Yesterday morning, as a matter of routine, I was answering emails. I forwarded one of the emails to my boss and asked if she could please check on something for me and she responded back:
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!! GET OFF THE COMPUTER AND ENJOY YOURSELF!!!!
Enjoying myself is a bit of a foreign concept to me, however. I have work to do. I have articles to write. I've got a couple of freelance projects which are taking time. I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO WEAR TO MY BOOK SIGNING TONIGHT. Important crap is going on!
I did take a break yesterday, I'm happy to report. I went swimming with the Boy and Girl children and I also played at least an hour (okay, probably more) of video games with the Boy Child. Before I did that, I wrote a short email to the President of my company, letting him know where I am and that I would send him an intro to the employee blog that I write so he could send out a notification to all the employees. I also mentioned that the local t.v. thing I did yesterday morning went well, because he knew I was nervous about it the last time we spoke.
I opened my email this morning, and this was his reply:
You go Diva!
From the President. Of my company.
Yes. I really am the luckiest person in the world. Thank you for noticing.