October 31, 2005

rockin' the kasbah

Friday was bad. Woefully bad. With the exception of lunch with Erik at Baja Fresh, it was just a horrid day. I was in a funk, and nothing could get me out of it. Work was the pits, I was feeling overwhelmed, and my emotions were in a big tizzy.

I spent the weekend slowly climbing up from out of that pit. This involved finally doing something proactive about the scratches on my MINI, doing some cleaning, and hanging out with Erik on Saturday night (to see Nightmare Before Christmas at the El Capitan Theatre - more to come about this in a later post) and all of Sunday.

And this morning, I feel fabulous. I actually woke up early, which is, what with the time change and everything, not that big a deal in and of itself. But I was out of the house before 7am to gas up my MINI, grab some sparkiling apple cider for the company Halloween potluck, and grab my now-usual Grande Toffee Nut Latte with Whip from Starbucks.

I arrived at work early enough to start making some necessary phone calls. I rang my car insurance company to file a claim for the scratches. Then I called my health insurance about an incorrect bill I received from that neurosurgeon I saw for my herniated discs. I finally received the Release of Lien form from that old loan company (for my old Honda that I want to donate), so I dialed-up the DMV to find out what to do from here. Everyone was super-helpful, and I received positive responses from every representative I spoke to. Thing like this just don't happen on a regular basis, so I'm quite pleased.

I'll be covering for a co-worker who's out on vacation this week. I've had next-to-no training for his job, so I'm starting out feelng mildly incompetent (had you talked to me on Friday, you'd know I was in a state of panic about it) about handling his work. But I can only do what I can do. I imagine I'm going to be pretty busy, which I hope makes the week fly by.


posted by julie at October 31, 2005 10:52 AM


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