Monday, June 20, 2011

So Glad That's Over

Phew. We made it.

M's birthday AND Father's Day to grapple with this weekend. Oy.

Father's Day always feels more pervasive, more inescapable to me than Mother's Day. Maybe because I still see M as far more fragile, more volatile to external cues than me. Maybe because the ads infiltrate the media that we actually listen to/watch/read. ES*N, sports radio, hell, even pro-wresting, nothing is immune from the father's day shtick.

Luckily, M's family provided welcome distraction yesterday, particularly new baby S and her utterly kissable huge cheeks. A local brewfest took up much of Saturday, but that brought another issue to the front.

Seems that all of the gifts M received this year are beer-related. Not sure if everyone around us had brewfest on the brain, but M was gifted with bottles of craft beers, a case of his favorite, growlers from a new brewery up north - all of them really lovely on their own but combined I think it has M and I both kind of scratching our heads thinking, hmm, the first thing you think of when you think of us is beer? That can't be good. Plus, our kitchen is now over-saturated with fizzy beverages. I think I need to find a little nook to store all of this in and just put it away - that's it. I'll think of it like a little wine cellar. Yes, a Beer Nook. Anybody thirsty?


For the record, I'm exhausted.

This morning, I couldn't get out of bed. I usually awake when M does, then if I can't motivate to run I slip back into some zzzzz's for a few minutes while he showers and such. Then I meet him on the couch for a few minutes before he heads off to work. Today, I could barely rally for a hi, hello, howareya.

I have a feeling this is going to be a bear of a week at work and I'm just not up for it. On top of being drained from one battle we (we, meaning the industry) are fighting (and just might win) we've been completely blindsided by several other state and federal "initiatives" (i.e. budget cuts) that just might put people's services (and therefore, people) in danger.

And this should be enough to spur me into action. All I need to wake up, kick myself into gear and strive forward powered by righteous indignation. But, sigh, I looked at our company's 990 (mandatory IRS form for all nonprofits which lays out all financial info and then some) again this weekend, compared my boss' salary to mine, and my righteous indignation pointed itself towards a very different subject.

So now I'm just feeling overworked and bitter. Really, really bitter. Which doesn't help with the motivation.

But counting the days towards Australia (25) does. And knowing we made it through 2 draining milestones and don't have to deal with them for another year - that helps too.

Maybe this big fruit smoothie will help.

Onward and upward, team. The day is ahead of us.*

*and soon enough it will be over. And then there will only be 24 days until Australia. Onward and upward...


Danielle said...

I spent a solid work day and a half this weekend plugging away on my laptop, knowing that my overpaid and underqualified boss was doing nothing of the sort and will probably make me redo half of it anyway. I hear ya.

Glad you and M made it through a bear of a weekend- Australia's coming!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

My family always gives us gifts related to drinking also. My hubby always asks me if they think we are alcoholics. I think they just don't know what else to get! Enjoy the beer!

Glad you have your trip to look forward to! It will be amazing.

m said...

Danielle = argh. not saying mine is underqualified, but I'm not either. Boo to work weekends. So there with you.

Dear DINK - you have a way of making me feel better! I do think that's part of it. M is not an easy dude to get gifts for, and he's not one that fakes an "oh that's nice" smile either. I think most folks went with the safest choice this year.

I did, however, fail to mention the rubber chicken that lays an egg that M got from his other niece. So, it not ALL booze. :-)

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