This might say more about me than I should admit, but as soon as I saw the brown envelope in my mailbox this morning, my mood lifted. I know those brown envelopes, with the California State Controllerís name in the return address area. I new exactly how much the check inside was (or should have been) written for. This is the check that the Boss expected by Friday but I didnít think would arrive until next week.
The odd part is that this meant more work for me. And I liked it! I was happy about it! Please, sir, poke me in the eye with that stick again.
Thereís a difference between having a lot of work to do, and having a lot of work that you feel good about doing. Paying the bills, for some odd reason, makes me feel good. I know another drought is coming, but that doesnít keep me from enjoying the sweet summer rain. Thatís what it felt like, spending all that money today.