I might as well give you guys an update on what has been at the forefront of all of my recent blogs: the audit at work. It was last week...and we did just fine, and learned a lot, and found out a lot that needs to be tweaked with documentation. Tribal knowledge needs to be written down just in case someone else needs to know how to do it. That's the long and short of it.
However, while it was going on, I was attached to my computer in a zoom meeting for 3 solid days...one of which lasted 11 hours.
Work day wise, I started out with 9 hours, went to 2 - 14 hour days, and ended with another 9 hour day on Thursday. By the time that last meeting ended, I was toast. Fried. Done. And I still had one more workday to get through...post-audit Friday! When small things are emailed back and forth, phone calls are had...yadda yadda yadda.
One thing about being on zoom calls is that you watch yourself all day long...I was watching how my fatigue went up each day, and how visible it was in my face...especially my eyes.
At the end of Thursday...I chugged a cerveza ... a well-earned, I'm done, relax me now, celebratory beer. Just one. And it was good.
On Friday, I did light email monitoring and phone calls...I needed to turn off the spreadsheets and corrective action brain. My oldest son and I hung out while I worked...he told me to go back to the office because at least I turn off work-mode! LoL It's a nice observation...he also doesn't get that I actually do monitor myself, but this is my "tax season"...this too shall pass.
On Friday afternoon after work & school, we went camping and the weather was glorious. Like a gift from the gods! We spent the weekend being together, talking and walking, and cooking and making fires. Our best friends came out on Saturday night for dinner....they have had a turbulent 2 weeks with a death in the family, and now have semi-permanent house guests. They needed an escape.
So my bff came out with a bottle of my favorite wine. And I had a glass. It was so good - I could taste every berry in the concoction! That's what happens when you stop having things as often as you used to. Things change. This was for the better. This one part. The other part was for the worse.
So here's that part. I had another glass. It was after dinner, a little later in the evening. It hit me differently...it just sat in my stomach.
I wasn't acting super drunk at all either; but my body had different plans, because when I went to lay down for bed, the wine wanted to stay up! In fact, it decided to make an appearance!
Right into the garbage can! In front of my 16 and 18 year olds! Oh yeah...mom was in excellent form.
Right after that...I felt just fine. Not drunk. Very odd. Very weird. I have never experienced anything like it. Almost like it expelled a poison...which really, isn't it kinda like that?
The next morning....felt like I didn't even have a thing to drink. Now, does that mean I'm going to drink wine more often?? HECK NO! In fact...why bother at all? Bodies change....sometimes for the good. You have to listen to them.
In the last 12 years, I have gone through having an aversion to wine while being heavy (no joke - I got rashes) ... to losing weight and being able to drink wine juuuuuust fine (so much so that it became a hobby)... to now this. Talk about full circle.
I'll stick to my meditation and yoga instead. I'll stick to walking on the beach and taking a drive instead.
Now I have to work on getting some boundaries set back up in the workday again. The work will get done...it will also be there tomorrow. One big final meeting today this afternoon.
Oh...and I keep forgetting...I'm presenting in a symposium next week! I have to work on that! Good thing the topic is the audit I just did!
Wish me luck!
It'll all get done in due time. I have trust and faith in that.