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July 22, 2011

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Congrats to Katie & William

by Andrea O'Connell

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Katie and William are engaged!  I missed the party.

I’m really not a heartless rogue – I can explain why I let work interfere with life – this one time…

I’ve been in the trenches.

It has been a rough couple of days at work because it’s getting down to the wire and I have more work than time.

I’m creating a new curriculum for a week and a half long new hire class.  The class begins Monday, the 25th, and I’m still writing the curriculum….  Oh God, oh God.

Realistically, I have about 3o more hours of work to do before it’s finished.  Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend?

I Left work tonight at 9:30.  Got to work at 8:30 this morning, after having left last night at 9:00, too.

It’s madness!  Today I spent 13 hours straight at my computer.  Well, no, that’s not entirely true – I did take a short break to pick up lunch at the Pollo Tropical (from the drive through) at 4:00 – ate most of it in my car.  (Curly fries fell on the floor in my new car, too.)  Oh, and I had rice, black beans, and chicken and guess what I did all evening?  Well, let’s just say, I didn’t have to go to the gas station to fill ‘er up.

Beans never sit well, but I love them.  If I could have kept going without lunch, I would have.  When my head felt like it was going crash down on my keyboard, I knew I had to eat!

Now I’m hungry again, darn it!

So, it’s back to work for most of tomorrow, and probably Sunday, too.

It’s not that I’m a bad time-manager (although time-management is an ongoing challenge), I simply agreed to this project because I wasn’t allowed to say no. The class is going to start whether I like it or not – so there ya go!

Anyway, because of work, I missed the engagement party.  I don’t usually put work before my life – I try to never do that, ever.  It’s important to have a work-life balance.  I’m generally pretty good at balancing that, I guess that’s why I’m feeling so guilty about missing the party that I hated so much to miss.

So, I want to send so much love to Katie and William.  Congratulations to you both!  Love you!

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  1. Jul 23 2011

    Andrea, my goodness, it’s been awhile since I’ve had to rush to do anything. Just reading it brought an adreneline rush! Lol! Congratulations to Katie & William! Love & Family keeps the home fires burning! May theirs’ burn bright! Condolences to your new car smell, now curly fries (glad it was only curly fries, and not the drink). Don’t forget, cat naps are good!

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