Friday, December 19, 2003

Dear Diary Friday...


Thursday, December 18, 2003

Dear Diary Thursday....


May the Goddess bless you with salt, to preserve the love and life in your home. May the Goddess bless you with bread, that you will never go hungry, physically, spiritually, or emotionally. May the Goddess bless you with wine, so that you may never thirst.

Dear Diary Wednesday....

It was a great day and I believe I can now officially say that I have completed my Christmas shopping....Except for some odds and ends. Now the wrapping starts! I use to really enjoy Christmas wrapping, but I am already HATING it and I have not even started! I think I am just overwhelmed by the amount I have purchased this year. I think it is a rebound from not being able to purchase a lot last year because of my bills all hitting at the wrong time, so I am making up for it this year. Oh well, it will be well worth it to see the happiness on everyone's face.

I also got to spend the entire day with Mom, which was fun! I took her too lunch, she got some more Christmas shopping done, and we just spent some quality time together. When we are both in good spirits, we have a blast together.

It was also nice being away from work today. After the hell of this month, and keep in mind it is only the MIDDLE OF THE MONTH, the break was needed. Now, it is not that I am not totally exhausted from running around all day, but the exhaustion is from enjoying myself, not from stress!

I can also say that my Christmas Spirit is at an all time high. I think my spirits are soaring because of not only enjoying Christmas this year, but knowing that on Saturday I will get to spend some quality time with my Dylan and my great friends, getting my energy back that has been waning. There is nothing I enjoy more than being with great friends, who have a sick sense of humor, that I don't feel that I need to be on guard with. Thank the Goddess for their devilish senses of humor.....I am sure I will be crying from laughter by the end of the movie!

Oh, and my chuckle of the day...Being able to tell someone to get over themselves. I love to give a little dose of reality every now and then......

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Dear Diary Tuesday...

Want a good chuckle? Go to step is type is "miserable failure" and then hit the "I feel lucky" button and see where it takes you. Totally appropriate to do this at work, not a porn sight. I laughed loud and hard.....

Today started off wonderfully with a beautiful e-mail from a very close, make that very BEST gay boyfriend in the entire had me crying at my desk. We had a bit of a "misunderstanding" and just needed to touch base with another to let each other know we still love one another. Thank you again my friend, you mean the world to me and I thank the Fates for brining you into my life.

Then I got a beautiful basket of "goodies" from a client who is leaving my company. It had pistachios, trail mix, prailines, chocolates, and a beautiful bottle of Texas wine. Yeah, my client is from Texas and VERY proud of it! I will miss them because they always gave me a great laugh, no matter what the situation was we were trying to deal with.

Then the day went downhill. My work has suddenly taken on an atmosphere that we are unable to take care of our areas, and therefore, can not have any type of food at our desk because we are all children and will spill and can't clean up. Our division decided to have "dip week" and I made a chili cheese dip that I kept in the break room. Apparently THAT was even too much and the HR sent out a "reminder" to everyone that not even CHIPS are acceptable at your work stations. I was very loud to everyone letting them know that from this date forward, regardless of the occasion, I would NO LONGER be participating in "food days" as the company is making it impossible to enjoy almost every aspect of working for them! Yeah, maybe a little over the top, but I was not happy. I hate being treated like a child.

And it ended with being made to feel that how others act and behave has suddenly become my responsibility and my fault.

As you can see, not too many chuckles today.......

Monday, December 15, 2003

Dear Diary Monday...

Hell-Monday started just as I expected....hellish. I walked into a bunch of paperwork on my desk. The kicker? It was not even my paperwork! A home processor decided she was "too busy" to do her job so she gave it to me. Well, she got it back, with a very nasty note and then I made sure that my supervisor and the processor's supervisor was aware of what had occurred so that if an ass chewing is going to occur, it won't be my ass. And then the day pretty much went downhill from there. Oh well, I had some amusing moments and it was not something I did not expect to come in to. And after such a fun filled day, I have decided that I am not doing a damn thing tonight other than reading and taking a bubblebath!

Here are some amusing observations for today:
1. I can only be sympathetic to a point. I feel bad for others, sometimes to a fault, but I can only sustain that for a certain amount of time. Then you either need to a) move on with life or b) quit being a dumb fuck!

2. It amuses me that other people can have "bad days" but if YOU have a bad day, you should be shot!!! I am in a "groove" at work where I go in and bust out a bunch of work in one day....Essentially doing several peoples jobs every day and trying to be supportive of other departments. However, do to this, I am not very talkative. God forbid!

3. Sometimes you just have to be "friends" with somebody just for the entertainment of their vast idiocy. It never ceases to amaze me how some individuals go through their entire life in their own bubble, completely unaware of how the "real world" works.

4. Really....Life is not always about you.

Yeah, I got some good chuckles today.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Dear Diary Sunday...

Continuing on with the theme I have lived since September, it has been insanely busy! Work is just plain other term for it. All I can say is that I am REALLY looking forward to January just so certain aspects of my job will slow down a bit and can start working on other things.

Life has been busy but wonderful. I took off two hours early on Friday to get the house decorated and everything turned out wonderful. We went for a more calm feeling this year, so the tree is done in burnt copper and mutted reds and we hung decorative swags of chestnuts and accords and pinecones all over. Not too much, but enough to make it fill Christmas-y. I ended up doing that all day and all night Friday and finally fell into bed exhausted and very sick. I had taken an herbal supplement the night before to help me sleep and it had made me tummy-sick all day Friday. Oh, and I had to run Mom down to the mall to get a clock fixed. Have I mentioned lately how disgusting I find Valley Fair Mall? I actually feel dirty when I leave!

Saturday was an awesome day with Dylan. We got together and got a HUGE chunk of his Christmas shopping done. We then went back to his house and watched some very entertaining shows on Animal Planet about this guy who chases snakes! I was screaming and freaking the whole time and Dylan was laughing. It was just nice to be together, share our energy, get him a little closer to being "done".

Today I am taking mom shopping to Costco, doing a little more on the house with decorating, doing some "financial" stuff for my dad, and just maybe a little relaxing.....hopefully.

And this week is going to be wonderful. I am taking Wednesday and Thursday off of work to get all of my Christmas shopping completed! I am also hoping to start the wrapping.......keep your fingers crossed.