Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Slow season?

They say this is the lowest production work week of the year. I believe it, because my commute to work is zoom-zoom. I love it: leave late and arrive early. But the schedule at my work is anything but slow. We are full with routine appointments (everyone likes to come in when they're off with the kids for annual vaccinations) and then we have to fit in a higher than usual number of sick patients. At least I don't have to field calls for travel sedatives anymore!

I have to stifle a cruel laugh when people innocently ask, "Is there any way you can do my dog's dental this afternoon?" First of all, we don't do elective surgeries in the afternoon, because we want to allow our patients plenty of time to recover. Second of all, I don't know where to fit in the urgent surgeries!

It's good for business but makes us all tired. I really do love being at my job, but I also wish I could be at home this week, like Anthony is with the kids. They're out of school, and it's hard for him to schedule much work this week anyway. Everyone else is off; no one wants the boiler inspector to come on a slow work week when they are playing hookey.

It's not slow in the yard. I love the new patio! We all took turns jumping off of it. Anthony has been clearing more of the grass, with "assistance" from Colin. Next up is building the shed. Pictures soon, I hope!

8 comments:

Dad said...

Ooh, I wanna jump off the patio too!

Can't wait for the pics. i only posted this comment so I could be befoer A. Norma :-))...double grin.

(or is it a double chin?)

Lisa said...

That patio sounds awfully exciting.

Michael came to buy food for Bono yesterday but didn't see you. No doubt you were busy with a patient!

Emily said...

I'm enjoying the lack of traffic in Dallas, too!

A.Norma said...

(or is it a double chin?) !!!! Cheeky!!! you only jumped the queue because I was busy..(hug) I wanna jump off the patio too..:o)

ColeBugsmommy said...

I'm glad I took the week off. We haven't had much fun though, I have a sinus infection and strep, but better being at home than work when you are sick! Hang in there the week is almost over.

scribbit said...

Yea, I'm still in the tryptophan-induced stupor that seems to hit that week after Christmas. I won't jump to life until after the 1st.

paula said...

The patio sounds fabulous. Looking forward to the pics. XXX

Leah said...

I can't wait to see pictures of your new patio.