) I don't blame you - I'd join him too!!! :) :)

And this friend of yours sounds like a wise gal! ;) ((note, I said wise gal...not a wise-guy! HA! Though - some may say so!)) I know *I* certainly don't regret leaving my former company to become a mommy! :) God is AWESOME & has blessed me abundantly with a dream come true...As one of my mentor's says...

Matt said...

And you know the thing about playing with thise blocks?

It was just as much fun as a thought it would be! :D

I have to take advantage of his good moods when he has them. He's almost two, so I know I might not see them again for another year to eighteen months ;)

Maggie said...

Oh I BET it was fun!!! :) Having children gives you a great excuse to act young again...OH WAIT - you ARE still young!!!!!