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Mistress Marilyn's POV
No shit, Tempus Fugit!
Free day off! 
19th-Dec-2005 12:50 pm
It's nice being a weather wimp, living in a wimpy weather city!

The snow hit yesterday afternoon, and it was nice for a couple hours. Then the promised freezing rain never did materialize, but the city was already gridlocked by the snow.

So, when Portland Public Schools finally announced (on their website) that all their buildings and offices were closed, that officially closed ours.

So at 6:00 a.m. I called the managers and told them. I figure some people went in, but that's their choice. We follow Portland Public Schools. If they close, we close. If they open late, we open late.

So, I'm having another day at home, leaving three days to work before I'm off for the rest of the year!

Woohoo. (And by the end of today we'll be all thawed out!)
19th-Dec-2005 09:13 pm (UTC)

You deserve this. Enjoy.

19th-Dec-2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
How cool! You know what? I called in sick today. I usually don't but I've got over 100 hours in the bank. But I didn't feel like going in, so I've been sitting around with the kids, we had Chinese for lunch and watched movies. It's been really great. :)
20th-Dec-2005 09:14 am (UTC)
Ah! So great! Surprise day off!!

Actually, you're going to be mad but I didn't think you had a job!!! Sowwy... I thought you had this great life of writing and dreaming ^^

Silly me

Anyway, now you DO have a job: enjoy your free day!!
22nd-Dec-2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
I do have a great life of writing a dreaming (and I do some of that for my job)! You're right about that. But I have a great job of coordinating special events, planning public relations strategy, working with city officials and working with a board of directors of 75 different people to produce one of the world's top civic celebrations (of which I'm very proud). I've been doing it off and on for more than 25 years (well, I first walked into this place more than 30 years ago, actually, but I left and came back several times).

It's hard work, very physically demanding and very stressful (there's nothing like a live, televised event, especially a parade!), but very, very rewarding. There's always a payoff, even if it's a negative one.

And you'll notice the difference as my 'season' begins, because more and more entries will be about work. And I'll have less time to do the 'fun' stuff (but I'll still do it). And by the end of May it will be seven days a week for four weeks . . . such is the life of a festival staffer.

But, before then, after today and be off work until January 2! And, by July I'll be back to four days a week (so I can enjoy the summer). These are very good things.
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