Friday, January 30, 2009

It's Not Easy Being Green

Well, the painters have just finished the exterior painting of the office building, and I now work in a green building. The green is a dark, green, army color-a toss between a very ripe green avocado, and that dark green baby poop that newborns produce in their diapers. I had to take Nicholas to work with me one afternoon, and the first thing that came out of his mouth, upon entering the building was: "Mommy! You work in a very ugly building!"

We got an update that the bathrooms "hope" to be done in 4 weeks, not the 6 weeks we were told. Because of the remodel, they have shut all water in the building. We don't even have water to wash our hands or give to our poor plants. There are the porta potties outside, and one does have a sink, but I haven't been brave enough to enter them. According to my boss lady, who went to check it out one morning, it was pretty gross inside, and there was pee all over the place. Lovely.

Since the remodel, I've been visiting various other bathrooms including the county building, the bathrooms at drug stores, my son's school bathroom, my mom's, McDonalds-any place that has a working toilet just to avoid the porta potty outside of the ugly green building. All I can say is thank God for liquid sanitizing soap--that is all we have to wash our hands. It just doesn't seem to be healthy working conditions, huh? Oh well--I'm glad I work a shorter day at least and I can put in some exercise looking for toilets.

I cannot tell you how much I love my new schedule at work. I used to be home at 6:30, 6:45 pm, and now I'm home at 4:30 pm. What a difference two hours can make! I can actually RELAX a little before I have to make dinner. We actually eat by 6pm instead of 7:30! Yippee! I also have more time to do my Avon stuff so I'm not up until midnight bagging orders or labeling brochures. (BTW watch for Avon's ad during the Superbowl!) Tonight I'm going to help my friend, Angela deliver a dinner to a single mom who just had surgery. Saturday I have grocery shopping to do. Sunday is Super Bowl (I think I will hit the mall-I'm not a real fan of football.) we are also taking my cousin out to lunch before she leaves for the Azores again. Sigh--we are going to miss our little Tania! Her parents and the relatives on the island miss her so much-I can only imagine. I'm thankful Liz still lives at home-I think I will miss her way too much when she leaves the nest-I can wait for that a little longer.

February is upon us, and I will not lie; February is one of my favorite months of the year. :) Rich and I are going "away" for the weekend for Valentines! Yay! Something nice to look forward. Perhaps by that time I'll also have a working toilet at work. Oh, it really is the little things in life that makes things bearable. It's been cold in the mornings, but today, it is rather warm outside. The sky is blue, the birds are singing, and people are wearing shorts. The Spring-like weather is so beautiful, even this big ole' green turd I work in looks kinda nice.


FrankandMary said...

Gee, away doing what Mz Julie :-0?
I hope the hotel has a lovely boudoir. Have fun. You deserve it. You spend all your time taking care of everyone else. You need some pampering. ~Mary

Jan said...

I am pleased they are getting on with the job ,even if it is a drab colour ,and you wont have to wait quite as long for your bathroom ,you legs must ache keeping them crossed so long ,I bet you are looking forward to going away Jan xx

Missie said...

I love the cute valentine picture on your header. It's adorable.

Enjoy the week coming up.