Good morning, Monday

10 10 2011

Good morning, blog readers.

It’s another Monday – hurray!! *gag*

Oh, come on – it’s not so bad. I know most of you probably aren’t too fond of the sluggish get-up-and-go that accompanies the first morning of the week, what with having to go to work or school or anywhere else that is mandatory/ necessary and thus not ‘fun’… but it gets you one step closer to the weekend, so cheer up a little bit, will ‘ya? 😉

I’ll admit that I myself am not feeling all too chipper on this chilly October morning. I woke up feeling worse than usual, with a ghastly headache that has stuck with me since Friday and doesn’t seem to want to go away. Then there’s tiredness, a slight fever, and feeling sick in general. Oh, and sleep – a definite lack in quality, I-feel-rested sleep. My idea of a good night’s rest isn’t waking up in a cold sweat a few times and then being completely awake at 6 AM over the weekend.

I’m not one to take a sick day, though. The only time I won’t come to work (due to illness) is when I’m flat in bed with a migraine – unable to move without feeling nauseous, feeling like my head wants to explode and being incapable to stand even the slightest bit of daylight (even the glow from light bulbs can count as a no-no).

Let’s face it: I’m a workaholic. I cannot even not think of work or keep myself from checking my e-mails when I have a day or two off…

To all of you, I wish a very happy Monday – here’s hoping things go as smoothly as possible… and that you don’t want to kill anyone… and that you have enough coffee/ cigarettes/ painkillers to get you through the day!!

I think I just might follow Smudgy’s example and get in a few Zzz’s at my desk when it’s time for our designated lunch hour.


Another Whensday

24 08 2011

Happy Hump-Day, everyone!

Or, as I also like to call it, Whensday. Because, yes, let’s have that old joke: when’s this day ever going to end?! 😉

It’s 4:45 in the PM over here in South Africa, so my working day is almost over. Tomorrow it’s on to Meh-Day and, cue the cheering, Fried-day and the weekend!!

Eat (nope). Pray (sure, for things to be over). Love (that’s debatable).

18 08 2011

Or, in my case: Work. Work. Work Sleep. (Who needs to eat anyway?!)

I finally have time to breathe blog again. Breathing is, of course, fundamental to my very existence as a human being who needs oxygen (among other things) in order to survive and keep up a heartbeat, but you know what I mean.

I have been really busy at work… as in extremely, excruciatingly busy. It’s a good thing that I’m such an efficient, industrious and diligent slave robot worker-bee/drone person, otherwise I might not have survived.

And the hard work is just beginning!

I suppose I’d be fine with the workload (a) if I learned not to say yes when asked if I have time to ‘assist’ with something, and (b) if people were more certain about what they want and don’t give me things to do less than a day – no, half a day – before everything needs to be ready to handed over. Unfortunately (a) goes against my inbred sense of ‘duty’/ responsibility to help out where I can, even if it means taking everything upon myself, which is why I’m most likely to always say yes. I can make time. Who needs to have relaxing evenings at home? It’s a weekday and thus a workday.

Point (b) cannot be helped. You learn to live with and manage such things as they arise. That’s life. Case in point: I had a handover (two, actually) scheduled for this morning at 09:30. Yesterday at around 5PM I was still receiving info to use, which is why I spent another two hours working at home to get the job done – this after working for 9 hours straight, not taking lunch… and not having single thing to eat all day.

Like I said, who needs to eat anyway?! [I eventually ended up having a slice of toast with peanut butter *hmm* just before midnight.] [I suppose food is also fundamental to my still functioning – I must make a note of that…]

But hey, I’m happy. I have a great job. I’m praised for the work I do. I’m building up skills and knowledge with every passing minute, and I know that it will be valuable for any future working endeavours I have. Even if I get a little obsessive-compulsive, it’s still all good. It’s in my genes (not sure my family will like me saying that…)

Here’s to another Meh-day, which has been a bit quieter than the rest of the week, and hopefully to some well-deserved sleep this weekend.

Yes, I actually do love my job. Is that so mental troubling disturbed wrong?

Mind if I join you?

Cyoot kittehs are here to take the ‘meh’ out of your day

11 08 2011

Another morning, another Meh-day.

I don’t know why the weeks are going by so quickly. I’m not going to complain, since the fact that it is already Thursday Meh-day proves to me that I’ve been keeping busy at work (although, yes, Tuesday was a public holiday). It’s just a pity that, when the working week feels so ‘short’ because it went by quickly, weekends feel even shorter :-/

Let’s make the most of today and lift the mood a bit with some cyoot kittehs, shall we? Before you know it, it’ll be 5PM on Friday and you can all start to relax a bit.

Happy Meh-day, everyone!

Basement kitteh approvez of yur soxes

Me laaavezz you ❤

Who ordered teh boxful of cyoot?

Ai haz a thursteez

A basketz, fur me?

Playin outdoorz is hard wurk

I'z goin boarding, brb

Wake me wen itz Caturday

A day in the (working) life

3 08 2011

Get up and go to work.

Show self-confidence/ motivate yourself.

Work hard: be efficient and enthusiastic!

Find something to eat when it's lunchtime.

Feel everythinig weighing down on you.

Get to be just about over everything (life, work, deadlines, fatigue...)

Go home and get some TLC. Repeat these steps daily.

[NOTE: I tried to post it earlier today, but my work computer was doing funny things… Probably wanting me to get back to being productive… and I was, from 08:10 until 17:05 at the office, then from 19:00 until 22:00 at home. Yip, just another day in the life…]

Ah, Tuesday, my old friend…

2 08 2011

…you sure know how to keep a girl busy!

Once again I sat working through lunch time, taking up various tasks simultaneously, going hither and thither to check that things are being sorted out – and I’m surprised to find that it’s 4:30 PM.

And so, good friend, I think it’s time we dub you Productive Day…

Not that I’m not produtive on all the other days of the week (you ought to know that I always am!), but it does feel at times that other people are more responsive once they’ve gotten over their Moody, Melancholy Monday.

Now be a dear and tell Hump-Day to help guide what’s usually a rollercoaster of a week (every week) smoothly towards the weekend.

Finally, it’s safe…

1 08 2011

…Monday is almost over!

Once you get over that first ‘hurdle’, the working week doesn’t seem so bad. Especially when you had so much to keep you busy, you were actually surprised by the fact that it was almost 5PM 🙂

It’s 10:30 PM here in South Africa. I’m looking forward to getting some sleep, and I hope that I won’t have too big a headache when I wake up.

What are the odds?

Going to try and post something cute either tomorrow or the day after – watch this space!