Weekend $$ Plans?

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Weekend $$ Plans?
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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 11:10am

Its Thursday.

I do not have to work this weekend. yay!

I am probably going to go to a movie with my girlfriend. Those are my only plans. That will be around $20.

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 8:02am
Hi Bex,
I was actually offered a small promotion a year ago that would have involved a move to Edmonton. I turned it down... and now, that job was cut. I am so relieved I didn't take it!! DD had a close call at Health Canada -- her unit had big cuts, but somehow she wasn't one of the people laid off. The atmosphere is just crazy in the government right now. Everyone is scared!

Kate


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Sat, 04-21-2012 - 12:59pm
Kate I'm so proud of you! My friends are ALL suffering right now just waiting for the other shoe to drop. My best friend in Ottawa is safe but is being moved to another department. The rest of her group got cut. My old job (the one that I left) was cut so I feel a lot better about my decision to leave Ottawa now. I am keeping my fingers crossed for everyon!

Bex -

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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 6:30pm
small_change wrote:
Congratulations PB! (And since you didn't party in college, can you start making up for lost time?)

There was a time for that, and though I still look young (or at least young enough), I have secretly matured beyond collegiate partying. On the other hand, I still like monkeys, turtles, frogs, bunnies, etc., and I play well with kids. But these these kids aren't those kids.

Sorry to hear you're so busy and exhausted at work, Kate. Someone once advised me: fight mental fatigue with physical fatigue, and physical fatigue with mental fatigue. Perhaps you can be both productive and well-rested. BTW, good job on saving your unit from unemployment! Many people will be grateful, I'm sure.

Norma, how's that shoulder? It seems like you've got way too many chores for your own good.

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Registered: 01-12-2008
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 5:40pm
Nothing other than church! I will probably have to venture out to get a gallon of milk though.
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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 2:52pm

Clean dirt out of the house and play in dirt OUTside the house.

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


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Registered: 11-15-2011
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 11:07am

That is awesome, Kate!!!

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Registered: 08-24-2007
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 7:21am
Congratulations PB! (And since you didn't party in college, can you start making up for lost time?)

Bex, glad you're heading back home, even if it's only temporary. It's cold and rainy in Ottawa today, so I'm sure you'll be happy to leave this city!

This weekend I hope to finish the dejunking project that we started on the Easter weekend. I'm not feeling confident that I'll get a lot done -- I'm exhausted. It's so busy at work and I've been working late nights to keep up with my added duties as manager. And I haven't been sleeping well, because I'm often too keyed up from work. So part of me just wants to sit on the couch all weekend and watch old movies and have naps *sigh* but I should probably try to be productive.

On the plus side, I put a LOT of work into running stats and making projections for staffing and workload. I did a full analysis of our work and the resources required to fulfil statutory obligations. It was a six-page report and I ended up having to meet with upper management 3 times to discuss my arguments. And hooray, I actually managed to convince them to give me back my full budget in order to keep an employee who was on the chopping block. I'm so proud of myself. The Federal Government laid off over 5,500 people this week and everyone saw budget cuts ... except for our team. We have our full budget and nobody was fired!

Not that anybody on the staff will ever know what happened. But I did tell DD, who replied tongue-in cheek "Well Mom, as you know, no good deed goes unpunished"

Kate


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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 10:04pm

Happy dance! (And happy dance for me, too: I went up by 20 lbs in the deadlift tonight!)

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Registered: 11-15-2011
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 8:24pm

It should be a frugal weekend.

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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 7:12pm

I am coming back home tomorrow from a weekend away for work. I have been in Ottawa all week at a conference and am flying back tommorrow. I am looking forward to a quiet weekend at home working in


Bex -

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