You know what kind of days I might be talking about, everything just seems to flow, it all seems to go well, have you had one of those days?
I took today off. I accumulate so many hours of PTO per pay day. I'm capped at 210 hours so if I don't use them, I don't gain any more. It used to be 240 hours, somehow I missed the memo that was sent out that they reduced it to 210 hours and there were several months I didn't gain any PTO. So now I'm careful. If I am close to reaching 210 hours, I take a day here, a day there. I try to keep my bank close to 200 hours of PTO which is equivalent to about a month's salary. I work in an industry that doesn't guarantee steady employment. There have been lay offs. I could be one of them down the road. I would like to have a month's salary available before unemployment kicks in. I have no money to go on vacation for a week or so and really we don't want to board Koda at this stage of the game so we stay put.
So I had the day off.
Hubby and me went out to breakfast this morning at this great family restaurant. I thought I ordered small, sausage scrambled with eggs, potatoes, pancakes since the restaurant is known for their pancakes. My platter of eggs and sausage and potatoes could feed a family of four for a week, I kid you not. Three huge pancakes accompanied the order. I ate less than a third of the eggs, sausage and potatoes, two of the pancakes, and the rest came home. Son had some of my leftovers and hubby's leftovers for lunch and there is still enough for another meal. And the prices weren't that bad. Great restaurant. I'll recommend it if you are in the area.
Hubby then did a presentation at the studio he works for 28 kids part of a summer day camp. He talked of music and played some songs. 75% of the kids listened. I call it a success. He may get a student or two or maybe not, but that's okay, it still was a fun time.
Then we came home, gave Koda that car ride he still enjoys and son joined us for lunch.
He's sort of employed now, but not employed now. He's on the payroll but not working a lot lately. Politics play a part here. Could go into explanations but it would take a long time to explain it all. A lot his fault, some his employer's fault. He knows the writing is on the wall. He's gradually being eliminated so he is looking for something else.
So hubby is on his computer doing whatever he's looking at.
I'm on Craigslist looking at jobs for son, sending potential things his way.
Son's laptop is dying (dead but we don't want to admit it) so he's on his tablet, applying for this, applying for that. Koda is moving among us, by hubby, by son, by me, in the kitchen where he likes to sleep.
We're connected though we aren't talking.
We're all working on technology.
It just seems to flow.
And I like it.
We won't always be.
Son will get another job.
I won't have a Friday off.
Koda will choose to sleep down the hall in the bathroom.
But we were all relatively together.
And it was good.
Just one of those days.
We got sandwiches for dinner.
We watched Non-Stop (good movie).
We said good night.
And we move on to tomorrow, whatever it brings.
But today was just one of those days.
And it was a good one.