Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Two personal calls from work

A fairly steady of stream of work has made its way into my office today. And that's a good thing, since I'm interested in keeping this job. But the best things that happened today at work have nothing to do with work.

My best friend is in town! We won't get to see each other because after spending the day in the Chicago office, he is being driven out to the far western burbs, near where his boss lives, and then tomorrow at dawn they are driving together out to Cincinnati. (Welcome to business travel in the Recession: hotels are cheaper in the way western burbs, and driving to Cincy in one car is cheaper than airfare for two.) Still, we enjoyed a lively conversation as he took a cab from the airport to the Chicago office. I didn't expect to be able to connect with him at all and it was a lovely surprise. Everything makes more sense after I talk to him. Hopefully his boss won't insist they have dinner together tonight so my friend will have time to chat with me tonight, too.

My mother did her own laundry! Now this is big news because her laundry room is downstairs in the basement. That's 11 stairs. She made the trip up and down those stairs 5 times in the course of washing and drying. Just a few days ago, that would have been impossible.


  1. Wow! Great accomplishment, Mom.

  2. YEY for BFFs! I know you loves yours. Is Mom doing too much too soon? Make sure she takes it slow. (I don't have a mom to worry about so I'll borrow yours which frees you up to have fun with your friend! See how it all works out? heh)

  3. I love those little escapes from the work day! It was so hard going back today after being on vacation, enjoy your time w/friends and family!

  4. Your mom IS doing better. What a feisty lady!

    I hope you got to spend quality time with your friend. You've been under too much stress lately.


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