Our holiday party starts in about 20 minutes and these will be the first 20 minutes I’ve had today to just relax. It has been one of those days. Nothing I planned to do got done. I spent the day putting out fires that were not even my fires to put out. I also busted my badge, snapped it clean in half when I was helping to setup for the holiday party, earlier this morning, and I now have a new badge. But I liked my old one, and liked the fact that it never had to be replaced until now. I’m a sucker for “streaks”.
There is a rumor going around that after the holiday party, we are going over to Pentagon Row (where my gym is) to go ice skating. In the winter, they put up a small outdoor rink. I haven’t skated in a while, but I played hockey when I was younger and that is how I learned to skate. It will be interesting to see how much I remember. (It really hasn’t been that long; certainly sometime within the last 10 years.)
One problem: I’m beginning to feel tired. I’ve been up since 4:30. The holiday part will last until 7 PM. Who knows how long the ice skating will last. I’ll get home late. It will be a long day. And I have one more day at the gym (tomorrow) before my day off (Sunday).