You know that point of workload where you have so much stuff to do that you don't know where to start and end up staring distressingly at the screen for 20 minutes trying to figure out where to start? Yea, totally there.
I have discovered a down side to having a, as my mom would call it, real job. Unlike all previous jobs, when I am not here, the work doesn't get done by somebody else, and apparently, everything falls apart. My coworkers are not capable of changing the toner by themselves. I missed two days last week because of this stupid cold and I was already behind before that. This is a really ugly combination so I am going to whine on LJ before tackling my to-do list.
I do love my job, really. I need to work on saying no. I have a tendency, when people other than my boss ask me to do things for them I tend to say yes, regardless of how much other stuff I have to do. My boss has already told me I don't need to do this but I'm so used to having multiple bosses it's hard. I'm staying late tomorrow anyway because I have an event downtown to attend and I don't have time to go home and come back.
But the upside more than makes up for it. Money! I'm going to drop 300 on a paddle this weekend. I could go cheaper but the expensive one will be better for my hands and shoulders. And I'm less likely to want to sell it right away. I am also going to be looking at pfds on Saturday and am ordering a helmet from Chilliwack. Once I have all that I will be able to get on rivers now that there's rain. Hurrah!
I went to a VKC exec meeting last night. I mysteriously got roped into doing layout for the newsletter (which is kind of a funny sory) and Phil suggested I attend then announced that I'd be there. Slightly annoyed by that since I had a headache and had been thinking about staying home. It was good though. I got to voice some of my concerns about the lack of beginner friendliness. They're a very friendly group and I felt instantly welcome. Although I think most of them think Phil and I are an item. Ohhhhh well.
i just received word from my boss that they are extending my contract and at the end of the month I am going to become part of the Hydro temp system which means full benefits and cool stuff like that. I've never had benefits before and seeing as I am technically not on my mother's anymore and can't stay on it past this May anyway, this is a pretty good thing.
This is a very good thing.
Sorry to anyone who panicked at my last post. I was on my way out the door and didn't have time to elaborate.
I'm fuzzy on the details still but from what I understand, someone came in via my window (yikes) around 5am Sunday morning. Not sure what, if anything they took because my roommate was home and I gather they got out of there pretty fast. Luckily, when my mom and I stopped by on Friday to pick up my laundry I decided at the last minute to pick up my computer otherwise I definitely would have lost that. I didn't have anything else of value in there.
All in all it could have been a lot worse. I'm mostly freaked out that strange people were in my room. Feel a lot of space violation with that. I am also freaked by the thought of what might have happened if I had been home when it happened. Feeling very very relieved that I was at my parents and kind of scared to go back. I hope that will pass.
It is a testament to how well I'm doing emotionally these days that I'm not a total basketcase. A month ago my reaction probably would have been very different.
Which brings me to an interesting observation. I'm happy. My life isn't perfect and there are things I would change if I could but overall, I am happy. More importantly, I'm at peace. It's been a long time coming.
My house was robbed last night.
They came in through my window. I wasn't there.
I just became an accountant... sort of.