Tuesday, 8 December 2009

I have a life

So, after all my moaning about the work last week, guess what? The deal I worked on fell through. The client decided to pull out of it. Seriously???

So, it was meant to complete last Friday. On Tuesday night we were all getting ready for an all-nighter, stocking up on food and generally being fed up with life. Then the email from the client came in saying they had decided to pull out of the deal and we should stop all work on it. It is hard hearing this when you have put so much time and effort into it but at the same time we were all exhausted and needed some break. The cheering went on for a bit. And I actually got home at decent time.

The following day the partner in charge took us all for lunch. It is funny how charming and lovely he was considering the hell he's put us all through. But I will not be fooled that easily (insert evil laugh). We got back from lunch around 3 pm and our boss (not the same partner) told us we deserved some rest and to go home. And that we could work from home on Thursday. Yay!!!!!

Thursday was lovely, run in the morning, lunch with Shaun at home and an afternoon swim. Then there was Xmas decorating of the Officers' Mess in the evening. It was lovely - nice music in the background, mince pies and mulled wine. I LOVE this time of the year.

So I have my life back now and it has been great. This past weekend was the first weekend in a month that I didn't have to work but the annoying thing is that Shaun was away on exercise.

Oh and after wearing few of my new splish suits to the club swims past few weeks, apparently I am now known as the "one with many swimsuits" :)))) Not a bad name I guess.

15 comments:

Beth said...

Yeah!! I'm glad you survived and although it's a bummer the deal fell through at least you can breathe a little now!! Wooo-hooo! :)

Jennifer Harrison said...

OH THANK goodness things have slowed at work for you, ADC. I am glad you got some rest! :) I too LOVE this time of the year - my favorite! Enjoy. :))!!

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe all those hours spent and they pulled out.. but at least you get a break and get to have a life!!! YAY! And WOO HOO Splish suits!!!

Kim said...

Finally! I'ts about time they give you a reprieve! You deserve it! I love your new nickname and hopefully life can return to a bit of normal for you now!

Molly said...

At least you get to charge the client for all those hours worked regardless!!!

Glad you have your life back :) I too am known as the one with many swimsuits because of all my Splishes. What is it about swimmers that they only have one suit?!?

Pedergraham said...

Hip hip hooray! Glad that you got some down time. Dream about chocoalte now!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

That sounds like a GREAT way to kick off Christmas celebrations! So sorry about the deal - I can't imagine your frustration...but having lunch with Shaun must have been super!

And...naturally....he would be away on an exercise over the weekend :) Of course.

Charisa said...

How incredibly frustrating!!!! I'm glad you get a break finally. Enjoy the holidays :)

Oh - and I have London's weather on my iPhone - I see what you're saying about rain every day...

MM said...

Yay for a break! You must swim a lot of they recognize you have a lot of suits. I don't think anyone would remember that for me. Once a month.

Angela and David Kidd said...

It's better than being known as "girl with one swimsuit" like I'm known.

And I love it when a deal falls through! Congrats on getting your life back.

TriGirl Kate O said...

In my husband's former life in M&A, no deal = no bonus. I hope that's not the case for you, but a big hip hip hooray for a normal life!

wonderwoman said...

Oh "One with many swimsuits"! So cute! Glad you are finally getting a bit of a break at work.

jessithompson said...

Hang in there, girl, with all this work! Love your new nickname at the pool!

Roo said...

Glad it all calmed down and you got some time to work out!

Mer! said...

Ohhh..that totally stinks about the deal falling through---especially after all your hard work...ugh.

Absolutely love your new name!! =0

Hang in there--at least the partner was cool enough to take you all to lunch!! I used to work for Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher in D.C...let me tell ya, some crusty/not so fun partners there!! =0