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Posts Tagged ‘Work’
The start of the new year has been a tad subpar, Management was laid off and her car needs major repairs, though I suppose with such an inauspicious start things can really only look up. Maybe we had a feeling that this was on the horizon when we started hacking at our budget but it definitely is helping that we’ve made some radical cuts to our lifestyle before all this happened but when I honestly reflect on it the layoff is likely a blessing in disguise.
Management hated her job. The company she worked for was demeaning and her boss was less than pleasant and far from stable swinging wildly from highs where praise was cheap currency to dark lows where her fury was a 1000 year storm. She was depressed from the grind and angry that she put the time and effort only to feel like she was running in quicksand; at some point the place was going to consume her body and soul. The layoff is probably the best thing that has happened to our marriage since Gabriella and the time she is getting to spend with our daughter is just what the both of them need. As far as I am concerned, the benefits are outweighing the loss of income.
Work, however, for me is the opposite. I love what I am doing; I am learning and being pushed to think smarter, quicker, and differently every single day. I love that.
As you can see from the picture, I never really gave up on The Beard Project, after a couple of trims around Thanksgiving I just let it go to seed. Management wonders when I’ll grow tired of being so fluffy, my daughter sinks her fingers into it and exclaims “Oh, Bear!”, and I love how warm it has kept me this past cold snap.
- Drink coffee by the gallon.
- Hit F5 repeatedly on the the relevant thread hoping for some shred of a fix.
- Organize your photos (again).
- Throw Capt’n Crunch at your dog and marvel at how he catches it on his tongue without moving.
- Plan what sleeping position you’ll assume when you get back to bed.
- Start pricing Engine Yard.
My morning started innocently enough, grinding away on some contract work as well as juggling my regular day-night job duties, but found things quickly melting down into a surreal nightmare of short term memory loss. It culminated with my desperate search for my car keys, late as usual to drive the baby to my parent’s house for the day, to discover I left them in the ignition all night in the on position. My focus has been so hard on my work that the most practical and menial of tasks, like remembering to turn off the car, have begun to escape my grasp.
To pull me back to reality and give me some a much needed break Management took me into West Hartford for her hair appointment and I spent the better part of the afternoon off-line taking pictures. While raw and damp it was a fine way to get my head reattached.