Tis the season....for over-loaded schedules and short tempers. Falalalala
I have been joking that work has been like a mine field. For days now its been like walking on eggshells around everyone. Too many deadlines and so much stress are taking a toll.
And unfortunately today I joined the ranks. By mid afternoon I had the last straw and I blew - twice! Both times to people who are much higher on the food chain too! But it seems like lately I am always the "bitch". I'm always nagging someone for a late or incomplete report, or telling that they are not following policy etc.
When the #1 boss asked me a question this afternoon - and I gave him the honest answer - I could tell he was not impressed. He didn't say anything but he had "the look". I said "I can't be the bitch here everyday. I am the bitch at home everyday and I can't do it here. Somedays I have to pick my battles."
Whew.....as soon as I blew I felt better. And lucky for me, he smiled and said yes, he understood that. After I got that off my chest we talked a bit more. I will eventually give him the answer he was hoping for, but today I just didn't have the strength to annoy another senior manager.
THEN, as I was checking blogs tonight someone had posted a Christmas Countdown gadget......
17 flippin days left...............
Are you kidding?????
Oh dear, this is not good! So I am sitting down with Auntie in a few minutes and we are making a list
All of our leftover to-do's. The countdown put me in a panic. So my plan is to take one master list and just drive it like mad for a few days. Just once I would like to be able to relax and not pushing through the stores after Dec.20th. My imaginary dream is to just bake and make fancy treats the few days before Christmas.
I don't think it's gonna happen, but a girl can still dream. Sigh......