I worked my first day in Atlanta on Martin Luther King Jr Day in 1995, which Google tells me was January 16th. I’ll never forget the conversation I had with the company’s HR person when I asked if I would be starting on Monday or Tuesday that week. “You start on Monday, why would you start on a Tuesday?” she said. I assumed that everyone in Atlanta took the day off for MLK Jr Day. Obviously I was wrong.
A Depressing Thing Happened On My Way To Getting Ready To Go To Work Yesterday
I know. I know. I said that in 2015 I’d stop working on weekends. I’ll just have to keep trying. We will have visitors in the office with whom I will be spending a lot of time and because of this I needed to get a few things accomplished before they arrived. It’s always something, right?
I decided to go to the lavenderia before going into the office. With all of my regular jeans in the laundry pile I pulled out a couple that I used to wear. And to my dismay they no longer fit.
After getting out of the fetal position and off the floor I put on a pair of sweatpants and headed out the door. Sweatpants: The pants that scream “I give up!”
Needless to say I didn’t eat or drink much yesterday and my desire to spend most of the day watching football at at bar while drinking beer went out the door when I didn’t get in the jeans.
Even with visitors in town I am going to have to figure out how to carve an hour or so a day for exercise starting today.
A Strange Thing Happened On The Way To The Super Bowl
Though I’m not an official Packers fan I was very bummed, and slightly more than confused, to see them lose that game yesterday. Hell, I turned the game off at halftime not wanting to jinx them, and to get some other things done.
With the Patriots winning handily as I write this part I will have no interest in watching the Super Bowl in two week’s time.
I Should Start Cherishing The Good Days, And So Should You
Since Saturday my body has been “off”. I don’t wish to bother with the details, but suffice to say I’ve not been really thrilled with life the past few days, even disregarding my jeans issue. My condition seems to be with me again today.
As I dressed this morning I realized how many “good” days I have had, and how I took them for granted. It is my newest goal to recognize this daily and celebrate the good days that I have between now and the day this all goes away.
I encourage you to think about it.
For those of you fortunate enough to have today off from work, enjoy! I’m in the office and was pleased with the lack of traffic I saw today because of this.