Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More work? Yes sir!

I just got called to our current interim division chief head poobah's office. It's never a good feeling. You generally know either you're in trouble, or you're getting another assignment to work on. For me it was the latter. I'm now in charge of putting together a client council and organizing it. In addition to my supervisory duties, in addition to attempting to cover two units, in addition to internship responsibilities, in addition to school, in addition to my family life! All this is just peachy. I aslso like to have my own personal down time. My knitting/TV watching/scrapbooking time. I would like to add a couple of hours on to each day just to sleep if possible please. People ask me all the time how I do it all and it's simple. I just do it. I buckle down and get things done. If I can't get it done right away, it will get done. If I have to extend a deadline here and there it will get done. I just try my best. Do I have a lot on my plate? Hell yes! Would I have it any other way? Of course not! Am I seriously looking forward to my vacation in to weeks? Do I even have to ask that question?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I know we're all sick to death of hearing about "going green." And yes, I'll admit that the girl who harassed her mother to recycle now doesn't do it herself. And I don't buy "green" products because they're more expensive than the regular ones, but I do try to do my part. Soon I'll be sharing about my efforts to bring back an old bike from the grave and the journey this is taking, but I want to wait until I can get some pictures scanned in, but one thing I looked at was spending the same amount of money would get me a new bike, but Adam (at the bike shop) talked about how it would be nice to bring one back instead of throwing it out. I even have a bin full of those reusable grocery bags...if I remember to take them. This weekend I hit some consignment sales. Now I love a good deal and I got some good deals this weekend, plus I gave some barely used clothing a new home. It's so economical too because I can take my stuff to one place and just use a credit to get more clothes. It's like getting them for free! So I do my part, I may not be a role model for going green, but I try.

Other than the sales this weekend was wonderful. I got some knitting done, not as much school work as I needed to do and got my van cleaned out. We'll see how long that lasts. We head to the beach in two weeks and two days so it had to be done eventually.

Work is busy as always. I've got way too many irons in the fire, but it will all get done eventually. Trying to meet my agenda while not stepping on others' is tough sometimes, but I keep focused on my goals.