OK, um…so…not enough time in the day. EVER. I have been spending WAY too much time being a Stress Puppy when all I really wanna be is a Snow Bunny! Hee hee, can’t wait to get up to the mountain and carve some wicked lines in fresh pow. Yeah baby.
So, weekend catch up. Spent some much needed time with Buckeye, (He being the Significant Other has been given a nickname) on Thursday and Friday nights. Good company, good food, good wine, good conversation, good laughter among other things…as always an amazing time. Wait, did I say it was good? So…I went home early afternoon and pretty much held the couch down. I took a nap and caught up on some DVR’d shows. Went to bed early and slept kinda late again on Sunday. I played Domestic Goddess for a while and then edited some photos. A good friend of mine took the photos and I edited them for him. I’m very happy with the way they came out. My favorite ones are featured in today’s post. Sunday was another lazy day, I haven’t been feeling well lately. I started to get sick, thought I chased it off but I just don’t think I’ve ever fully recovered. I’m sure I have bronchitis again, happens every year. Anyway, I just felt heavy and had no energy on Sunday. I went to bed early, yet again, in anticipation of getting up early and a long day at Office on Monday.
SOOOOOooooooo…Office. Ugh, that is my biggest contributor of stress right now. I should try to give an overview of what a typical day at Office entails for me. Here’s my attempt: Arrive at Office and flip light switches, copiers, my PC, etc. Get a cup of coffee while PC is warming up. Exchange witty banter w/ passing coworker. Go back to desk and handle emails. Get interrupted. Go back to what I was doing. Phone rings. Handle caller and issue and go back to what I was working on. Maybe some time passes, maybe it doesn’t. Someone comes in the front door. (Let me clarify. We do not have a receptionist. I do not sit at the reception desk and we all have direct lines, so I am the Gate Keeper at Office, among other things. I have to greet anyone coming in the front door at all times and so you can only imagine how many times in a day I am interrupted whether it be a quick signature for the Fed Ex/UPS guy or an issue that takes up more of my time.) Handle person/issue/WTF they needed and go back to what I was doing, or TRY for that matter. Usually get right back in my groove and I am again interrupted by a phone call, email or coworker who thinks their issue is THE.MOST.IMPORTANT at that given time. I don’t think so. However, I am apparently a yes person and need to learn how to tell people no more often. I will usually stop what I am doing and handle whatever the issue at hand is, and then try to go back to what I was doing. Repeat this process, IN ITS FUCKING ENTIRETY, as many times as needed to be able to complete my day. Lately, I have been going in early, working through my lunch and I still feel like I’m barely keeping my head above water. Today was one of those days that I left the office feeling like a failure. However, I’m going to get up early again and do it all over again. All I can do is try my best and that is what I am doing. Office is a plethora of frustration to me. Most issues are absolutely valid and need immediate attention. But there are days that I absolutely have a difficult time assessing which issue has pertinence at that point in time. Billing issues usually always have precedence over anything else. However, when you have a job mobilizing and information that needs to go with said equipment to jobsite, sometimes you have to change the method to your madness. This happened to me today and it was HIGHLY frustrating. But, I did my best and asked for help where I needed it in order to get a resolution to my conflicts. I was able to get the information that was needed to the jobsite and also rectify my billing issue. So, here’s to hoping tomorrow is a little less stressful, a lot more easy and 100 times better than today was.
Ugh, still from that last paragraph…(sip of wine, ah…much better). I’ve been having a hard time decompressing, getting my mind out of work mode and letting the stress from the office go. It just seems to follow me lately. DISLIKE. I just feel like I’m not doing enough, or I should be trying harder and it stresses me out even more. Fuck, its making my head hurt just thinking about it right now. Icky. (sip of wine) RARGH!
So…I’ve been editing wedding photos the past few days. I have never done this before and I am very pleased with the outcome of the ones I’ve edited thus far. I can only hope to gain more creative skill/flair/talent or whateverthefuck you wanna call it. The photos I posted today I chose to edit, out of over 100 photos given to my by a friend. I had a great time editing them and I think I’m going to pick a few more out of the set and see if I can’t come up with something that I’m happy with. I have to say that lately, I feel that photography has been more of a creative outlet for me than writing has. Not that it has replaced writing, I don’t think that can ever be possible with me. I just think that I seem to get some sort of different, creative release from it. I know however, that writing has always been a HUGE part of my life and I do not foresee letting go of something that has so much meaning to me. It’s just not possible.
Quote of the Day: “When people throw rocks at you, collect them and build something.”
Random Hard Life Lesson #234: Do not choose to go out on your friend’s boat in 90+ degree weather when you’re severely hung over. You will not only puke off the side of the boat all day while your friends laugh and take pictures, but you will also get the attention of the River Patrol…who not only question your age for legal consumption, but also as to your condition. You will be embarrassed. You will get severely dehydrated from being out in the hot sun all day, throwing up and not being able to keep any fluids. You will then have a 24 hour hangover while declaring you’re never drinking again…