Case of the Mondays

I woke up this morning with a bad case of the Mondays that just never seemed to go away.  And it was my own fault because I pretty much went to bed last night thinking I was going to be miserable this morning.  And I am nothing if not predictable – as in, if I think something is going to be a certain way it’s safe to say that regardless of the outcome, I will have convinced myself that yes, this is exactly the way I predicted it to be.

So this morning – huge sucky case of the Mondays.  Commence ass kicking.  Whatever.

It was partly the fact that I slept off and on in various parts of my house (bedroom, living room, guest room – pretty much every place I could lay on I’m like oh, I could use a nap) until close to 1pm yesterday.  I had taken Bendryl the night before, late the night before, and I had gotten up too earlier for it to wear off.  I was also fighting a really bad case of PMS, which basically means that the day OF I have absolutely NO ENERGY.  I feel as if my body is just drained of anything and it is NOT FUN!


Case of the Monday

It was also partly work itself.  I am burnt out. For those of you who didn’t read my old blog, I switched jobs in February – and I left a job where I had accumulated 20 PTO days + 11 Federal holidays.  In other words, I would have had at least a FEW days off so far this year.  Instead, I have worked every day straight and I am just over it.  And wah, wah, I know, first world problems – I HAVE A JOB THAT I HAVE TO WORK AT Y’ALL!  But it’s just how I function.  And to top it off it’s somewhat mind numbing – compared to my old job, where I was constantly challenge, mind, body, soul, emotionally — this one is, on it’s best days, rebuilding some machines and coordinating projects and on it’s worst, glorified first tier help desk.  In other words, I spend a lot of time telling people to reboot the machines.  And I LOVE IT, most of the time – less hours, more money, easier work.  What’s there to complain about?  Every time I mention something like that Steve looks at me like I’m crazy but there’s only so much of a lack of challenge that one person can take.

And today was just one of those days.  I was grumpy when I woke up because it took me forever to fall asleep, I was quiet and brooding in our meeting.  I’m pretty sure I gave off a ‘LEAVE ME THE ‘EFF ALONE!’ vibe because the only people who bothered me had legitimate issues they needed handled.  Which was perfectly fine because I blasted Pandora and organized all of the notes I’ve taken since I started into OneNote.

I’m still not feeling awesome – still fighting off this energy drain.  But I got home to the smell of the pulled pork I had made in the slow cooker this morning, something I had been looking forward to all day (note: Liquid Smoke is hands down one of the greatest cooking tools!).  I cleaned my kitchen – a clean house makes me happy.  I had a Fat Boy sundae bar – ice cream covered in chocolate and peanuts.  And I watched some Monday night TV and read some of the book I’m engrossed in.

It’s certainly not Friday, but Monday’s almost over so I guess it’s better than this morning! 🙂

Cross-stitch image here. Original dog image I can’t find anymore.

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