Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004
Thank God Its Almost Friday
One more day to go this week... Hopefully it will be a fairly good one. Today wasn't necessarily bad, just kind of blah. A few news stories trickled in, and I had to deal with a new CD recording system and figure out what new that Windows has screwed with in its latest service pack and updates.
Other than that, it was kind of dead. Or maybe that's just me. I was falling asleep for about half of the day. Even with the melatonin, I'm not sleeping well. I went to bed at a reasonable time last night but still woke up early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep.
Saturday is 00's birthday and Sunday is Boss's birthday, so I'm making chicken and dumplings and taking to work with us tomorrow. (I know they're a favorite of both 00 and Boss.) 00 is making cherry chip cupcakes, and is going the whole nine yards - candy sprinkles, candles, and all. Given Boss's general anti-social tendencies, there's no telling how he'll react, but 00 said she's going to do it and he's going to like it - or else.
I had to stop for a minute and wipe away a tear of pride. Apparently I've raised her right, after all.
Tall Guy will be there tomorrow, too, and I already told him I was providing lunch. I don't know if he thought I was being pushy or what, as I didn't explain the fact that it's a multi-purpose birthday lunch. I'll wait to see how he reacts when he finds out it's a studio-wide party and not a private endeavor.
I don't know exactly what I'll be doing tomorrow. There's one new local story that arrived after hours tonight. I'll forward it on to Boss for tomorrow morning. There are a couple of regular Friday features, but nowhere near enough to keep me busy all day. And while Tall Guy commented about "us" fixing 00's computer, since we're pretty sure now that it's strictly a hardware problem, it'll probably actually be "him" fixing it. I'm not going to be upset if in fact he needs my help, of course.
It'll be nice to have a full weekend to myself, hopefully a quiet one. At this point I hope to write over the weekend - maybe even to finish (or at least make significant progress on) my neverending story! Wouldn't that be a kicker???
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )