And this is one I'm ready to call an end too!
I had a feeling it wouldn't be the best one going when I was getting ready for bed last Sunday night and noticed I'd puffed up like a balloon from my knees down. Looking at my severly bloated feet and legs, I got pretty concerned and called Lisa. She said I should call Ryan and head for the ER. So I did and got there around 11:30. I tell you ER is no place to go if you are sick. A doctor finally showed up around 3:30, took a look at my legs and said he was stumped. Now that's something you really don't want to hear a doctor say. To make a long story short, they gave me a prescription for water pills and said they would make an appointment for me to see a determatolgoist. The water pills seem to be working though. The puffiness has pretty much disappeared and well - let's just say the water pills worked. I got home around 4:30 am. And because I'm such a good little worker bee, I was up by 7:15 a few short hours later and off to work. Then I had a kitchen guy coming over Monday night to see what he thought about the kitchen. It seems that he will do the work, but he doesn't do the designing and since I don't really now what I want in the kitchen - I didn't get any ideas. He is going to arrange to have a kitchen designer he works with come to the house though.
Then Tuesday night I had someone coming over from Hospice right after work. We had a nice visit.
Then Wednesday I had my first group bereavement meeting. It was....different.
Then when I got to work Thursday and headed for my temporary desk in the IT department, someone else had made themselves there. I asked where I was supposed to sit now. They moved me next to this woman in a tiny workstation only big enough for one person. Then they couldn't seem to get my new computer working. It was 11:00 and I still hadn't done a lick of work! They finally got things going OK but it was very frustrating. I was carrying pens and things to the new place in my shoes because I don't have any basic office stuff. Then I had my creative writing course right after work.
By the time I got to work today I was pretty tired.
And this woman they have me sitting with. She is nice but she is ODD!!! She has been there since before Christmas and I have yet to see her take a break or a lunch. She doesn't even eat at her desk. I think she must be part machine or something. And we sit so close together, I couldn't do anything but work!! No slipping in to check emails. No clandestine blog hopping. Nothing. A few times I glanced over at her and she's staring at my computer screen. Do you have any idea how that drives one bonkers being under constant surveilance? And we have totally different work habits !!! I think she must have ADD or something because she was CONSTANTLY moving. Or talking to herself - rather loudly. I didn't know if she was talking to herself or to me. And is she wasn't talking, she was singing. Or humming. Or just making strange noises with her tongue. Being in such close quarters, she was beginning to drive me bonkers! I just work at a steady pace and once in a while mutter to myself under my breath but not this woman. And who doesn't take a lunch or a break for pete's sake. I finally had to get out and go outside for about 20 minutes just to get away from her - since she wasn't going anywhere. And everytime I left my desk, she put the arms on my chair down. I thought something was the matter with the chair because I mentioned to her that the arms kept going down and she said oh - she moved them that way. Why???? But then - thank goodness! - they told me in the afternoon I would be moving to another department on Monday. If I had to work next to this woman all the time I'd go nuts!! I can work alongside just about anyone - but I met my match with her I tell you.
Anyway - I know it's only Friday, but I'm saying for me this is the end of the week!