Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Rx: A Little TLC
I've been better. Seriously. I'm dealing with a lot of stuff that I'm in no mood to deal with. I haven't had a lot of sleep since I moved into this apartment. There's a teenager, the kind who wears "Death" tee-shirts, living directly above me, and the boy slams, bangs, and stomps into the wee hours a lot of nights. And a lot of nights, I can't even sleep in my own bed. Instead, fed up around 1:00 A.M., I get up and stomp off to sleep in my guest room. This is unacceptable. I've mentioned, in a very nice, tactful way, to the landlord that there's a lot of noise above me, but so far, nada. This is the same landlord who advertises this complex as safe, clean, and QUIET. Bullshit.
I'm dealing with unforeseen problems at work, too. I'm beginning to get a real sense that my boss may have some issues with unrealistic expectations. Lately, it seems that there's been no pleasing her. Obviously, I can't quit since I'm now a single woman with rent to pay. That doesn't preclude me from looking around, though. And I am. And there's always the specter looming of her firing me in a fit of pique. I knew going in that one of my predecessors (and they are legion) had been fired and rehired at least twice. I did NOT know that her current secretary had been fired for a period of several months and then rehired. I can plop myself down in the middle of some real doozies of situations, can't I? Lord, Lord. I spend a lot of my time redoing stuff that one of the other paralegals just can't seem to get the hang of when my own workload is back-breaking. I usually work straight through the day without a break and still never get caught up. It's crazy.
There's other stuff going on, too, but I don't need to lay all that on you. Suffice it to say that if I had a mood ring, it would definitely be dark right now. Well. I do know that there is no luck except that which one makes for oneself. My task, should I choose to accept it, is to change and improve my luck. PDQ. First thing on my agenda is a healthy dose of pampering and self-indulgence; i.e., TLC.
I'll be voting after work today and then tuning in occasionally to see what the election returns are looking like. It'll be interesting, that's for sure. Not particularly exciting, but interesting.