Friday, December 22, 2006

Home for the Holidays!

Yes, I know that I'm always at home - no holidays required - but this time my parents are home too! I think it's the first time in 12 years that they've come back to Ottawa for Christmas, and a year and a half since our last visit, so it is very nice having them around. I'm looking forward to not having to waste hours and hours at work everyday and having some time to visit.

Once I'm finished my Christmas shopping, that is. Stupid lack of time in my life - I honestly never intend to leave these things until the last minute, it just ends up that way!

To all out there in the blogosphere, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, if I'm not going to see you in person over the holidays!

Friday, December 08, 2006

I wish it were a real beach!

The corporate lingo of my employer refers to the times when you are between projects, without any billable work to do, as being "on the beach" or "on the bench" - it's only been a week, and I am already thoroughly tired of being here!

Please, please, please let some meaningful work come through for me soon! I know that I'm not someone who derives much of her self-esteem or personal identity through work, but even so, it's pushing on eight months since I've done any useful, challenging work as a business analyst, and I think my brain is turning to mush...

Friday, December 01, 2006

Is anybody else feeling a little overwhelmed?

Life is making me tired these days. There's so much to get done in the next month that a certain weakness in my character has me craving a day or two to crawl into a corner and hide.

Maybe I should have been cast as Fraidy!

On which more positive note, I had a blast at our first stage rehearsal for Iolanthe. Clearly I need to find a repertoire of sight-gags so that I can truly express my character Teehee's inner life. And jokes, I need some jokes too!

If anybody knows any good jokes about sheep, send 'em my way