Monday, June 25, 2007
What!?! A Holiday?
I'm so distracted these days, that I didn't even remember that today was a provincial holiday. Discovery Day. This holiday commemorates the day, 510 years ago now, when Giovanni Cabotto (John Cabot) sailed into Bonavista Bay and "discovered" Newfoundland.
Now, I don't get this particular holiday- its one of those "funny" ones that some employers give, some unions negotiate for, some stores close for, but most don't. At the university, faculty don't get the holiday, but staff do. If you work for the federal government, you don't get it, but if you work for the provincial government, you do. Bottom line is that, at our house, we got ready for work this morning. It wasn't until I drove into the parking lot that I realized what was happening.
So, after calling my research assistant and assuring her it was OK to stay home (we had planned to meet today), I called the Province's adoption consultant. I left, oh, probably a 3-4 minute voice mail message for her. Just so she gets it first thing in the morning tomorrow. Because we NEED to get that LOA tomorrow and sign it!!! Otherwise, we won't be able to do so until next Tuesday- which could have serious consequences in terms of our TA arriving on time to travel with our group.
Can you spell STRESS?