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Day 260 - Working Lots of Hours...Me on Back Burners...

Monday, December 16, 2013

It's been about 8 days since I blogged last. I feel like I am really slacking off. I have pretty much stopped tracking my foods and haven't been on the treadmill in over a week.

I still step on the scale every day or two just to make sure I am still hovering at my current weight...which I am!

My new job is extremely stress filled! I am responsible for so much stuff it is making my head spin!

I am a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) and I have complete control over two group homes. That equates to 9 clients and 6 staff. I am like a case manager by making sure every single need is being met (financial, bills, medical, dental, vision, annuals, etc...). As for the staff, I have to make sure I have full coverages and do their payroll. I finally got access to their payroll and I already goofed on a staff's attendance. Luckily it was caught and is an easy fix!

What is causing my stress filled days is the director. Sigh... He is so not with the program! And the filing is so backed up for months! I worked over the weekend just to clean up the filing!

I have my very first semi-annual IP meeting tomorrow. I have a feeling it will be a production with the aging mother. Unfortunately my cell number has to be made public with the clients' families. I am receiving evening phone calls now. It is like I am available 24/7...

Anyway, so far I love the challenge my new position holds. The pay is amazing! But others will say it is crap. I am just excited that my schooling finally is paying off! I literally doubled my salary!!!

My other stressors is that my daughter moves tomorrow. She is driving to Florida to complete her last internship. Then she will be a Doctor in Physical Therapy! I will so miss her when she leaves...

My mother is still in the hospital awaiting for her permanent pacemaker. Her infection of the blood needs to clear up first. She is in California...I am near Chicago...

And of course, the holidays are always stress filled with shopping and such. Speaking of which, my husband is losing his part time job due to store closures. Not sure yet if this is a stressor or not...I will know in several weeks if he drives me nutty.

I think by January, after my 4 day vacation to Las Vegas to visit my family, I will start again with full force the losing weight again...right now I am just maintaining. I want to get myself back into a routine.

So can't wait for Spring! I so miss outdoor jogging!

Deborah, MSW, QIDP. (my new signature title)
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    1586 days ago
    Don't be too hard on yourself. I think it's ok to take a little break while you have so much else going on as long as you don't go backwards. You are still learning this position. Maybe the Director will come around. It is awesome that you got this pay increase right when your husband is losing his job. They say "Everything happens for a reason."
    1586 days ago
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