That’s right: move along – move along, dear reader.
So, how’d your week go? Mine went fairly well. Tuesday’s weirdness petered out on Wednesday, Thursday was relatively uneventful, and Friday (today) was good & busy. Overall, I’m a pretty happy camper. I’m settling in pretty well at the new gig; the only thing I really need to worry about right now is figuring out how to take a few days off so that I can spend some time alone in the woods.
I was planning to take next Wednesday to Friday off, but I have a project due by the end of the week and I think I’ve also got some meetings starting to stack up toward the end of the week as well, so I’ll probably have to wait until the week after next. That’s ok: as long as I take some time off before Labor Day, I should be good to go. Once the Tuesday after Labor Day hits, it’s going to be balls-to-the-wall at work. My industry is closely tied to the finance industry, and once Labor Day happens, everyone’s back to work. Summer’s over and it seems like everyone has a million things that need to be done yesterday (or should have been done by the end of summer).
This was not a particularly relaxing summer for me, but whatever: all I have is today anyway.
This weekend should be relatively relaxing. Saturday I’ll be hiking in Minnewaska State Park Preserve with Scott and the White Sneaker Brigade. I just (finally) bought a GPS unit for hiking, so at least I’ll be able to test that out a bit while we’re “hiking”. This won’t be a particularly challenging hike, but that’s ok; hopefully the company will be fun.
On Sunday, Scott and I will be hiking Eagle and Balsam mountains with some Catskill 3500 Club aspirants – our friend Heather Rolland (yes, the famous author) is leading the hike for the club. I’ve climbed both mountains a couple of times already, but not in August. The weather report is calling for rain, so the hike should be extra-fun. =)
And that’s about it for right now. Back to work on Monday; what will be, will be.
Oh, and don’t forget to jump on over to WordFrolic! – your friend and mine (the famous blogger) Lauren Flax has set up this site for those of us who like to play with words. I’ve had quite a bit of fun on it so far.