oops

maybe not oops… but maybe.

my boss returned from a couple of back to back vacations and apologized for leaving me with a couple of burning busses to deal with last week.

unsurprisingly, my stress level is visible and my concerted effort to start saying no more often is having an effect.

it doesn’t feel good to say no, but maybe i’ll get used to it.

dreary day

this is my least favorite biking weather; 32° and rain. it also means that i won’t want to leave the house when i’m done working this evening. which is fine, i guess; i’m getting used to the routine.

i typically get home around 3:30, jones begs for a walk until about 4, then we go for a walk, i work until about 5:30 and then feed the dogs and clean up the dishes from last night’s dinner. i knit for a while on the couch until 6:30 and then start dinner. i knit and watch the office while dinner is cooking. then i eat, knit some more, and go to bed when i get tired.

lame.

feels like -21°

this morning, my phone told me the feels-like temp and i made the executive decision to work from home today. it’s our work holiday party tonight at pasqual’s, so i’ll see most folks there.

i’ve also been trying to work my new schedule so that myself and others can get used to it, but the dogs won’t care until it’s just we three in the house.

up down up down

by the end of last week, i had significant cankles from standing most of my work day, so i’ve opted to start sitting a little more, maybe less than half of the time that i’m at my desk.

since our desks are motorized, i have to hold a button while it goes up and down and, while the down position is easy because it’s the lowest one, the standing position is more difficult. so, i made a marker on the wall to indicate when to stop going up. only the line is visible from my height at my keyboard at the place that it should be, so this will help speed up my transitions.

ugh! omg

there’s this guy at work, we’ll call him Sam, he’s so annoying with his smart comments and always making jokes and telling funny stories.

saw

i should spend lunch in the break room more often. today, i revealed to a few folks my fandom of the saw series of movies. i found out one guy walked out of the first movie before it even started getting good! he wasn’t having any of my explanation that it was worth sitting through. carey elwes!

i should probably rewatch those sometime soon. matt isn’t a fan, so it’ll have to be on his worknights.

finally using my degree

i’ve been designing screens for the past couple days at work. it’s been a while since i’ve pushed pixels around and it’s been a nice break from troubleshooting and coding. it’s nothing very complicated, but i still hope the client likes it; i’m not a super-designer, by any means.

the semi-annual shindig went well, albeit ending a little earlier than normal. i think it’s because we woke up at 8 in order to get everything done. in hindsight, we probably could have slept til 9.

my summer of mickey’s is over. though, i can still fill in if someone needs a shift covered. it’s nice to know i can score a handful of cash if the need arises.