Happy February, O readers! Did the groundhog see his shadow yesterday? I didn't check. Things are rather quiet around here, although I do have a few funny work-related stories to relate on this Why Do I Work Here Wednesday, but overall life is going smoothly. Cross my fingers, knock on wood, click my heels, and all the rest of it.
I'm by myself in the house for the next few days, as the roommate has to go visit her family, but it's not like that is going to pose any huge problems. The dogs go out, the dogs come in, the dogs get loved, the dogs get fed, repeat. The cats get fed, the cats get their box cleaned, the cats curl up on any available soft surfaces, the cats purr extremely loudly, repeat. The food gets cooked, the dishes get washed, the floor gets swept, the laundry gets done, repeat. Oh, and there's that whole work thing too. I'll manage.
Some of you have been wondering if there is any writing going on. There is, but it's still very tentative and probably won't be readable for a while yet. I'll keep you posted as best I can, but don't expect anything right away. Sorry. That's just the way it seems to be going right now.
As for work stories, this morning there was a guy who felt that the best way to handle an overflowing toilet in the men's room was to send me an email. I'm working from home. While I did see the email, and was able to call the maintenance people and have them send a plumber upstairs, it wasn't until nearly ten minutes later. I have a binder of important phone numbers sitting right on the ledge of my desk, in plain sight, clearly labeled. You can also look up the maintenance number in several places on our company's internal website. Brains, people. Use them.
Then there's the assistant who expects me to magically know that the block of time which looks open on her manager's internal calendar, which is visible to me and to anyone else who cares to look, is in fact not available and the meeting I scheduled for that time cannot go forward. If you don't want me to use this feature, please either block the calendar entirely or block out the time that is not available, would you? It's kind of annoying otherwise. But that's just my take on it.
And finally, this week is the week of performance reviews here at Glass Bathroom Bank. Performance reviews are supposed to be done in person, which means that everybody, but everybody, is descending on our central hub here in Pittsburgh, and everybody, but everybody, wants me to get them a desk (if they're an employee) or an office or conference room (if they are a manager who will need to hold several performance reviews). I was able to accommodate them all with a little bit of juggling, but it's just a bit frustrating that apparently none of them can think ahead even enough to do it one week in advance. Or maybe that's against policy. I don't know.
In any case, despite the occasional work-related frustration, life is pretty good. I have mangoes and kiwifruit to cut up later, and my own performance review is tomorrow (and I happen to think it's going to be pretty good, at least I hope so), and I've already knocked an item off my list for today. Yes, Mom, if you're reading this, I've finally started keeping lists. You knew it would happen eventually. I'm turning into you. At least I don't use a yellow legal pad. I know, I know, you don't either anymore. But you used to.
All right, enough silliness. If anyone's interested, I'm posting 29 Days of Dangerverse Trivia on the Dangerverse Facebook group throughout February, so why not stop over and have a look? As ever, thanks for reading, have a great day, and I might just have an entry for Fiction Friday this week, so send some encouragement and I'll try to make that happen!