Monday, March 5, 2007

The Day Off That Almost Wasn't

Today I finally got a much-needed day off from work . . . yay me !! I had planned about a week or so ago to take today off, but my plans were almost thwarted by the evil computer system at work. Our system was extremely close to using up all its available space, so our computer folks scheduled an emergency fix over the weekend . . . which meant that it would not behoove me to be out today, with the usual chaos that is Monday, on top of our computer issues. Needless to say, I was more than upset at needing to change my plans, and pretty down about not getting a day to myself ! But, the unexpected call from our computer people came Friday morning to let me know that our system was no longer a critical case, and the weekend service could wait until its originally scheduled time next month. Hallelujah, Melissa got her day off back !!!

The whole reason I decided to take today off was because of our trip to Pittsburgh over the weekend, to see my lovely and talented sister-in-law, Laura, perform . . . she is a modern dance major at Point Park, and gave a beautiful performance !! Fun as it was, our trip was superfast . . . 5+ hours to get there Saturday night at 11:30pm, dance performance at 2pm Sunday, and back in the car for another 5 hour trip home Sunday night !!!! Yep, a day off was just the thing !!

So I started my day off with a leisurely pot of tea, in my favorite teacup, and in my favorite chair. Mind you, I have tea everyday at work, but tea for me is in a mug, with my mug warmer, at my desk, chugged down when I get a spare moment. What a welcome change !

Then I spent some time finishing up one of my latest projects . . . knitting my own hat. I had done the "first knitting project scarf" a few weeks ago, and had moved on to the "necessary because I live in frigid upstate New York hat" !!! I actually did try many times to take a decent picture of myself in my new cool hat, but it just wasn't happening . . . could be the fact that I have no make-up on today, and that's just scary for everyone !! Now, what to knit next . . . ?!?!!

My day off is coming to an end now . . . almost time for Jack to come home ! The whole situation, though, reminded me that God is truly sovereign and in control, and that He knows our needs, and when and how to meet them . . . even if it's something as seemingly insignificant as a day off from work !!


Jennifer said...

Your hat is adorable! I wish you'd had more time in my neck of the woods. We should plan a get together.

Allyson said...

Cute hat! And a day off is never insignificant! I haven't been brave enough to try a hat, though I have done lots of scarves--it's good therapy.