Just when I thought it was over .....
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Inventory count was Sunday. But the end of the year brings a new twist called LIFO. I have no idea what this means, perhaps some accounting guru can explain. Basically you break your department down into subsections and give the amounts of inventory in each.
It is due tomorrow. I thought this LIFO would take 15 minutes tops. I did it in my previous job, but dummy me forgot I run a department that is 4 times larger now. 3 hours and 20 minutes later, I signed and certified it. I would divide it up, but the numbers wouldn't add up to the total inventory.
I was giving instructions to the night manager before I left, she wondered if I was okay because my face was scarlet.
Well, I'm here and I've spun the wheel. I haven't logged food. I haven't cheated. I certainly could have since my boss appeared unannounced, at lunch time. He offered to take me to lunch, I declined explaining I am on a diet. He told me I could afford to cheat (I think that was a compliment, but not sure). I fleed the building to eat lunch with my husband.... who supports me and won't let me cheat.
Because my stress level is high, I don't want to eat but I will manage to do that and log my food and post an inspirational thing on Face Book, and...... yeah, I'm overwhelmed. Since I left work an hour and a half late, I didn't go to the gym either.
FlyLady.net told me I needed to spend 15 minutes cleaning my entry. So, I cleaned the door, swept the floor, mopped the floor, shook the mat; then I expanded to the end table and the coffee table. My 5 minute hotspot was taking out the recycling. My sink remained shiny all day! Took a picture and sent it to my declutter buddy.
This resolution to declutter my home has actually helped relieve some of my stress. I find that so strange because it has caused me stress for as long as I can remember. My mom has kept everything neat, clean and orderly for as long as I can remember. I could never keep up. When I was done with that entry, I felt like I had accomplished something!
Here's to tomorrow! It's Friday. I have the weekend off. The last weekend my children will both be living in the house. One moves out, the other returns to college. I need to remind myself to take a family picture on Saturday.