Monday, August 30, 2010
working and reworking
A particularly difficult week at work wound up with an absolutely brutal Friday. Faced with projects that overwhelmed them, sales and production alternately dragged their feet and waffled until the 11th hour when they dumped the whole mess in my lap and ran. So Friday turned into a marathon workday of questioning and sorting, prepping and fixing until late into the evening.
On the train ride home, I reflected about the whole mess. I can't help but feel that I owe our clients my best efforts to make their work come right, BUT ... my coworkers won't learn anything from this except that when time runs short I'll do their jobs for them. Aargh. My conclusion? I need to rebalance the situation.
So this weekend, Gavin and I spent our time quietly at home. I finished my library book, Her Fearful Symmetry. It was readable and I enjoyed it at times, but I'm never entirely satisfied with novels when I dislike most of the characters or when the ending is lame. I spent a couple of hours in the garden, mostly tidying my daylilies to remove spent flower stalks and browned leaves. I removed an Artemesia Silver Mound which was in the way of a Bird's Nest Spruce. We went to the movies to see The Expendables. The movie won't win any awards, but it was surprisingly funny and entertaining despite all the comic book gore. And I've reworked my second Soft Serve sock up to the heel. All in all, a satisfying weekend. Now let's see what this week brings.