Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Waiting Game...Courtesy of My Boss

So...I'm sitting here at my laptop...jumping back and forth between real work, personal "work", and time wasting.  Why you ask?  Well....because my boss and I were supposed to have a conference call at 5PM.  Then he called and said...can we do 7PM...Sure, I say.   Then he texted and said...oops...how about 9PM?...Sure, I say. And at 9:05PM...you guessed it, new text: "Just sitting down to dinner...how late can I call you?"  So here I am....trying to be productive, trying to be focused, trying to be "on" for his call whenever it may come.

What's new here since my last post, you ask?  Not that anyone is still listening to my once per month news, but here goes.

I have buckled and joined Facebook.  Never thought I would do it, but I'm there.  I blame my niece.  I could not be left out of the loop of her adorable pictures and updates on her and her kids any longer.  I've jumped in and am doing all those stupid things I complain about.  Posting boring status updates.  Being self-involved with my own little face and little life.  Probably informing the general public of way too much of my business.  But there you have it...the new social media life.

I've continued my fitness/weight loss efforts with my husband.  As is the typical male-female situation, he continues to double my pace...but that's ok.  I'm at 21 pounds down...he's at 41 pounds down.  Sweet.  We are getting younger as well as slimmer (or at least feel like it).  I'm still walking...although not every day like I did in April.  Today I even managed to run around the track 1.5 times before nearly collapsing in a heap of heaving huffing heart pounding nausea.  Not really...I walked it off...but I don't believe I will ever enjoy running.  Power walker....that's me.

Work is tougher than ever....without my colleague of 18 years who moved on to another opportunity I'm a little lonely and a little overwhelmed with needy staff and unending workload.  I'm actually getting better about shrugging it off and going home - only so much that can be done after all - but it's always hanging over me like a boulder on a piece of dental floss.

Summer is going along swimmingly.  Literally.  Our pool is getting more use than usual with the lovely hot weather and sunshine.  I even manage to sneak in a dip on some of my mornings before work after my Power Walk.

So...all in all...life is pretty damn simple.

And I'm actually ok with that.  Even if it does make for some boring blogging and Facebooking.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Suddenly I can really relate to your posts. I worked almost 12 hours today--and that's a lot for me!

Becky Brown said...

It's not boring - it's about enjoying the good stuff of life - the little stuff that doesn't seem noteworthy but totally is.

Also? Conference call at 9:00? WTF?