God I can't believe I haven't posted in almost a week. Today is "my" Friday; I have tomorrow off for Independence Day.
I've been so busy at work I haven't had time to do much of anything these past couple of weeks but the vacation season approaches which means less people in the office, meaning less meetings. In fact, yesterday I had only one meeting. It was like a vacation day for me. I got caught up on all sorts of stuff. Today's schedule is morning-heavy but then I have time this afternoon to finally sort through emails from April and May. (Yesterday I actually got through all of June's.)
This weekend is especially long. I'm taking a vacation day on Monday. Woo hoo! Other than a cookout/birthday celebration on Saturday, I have nothing planned. It's been dreadfully rainy and cloudy here for over a month. If the pattern continues this weekend (which looks like there may be pockets of thunderstorms) I might go see the new exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum - Dutch Seascape paintings. I've heard it's excellent. Otherwise I want to be out enjoying the sun.
This past June has been one of the worst on record. We had 22 cloudy days. 75% of the time it had been crappy! Hopefully July will fair better though so far not so good.
Tonight is Salem's weekly (until the fall) Farmer's Market. Bandit and I walked down last week but got their too late - everything was sold out. They have all sorts of stuff from flowers and vegetables to pottery and lobster. They also had a band playing music. It was a lot of fun. We met a cute little Australian Terrier. She was a pup. Bandit was keen on her. She looked just like a Cairn. I had never seen one before.
Well off to start my Friday.