Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Random Stuff

I am back to work. I have been at work for the last week and a half, and though I am glad to be making money again, work is driving me nuts. Remember when I was so anxious to get back to work? What the hell was I thinking? It seems that in the time I was out, the entire work environment has changed. Aside from my boss who I rarely ever see anymore, the people I work with used to be so easy to get along with. Now it seems that everyone is bitchy and moody and now it is almost uncomfortable to be at work. I never know who is going to have an attitude one day and who isn't. I am minding my own business and getting my work done, but work was much more enjoyable when everyone was getting along. Now I feel like I just don't fit in anymore.

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Summer has come to Chicago and we have been having 90 degree days. The sun is shining and all I want to do is go to a beach and swim. But instead Leland and I have been doing yard/house work. We spent last weekend powerwashing and sealing our deck. Usually we put off all house/yard work until the last possible minute, but we have been trying to change that. So we decided to do the deck work when it was a million degrees outside. Now that it is all done, the deck looks great.

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My pelvis is feeling great and I almost have no pain whatsoever. Occassionally I'll get a little sore near the end of the day, but for the most part I am walking normally, can do some lower body exercises, and can go up and down stairs without any pain. This makes me all kinds of happy. Now that I am nearly back to normal I am working on being a productive human being again. My goal is to do one thing every day that makes me feel good about myself. Yesterday I did house work, and though I don't like it, I was glad to be able to help Leland around the house again. Today I plan on doing some more house work and also do some writing. Hopefully all of the little things will help to make a big difference in my attitude. Because I am a happy person. And even though I am surrounded by miserable people while I am at work, I really don't want to join their club.

27 comments:

Krista said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're getting back to your 'normal' routine a bit. Being injured is painful in more than just the physical pain ways!

I hear you about stress at work. What is up with people eh? Sometimes I think "it has to be me... how could everyone be cranky at the same time????" and then I remember that it couldn't POSSIBLY be me so it HAS to be them. lol

MiMi said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!
I used to work at a place where I never knew what mood my co-worker would be in...it was SO hard. I had to adjust MY mood to fit her mood or all hell would break loose. That's hard on a person.
Will you come do my deck??? We need to...I really wanna do it soon but the stupid rain!

The Only Girl said...

Glad you're feeling better.

"My goal is to do one thing every day that makes me feel good about myself." Love this. I think I'll join you!

Elle said...

Your work situation sounds similar to mine lately. That's one of the top reasons I think "grown ups" should have mandatory nap time. You know, time to rest, relax, recharge, and change from crabby panties to big boy/girl panties.

Glad to hear your feeling better! YAY!

I'm Jane said...

There is nothing better than a great deck in the summertime. Relax and enjoy it.

Glad you're feeling better!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Sounds great! I'm glad you're feeling better, both physically and mentally these days! Don't underestimate the importance of small things every day, even housework which I also HATE to do! You can still feel that sense of accomplishment when it's done and there is no better feeling (well maybe except for good sex and a good beer buzz, am I right? :)

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better!

heartinhand said...

When we built our deck last year, we hummed and hawed about staining. We used treated wood and in the past, stained as well. This time we didn't and holy low maintenance!

And am I retarded? I didn't know you lived in Chicago.

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Glad you're doing better!

I wonder if it's the hot summer like weather making people crabby? I know it makes me crabby to be stuck inside in air conditioning! Or maybe they're in the same boat as my husband, needing a break from work pretty badly! He gets this way when he doesn't take time off from work.
I've also noticed that this time of year is really busy for a lot of folks with school ending, graduations and proms, etc etc.

Tracy said...

so glad to see you back up and moving around!

Tracie said...

Whew! I'm glad you're feeling so much better. I think Hubs and I are going to attempt doing the deck ourselves. I still think hiring someone out is cheaper than a divorce.

Samantha said...

It's great to hear that you're feeling better! I'm sorry about the changes at work; hopefully everyone's just in a temporary funk and it will soon feel more like the environment it used to be. I feel you on the warm weather; we've had a lot of 90+ degree days here in SC, too! Some days it's even been a little TOO hot already!

Intense Guy said...

I wonder what happened at work? Did they miss you so much that they resent you for having left them there without you?

Maybe they want you to come in with some cookies or cupcakes and tell them that you missed them?

People are so hard to figure out - I'm sticking to dogs.

I'm really happy that you are feeling better and better though... and just in time to take that swim you want too!

McVal said...

I'm so glad the physical pain is almost gone! Too bad about the work pains...
I didn't realize you were in Chicago! If I hadn't been so rushed this weekend and you so busy with your yard, we could have met! Over 90 degrees in Iowa today.
But anyway - I'm next in line after Mimi to have you come do my deck...

foxy said...

Seeeeeee... you're totally getting there! Good for you.

Sorry about the weirdness at work. That's the worst. I hope it passes for you and everything mellows back out.

The Blue Zoo said...

Yay for feeling better!

You are more than welcome to come and build me a deck too... ya know..... if that kind of thing really makes you feel better. I am willing to sacrifice.. =)

Cathy said...

That sucks about work, but I'm so glad you are feeling better!! Enjoy the deck while you can, you know in only 3 months summer will be gone again.

SurferWife said...

Well, I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

What do you do for work?

RN Mama said...

I'm so glad you're starting to feel better!

You live in Chicago? Why did I think you lived in Ohio?

Annesphamily said...

Hi! I saw you ovewr at Intense Guy's blog and decided to stop by! I meet more neat people that way!

I hope you will come join me. I have a great postcard exchange and would love a postcard form your state!

Have a great hump day tomorrow!

I liked stopping by!

Anne

Sara said...

Congratulations on having little to no pain!

I hope in time you're back to doing everything you want to do...

...and that you have the CHOICE of ignoring what you don't want to do.

Much More Than Mommy said...

It is SO awesome to hear that you are feeling so much better! I hope that will bring you a lot of joy and that your good attitude will rub off on your coworkers!!

Dual Mom said...

So glad to hear the pelvis is healing!

I'm kind of sort of jealous of your productive weekend! The outside of my house is completely disgraceful with all the yard work that needs to be done.

Michelle@DomesticationoftheSingleGirl said...

Glad you're back at work...I guess. :p

Sounds like your co workers need to eat more fiber.

It's hot here, too! And we ain't go no deck. Mind if I borrow yours?!

Kim said...

WooHoo to getting back to work! And back to routine! Boo on the cranky bitches at work! Trying to ruin your first couple weeks back at work! Maybe it's bc they are stuck inside when it's summer outside! Which I am jealous of! We are still rainy and crappy here. I need summer!! And sunshine!!

We are horrible about getting things going on the yard when it gets warm. I just want to enjoy the weather not work on stuff! Our deck is begging forsome attention! Good for you guys! Just think of how good it will all look when you're done!

Matty said...

Yeah, what were you thinking? Who wants to go back to work. But glad you're feeling better.

aladdinsane12 said...

it's crazy how things managed to change so much in just a few weeks :( that totally blows. and that's totally how sophie is all the time. you never know when she's gonna have an attitude. ugh.

glad you're getting back into the swing of things, though. hope you're ready to par-tay tomorrow! i know i am!