Friday, October 21, 2011

Birthday Do-Over

This past Wednesday was my birthday.  Unlike my birthday last year (which was wonderful and spent in Jordan) last Wednesday was (to paraphrase Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly) not my best day ever.  The stupidity at work that has been stressing me out for the past few months finally came to a head with the result that I am now looking to get out of my current organization.  I have a few possibilities, I just hope that one of them pans out in the near future.  You know how it is, once you finally decide to do something, you just want to do it.  It is a wonderfully freeing feeling knowing that I will be getting out, there is a lot of stupidity (mandatory work force development classes to name just one) that I will no longer have to put up with.

Bruce and I have established something of a tradition of taking our birthdays off from work.  I had to go in this past Wednesday because Wednesday is my telecon day and I really can't miss them, so we decided to move my birthday to today and try to forget that Wednesday even happened.  So, I have spent the day watching movies on Fox Movie Channel and Turner Classic Movies and knitting.  We also took a walk around the neighborhood, and had a late lunch early dinner of waffles.  Made from scratch.

And here are beauty shots of my Diadem shawl.


  1. Happy belated birthday! I'm sorry to hear things aren't going well at work. But what a beautiful shawl!

  2. Thank you :-). I think things will get better at work soon.

  3. Happy belated birthday! That sounds like an absolutely lovely makeup birthday. Good luck with the work stuff.

  4. Thank you :-). It was a lovely make-up birthday. The work stuff will work out, eventually.