Saturday, September 06, 2008

Tasty Thanks

Despite my weekend of camping and the Monday holiday, this was a rough week (a rough few weeks, actually). I had a big deadline at work, which coupled with an extremely difficult client, has resulted in me working some very long hours. Last night, my boss and I were both at the office until 10 pm. We expect to have a few more days of scrambling early next week, but are hopeful things will calm down after that.

I was starting to get discouraged for a while, but light at the end of the tunnel is always a nice thing. Another thing that helps is knowing my Herculean efforts are not being taken for granted. When he was thanking me last night for all my hard work, my boss told me that he wanted me to take my husband out for a fancy dinner this weekend, and submit the receipt with my expense report on Monday.

So I had a lazy relaxing day today, a trip to the farmers market and several hours of reading on the porch. Then SodaBoy and I went out for our fancy dinner. We decided on a French restaurant we'd long been wanting to try. The food was delightful, but the prices were obscene. We won't likely return any time soon--I have never in my life seen such a high bill for dinner for two. I am not going to feel too badly though. My boss did use the word "fancy", exactly three times, and I definitely earned it. Plus, I gotta follow my marching orders!

7 comments:

Electronic Goose said...

Nice!!

Nadine said...

As much as I'd like a fancy dinner, I wouldn't want to work the long hours. I'm glad they appreciate you!

Aliki2006 said...

What a great payoff for those long hours! I'm glad you have such a boss--it helps, I'm sure, with those long hours.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YAY! Glad you had a great dinner. Woowee! I hope long hours won't become common, though!

Nicole said...

So glad you enjoyed a dinner in true fancy pants style!

Momma Val said...

Lucky! Hope you had dessert too!

BerryBird said...

I did get dessert, although I normally don't... I don't like cake or frosting or many other sticky dessert items. But there was something I absolutely could not resist: earl grey ice cream. I'd never heard of such a thing, and drink earl grey every.single.day, so I was decided as soon as I saw it on the menu.