Monday, February 23, 2009

Better than expected

Today went so much better than I anticipated! My coworkers were so incredibly kind and thoughtful and all chipped in to buy me a beautiful bouquet of flowers, gave me lovely cards with really touching and meaningful words, and two bags of Wegmans flavored coffees- White Chocolate Truffle and Raspberry Hazelnut (do these people know me or what?). And all day long, people stopped by to express their condolences, which was really sweet. It really meant a lot to me. I'm lucky to work with such nice people! And it was nice to get back into my routine somewhat. I'm still a little off... like I completely forgot to take my multivitamin this morning, didn't end up eating breakfast until almost 10:30 because I was trying to catch up with everything and everyone, little things like that... but I'm sure within a day or two I'll be back on track!  :-)

And work was actually a great distraction. I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to concentrate or focus or do my job, but I found it was just the opposite. I banged out three projects today. Then I went to the gym and had a kickass workout. And I had a fabulous bowl of oatmeal for breakfast (I've missed oatmeal!) I'm feeling pretty good today.    :-)

I read a chapter of A Wedding in December on my lunch break today. So far so good. Right now the book is just introducing all of the characters individually, and so there's not much dialogue or plot going on just yet... but the character intros are in-depth enough that it's setting the stage for all of that quite nicely. I noticed that the author is very into description, particularly of scenery. I've noticed that I tend to get bored with longish descriptions of scenery. Yes, trees are beautiful and the coast of Maine is very picturesque. Now where's my drama? I'm ready to learn all about these scandalous secrets each character is hiding!  :-D Kidding. With each character introduction, you're getting a little glimpse of what their secret is. plus, I know it's coming. And I'm enjoying getting to know everyone.  :-)

I hope that all of your Mondays were as stress-free as possible!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your Monday went so well. And you have me curious about that book. Anita Shreve, right? I haven't read any of hers but I have The Pilot's Wife on my tbr shelf.
My Monday afternoon was lovely - I was able to watch a movie and nap! But my stress today is getting up and ready early in case they call for me to subst teach. But they didn't/havent' yes? and now I'm wondering what I'll do all day. I should be reading but I'll end up catching up on blogs all morning.
Hope your Tuesday is lovely, too.

Anonymous said...

Glad your first day back went well. And productive too? I could only wish for days like that!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Lately, I've been reading tons of memoirs, especially related to weight loss. I love authors like David Sedaris and Augustan Burroughs.

Currently, I'm stuck in the middle of Wally Lamb's latest, but I have "The Abstinence Teacher" by Tom Perrotta (and about 100 other books) on my TBR shelf.

Hope your Tuesday went as well as Monday did!