Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Today at 1:30 p.m., my vacation began - I am DONE for the rest of the year, and it is delicious, like cheesecake and bacon and homemade alfredo sauce, except not all together.

I set up my Out-Of-Office message to read, "blah blah blah, I'm gone bitches, I will NOT be checking email, if you need urgent, immediate, someone-is-bleeding-or-dying assistance, call my cell". I sent out a huge important email, and promptly clocked out. I opened up my work email from home just now for the express reason of giving it the finger. It felt really good.

I think back on where I was at exactly this time last year, think about what I got through these past 12 months, and I'm proud, but relieved to (once again) put this year behind me. Just the words, Twenty-Ten, sound scary. There are a lot of drastic changes coming at work; a year from now, I may be without a job, or I may *have* a job, but will have seen about half of my coworkers get laid off. I'll watch the program I have supported for the past 5 years, and an era in spaceflight, come to an end. My 10-year high school reunion will come (and I will ignore it). We may talk about this Baby thing again. It's a lot to wrap my brain around.

So once again, I'm going to leave the past to itself, let the future wait, and enjoy the In Between.


E.A.M. said...

I just turned my out of office on as well. If only we could really have it read, "Not now bitches....I'm on vaca" and still keep our jobs! Love your blog....funny stuff!

Gini said...

Have a FABULOUS vaca, Gin! Talk about the baby thing. Really.