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odds and ends 2

thanks, everyone, for your birthday wishes. at this point the ages don't bring anything exciting... so i appreciate more than ever well-timed phone calls, emails, cards, and now with the advent of unleashed: posts!

i've rearranged my living room and i even bought curtains. i feel so grown-up. although, being grown-up also involves ironing a heck of a lot of curtain material. eh.

i missed a concert today. as in, um, a concert i was supposed to BE in. [note: think symphonic band. not rock star band.] this is what i get for skipping practice for two weeks. hey, i was just following the syllabus. whatever. i'm not even a student! stupid syllabus.

this week is my last week of work at the old job. i am dreading this week even more than the week that the auditors were on-site. and possibly more than any week. ever. i was all set to finish lists and directions and information regarding the processes and minutae of my job: a desk reference, if you will. this, my friends, is how i prefer to relay such detailed information. plus, it would give my company less reason to call me on a whim to ask crazy questions [and, oh, THEY WILL, ANYWAY. they have no boundaries. everyone is obligated to helping the organization out for THE REST OF THEIR LIVES, right?]. as it turns out, someone interested in temporarily filling the position will be here. all. week. long. and i shall have to train them. and still get work done. and clean out my office. and not go crazy. no last week slacking for mdog... sigh.

i'll recap my last couple of weeks or so: tired, grumpy and irritable, eating out a lot, on the verge of a new job, odd sleeping patterns, in a weird mood [non-mood?] lately. depressed a little? hmmm. maybe. however: i am convinced that once the old job is behind me and the new one begins, all will be well. apparently i'm learning how my body reacts to stress involved with Big Life Changes. if you'd like to pray that 1) my sanity remains intact and 2) my stress level decreases as the week progresses, that would be fantastic. um, just be sure not to transpose 1) and 2). thanks.
Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 10:50PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments4 Comments

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five measley days, mdog. YOU CAN DO IT! :)
May 22, 2005 at 11:31PM | Unregistered Commenteramo
training is THE WORST. and you can't check personal email.

:) I've been through many sessions of training lately. the secret is to find "projects" to keep the person busy (and learn basic procedures) while you keep an hour or two at the begining and end of each day to yourself. and definitely leave the office for lunch.

May 23, 2005 at 11:16AM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
yeah, i'm training in a new area today, but they need me to cover breaks & lunches, so i'm getting a break by heading over to a different area where i don't need supervision.
i'll pray for a nice wind-down week for ya, m.
May 23, 2005 at 12:24PM | Unregistered Commentermar
UPDATE: our temp consultants haven't gotten a hold of our possible trainee. hmmm. perhaps he wasn't as interested as my supervisor thought. mdog dodges a bullet and is off to document her daily work activities...
May 23, 2005 at 12:49PM | Registered Commentermdog

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