Our receptionist is coming back to work on Monday after being gone for 8 weeks on maternity leave. Is it bad, do you think, to keep all of my filing for the week and give it to her on Monday? I hate to file; it is one of the worst things about my job, and when we have a receptionist, I don’t have to do it. In fact, when she told everyone she was pregnant (after having been here only a few months, which is an annoyance that would fill up an entire page so I won’t go there), one of my first thoughts was, “Oh, fer shiz, that means I am going to have to do my own filing!” The other woman in the office and I have been divvying up her other responsibilities, and it hasn’t been TOO terrible, but still, the filing looms. For that reason alone, I will be glad she is back.
Speaking of work, my boss approached me last week about studying for the State exam that would allow me to be licensed to do commercial work. I don’t know how I feel about this. For one thing, I really have no desire to have anything to do with the commercial aspect of the agency. I can see why it is necessary, though. We are a small agency, so when my co-worker goes on vacation (she is planning a two week trip to Alaska next year; how fun is that?) or is even out for a day, it would be really helpful to be able to take care of some of her things. As it is, I can basically do the brunt of the paperwork stuff, but I am not legally allowed to sign any document; it can get a little hairy at times. Besides that, though, I can’t imagine ever handling the types of things she handles. She is very, very good at what she does, almost to the point of being intimidating, and I don’t really have the desire to get that good at it. Still, it is part of my job, and I will do it. At the moment, all I can think is, “How am I supposed to find the time for THIS?” Plus, okay, it is really, really boring. When I was studying for the Property/Casualty exam, it was all mind-numbing boredom; it really doesn’t get interesting until you are actually doing it. Still, I suppose if I ever decide to go elsewhere, this will just make that much more desirable; I think I need to think of it that way. I am not planning on moving anywhere else at this point, but when Hannah and Eli are both out of high school, it might be something I take more seriously. Right this minute, though, the whole idea just seems like one.more.thing.
Speaking of moving, I have not heard anything from the Idaho Housing Authority yet. I had my initial appointment, and they sent all the stuff out for various people to fill out…I know that both my boss and my “Financial Advisor” (which is quite funny, it is just the lady in our other office who is in charge of our Simple Plan) received and mailed their forms back the same day, and there were only two other people who needed to fill them out, so I am not quite sure what the hold-up is. I am starting to get a little bit wonky about it; every possible scenario blows through my mind like a hurricane, and of course every scenario is a variation of me not getting approved-even though she told me a fair amount of certainty that I would be. It is frustrating, but I am trying really, really hard to just let things fall into place as they will. As much as I would like to be in a bigger home like, I don’t know, tomorrow? I know that from a financial standpoint, after the first of the year would be better. I get my taxes back in January, which with careful budgeting could pay the deposit and moving expenses plus perhaps fund a bed and some dressers-so yeah, there are lots of reasons why it would be better then. Still, I want it now.
And speaking of wanting things now, have you guys all read about the Manuel Uribe wedding? This just strikes me as SO not fair. I mean, come on-I can’t even get asked out on a date, and this guy is able to find a WIFE? puh-leeze. So yeah, I know I don’t go places where I am going to meet people, etc…but you can’t tell me this guy has been trolling the clubs or churches or whatever in order to meet people; he hasn’t left his BED for four years! I just have to shake my head at the absurdity of life sometimes. I wish him and his bride happiness, of course, but am I the only one wondering how he is going to go about starting this “family” he talks about? Because how are they going to manage to have sex? And then there is the whole “eeeeewwwww” factor. Let me just say this: if THEY get knocked up before XBox and ET do, I am going to be seriously pissed.
Last but not least, speaking of fat people, I have somehow managed to lose two pounds in the last week; even with spending the weekend eating Grandma Food! I may very well be imagining it, but I think I can tell a slight difference in the way my pants feel, too. I know it is only two pounds, but hey, I’ll take it. The whole Weight Watchers things hasn’t been too terrible yet; it is a little difficult to figure out the points thing at first, it is a little confusing, but now that I have been doing it for slightly over a week, it isn’t so bad. Also, they are all about making small changes and building up, which is good for me. I have been walking to the post office to get our mail (which will no longer be my job when A. gets back to work on Monday!), so every day I have been addings some steps to that-walking all the way around the block instead of cutting through the parking lot, things like that. Little things like that make a difference, or so they say. I will keep you all updated, of course-aren’t you lucky?
Hm, I seem to have run out of random snippets, and I just don’t have it in me to tackle anything more in depth today. Ah, well, it is good to write, even if I don’t say much.