Thursday, February 22, 2007

Back to reality.....

I always feel a great sense of sadness at the end of Carnival as the mask is removed and we return to a world of reality.

I'm seldom at a loss for words but the carnival period which began on January 6th was also the beginning of the busiest time of the year for me.

Working for a not-for-profit federally funded organization, we are subject to annual audits. Our audit was scheduled for January 22-24th and because we had so many changes in management during the year, I was asked to review and correct errors made in documentation. I worked 13 days straight, at times 12 hours per day. Considering the fact that it takes me almost two hours each way to get to and from work, there was little time for rest.

My efforts were rewarded when we received the highest ratings possible.

I was scheduled to take the following week off when the production supervisor became ill and I was asked to take on additional responsibilities. Vacation was put on the back burner.

February arrived with a Valentine's day party and dance followed two nites later by a Chinese New Year party, followed immediately with Mardi Gras......

Today, I've scheduled an appointment on Saturday with a canine geriatric specialist for Daisy who is beginning to have difficulty walking, due to arthritis.

Next week, Muggs is scheduled to see his vet for an annual physical and shots.

The following week, I see my opthalmologist for an annual exam.

I'm tired!


leone said...

Hang on in there Don! It's times like these that make us appreciate the valuable 'down time' we have - just think about your next vacation......... I'm counting the days until I return to Thailand for the same reason... Have a great weekend. Leone x

cats said...

my busy time has just begun with lent. i will be as exhausted by april... so i will sympathized with you ahead of time.

Jon-Marc said...

Rest, unplug, relax. I wish you all these things and more. Nothing is worth burning out.