Man, I'm all over the place this morning... certainly not able to concentrate on work, so I decided to use a few spare minutes and get some of this stuff written down and blogged.
First, I know some of you are wondering why I've been so quiet lately when I was just starting to post fairly regularly again. Well, that's for two reasons: first, I've been a little too busy at work to do much writing, and second, my home computer has been broken for the past 4 weeks. Tonight or tomorrow we will make another attempt to fix it, and then hopefully I'll be up and running and blogging as time permits. At least I'll be able to keep up on other blogs - I can't do it from work (Internet filtering, bah) and I don't have enough time at home.
The big thing that's on my mind today is... if all goes as planned, next Monday I'm going to take a leap of faith and do it. I'm going to submit my resignation effective March 31st, and stop working full-time. Depending on how things go financially, I may take a part-time job somewhere to supplement the budget, but as of right now the plan is to avoid that if at all possible, to give me time to be a housewife (like the lovely and talented sarahk) and pursue some craft and photography projects that have been lurking in the back of my mind for years. I'll have time to blog. I'll have time to read, exercise, groom my cats, keep the house clean, cook dinner for my hubby, practice the piano, write songs, spend time in Bible study and prayer, and enjoy the evenings and weekends when Hubby-head is home. I don't think I'll be bored - this is what I've been looking forward to most of my adult life.
CoWorkerB and CoWorkerK are going to flip. They're going to try to talk me into staying until the summer, when the first phase of my project is supposed to be done. But I'm way past ready for this, and they will be better off replacing me with a full-time administrative assistant anyway. They can spend less money and get someone who they can expect to do all the filing and set meetings and such, which is what they really need. I think 4 weeks notice is sufficient, and when it comes down to it there's alway something that they would want me to "stay until..." for the next 3 years, so why prolong it any further?
So yeah, that's definitely distracting me today. That and all the other little things bouncing around in my head.
Baseball is back - spring training games began yesterday. I've been less of a fanatic in recent years, but spring training always gives me hope, and if the season starts out well I could easily be back in "baseball coma" mode by mid-summer.
Speaking of sports, how 'bout them Suns, eh? And along those lines of thought, Hubby-head and I were downtown last night meeting with our tax guy, and decided to check out Amare Stoudamire's new restaurant (Stoudamire's Downtown with Chef Eddie Matney)... Pretty darn good. They have some great-looking happy hour appetizer items that we're going to have to go back and try.
Tax returns are done and filed, and it looks like our tax guy may buy our condo when it's ready to sell, saving us some of the commission money and possibly some of the repair costs since he has contacts that may be able to save him money on the things that need to be done. We'd have to wait until after April though, since he won't have time to deal with it during tax season. I think that will work out fine for us. I'll probably give him and his business partner first crack at the condo instead of approaching a real estate agent.
Last weekend Hubby and I were out in SoCal for the 30th anniversary reunion at the church where he grew up. I finally got to meet some of his old friends, including a couple who live about 10 miles from us but we've never managed to hook up with in Phoenix, and Hubby's cousin Sandy. Hubby was overwhelmed, seeing people he hadn't seen in twenty years or more... I was a bit overwhelmed also, since I knew very few of the hundreds of people we saw over the 3-day event. It was a good weekend, and we didn't want to come back (especially as it was raining fairly heavily on Monday and we were enjoying the moisture - Phoenix hasn't had a drop of rain in 136 days, at least not where they measure it).
The saga of BoyCat continues... I have photos to post soon of his continuing adventures in his new home. He has taken to stalking Katie (our 4-year-old kitty), usually in the middle of the night when her yowls of terror are sure to cause maximum panic and near heart failure. We've got to figure out how to deal with that pronto. Last night he spent closed up in the upstairs bathroom again so we'd have peace and quiet. Squirting him with the water bottle works only sometimes, he's very focused when he's in stalker mode. I've considered letting him outside to prowl every now and then when he gets rambunctious, but I hate the thought of him getting fleas, ticks, or some communicable cat disease and then passing them on to our inside kitties. Other than the tormenting of Kate, he's a delightful cat - very affectionate, with a penchant for exfoliating the tip of your nose if you get close enough to reach with his tongue. He also spends a lot of time looking at you with his head cocked, as if something you have said or done is puzzling him.
So, any cat behavior-modification suggestions for us? What's on your mind today?