There are days when I feel like complete crap due to lack of sleep. Yesterday was one of those days. I have had chest congestion that has made sleeping nearly impossible due to coughing all night long. I have been taking Mucinex for a few days now, and the problem is slowly getting better. I did manage some actual sleep last night for a change.
I have been busy rearranging my schedule working from home. Beginning next week I am moving my work hours 2 hours to the right. I will start at 0900 rather than 0700, and work until 1730 as opposed to 1530. This will actually mark the first time in my adult life that I have had a job that did not require me to be at work no later than 0700. I kept that routine because of the commuting problems in the DMV, but since I am working from home now, that is irrelevant.
The other issue that has taken most of my time recently is the changing of a regularly scheduled meeting from Friday to Thursday. On of the participants, who is rather important, made an obligation to another series of meetings and then came begging for me to move the meeting that has happened at the same time for the last 4 years. Trying to break a routine like that is difficult with so many other people involved. Personally, I find it rather selfish that the person put us all into this predicament in the first place.
Regardless, life goes on. I will finish out this week on the old schedule, and then shift by 2 hours on Monday. Without a morning or evening commute, I think that this will work out better for me in the long run.
Once the workday is over with, I will see what Hal wants to do, or where he wants to go. We have been staying in for the last week or so as we have both been dealing with allergies to some degree, and it would be nice to get out for a change. I will leave that decision with Hal for the time being.
This has already turned into a rather boring day at work. It is just after 1000, and my rescheduled meeting isn’t until 1130. At least I can get up and walk around here at home without attracting attention to myself. There is only so much that I can do prior to this meeting. In the meantime, the afternoon is already filling up with more conference calls. These will really try my patience, because my inputs are rarely sought out at these conference calls.
I suppose that I will have lunch as the meetings go on. It will help to pass the time and give me something to focus on rather than the incessant yammering of the other participants.
The meeting went on as planned, except that the person responsible for wanting the schedule changed in the first place also hijacked the meeting and cause it to run later than normal. This game me less time to get lunch and now I am stuck in the conference calls until quitting time later this afternoon.
I am finished with the work day at last. I stepped outside and it is really HOT this afternoon. Hal informed me that he wants to stay home, so that is what we will do for the evening. We have spaghetti and sauce for meals, so we are all set for an evening at home with The Stooges.
On a side note, I purchased Blogo today as the end of my trial period drew near. This software has made maintaining my blog so much easier on a daily basis, I highly recommend it to everyone
I just finished an early dinner of spaghetti, and it was delicious. As mentioned earlier, we are staying home this evening. I will try to get in touch with friends in Glen Burnie this evening and see about a time this month we can all get together. I am more than willing to take time off for this to happen.
It remains really hot outside, and I am glad that we are inside where it is cool. The desire to go out has subsided. I will try to get out this weekend. If there is a trip later this evening, it will be to the grocery store for a few necessities and nothing else.