Holidailie: Regular Day Off

On December 12, 2014 By

I have the luxury of working a 5/4/9 schedule. That means I work 9-hour days for 8 days every two weeks, work one 8-hour Friday, and then get the other Friday off.  Today was a Friday off. The day after Christmas is a Friday off. I love my Fridays off. We call them Regular Days [...]

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Holidailie 7: Sunrise behind…

On December 10, 2014 By

This morning, at about 6:20 am Pacific, I was headed from my house to the freeway and I saw the beginning of a lovely sunrise. Unfortunately (on this account, at least), most of my ride into work is toward the west, so I could only see the sunrise in my rearview mirror! Think about that…I [...]

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Holidailies: Government work

On December 9, 2014 By

It’s been a strange week at work. Although everyone believes Congress will pass an appropriation bill before 11:59 PM Eastern on Thursday, 11 December, our office has to prepare for the contingency that they won’t. You wouldn’t believe the work it takes to prepare for a possible government shutdown. It’s not pretty. I won’t go [...]

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Monday updates

On December 8, 2014 By

OK. I admit it. I’m terrible at blogging! Even with the Holidailies Challenge, I can’t remember to blog. No wonder I’ve never written that Great American Novel!  I have no discipline. To be honest, I didn’t once think about Holidailies all weekend long. Had a busy two days of semi-productivity, and I never once even [...]

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Holidaily 4 on Day 5: Trust

On December 5, 2014 By

Darn. I missed writing my blog yesterday.  I have a good excuse. I attended the first of many holiday work events yesterday afternoon. My boss’s boss had a BBQ/team-building event at her house.  It was lovely. Her house and the event! (See what happens when you don’t have a clear referent for your pronouns?) In [...]

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Holidailies #3: Rain!

On December 3, 2014 By

It’s wet outside! OH MY!  Rain has been falling on and off for more than 24 hours in San Diego. All 1.37 million of us (or thereabouts) are thrilled. Even those of us who have been caught in horrendous traffic are still pleased that we have rain. And, traffic is an issue. No one (except [...]

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday…and the list goes on!  Did we always have these “named” days? Did the name come first, or did the business come first that then needed a name?  Do we really pay attention? Do you make a point to give to charities on the Tuesday after Black [...]

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Holidailies is (are?) here again!

On December 1, 2014 By

December first…can you believe it? And, although I’ve been terribly remiss in blogging all year long, I do intend to get through this month with a blog every single day! Holidailies is great for me. This is the third year I’ve taken part in the process and I’m excited to be doing it. It’s the [...]

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