Friday, October 29, 2010

Power Day

About 4 years ago Saskatoon experienced a Snow Day when the city was hit by a crazy snowstorm and we were all sent home from work. I loved this as I was living with Deena at the time and we stayed in our PJ's all day.

Well, yesterday I got to experience my first Power Day. At about 10am the power went out at work. By 11:30 it was still not on and SaskPower said that we would not be getting our power back till late Thursday or Friday. Our department was upset bc we had to release our Q3 financial statements today and there were last minute changes that needed to be made, but with no server we were screwed. I was pretty happy bc I had not seen my husband in three weeks and he was finally home. So we all got packed up to leave ... and voila ... the power was back on. My heart sank ... BUT ... we still got to go home bc when the server is shut down for that long ... it takes like 4 hours to get everything going again.

I LOVE Power Days.

Oh ... and we released our FS on time today.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Great Day to be a Non-Smoker

As I look outside my office window at the wind gusting the snow everywhere and people all bundled up fighting the cold - it makes me so thankful that I have not smoked in 8 days and I no longer have to be one of those people freezing their butts off while having a cigarrette.

I am also thankful at how easy the quitting smoking process has been. I started on Champix a couple weeks ago. It was amazing how after a couple days I did not like the taste of smoking and would only want a couple drags. The quitting smoking was easy - the side effects from the pills not so much. The best way I can describe it is morning sickness for about 5 hours after taking a pill - 2 doses per day. I talked to the pharmacist about it and he said I could cut the pills in half and take half doses. Did not help. So I am now taking one pill right before I go to bed and pray I fall asleep before it kicks in. Regardless of the side effects - it is worth it. I think I will just take the pills for another couple weeks and be done with this whole process.