Thursday, May 21, 2009

In which I get a letter from the President of Merck

My weekend was uneventful. Michael and I had decided last weekend that we have been doing too much weekend driving lately and that we would stay put for this one. So we did. It was a little boring but it was nice.

Saturday Michael and I went gallavanting off at 8am to yard sale. We were sorely disappointed, and bought not even one thing. Yard saling on the Main Line is always hit or miss. The yuppies charge so much for their stuff, I almost wonder why they even bother putting it outside to begin with. Then Michael fixed someone's car, and I went to the gym. Then I scrubbed the bathroom. I always let these stort of things drag out, in hopes that someone else will do it, as I utterly despise bathroom cleaning. Tragically, this didn't happen today. So I finally just did it. And it was gross and nasty and I cried a little. This regulary happens with things like the dishes, the garbage, the vacuuming, the rotting vegetables in the fridge, and the random clothes and shoes that fall wherever they come off.

Michael had a baseball game in the afternoon, which he won because he is the King of Everything. I went and brought a folding chair, which was the best thing I have ever thought of in my life! Usually I get so grumpy at his games but that chair changed it all. I didn't have to sit on the bleachers and so I didn't get uncomfortable and I could move it whenever I felt too hot in the sun and I had my own spot and didn't feel awkward sitting next to people I didn't know. But then I got a sunburn. Oh well.

Sunday, I visited Trader Joe's bright and early. I love this little grocery store. Even though half the things I buy when I food shop they don't have...which means I have to go to Wal-Mart afterwards anyways. I don't care though, it makes me feel so sunshiny being there! Also, I cleaned the house again, per usual.

Last night I did not fall asleep until 3am. I couldn't stop thinking and couldn't get comfortable and someone kept turning the hall light outside my room on and that just drives me NUTS. Then I awoke at 6:45am, feeling surprisingly awake and refreshed. Odd. I had originally intended to awake at 6:30 to begin a new morning routine, but my excuse was "I didn't fall asleep until 3am, so I can stay in bed a few more minutes". I am so tragically lazy sometimes. But I got up nonetheless and made time for myself to eat a fiber and protein rich breakfast. Which I have read will aid in my strive for weightloss. So I had an egg, some yogurt, and a piece of toast. This toast I purchased from Trader Joe's, and the man there assured me that it was delicious and fluffy and not at all grainy and wheaty. He lied, and it was. Oh well.

Now I have just returned from my 10:30 meeting to discover a letter on my desk. It is from one Mr Robert McMahon, the President of Merck & Co, my employer. He would like to congratulate me upon my recent Six Sigma Greent Belt certification, and it has his real signature on it. While I don't pretend to think that he actually even looked at the letter he was signing, it is fun knowing that for 3 seconds, Mr. Robert McMahon, President, did something that involved me.

My flowers have died :( I decided I need to buy a plant for my desk.

"He who wants to change the world should begin by cleaning the dishes." - Paul Carvel

1 comment:

Eva said...

Oh my goodness, you sound JUST like me! very nice to meet you also :) I just read your posts and every few seconds I'm thinking to myself...me too...me too...oh my god ME TOO! hahah. I love that you say your a housewife without the house or the hubby, me too. I have been with my Bf for over 8 years, and we arn't budging on marriage until we have a home of our own. Which is just fine with me, but apparently my fam is getting ants in the pants. My recent love for site designing has forced me to make La Dolce Vita on Ning and I'm so glad you are one of the 3 ( haha ) people who have faith in it.. Hope it works out and I cant wait to learn more about you