Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Project done - well almost...

... had the meeting with CEO this morning to go over my report and recommendations. Roller-coaster of a meeting and I said 'No - I'm not willing to change that for x reason' a lot, and 'If you want to do that, then you have changed the entire rule set by which I built the new structures, the clinical needs will not be met, and the project needs to be re-done and I this is why I disagree with you' a few times.

upshot is 3 and a half hours later, everything was accepted with only one cosmetic change to a job title! He's even been telling everyone that the project is excellent!

it now goes to the Board on May 22nd (where I'll present the report), then for consultation, and then back to the Board for final approval.

adrenaline is now at an all time low - I've kind of crashed this afternoon and now I'm going to boy's for a relaxing evening. Lots more work to do over the next couple of months, but nothing with this kind of deadline - yay - and no more weekends full of work!

Saturday, 10 May 2008

get up early, get things done - who'd have thunk it?

very early morning today - boy had to get an 8.30 flight to Ireland and as he'd been on a residential course all week with work, I stayed over. This meant leaving the flat at 5.45 (well - 6am anyway) and after making my way home, it was about 6.40... what to do?

well - this weekend is the big push on the project as I'm presenting to the CEO and Deputy on Monday/Tuesday, so there is lots of work to do (but this does mean that from mid-next week, I should be doing things like - oh, I don't know - responding to emails, seeing friends and generally having slightly more of a social life). Plan was to start work at about 9.30 so I had just under 3 hours to spare - should I go to back to bed, or do something productive? decisions, decisions...

... amazingly, I chose the latter! I've done all the washing up, tidied the kitchen and put the rubbish out, hard boiled some eggs (for new eating plan that requires lots more protein than I'm used to), put towels into washing machine (and actually turn it on and everything!), and made some lovely veg soup! All that and it's only just gone 9am... I may even try to make a habit of this - lots of things done and still a whole weekend of work ahead of me!

anyhoo - work now - I've got everything done, I just actually have to write the damn document - what fun... I may even try and spend some of tomorrow in a park enjoying the sunshine if I get everything done (or take some work to the park if not...).

tonight I think that Aish is coming over for a girly night of drunkenness and chick-flicks which will be nice.

also - a lovely smile for you - here is a fab post written by nanila all about the idiosyncrasies of living in England... very Stephen Fry in tone - enjoy!