The Week Ahead

The springy vibe from the weekend has definitely carried over to this morning and is almost enough to mitigate the Monday-ness of it all. The sun and warmth are supposed to last a few more days before we move into the other “given” of springtime: rain. After all the snow we’ve been through, however, a few days of drizzle sound fine to me, particularly because I’m not going to be here anyway.

Anyway, as has recently become the custom, here’s a look at what the week has in store for me:

Monday – I don’t know how it happened, but I have a meeting-free day today.* I’m going to celebrate this amazing fact by having lunch outside in the circle for the first time this year. And tonight I have a date with my television to watch the Caps go for another home win, this time against the Stars.

Tuesday – Another relatively low-key, though not meeting-free, day. As is the case with Tuesdays this time of year, the highlight is getting to go home and watch LOST. I have to be sure to tune in early for the “pop-up video” replay of last week’s episode, since it’s the first one in the history of the show that left me utterly flummoxed. I’d be remiss, too, if I didn’t note that Tuesday is my cousin Susan’s birthday. She’s exactly a month older than I am, so gets the great honor of hitting the big 3-9 first. (Lucky her, heh?) Happy Birthday!

Wednesday – As it usually seems to be, Wednesday is full of meetings — four so far, though I’ll probably pick up one or two more by the time it gets here. That’s just how Wednesdays seem to go. After work, I have my usual tutoring appointment, and then more hockey to watch once I get home. (Go Caps!)

Thursday – I have a full-day training workshop on advanced filtering in the CMS (content management system) we use for our website. I bet you wish you were me!

Friday – I get sleep in, pack at a leisurely pace, and head to the airport for a long weekend in Houston. Other than family time once I land, I don’t know what else the day will bring.

Saturday & Sunday – Again, no real sense of where the weekend will be taking me, other than a delayed baby shower for Eileen & Chris. (You’ll recall that their wee fellow arrived so suddenly that there wasn’t time to properly bestow gifts on them. Their friends have seen to it that this oversight is going to be rectified.) I’m guessing there will be a fairly aggressive schedule of snuggling on the sofa with the baby, punctuated by eating and playing Wii.

What’s on the schedule for your second week of March?

Oh, this is entirely random, and wholly unrelated to the theme of this post, but I really like this photo I took on Saturday at warmups before the Caps game, so I thought I’d share it.

Oh, Captain! My Captain!
Oh, Captain! My Captain!

*I spoke too soon on this; no more had I gotten to work than Bossman asked me to cover a meeting for him. Sigh.

5 thoughts on “The Week Ahead

  1. sprite March 8, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    Remember that Sunday is Pi(e) Day, so make sure you get a slice of something!

  2. Mom March 9, 2010 / 5:46 am

    39 on 3/9. WOO HOO Susan!!! Happy Birthday 🙂

  3. Susan March 9, 2010 / 4:02 pm

    Can I share…super crazy busy week this week, so no special birthday plans. J’s in Harrisburg (so he actually left as I was waking up and won’t get home til late), indoor soccer tonight, pool meetings, etc. BUT…my hubby arranged to have his mom drop my favorite Starbucks off at work. How sweet is that????? SO unexpected…:-)

  4. Sarah March 9, 2010 / 11:28 pm

    You know, Susan, I think those are the best presents — when someone just does something kind and unexpected. It really does make your day. I hope that, despite the flurry, you did manage to have a nice birthday, and that J & the girls have a nice dinner or cake or something up their sleeves for the weekend or something. 🙂

  5. common loon March 10, 2010 / 9:17 pm

    Only b/c it goes along w/ your “week ahead” theme, this is my no kdding Tuesday:
    8:30, 1st kid must be at school
    9:05, 2nd kid must be at school
    10:30 classroom work at 1st school…one of my favorite things
    1:30 swim lesson for 3rd kid
    2:45 pick-up 2nd child
    4:00 pick-up 1st child & friend
    6:00 expo judge at kids school
    Now, one of the schools wants me to work in some event set-up (really????), and this poor 3rd child will be with me for all but the last event. This schedule does not include commute times or meals. This is why on any given day my head is spinning and I’m not sure where I’m supposed to be or for what purpose or which kid I’ve forgotten!

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