It's Tuesday and if you don't know the drill by now, go check out The Unmom. Seriously. I'm too pooped to explain.
It's not that I'm tired physically just that I'm exhausted in every other way. I mean, let's face it, it's easy to think the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Millions and millions of gallons of oil are still gushing into the Gulf. (Have we reached a billion yet? Maybe the better question is, will we?) Extremism is alive and well on both sides of the aisle in America. Sometimes it's obvious and sometimes it's not.
Plus, I'm reading Orson Scott Card's Empire and it's just damn depressing. Card's idea of a second America Civil War pushes all the right buttons except he's writing it from what I can only call an opposite perspective to my own. Namely, he's quite a bit further to the right of political center than I am comfortable with. Take note Eldest. I am reading the book. I will not guarantee I like it.
Enough politics. How's the dog, you might ask. (Aliceson, this is for you.) Much better, thank you. After thinking we were not going to get his medicine down him and he was just going to have to suck it up, Hubby saved the day. I sent him out for something to get the pills down Myrddin's throat and he came back with this:
Adding to my general level of mental pooped-ness is the fact that I am taking a virtual class from our database provider so I can hopefully administer the thing. The class itself isn't too difficult but our damn server has had to be rebooted 2 to 3 times a day during class. We upgraded to Server 2008 and let's just say the implementation of the upgrade has not proceeded smoothly. We either can't receive emails from our UK office and vice versa, can't get external emails or find the intertubes wandering off into uncharted waters. Our IT guy said today that they thought the exchange server was somehow pointing to the server in our China office, which is updated once in a blue moon, and that somehow explained the problem. Strangely enough, after this explanation and the attendant assumed repointing, the server still had to be rebooted. Again. Grr.
I leave you with this happy picture. Cause the pups are just about the only thing that I can count on to make my day.