Saturday, March 14, 2009

good news

Now MY good news, of course, may be of little interest to a normal person, but I am happy about it anyway. AND, since this is my '...things that make me happy' blog, it seems the most appropriate place to log it.
My job just keeps throwing me curve-ball after curve-ball, and with the economy and my own financial situation being what they are, I am STUCK there and I feel like I am dealing with it. Sure, I have to complain about it once in awhile, but that is part of the 'therapy'. This is how we crazy people overcome our hurdles in life. How else can we be expected to get shat on day after day and still get up (now, usually BEFORE the alarm) at 4:30 every morning??
I was just forced to work 6 days this week...half of them with no that my co-worker could go to Cali for 5 days. I just found out I have to work 6 days next week, as well, so that one of the girls at the other shop can go to Mexico for a week. Normally, it would not have affected me at all, but the 'back up' help over there, cut her finger and can not work til after Monday, at which point she is a 'maybe' to come back. Why so sad about's just a job? I basically have to cancel the plans I had for St. Patrick's Day poker night, hair cut (which I so desperately need...or is the mullet coming back? ), oil change (b/c I'm pretty sure my car isn't supposed to smell as if it is going to over-heat EVERY time I drive it), oh, and my birthday.
BUT NONE OF THAT MATTERS ANYMORE. Having had so much time by myself these past few days, I have decided that I just don't care. I will continue to do what I have to do to pay the bills, but it's just a J-O-B.
I have made time for myself every day this week to workout. And I feel great. Little by little I am doing creative things into the evenings. I am an early day type person. I do my best thinking/creating in the early hours so that I can relax the rest of the day away. But when I am 'at work' my day is wasted. So I am making an effort to stimulate the creative side of my brain later in the day. It's slow going...old dog, new tricks, you know the story. But I'm working on it and it feels good.
And if I can accomplish this without losing my job (read: income of any sort) then that is good news!


  1. Sounds like you have a great attitude! You're right, its just a job, a means to an end. Forget and focus your energy on the stuff that makes you happy!

  2. That's the spirit! It's great when we have those breakthroughs :)