I'm ready for the work week to be OVER. Not that we have big plans for the weekend, actually heading to my folks to help my dad do some work in the back yard, breaking up some concrete, etc. It has been a heck of a week, starting with the news that I'm losing some office space within my department to another area. In addition, just several other issues going on, with the accompanying bureaucracy and red tape to go along with them. Add the recent hysteria about swine flu, the continuing bleak economy, the equally bleak weather this week (rain is in the forecast for the next 37 days, it seems like!) and I'm ready for some GOOD news.
Tonight is a bright spot in my week, with R&D (that's "Research & Development"-- looks much more official on my Outlook Calendar than "Happy Hour at the Bar") after work at Parlor 88. One of our fun work events, Women's Red Hot Night, took place about a month ago. The planning committee met over several months to plan the event, and some of us started having a post-meeting (i.e. happy hour) after our biweekly meetings. It was a nice time to just unwind, and vent about our various jobs and lives. With the event over, we realized we didn't want to stop the post-meeting meetings, and so we've continued to meet on some Thursday afternoons. R&D is actually Dave's term for his own weekly night out with the IT/sales guys as they try out different establishments in town; but I've stolen it for my own, and now all of us gals email or text each other on Tuesday or Wednesday,"R&D Thursday 4pm, P88?"
I sent my text out this morning, saying I would be there and asking who would be joining - I think all of our group will be there, and some are bringing friends. Sounds like everyone may have had the same week that I have. Back to the grind, 'til later today!