Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I have the opportunity to try out working four 10-hour days. Which means, an extra day to lay around with the paper (so to speak). I'm all for it. Working the five-day schedule is really getting to me, and I could use the extra weekday (Monday) to get all my errands done (instead of doing them on the weekends along with everyone else in the free world). Not to mention spending extra time with all the cuties here at home (human and feline). So, I'm going to give it a try for a couple weeks and see how it goes. It'll be an extra hour in the morning and an extra hour in the evening -- not too bad. The other option is coming in to work at 6:30 am (and leaving at 5) and I just don't think I can handle that. So, we'll see. A week or two of adjustment and I'm sure it will be just fine.

My brother was here for the past four days and we had such a good time. We wore ourselves out. We went to see elephant seals (from now on to be known as 'sea elephants'), had excellent food, made excellent food, went on a huge 10+ mile hike (straight uphill and then straight downhill... so grueling on the calves!), played Raving Rabbids for hours, went out for massive amounts of ice cream, went to the new Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, etc. etc. We had a great time. I miss him already; wish we lived closer together. Photos TK (that means "to come" in news-speak).

I feel like changes are right around the corner. I don't even know what I mean by that, but it feels like there will be some shifts happening soon. If nothing else, having an extra day off every week will be a huge change (and a welcome one). No more fighting the weekend crowds at Berkeley Bowl... time to exercise in the middle of the day for three days straight... and think of all the extra reading time! :)

Right now, however, I'm exhausted. I need an extra day off right now. However, this is a short work week as well. I have a two-day class in San Francisco Thursday and Friday. Yippee! Sitting in a computer lab with a bunch of strangers! Wahoo!


Kate said...

How exciting! I'd love to do a four-day week, and agree: having Monday off is a complete blessing (I used to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule and loved it.) I hope the adjustment is easy and this works out well for you. And I'm glad you had a good time with your brother!

Lara Starr said...

Oh good for you! A 4-day week saved my sanity a few years ago (although I took a pay cut instead of 4-10s)

And, thank you for using "TK" - I use it all the time and no one ever knows what I'm talking/writing about....

Stefanie said...

Sounds like you and your brother had a marvelous time. Good luck with the 4-day work week.