Thursday, June 14, 2007

So, what have YOU been up to?

OK, so clearly I am a big, fat, slackerpants when it comes to my blog lately. However, I am pleased to report the following account of how I have been spending my time:

1. I have gotten yelled at several times by my powers-that-be-at-work just for the fun of it. Yes, I have been told that my communication style is "painful" and that I am not dedicated to my work and that I should work 12-15 hours daily if that's what it takes to manage the incredibly unmanageable caseload they have given me-64 3-5 year olds that I need to manage home programs for . . .that is way too much. I lose my mind briefly.

2. They hire a new case manager who is NOT a crackpot and may actually have some clue what she is doing. She actually independently initiated a task before her first week was up. She surely is a keeper!!

3. We bought a house.

4. We bought a house.

5. We bought a house.

6. DP gets laid off 2 weeks before we buy house.

7. SO you see, buying the house and looking at the house, and visiting the house on the weekends, strolling through home depot and Lowe's has taken a good deal of our time. But yes, we have found the most perfect little-well, not so little, abode. It is a 3 bedroom home which is 97 years old and has much of the original hardwood floor and trim. We saw it for the first time on our 5th anniversary and looked at it a few days later and said to ourselves " Selves, why are we waiting until the fall when this is a mighty fine home". So we bid and got the home. It is beautiful. I wish I could post pictures, but then I could no longer talk about my shitty job anonymously!!

Yeah, and so we settle on the house in 2 weeks, and DP finds out yesterday that she is to be laid off as of 6/29. So much for security. The good thing is that she is most fabulous at what she does and has already secured a job interview at another place-none other than the place where I work. Good thing it is only my department that slightly sucks, and not the whole place. Not to mention the building is very nice-and the building she is in now is not so nice.

What else, things otherwise are good. Life without medication is going well, despite the occasional pervasive thought that refuses to leave my head. The shrink and I have an agreement that if she feels I am losing my mind she will be sure to promptly tell me, but she feels that I am under a normal amount of stress and anxiety given the current state of affairs.

I have started to go to PT for my ankle. Despite pushing myself at the gym and pretending it will get better, it still hurts much more than t should 6 months after the injury. They did an MRI and the doc said nothing was wrong except that it was badly sprained, but the PT stated he felt there might be something more going on. We will see how PT treats me . . .

Work has improved somewhat, though I am being recruited for another position, which sounds great, but I think the timing may be off a bit. It is a grant funded position that would have me working in the city with families who have children with autism and helping them advocate for themselves and their children. Sounds great, and you are able to be based out of your home-my NEW home-but I don't think the benefits are there and there is a lot of travel. I am not so sure how I feel about it. I would love to know more and am working at trying to connect to the project coordinator. I'll keep you posted.

We are hoping things go well with the settlement, and that the mortgage folks don't call to verify employment again-as they already have and I should hope they have better things to do than to sit around verifying DP's not-for-long-job.

Oh well. We are keeping things positive. Right, smack where we are. One minute at a time. Exactly where we are!!

Hope all is well in your parts . . .

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the update. I was wondering where you went. Enjoy your new home.