No I don’t. But I couldn’t convince the person doing our free health screenings that my blood pressure is not normally 140/100. Under normal circumstances, I’m virtually always 120/80. Current workload, which caused me to miss my 12:30 screening appt and rush in at 1:20 before my next meeting after a week of 12 hour days, is not normal. Well, it hasn’t been normal. Given up updated workload for the year, for project goals to be met, 12hr days would be on the low end of what’s needed.
One of the consultants found a bunch of errors in one of my approved docs (which shows how thorough the approvers read things) and I need to incorporate those corrections immediately in order to get the doc re-routing tonight.
I plan to leave by 6 and go to the gym tonight. It’s entirely possible that I’ll end up abandoning that goal as it causes more stress than the work.
Brand new high-level employee is being waaaaay too “proactive” for how new they are. I realized it’s the newbie “gotta prove myself” mentality. Having started a billionty jobs throughout my life (temp/contractor), I know it’s better to shut up, pay attention, and LEARN before trying to be proactive. They’re also an aggressive close-talker who wouldn’t even allow me to show them things (the whole reason I was there) due to their non-stop “proactive” questions (all of which were irrelevant and they never did get the relevant info that I was trying to convey).
Bad juju: My cute badge holder broke. Good juju: It broke in my purse so I was able to find the missing piece and glue it back together.
Good juju: PCB might have tried to cuddle with me this morning. Might. She also might have just been trying to get up to the pillow to attack Boo. Hard to say. She’s started requesting attention in the bathroom. I have learned that if she’s in the cat tree, that automatically means FIGHT CLUB.
I lost my train of thought again…
Car notified me of tire rapidly losing pressure on drive to work.
Do I have bad juju because of the random tire puncture/rupture? Or good juju because the car notified me?
Currently waiting for AAA to tow me to someplace to get the tire replaced/fixed. Already had 4 tows this year so this one cost $60, not including cost of tire. But I’m going back to the place where the Corolla was taken when it died. Good shop; slow service. I don’t have time to be out of the office today.
ah-haaa… good juju: I called the repair shop, since I know repair shops don’t usually have tires, and they don’t. There’s a tire shop just a couple blocks from work with my tires in stock. Bad juju: If I’d known the shop was there I could have turned right, instead of left to the office, and avoided the tow. As it is, I could hear the tire deflating so I don’t think it’s safe to drive the few blocks back.
Tires will be $100-$120/each (don’t know if I just need the 1 or will do more) plus install and tax.
Bad juju: All 4 tires are disintegrating. Good juju: “You’re lucky only 1 burst”. Good juju: Getting an overpriced checkup/oil change so long as I’m here. Good juju: out of the office
.. but only because I plan to work from home all weekend. And OT all next week.
I might get caught up because 4 of the 6 required approvers, including the person who yelled about approvals needing to happen next week, will be out of the office next Mon-Thu.
It will be HELL when they return… giving me 1 day to do about 5 days of work… but I’ll worry about that next Friday.
For now, out before 10 = awesome!
Note to self: You didn’t eat again. Take home food before it’s throw away!
oh, FML… the ONE friday that they dumped the fridge early. I lost 2 perfectly good/sealed $7 meals. If I didn’t know they dumped the trash can too, I’d be fishing them out!
I just finished up for the day… 11.5 hrs, no breaks. I’m scarfing some dinner then heading home.
Got a LOT done today. Unfortunately, only about an hour or two was on my “primary” project.
I feel bad that Boo was out till after 11p last night. She stayed indoors today. PCB was inside all day yesterday and again today.
Had “fun” (facetious) experience last night when my anxiety was ramping up, making it impossible to relax and sleep… then I couldn’t find my anti-anxiety pills. Talk about immediate anxiety escalation! After checking the bedroom, bathroom, and bathroom cabinet about 50x each, I finally remembered that they were in my purse. Ahhh. Still took over an hour to get to sleep.. 2am-ish? I don’t know.
WIDE AWAKE at 8a, thinking about work, so I was on the road before 9a and got to work at 9:45 (I usually get in between 10a and 10:20a).
Yoga was postponed by the instructor, so I didn’t have to feel bad about missing another class. I signed up for a 10-session ‘class pass’ for the office gym.. will probably only use it for yoga but I can also drop in to pilates, boot-camp, or group circuit training (most are offered during he day which I find too inconvenient).
Sent 2 message to my trainer yesterday but got no response. Very VERY unusual. I should probably check fb tonight to see if I’ve missed something.
Wow… just got work emails.. at 9:20pm! Guess it’s going to be a 12-hr work day after all!