February 28, 2005

Snow Dance

I'm like a little kid today, anxiously peering out the window, waiting for the blizzard they've promised us to start. I'm calculating how much time I'll need to get to the liquor store to buy a bottle of Rioja (something spicy with a lot of fruit) and hit the bookstore for the new Charles Todd mystery before I flee the office. I'm burning a cd full of documents and caselaw so that if I get snowed in tonight and can't make it in tomorrow I can get some work done while the kids sleep. I'm going to light a fire tonight as the snow falls, and I'm going to open that bottle of wine, and I'm going to put on something other than Barney or Norwegian children's music on the stereo system and I'm gonna be a happy guy tonight. That's my plan.

As for bringing work home, I'm going to do it but the brief I'm working on is not due for another 16 days. I would dearly love to have it finished early but I think I need the feeling of impending deadlines to motivate me to get to work. At heart, I procrastinate. I vow to change that with each new task, but I can't really. I need the pressure to make the diamond, to get results. No pressure, no deadline, no work. I'd like to change this, but I can't quite seem to do it. Still, no time like the present, right? I think that, if I can get to work tomorrow, my goal will be to have a good, working first draft of this reply brief done by Friday. I think it can be done.

I love snow days. I hope, if we're going to get snow, that we get a whole lot of it.

Posted by Random Penseur at February 28, 2005 01:34 PM

Right there with ya... Here's to snow days! The kids say that putting a wooden spoon under your pillow, and wearing pajamas backwards and inside out to bed are all sure-fire means to get a snow day. Of course, the minute you talk about it, it's jinxed, so we've spent all day today listening as people talk about "that snow day we're NOT, I repeat NOT, going to get."

Posted by: Mandalei at February 28, 2005 03:14 PM

Umm...sounds so nice! I know it will be morning when you read this, so I hope you had a wonderful snow-in last night!

Posted by: Amber at February 28, 2005 10:20 PM

Ah well, for all the old wives' tricks, all we got was a two hour delay. *sigh*

Posted by: Mandalei at March 1, 2005 07:25 AM

just looked outside - only 8 inches.
oh well.
up here - we are far too good at snow removal to be bothered by 8 inches.
it is still snowing though...

i am going to cross my fingers that i can at least head home early.

Posted by: standing naked at March 1, 2005 07:34 AM

Yippee! They decided to cancel after all. I am off to cavort and then get to work. Good luck, SN.

Posted by: Mandalei at March 1, 2005 08:31 AM

"I'll need to get to the liquor store to buy a bottle of Rioja (something spicy with a lot of fruit)"
Only in extreme moderation, my friend. Sugar and alcohol don't mix 'cause they tell your liver to do two opposite things at once. Stick to something less devilishly tasty... like vodka. You'll cringe for a moment with every sip but yer liver will thank you for the easier workload!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 1, 2005 11:11 PM
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