Fun timing this week, with 20 and 3/4th years since meeting t'DoL coming on Sunday, my finishing 'TFE' happening Monday, and t'DoL's birthday falling on Wednesday. No time to really celebrate anything properly, alas, but the closeness of all three dates was a treat.
I've been alternating at work between focusing on the back-end and front-end projects. When I'm doing front-end, since I'm at a rather tedious, repetitive stage of the setup, I have been having a blast listening to the 3 cds I got with my service anniversary gift certificate. So glad for that!
A 'parable' resonance in my life these last few days. I've felt an affinity for the ruler in Luke 14:16, due to some who should value Romans 12:15 and don't. So instead, out to a forum to spread the news, and off to get treats to share with my department, so they can join with me in celebrating/acknowledging my great accomplishment. I am glad some people get it, or at least have manners!
It will be strange not having Thanksgiving with the Towners this year for the first time in many years, so it was a treat to also get some pie when I had dinner with them, and know I'll see them again right after I get back.
This week has been very draining, between the long work hours/short sleep hours and trying to cram in both finishing a novel and big art project under the wire, and it has been increasingly depressing, because each day I fall further behind with where I want to be at with work stuff, and dread how much more time I'll lose with my vacation. All that is to say...who cares about another unproductive hour when Willie's retirement brings a PIZZA PARTY TO CELEBRATE! Today's the informal celebration of his great milestone, and tomorrow is the formal one. I'd love to take his place...