Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong dark roast. It’s some odd name coffee, not French Roast as usual, but it is good. If not strong coffee (I like it just this side of espresso) then I can get you a cuppa tea, some hot cocoa or other hot beverage. You’ll want it! It is frigid and will not get above freezing today! Yes, it is December but it feels like mid January. And where is it so cold? If You didn’t recognize the photo or the description of it being cold, we are in New Hampshire today.
What a week! It snowed twice. It wasn’t a lot either time, but enough that I had to shovel. It has also been cold, but last night the temperature took a nose dive and we won’t see above freezing for a few days. On the other hand, the forecast a few days ago was for much colder than it is actually going to be – they said a low of 5 F (-15 C) but is only going to get down to about 13 F (-10 C). Also the 8 inches (20 cm) of snow forecast for Monday now looks closer to 1 – 3 inches (3 – 8 cm). So I can’t complain as it was supposed to be much worse!
This was an awful work week. It started off that I fixed a high visibility issue (seen by millions), the second fix in as many months, but from that high it rapidly crashed. We had a couple of high visibility outages (internal, but everyone below the president noticed. OK, exaggeration, I should have said everyone below the secretary noticed). Yeah. On Thursday my “Service” (the level above my division) had a big all-hands meeting and the outage was brought up (the first outage) and words about resolutions, but I was busy IMing with others and and it was far from resolved…. So I spent Friday in a large group brainstorming as things happened. And it will continue on Monday… And there were other two hour meetings were it felt like I was being grilled, both like talked to and put over a fire. And then there are projects that have to be done by 12/31 that, well, I have no idea how I’ll do it…. OK, enough complaining. Unfortunately I can’t say, “At least no one died this week”. It wasn’t work related (a friend, not a coworker), but, yeah, there was that too… Not a great week….
OK, but as Monty Python says, always look on the bright side of life! ;)
I did relax by blogging and such. I tried to read a lot of your posts, but sorry if I didn’t have time or energy to comment! I also put up quite a few posts. I started on Sunday with a Weekly Smile Reminder. On Monday I had a slight rant about how small communities spread news. On Tuesday I punted and rebloged a post about the December light – it was ironic because I had the idea after seeing the most gorgeous, heart warming view of December light and reposted a poem that was looking at the depressing side of it ;) On Wednesday I posted my Weekly Smile. Check it out! On Thursday I posted a 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers and on Friday I posted a very short dark sci-fi story.
Last weekend I talked about how busy was going to be. Well, this weekend is supposed to be busier. I said “supposed to be” because I will take some time out to do absolutely nothing! I went out this morning and finally picked up filters for the humidifiers, so no more itchy skin (I hope) and lightning bolts every time I touch something (sure, I can pretend it’s magic and not static). So there is that. And then there is getting the snowblower out and ready in case they change their minds and we end up getting that 8 inches of snow. Those pesky meteorologists do that sometimes ;) I still have a lot of winterizing to do, even though it is a little late, it has to be done before it’s like this every day of every week, it.e., January. And all of those other things. I still have a last pass at editing of my short story collection – I am done with any rewrites, this is all word usage, grammar, etc. And I still haven’t started recording on that music project I’ve been planning since summer! And dogs need to be walked (as do I ;) ). And preparing for Christmas continues.
Anyway, I don’t mean to rush you out! I know it has been mostly about me, but if you have a coffee share post, I’ll try to stop by in the next few days! Take care and have a great week! We’ll talk again soon….
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