Working on My Day Off

I’ve been getting a lot of crap for working all morning… from coworkers since they know this is supposed to be my time off. But I had deadlines and I felt guilty and let’s face it, work is an amazing excuse to procrastinate cleaning my house. And…

My job is like play to me.

How many people can say that?! When I’m not making art and being a mom/wife, I am the Design & Interactive Manager at Denver Zoo (I’m also the official photographer —  I get to photograph baby zoo animals!). I have been working there for 5 1/2 years and was a volunteer there for 2 years before that. I like to to tell people that I love my job as much today as I did on the day I started. Again, how many people can say that?

I could go on and on about all that I love about my job but I’m sure there will be posts on this topic in the future, like maybe when I have new baby zoo animal photos to share!

For today – I will just share with you some of the projects that I got to work on this morning as evidence of why I feel the need to do work even though it’s officially my day off (it’s just so much FUN!):

Signage and advertising for our new tiger exhibit…


I had to put together our monthly Board Report for the month of December and these were some of the highlights from the section under Public Relations:

baby_zebraWATCH: Baby zebra at Denver Zoo loves the snow

Denver Zoo offers X-ray to help restore 367-year-old painting
We’re even making contributions to the art world – how cool is that?

Last chance to visit Santa at Denver Zoo’s Zoo Lights
Zoo Lights is where we take the girls to take Santa every year. I make it a point to get there before the crowds. This year, we were the first ones there and he spent and extra amount of time talking to the girls — telling them not to fight and telling Sophie that puppies get scared on the sleigh ride so he avoids giving puppies for Christmas.

And… I worked on our new Zoo Map. You all know by now just how much I love maps.


It’s 1:30 now and I am officially taking the rest of the day off! To clean my house – ugh. I think I’ll get in the hot tub first. See, now I feel I deserve it. No more guilt.

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