Wednesday, February 26, 2020

What's Up Wednesday: February 2020 Edition

Y'all know the drill! Thank you to Sheaffer and Shay for hosting! This month has gone by in the blink of an eye, which, is a complete blessing when compared to the marathon of slog that constituted January. That being said, I kind of need time to slow back down a bit; I have a HUGE project that is due at the end of April and I'm going to need every minute of every day possible in order to complete it on deadline. But, enough about that, time to get on with the post, which, much like this month, will be short and sweet.

What We're Eating

Since I started my new job, I have been the worst housewife, ever. And, since I hardly hold myself to the traditional standards of the "typical" housewife anyway, that is saying a lot. Most days, I completely forget to eat during the workday, arriving home too tired and wrung out to even contemplate preparing a meal, despite the hunger pains gnawing at my stomach. The one and only time that I have eaten lunch over the past three weeks was this past Friday, when Co-Worker Erin brought me drunken noodles from the local Thai food truck and insisted that I sit with her and eat. The meal was both delicious and appreciated. I will get better at remembering to eat, and, I will get back on track with cooking (I promise, Hugh, really, I do).

What I'm Reminiscing About

Queen B turned 24 this past weekend! It's hard not to reminisce about when she was an infant or a toddler or a teenager, but I am so damn proud of the woman she is, now, so, I totally forgive her for growing up.

What I'm Loving

Honestly? Not a lot lately. In my defense, I haven't had time to spare on things that I enjoy or that bring me a lot of happiness. I'm really hoping that is not a trend that continues into March.

What I've Been Up To

Work. Allllll work.

What I'm Dreading

Every. Single. Phone call. Recently, each one brings news of some new fire that I have to put out. It's actually gotten to the point that my stomach drops to my toes as soon as I hear the ringtone.

What I'm Working On

Work. Allll the work stuff (are you sensing a trend here?).

What I'm Excited About

I'm excited for the day that I finally round the corner on this phase in my life and begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, although, at this point, I'm really hoping it isn't coming from a freight train.

What I'm Watching

I finally jumped on the Cheer bandwagon, and, I'm glad I did, although, sometimes, the episodes have left me teary-eyed.

What I'm Reading

I have had exactly zero time in which to read for pleasure this month. Instead, I am reading policy manuals, strategic plans, succession plans, grant proposals, and financial reports. It's about as exciting as it sounds. I'm guessing I'll have time for recreational reading again sometime next year....wish I was kidding.

What I'm Listening To

The little voice in the back of my head, telling me that I have made a grave mistake in the choice of my new occupation. Again, wish I was kidding.

What I'm Wearing

Thankfully, my current wardrobe is appropriate for the new office, so, I haven't had to purchase any new clothes, which, considering the lack of free time available for shopping, is a blessing. On the bright side, I did find time to make an online purchase of resort wear that I am planning to take to Greece in the fall (I am still bound and determined to make that trip happen). I haven't actually had time to try on the clothes, but, you know...goals.

What I'm Doing This Weekend

Not working. Of course, now that I've said that, I will get a frantic call alerting me to some new and horrifying crisis that I am expected to handle (please let me be wrong, Lord).

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month

Springtime. Longer days. Sunlight. More opportunities to win the lottery...

1 comment:

  1. I started a new job mid-December and it has been CRAZY!!! I've been much busier than anticipated and, while I love it, I am also behind on all the household things. My hope for tonight is to get three loads of laundry folded. Maybe on the weekend, I can get the put away?!?!? Here's hoping life slows down for both of us.