Okay, I'll start by 'fessing up. I probably jinxed myself by expecting today to suck. And you know what? It did.
It was cold and windy out.
I was grumpy.
I'm totally stressing over the next two weeks, which include at least two three-hour meetings with the auditors and three mandatory office holiday parties, in addition to my usual round of meetings and appointments. I must bring food to one party, a gift to another and the third runs late and is hosted by one of the highest mucky-mucks at the university so I can't skip out early. You know, I like holiday parties and sharing as much as the next person, but once celebration becomes required, the magic is gone. It's just G O N E.
My day was broken into hard-to-manage time chunks by three meetings.
All the meetings required driving.
One only lasted fifteen minutes, after I went to the trouble to drive there, park and walk in the cold wind to the building where the meeting was being held. Fifteen minutes! And then another walk in the cold back to the car, etc.
The last meeting went past 5 pm. I work 7 am to 4 pm and was already unhappy that someone had scheduled me as a required attendee, even though that time block was marked "Out of Office" in Outlook. Now, I ask you, why bother putting my schedule in Outlook for all to see if people are going to schedule me anyway during times marked "unavailable?"
None of the three meetings I attended were in any way remotely useful, helpful or even interesting. They just used up time that I would've rather spent preparing for the audit.
My boss did and said some things that really pissed me off.
Driving home, I found I had a taillight out and my brake lights weren't working, although luckily we had a spare bulb and a spare fuse and Dan and I got everything working again after we got home. But that meant we spent an hour out in the carport, in the cold with flashlights frickin' around with stuff. Okay, at least we got it fixed, but I was soooooo hungry and cold!
I couldn't log onto anyone's blogspot blogs this evening.
The salad I had for dinner was wilty.
My cat is looking at me funny.
Yes, I'm grumpy.
And my attitude today was probably no help.
I'm going to do better tomorrow. I promise.
Nothing. Too grumpy.