Castle in Stuttgart, Germany (Bing)
Talk about isolated.....
It's Friday, and I have the day off from work, which is quite welcome after the craziness of the past 3 days. Everyone wants to use the last of their FSA money, although truth is they have until March (usually) to use up the $ put aside. And, getting that filling done, or onlay (or whatever) before they have to meet their deductible again. Not to mention the filling/onlay/crown that came out, and the most memorable ~ a six year old who was chewing on a marble and broke his baby molar to the gumline. "I really have no idea why he was chewing on a marble" Yeah, well, kids do crazy stuff and there's usually no real reason why, lol. He will be in next week to have the rest of the tooth removed and have a space maintainer put in, because teeth have an unsettling habit of moving around when a space opens up. I'm sort of surprised he isn't having pain with the exposed nerves, but he was a happy little guy, throwing his bouncy ball over the desk at least 4 times. I surprised him by catching it 3 out of 4 times....what can I say, racquetball really sharpens the reflexes.
My coworker that will be leaving in January was off this week, so it was particularly crazy with one less person. I'm glad she had the week off, especially after all the crap she experienced regarding PTO (paid time off). Will our absent OM be surprised (when she gives her notice)? I doubt it. In my more cynical moments, I see purposeful manipulation. I have lost a lot of trust in her over the past month.
I am still on break from school, which won't start back up again until Jan 17th. I have two classes this semester, an online class in anthropology "human behavioral ecology" (whatever that means) and a history class "post revolutionary Mexico". The history class doesn't start until mid March, but when it does, my schedule will ramp up to crazy, as it's a 10 week class, where many classes are 16 weeks. It sounds like a good idea, but I may hate myself for it once class & homework/study begins.
In a very short 8 weeks I'll be traveling to San Antonio, where most of the immediate family lives. I don't normally make resolutions, but I have two ~ lose 5 lbs (so cliche, isn't it?) and get a little personal counseling. I've been having some rather dark thoughts and a bit of self loathing and I need a little bit of help. It would be nice to find tools to improve my confidence in my dealings with others, as it gets a bit old as a door mat.