Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Expect Nothing Less

Sometimes the week just starts off at a run and doesn't let up.  This appears to be one of those weeks.  It isn't bad exactly, just very, very busy.  Given the employment climate, I should probably grateful to be kept busy...I must be needed, right?   We have all felt a bit stretched here in Children's Services, but they have finally begun the process of hiring a new Librarian.  We've been short staffed since the Drifter had her meltdown/blowup a few months ago.  And even before that, she was not exactly THERE.  However, if things go as planned we will have someone fabulous on board within a couple of months.  I know there are a lot of good people out of work so I am hoping we are able to get ourselves someone amazing.  That's right, I expect nothing less than amazing!  

I think part of the reason I am feeling extra frazzled is that I don't feel like I had much of a weekend.  I never do when I work Saturday.  In some ways it is nice having Friday off a couple of times per month, but I like it less now that DR is around.  I want my regular weekend with him more than that Friday free time.  Greedy.  Although, he has a couple of employment prospects that could change all that around anyway.  So, I guess it is a big blank canvas right now and we'll have to wait and see what sort of masterpiece appears.  That's right, I expect nothing less than a masterpiece!  

Anyway, we did end up babysitting Saturday night.  Just Little Prince, as it turned out.  Miss Personality stayed with WTG, and Love Bug is his mom's special favorite, so she went there.  Little Prince was not entirely well and had a very restless night.  We all ended up camped out in the livingroom.  It just seemed easiest.  But there was not as much sleeping going on as I would have liked.   By early afternoon Sunday, everyone was at my place.  DR and I had decided we weren't going to do anything else that day.  We just wanted to relax.  But my cruel children really wanted our company at lunch (or the company of my debit card?  It's unclear).  In any event, they had the little guys chanting, "Grandma, grandma, grandma...."  Of course I gave in.  It was oddly flattering, I admit, no matter what the reason.  And DR was very understanding and went along nicely.  So, we had a nice late lunch together and then finally went our separate ways.  It was a good day, but required an early evening nap.  I was happy, though, that DR was able to stay another night.  That was superb.  That's right, I expect nothing less than superb!  

I made it through Monday madness and even went out to a movie with Princess Diva after work.  By the way, if you were considering The Lovely Bones, feel free to give it a pass.  I had a lot of running around to do this morning before work...Tuesday is my late day when storytimes are going on.  And now I am settling into the day and apparently writing quite the tome.  That's right, I expect nothing less that a tome!  

Thanks for reading and reading and reading.  You are all the cat's pajamas and, of course, I expect nothing less :-)  


Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

I really hope that you get a great Librarian soon.. have you thought about applying? You seem to really know your stuff.. Our kids can be soooo cruel..lol

Hope the rest of your week goes with big expectations!

Churlita said...

I hope things calm down a little for you this week. I'm glad that DR was able to stick around an extra night. I've heard that Lovely Bones wasn't that great either. Too bad.

Tara said...

"The Lovely Bones" looks really good. I like Stanley Tucci. I know he doesn't like playing serial killers but he's such a great actor.

Pamela said...

Is superb better than amazing, or vice versa?

secret agent woman said...

Sounds like you need one of those hanging out in your pjs and doing nothing days.

laura b. said...

Mrs: I don't have my MLS, so I'm not qualified for the position. I just do the same work for less money :-)

Here's to a good rest of the week!

Churlita: It is looking like just one of those weeks. Oh well.

Yeah, I liked the book a LOT more than the movie.

Tara: Stanley Tucci was excellent in his role. In fact, the acting was fine. It was just not what I was hoping for somehow.

Pamela: I think they are equally awesome in different ways :-)

Secret: You already know me too well! Scary :-D

'Ailina said...

Expect the best, and everyone you meet will agree you deserve it! ;D Hope you get a bona fide weekend this time around.

laura b. said...

'Ailina: That is a wonderful thought. Thank you!

Sebastien said...

Well I hope you are able to enjoy this weekend. Bummer about Lovely Bones, that seemed like a cool movie. I need to read the book.

FW said...

Have a great weekend, I hope this one goes like clockwork!

laura b. said...

Sebastien: This weekend was much more restful, thank you.
And do read Lovely Bones if you get a chance. It just didn't do it for me in film form.

FW: Thanks! It was very peaceful.