Friday, August 14, 2009
A little bit of a back story first. Every day that I can, I eat my lunch on the patio outside at work. It is my time to myself to finally be warm, to be left alone and to read my book (or take a nap, depending on how the day has been). Today was no different. I sat outside and was as content as a pig in slop (at least, I hear they are really content!). Walked back inside when lunch was over, reading my book the entire trip down the halls (it's a gift that I practice daily to perfect - reading and walking that is. NO, I do not read and drive...I read and listen to books on CD! But I digress.)
The second I walked into my cube, all of my happiness, contentedness, peacefulness, blissfulness left. Poof! I felt like crying! (BTW, that's one thing I hate about being a girl...the tears! UGH! So not the way to act at work!!) I realized that it was time to make a change. If my feelings of serenity could disappear that quickly, something must be horribly wrong.
Fast forward about three hours. I have a weekly meeting with my boss' boss and a few other folks. At the end of the meeting, we were discussing the reorganization that our groups are going through and the plans being discussed. The powers-that-be are locked in a never-ending two week cycle. "We'll have something for you in a couple of weeks." Anyway, at the end, after most everyone had left, I told my boss' boss that I would like to have a different lead/supervisor when the reorg was done. He said "Okay" Really?!? That's all it took? Sweet! He did ask if there was some feedback he should ask for and it sounds like I will be giving him some later.
But, wow! A new boss!! Woo HOO!!! A billion and a half tons lifted off my shoulders! I think I will like my job again! YAHOOZERS!!!!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I really don't know. So, probably not, right? I got up at my normal time and did my normal thing to get ready for and go to work. I tried to be less annoyed by my car pool companion, but that didn't go so well. I wasn't AS annoyed, but he still annoyed me.
I did get quite a few things done at work. I was more motivated to complete certain tasks, so that was good. Then a ton of things got dumped on me all at once. Nothing I couldn't handle, but I did need to stop, take a breath and make a list (yep, I'm a list maker!). My stress level was a little higher than normal when I left work today, but not horribly so.
Today was 8th grade registration for my daughter. We cooked dinner and then headed out. This year, she had to get her picture taken at registration. Odd, but whatcha gonna do? She looked very cute! We got there and were able to get through all of the registration rigmarole in less than 30 minutes. No lines, fees were low and she is on the "team" she wanted to be on! Afterwards, we went to ShopKo to get a present for a birthday party this weekend. So...quality time with my daughter. That was good.
But was it the most? Can it be when you're going to a job that doesn't demand your best every day? Or that you don't love? (I'd love my job a LOT more if I had a different boss...). I'll try again tomorrow. Maybe the idea is to make the most out of the moments you can.... ...maybe?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I read someone else's blog and it started out with "I made the most of my day today." How many of us can say that? I know I can't...okay, I can, I'd just be lying! LOL! I've decided that when I get up tomorrow, I am going to adopt that attitude for the entire day.
I will let you know how I do on this grand experiment!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Another one of my stupendous blogs was almost written. I was just adding the last meaningful, soul-searching line when my daughter plugs in the toaster. And?? What's that got to do with anything? Toaster and computer are on the same circuit (or whatever it's called!). When she plugs in the toaster, she resets the circuit. My computer goes black...lost power, lost blog, lost 10 minutes while it reboots.
Okay, now that I'm back up, I gotta go! It's late and I have to work in the morning...okay, I have to get up to go to work. No guarantee they'll get any work outta me! LOL!
BTW, blog was about softball. We lost. I really need to start typing in Word and doing a copy/paste so that you can all read these wonderful words I think I'm sharing with you!
Monday, August 10, 2009
If you don't believe me, ask the mosquitoes! LOL!! DH and I took the rat-dog and pony-puppy for a walk after dinner. We went on the short route because neither one of us really wanted to be out there, but the dogs insisted. (They're good at that, by the way.) Anyway, part of the walking path in our subdivision was/is under water. We avoided the deepest spots by going around, but it turns out that walking in water was the least of our worries. After we got past the standing water, we were attacked!!!
M-O-S-Q-U-I-T-O-S!!! The size of...of...of...well, mosquitoes. But there were hundreds of them! They swarmed all over DH and me. We walked faster than we've ever walked before trying to get away from those darn things! After a little while, DH was relatively mosquito free. I, however, still had them hovering all around me. I choose to believe they stayed near me because I smelled so good and I have superior blood. The fact that they thinned considerably after I tossed the bag of poop I was carrying into a trash can is merely coincidental!! (No, Tony...I don't just carry poop on walks with my dog! LOL! I was being a responsible dog owner and cleaning up after the rat dog!)
DH and I cut the short walk even shorter by cutting through a parking lot. We still had some visitations from the mosquito cousins, but not as many as before. DH (the forever optimist) started talking about West Nile virus. I assume everyone knows what that is. If not, just ask and I'll explain. Anyway, when we get home, he makes me google the time it takes from being bitten until you start seeing symptoms. (3 - 15 days) I'm expecting him to start feeling ill in about 2 1/2 days! LOL!! With my luck, I'll get sick in five days...just as my vacation starts. And all because I'm such a tasty little morsel! LOL!!
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