Wednesday, January 18, 2012
So.....yesterday was another impecably planned day. I had my meeting scheduled, had the paperwork domesticated at least, had lunch in the fridge at work and had my beloved bike time scheduled. Even had the hills versus flats route all planned out. About 20 mins after that early morning meeting started....I knew I was done for the day and the day had won! I still ate right -- still had my prepared lunch (baked ziti) and I am sure I burned off thousands of calories in aggravation alone. But there was no respite of the hour of biking -- just me and my tunes. Then of course when I got home I had to immediately load up my music for the night (I DJ in an online game a couple nights a week) and had to make dinner (finally got around to that quiche which came out SO good!). And let's not forget iTunes, which decided to eat the ends off half of my music! That was a pure joy to unbugger! Then it was bed and the start of another aggravating day!
In a couple weeks I will have been working at my profession for 20 years. And all I can say is that I am ready for a 2nd mid-life crisis!!! Had the first one early so there is still plenty of time to get in a second, and I have to tell y'all that anyday I could just pitch it all and leave for Africa. Don't worry Melanie and Terry know how to reach me if I do!
Today I managed better. In fact my parting words to the my assistant at 10am were I'm headed to the gym before my head explodes! And off I went! Think I finally figured out the problem of the inaudible iPhone! I think it's because my gym headphones are about 100 years old. I'll swap them for the ones in my purse tomorrow and give test the theory. The gym definitely helped get me through the back half of the day. I did do my running (30 mins of walking/running intervals) and my biking (finally broke that 4 min mile when I posted 12.03 miles in 45 mins). Then back to the office and 20 emails from my boss (who is wholly incapable of picking up a phone) and a visit from one of the less than stellar staff (which included and extended lesson on how to perform an audit), someone whining something doesn't work (So FIX it!), and reviewing probably one of the worst written documents in the history of writing (only got thru 10 pgs or so before I fled the office! The other 30 can wait til tomorrow!!).
Ahhhh and speaking of tomorrow, yet another pointless monthly staff meeting. My boss' attempt to stay connected with the staff. Shame she spends most of the meeting talking about her shoes and on her crackberry. And that will go on for 2 hours.
Gotta tell you dear Sparkpals, Africa looks better and better everyday! When you have to find just the right termite mound and stand in just the right spot on that termite mound at just the right time of day to get cell service for 2 mins.....right now being that cut off from the world sounds like paradise to this pooped chick!
Here's hoping y'all are having a better week than I!