Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Not the best of days

I've been hibernating, a bit. Well, hiding out, actually, working once again in preparation for today's site visit from a major funding agency. The same review for which I spent much of July writing a lengthy report. And last night was a reprise of the night of a thousand Powerpoints. Because that's what I do, I'm a Powerpoint jockey extraordinaire. I am even a master of Ye Olde Powerpointe Heade Tricke, and have taught it to my disciple, yea verily.

But I digress.

Having also completed reformatting my 105-page report for That Place Where I Work™, late last night (ok, ok, it was only 69 pages long until they asked me to double-space it; it was still long), I hauled myself out of bed at 5:20 AM, rolled in to work by 7:15, and promptly spent the rest of the day closeted in a room with what turned out to be a not-particularly-hostile review panel.

It's what we do around here, it seems.

Anyway, as Black Knight has noted, time management is not one of my greatest strengths and I probably could have gotten this all completed a bit earlier. Either that, or I'm tremendously productive within the last 5% of the allotted time available before the deadline. It really depends on how you look at it.

Returned home, tired, to a couple of hyperactive kids who are well aware that TOMORROW IS HALLOWE'EN AND THERE WILL BE CANDY AND A VAMPIRE COSTUME AND A PRINCESS COSTUME AND THE JACK'O'LANTERNS WILL BE LIT, and a not-as-tired but still overworked Mrs. R'pus.

And the news that our next door neighbour has suddenly died.

As I said, not the best of days.

9 comments:

The Wrath of Dawn said...

Oh, poor R'pus.

I hope tomorrow is a better day.

Ariel said...

Oh dear, you have a commendable sense of understatement for a Canadian. Unless of course, you are actually British which would explain a lot. Chin up!

#Debi said...

Yes, fiddle-dee-dee, tomorrow is another day!

Seriously, though, I'm sorry to hear about your neighbour.

And about procrastination, I like to say that the last minute is my favorite one...

WyldWoods (WW.N) said...

And i thought I was having a bad time...

OK, I was, but I still sympathize with yours.

Ricardipus said...

Thanks, folks.

Ariel - I have citizenship, although was born in Canada.

zoe said...

oh dear, your poor neighbour - how sad.

i think power point is sad too - but is a great alternative to a sleeping pill.

john.g. said...

Keep going R'pus!

'Things can only get better'!

Alethea said...

Hang in there... change is good (and you can believe it for once). Change is your friend. Xxvff to you; too.

Ricardipus said...

wyldwoods - ok, I finally went over to your place and read your latest. Sympathies for the migraines, feet and the other things.