On one side of me was S and her boss discussing work and on the other side of me the guys were discussing poker. Needless to day I didn’t have much to say at lunch. It sucks not having anything in common with any of the coworkers when you have to go out to lunch every couple of months. At least I won the office pool on J’s losses in “Lost Wages” so I am not actually out any money for lunch.
Right before lunch we had a meeting where the schedule for the next 45 days was laid out. Of course what was announced was I am probably going to have to work part of the weekend that D is here. I’m hoping if I kill myself with work during the week I can minimize the time working, but I will probably have to come in for a few hours on that Saturday.
On top of that I’m going to have to work Veteran’s day and that whole weekend. When I reminded my boss I had planned to go out of town then, she said basically “I’m sorry, but the only thing I can suggest is go this weekend instead.” Of course that doesn’t work because I have to deal with plane tickets, a wedding and life in general. Plus I want to make it a 4 day weekend, which is why Veteran’s day was such a good deal. Now I’m figuring I’ll try to go the next 3 day weekend I have open (If that’s okay with D) which is looking like MLK day (January 17)!!!!
Yes, there are lots of holiday weekends between now and then, but they are mostly mandatory family weekends. Thanksgiving, and Christmas I have to be with the family and New Year’s Day is Yule Revel which I’m helping to cook.
So right now when I all I want to do is curl up in D’s arms and relax I find that work is taking away the little bit of time I get to spend in his presence.