This tree is in the main lobby at work. We have a second floor mezzanine, and that’s where I stood to get the photo. Great vantage point for photography!
And I got this today:
My reward for donating blood this morning: a cheesy tote bag. Though as cheesy tote bags go, this one is pretty nice — very well-made with a flat bottom and a piece of cardboard that fits into the bottom to make it stand up.
Yes, I survived my blood donation. The worst I can say about it was that it was disorganized. It was a totally different group of people running the bloodmobile since the last time I donated, which is a good thing. The only stupidity was that they had a boombox cranked up so loud I could not hear the questions in the health screening. Kind of ruins that whole “confidential” thing if you have to ask the person asking the questions to yell to be heard above the music. Turning it down was apparently not an option.
But as I was the only blessed donor in the place, there was no one else to hear my answers anyway.
On the bright side, someone in my office told me he had signed up to donate this afternoon inspired by my donating this morning.
Speaking of the office, today was my last day of work until January 5, 2009. And there was much rejoicing.
I plan to spend the next two weeks lying around, watching soap operas, and eating bon-bons. Note to self: hire cabana boy to peel grapes for me.
Just kidding. I’ve got approximately eleventy-billion things I’d like to accomplish before heading back to work in January. And I’m sure Lucy will be happy to help!
Lucy fears that this will cut into her strict nap schedule.