I have a job that, this time of the year, is requiring I do a lot of 'field work'. By which I mean, working outside in miserable weather. Growing up in Texas, I learned a variety of tricks to handle this type of weather, and I have a good idea of when I'm heading into … Continue reading Hot Weather Working
While my husband was out working recently, he found this adorable bit of vandalism: Most of the time I'm indifferent to graffiti if it's nice and annoyed if it's pointless. But this little bit made me smile. Here's to hoping you have a wonderful weekend! What do you think about graffiti? Are there times when … Continue reading At the Corner of I Love You
So this is kind of vague since I don't talk much about work, but I had to take an exam (on Halloween!) to renew my certification. I was SUPER nervous about it and have been studying nearly every day. I really needed to get it on the first try since it expired at the end … Continue reading Passed! But I’m Not Telling You What I Passed
The Friday before I finished work, we had our monthly office meeting where we meet with partner agencies and get the scoop on what's going on in the Central Office. This time, due to me leaving, we had a taco luncheon. I love tacos, so this was a win-win situation. Get to gossip AND eat … Continue reading Little Bits of Kindness
I've mentioned that my Job Has Been Eliminated, and so I'm looking for work. It's possible, at least for the near future, that I'll be working with my dad and husband in their business. Which is super exciting. And TERRIFYING. See, when I was at my sickest, I worked with my dad. And my work … Continue reading Nerves, All the Nerves
I hadn't talked about this before, just thought about what would be appropriate to post. I was definitely down the week I discovered this and didn't want to say something stupid or too down. I'll be losing my job in September. It was limited term employment, but they were expecting to renew. Instead, office politics … Continue reading Losing My Job
We had a spat of nice, spring weather, and I was loving it... until a front moved through. Because Wisconsin. Temperatures dropped. The wind picked up. I had a combination of an allergy and pressure based headache and miserable joint aches that I could barely think through. It was awful. I ended up taking a … Continue reading A Front Moved Through and It Was Awful
We're expecting financial difficulties - I've mentioned before that I am a Project position AND that I need accommodations to work. Well, there's been a lot of upheaval, so it's likely that my position won't be renewed. Add to this, the fact that I can only work a 32 hour week BUT ALSO need to … Continue reading Save, Save, SAVE!
I hadn't had a full out anxiety attack in months - I'm pretty aware of what things might set me off, and I'm careful to take my medications prior to expected events. So, I freak out, but I don't actually have an attack and can calm down with some work. As a side not, I'm … Continue reading Can We Please Not Do That Again: Anxiety Edition
Last Sunday, I went to bed with nary a snowflake in sight. At 4:30am Monday morning, the text came in - our office was closed! Which prompted me dragging myself out of bed and canceling appointments. Meanwhile, I looked outside, and it didn't look particularly bad. Little did I know that they hadn't plowed the … Continue reading Had a Snow Day!