Thursday, October 21, 2010


I got my hair cut and colored last night. I swore I was going to die - to sit in that chair for 3 hours. I kid you not, 3 hours! I have a wonderful hair stylist who lovingly cares for my hair, but last night it was almost more than I could stand. Vanity is such a lot of work. Some day I shall be retired and shan't have to take such care to not look like an old hag. Oh - let me be quick to tell you that this is not my normal perspective on this... this is my weird week.

I have to be out of here in 45 minutes to get to a meeting. So I really don't have time to write.

It probably wasn't the best idea to combine the week after my marathon with the week before Governing Body. It is like work on steroids with a body and brain on dope. Yesterday I had to go to a management meeting and say, for the first time in my career, "I do not have this portion done, I will get it done by Friday and present it at ____ meeting." Amazingly enough, no one batted an eye at that.

It is weird to realize that I am at the end of my career and it probably doesn't matter greatly anyway. Well, it matters when there are layoffs and positions being abolished, but missing one tiny thing isn't going to effect that.

Sorry, I have the focus of a fruit fly. Well, fruit flies probably have more focus.

Gotta get ready for a long day starting with a meeting and ending with seeing my new baby granddaughter!!!!!!!



Jess Mistress of Mischief said...


Syd said...

When I got towards the end of my career at work, I found that the reports and administrative work had completely taken over. I was doing very little hands on research. That was not what I wanted. I wanted to do research but "got evolved" into department head.

steveroni said...

I am a fruit-fly. We have very little focus on--what? Oh, anything.

Happy eve, with granddaughter.

Carverlane said...

Haha, love the picture! I get some of my best reading done sitting in the hairdresser's chair.

Willa said...

I'm going to the hairdresser today!

Have a great day, Mary!

Bruce said...

I think you focus just fin....

::chases butterfly:: :)

Let Go, Let God said...

What butterfly?

::chases butterfly:: too!