Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hours and Hours

Wow, I knew it had been a while since I wrote, but I had no idea it had been so long! What have I been up to? Many, many things, I'm sure. I guess the major things that have been absorbing my focus lately have been work, hibernating from the cold, and the new guy that I've been dating.

My fiscal year at work ends January 31st so there has been a big push to "make my hours," a push that will thankfully end this Thursday. Thank the Lord. By "making my hours" I mean racking up the hours I need to qualify for various year-end bench marks. It was rather funny because in the beginning of January I realized my hours were kind of low - something I had not experienced much of at my old firm - and kind of flipped out thinking I had basically done the equivalent of tossing my bonus out the window. But, then, out of the blue, suddenly I was deluged with work, and I've been working steadily since then. I think I'm going to end up making my benchmark and I'm kind of psyched about that.

In the midst of this hours crunch, I travelled to San Francisco over Martin Luther King Day weekend and had a spectacular time staying at The W and exploring the city with my friends. One of the days, my friends and I rented bikes from a store in Fisherman's Wharf and then drove along the coast, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and down in to Sausilito, where we had lunch in a restaurant overlooking the water and homemade ice cream. If you're in San Francisco any time soon, I highly recommend it. It was only $25 per person for the day and so much fun! Plus, good exercise.

On the dating far it's been wonderful. I'm not sure what's going to happen, but for the moment I'm enjoying the experience.

Thanks Wordnerd and Starshine for reminding me that I am loved in the blog world. :)


Starshine said...

You bet you're loved, Buttercup! So glad to get an update on you. I've actually eaten at a restaurant in Sausalito that overlooked the water and Alcatraz. I wonder if it was the same place. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend there.

Sparky Duck said...

Welcome back, Busy Busy Bee

wordnerd said...

the dreaded "year end"....*shudder* there anything more stressful?

Good luck to you friend and YES you are very loved out in least by me and Starshine anyway!

Glad to know all is well! take care, work hard!

Calamity said...

I was wondering where the heck you'd been! Glad things are going well. And I want to hear more about the guy! :)

InterstellarLass said...

Ugh. Billable hours. I have not missed that in the last year. Working for corporate and having divisions as your clients? Nice.

jehara said...

yay!! i'm glad you're back. i definitely missed reading you. glad things are going well with the new guy. :)