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I have a metric shit-ton of work to do around here this weekend but at the moment I'm doing my best to chill out and not think about it. 

The list, if anyone is interested, includes:
Cleaning the gutters
Weeding the flower beds

Putting down fertilizer
Putting the veggie garden to bed
Cleaning out the container garden
Cleaning the house
Shopping for books on Six Sigma (business process stuff)
Doing eLearning on Business Process Management
Re-reading two functional design documents for The Project From Hell
Doing a business requirement document on Web Integration for The Project From Hell
Doing a business requirement document on ETL (data movement) for The Project From Hell

Obviously not all of that will get done this weekend.  I did the gutters and weeding last night when I got home from work.  I was thinking about doing the FDD reviews after my shower but decided to leave them for later once it became clear that I was brain dead.  How did it become clear?  I was trimming wicks before lighting the candles when I realized that I did not in fact have an ashtray in my left hand but had for some reason picked up the box with the free sample of Purina Moist & Meaty dog food that came with the paper the other day.  Considering that the box was across the kitchen on a completely different counter from the ashtray it wasn't just an honest mistake of picking up the wrong one.  At that point I figured I'd had enough for the week, ordered pizza, cracked open a beer and read through collections of the comic strip Stone Soup until I decided to go to bed at 8:30 PM. 

So far today I haven't had any obvious moments of brain fatigue although I didn't sleep well.  My dreams kept circling back to work - The Project From Hell, the Informatica training I had last week, Web Integration, etc.  A never ending loop of weird dreams where work stuff and programing concepts kept creeping in.  I lost track of how many times I woke up. 

The plan for today, if I can stop obsessing about the list above, is to let as much of that crap go as I can and just relax for a while.  Meditate for a bit.  Maybe go to the bookstore and wander around.  I might do yoga later.  The house desperately needs cleaning so I expect to lose the relaxation battle at some point and just freaking get it done.  Until then I'm trying to just forget about it. 

Slightly less than four weeks before the big vacation.  I. Can. Not. Wait.

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Jun. 30th, 2010 04:54 pm
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I was going to post about a meeting I had earlier with our VP that had me all worked up.

I was then going to post about our VP coming to talk to us after the meeting to, I don't know if "appease us" is the right term but it sure felt that way. 

I was going to go to the gym to work off some of my frustrations from the last 3 hours. 

But honestly I'm tired, my throat hurts (either allergies or another summer cold coming on) and I really just want to go home and go to bed.  So I'm out of here.  I may stop and pick up dinner on the way home, not sure yet. 

And once I've processed everything from the 3 hours of conversation with our VP I might post about it.  Not sure on that one yet either.  Suffice it to say that while we (co-workers and myself) were looking for some concrete answers on our future, both from an architectural standpoint and as developers, what we got was a lot of double talk and non-answers that basically boil down to "I appreciate your talents and what you do but don't worry your pretty little heads over these things, people much smarter than you (meaning management) are working them out, and you will be told what to do and how to do it when we figure it out." 

Not what one wants to hear when contemplating their future. 

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