By noon Friday, I had packed up the old cubicle and left for a meeting in the City.
By the time I got back from the meeting (4:35 p.m.), I'd been moved to the new workspace and the guys were hooking up my computer.
As of this moment, I've unpacked about half the boxes and scavenged another file cabinet.
I'll have to get used to the traffic pattern on this side of the building, and I'll have to get used to new neighbors, too. Different things that distract and irritate.
The most delightful distraction is this little lady:
That's right. Mama duck is back and sitting resolutely on her nest. Remember last year? My new workspace is right across the hall from the courtyard. Makes checking on the mama and the progress in her nest so much easier. Expect some news in about 28 days.
The Tiny Man turned two yesterday. I know. My how time flies when a small person is growing up next door to you. I have been working on a project (rav link) for him, which I've knit-ripped-knit-ripped-knit-ripped to the point that it was not going to be finished by the day. Kind of disappointing, but then I had a wonderful inspiration. During his visit, the Boyo wanted to give TTM his extensive Lego collection. I told him the Legos are age-appropriate, but what would be perfect is our collection of wooden blocks and the Brio train set, which have been stored in the crawl space under the house since the kids stopped playing with them. The Boyo and I never got around to looking for them before he left, but Mr. Celia helped me find them on Sunday evening. We washed (oh my! they were dirty) everything and repaired a few broken pieces. I took a quick trip to Cost Plus (across the street from my office) on my lunch hour yesterday for a couple of new storage baskets. By 7 p.m., I'd even washed and dried the tiny train engineer's cap that Grandma gave the Boyo twenty years ago and I was ready to head over there.
There's nothing more satisfying than instant gratification. TTM started playing with the trains, wooden animals, bridges, and cranes as soon as he laid eyes on them. He was too busy to even wave goodbye when I left. That's thanks enough.
And when he's done with them, I'm sure there will be someone new to pass them on to. What goes around comes around - this time in a good way.
1. The pink and green squares are stacking up over here. That's nine between last Thursday's ER finale and Sunday afternoon at Janine's. I really ought to knit something else (I have SO many UFOs), but these little buggers are so satisfying.
2. We are enjoying a little rain here that we're hoping will clear the air. It's been an especially brutal allergy season here, with the pollen count off the charts. I know all you snow bunnies are very happy to see spring, but we've been "enjoying" it for some time now and our scratchy throats, itchy eyes, wheezy lungs, and runny noses really need relief.
3. Today, the project that's been driving us all crazy at work (on/off/on/off/on/off/on for more than a year) goes for approval. Think good thoughts, my friends.