This has been a week from h..e..double hockey sticks! Oh, I 'spose it hasn't been terrible, but I feel as if I haven't had time to breathe. That seems to happen on the first-week-full-week-after-a-holiday/vacation for me. I worked just 3 days and two halves in the two weeks and 3 days before I began this week of, uh, mmm, challenge. Nothing huge was wrong, but it just seemed that it was one little thing after another all week long. A person in a new position who is still trying to get the hang of the job caused several problems with misfiled, misdirected paperwork that completely fouled up my job. Another person and I spent most of one day and half of another running it all down. Sigh. Crazy making.
Every day has been cram-packed at work, and I've had a lot outside going on, too. I was out of the office half of Tuesday with an eye appointment (floater is almost gone and is at the low edge of my vision; retina is intact and there is minimal chance of damage now; glaucoma readings were perfect!). Wednesday was an appointment with my PCP, resulting in having an x-ray on my hip today to be sure the bones and cartilage are good before he injects the tendon at the hip next week. Monthly supervision with my HT mentor was another "extra" in the week, albeit a very pleasant one, so another couple hours blocked out. I ran a couple errands for a neighbor who has no car. All in all, I struggled to get everything done, and I did it! I brought home some work for this weekend. It is not a critical task, but one of detail work that if I can get it out of the way, next week will be much more smooth sailing.
THE WIND!!!!! It started blowing last night, and let me tell ya, this place was rockin'!! The metal roof and the metal cover of the deck were popping and snapping like crazy! All the dogs were kinda cautious, looking at the ceiling or the windows from time to time. But when things really went to doo-doo was when a huge, strong gust hit the house and popped off the snap-on cover of the dog door and it flew about three feet! Jaz has not been afraid of wind before, but after that, she was a nervous wreck. Since the wind blew all night long, she was anxious all night. Several times I woke and found her outside on the step of the dog door. I'm guessing the cold and the wind out there was preferable to the magnified popping of metal in here. I gave her some of the Bach Rescue Remedy drops, and it was better. This morning I gave her another dose and a neighbor came by and dosed her again around noon. She seems fine this evening. But, of course, the wind is down now, too.
The sky was blocked all day. Dust was so bad that you couldn't see the mountains, even when you were almost at the foot. There was a little light snow around noon, but it didn't amount to much and just blew all over the place. The remaining snow on the ground from the last snowfall was white yesterday. Today it was brown! Ick.
I would always prefer my life to be busy than to twiddle my thumbs in boredom, but I'm thinking this week was just a tad over the top. I'm looking forward to a weekend of rest!