Day 268, Work from home Friday..

I had a rough commute this morning.  Really, I had to get out of bed, stumble into the kitchen. I put the laptop on the kitchen table and logged into work. I was working. Heck, my eyes weren’t even focusing correctly that is how short the commute was. I made a nice hot latte and I started to get on an even keel.  My extension at work had three messages on it first thing this morning. Who invited these people to call so early?  Two were from the same person that decided at 5:30 last night to reload his computer and wanted to know if I was still in the office. Not likely. I am a ghost at 5:01 pm if at all possible.

Last night’s fire, Heineken and pistachio nuts took their toll this morning. It was nice to spend some “mano e mano” time with my oldest. I needed that cup of coffee this morning. I have been treating Thursday night like a Friday night since I don’t drive to the office on Friday. Maybe next week a little more restraint might be in order. But, I “improvised, adapted and overcame”. Thank you DS3 for that quote.

This week DS2 has been outside of Baltimore at a Music Therapy conference. Yesterday he was part of a group that traveled to Washington, DC to meet with lawmakers about Music Therapy. He said the experience was great. My DW spoke with him the night before and discussed political action with him. She has done some of that “stuff” as a nurse working with their union.  He sent a few pictures that I will add to the bottom. I asked for a picture of the group or of him. I got neither, so far.

DS1 is off the Philadelphia this evening. His college lacrosse team is playing outside of Philadelphia tomorrow morning. One of his college teammates is coaching another college team that is playing later in the day nearby the first game. He plans on attending both of them. We (DW and I) are staying home. I have painting chores to work on. She has to write her conclusion and put her paper to bed. Tonight we went to the Olive Garden in Manahawkin for dinner. The food was good and they swapped the pasta for rice to accommodate her desire to stay as gluten-free as possible. 

DS3 wrapped up his school week. Last night he and most of the university went to the midnight opening of Hunger Games. He said the movie was incredible.  DS2 texted today that he and some of his music therapy cohorts went to the midnight showing of the movie near their hotel. He also enjoyed the movie. DS3 loaned me the book while he was home on break. I could not get past the second chapter. I may have to either try again of just see the movie.

Tonight’s pictures are from DS2’s trip to Washington, DC. Enjoy!


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