So, what a Week it has been. I’ve been watching the situation in Japan, not extremely carefully, but enough now to know it’s a HUGE problem, and enough to realize that it will change that area, and the world forever. I’m very Proud to see that MSF is there. As I spent quite some time doing missions with them. Of course, since MSF has an actual office in Japan, they were right on the scene. The Japanese were almost always present on my missions, so I know of their commitment to service to others. I’ve heard from the few people I know there that they are alright, but..I can not help but wonder now about Radiation…
In my life, things are also rather MESSY.
Firstly I got my evaluation last week. It was OUTSTANDING. I got a small pay raise, but none the less, I got one. I was feeling pretty happy about that. Then within about 2-3 hours of that I made an error at work which was serious…not harmful to anyone, but still a problem. And then 2 days later, I totally lost my temper in regards to a tech who is actually sort of a jerk, in front of my manager. Said manager was floored as I am usually all peaches and cream. I was extremely tired, and really miserable regarding some things outside of work, and was actually acutely worried about the error I had made. There will be some “remediation” regarding it, but the Manager seemed unsure of what the remediation would be, and said she had to actually look it up, but she was less concerned about it than my temper. Hmmm. SOOOO…I suppose it is a good thing I have an entire year again until another annual review!
I was really unhappy about that for a few days…But I have almost gotten over it. Everyone loses their temper once in a while. I have a really BIG temper. It flares up and then blows away within minutes. And people do make errors. But UGH.
So work has been extremely stressful. We are also super busy. Have a lot of patients holding in the ED and no beds to treat people coming in for illness. When I left on Monday we had 45 ppl in the lobby waiting for treatment. Yugh.
Running has been pretty OK. I am not on any plan until April, so just fooling around. I also started today with a new trainer. WOW. Painful! it hurts but in a “hurts so good” kind of way. he surprised me by throwing in 5 minutes of very speedy speedwork on the treadmill. I thought I might die. Eventually he did have to put the incline down, but the speed was surprising. I have never usually run that speed. I did say, “I don’t run that speed” but in my head I was thinking, ( Uh gee, I guess I do for the moment). So he’s going to be good for my aging body. I may or may not do a couple a 5Ks here and there. My big races are for october and November. WHoo Hoo. The trianer is a runner too, so we are specifically working on that stuff. But he is killing me….I tell ya. At the end of our session, I am all collapsed in a puddle of sweat and he is saying, “So did you think it was OK?” and I am like, OMG Could it get harder? Lets not ask and find out!
No news on the House. I thought I would hear this week, and I still may.
My friends Cat had Kittens!!! It’s a teeny tiny photo that she sent me but I think I am going to take the gray one and the light yellow one, depending on the home situation. My Dog of course today showed a highly abnormal interest in a local cat, making me wonder if he could adjust. My plan for the new house (which I have to have for kittens) is to get a very nice permanent dog gate and keep the upstairs dog, and dog hair free…for guests. (There is a small guest bedroom and bath upstairs) thus the kitties would be able to get away from the dog fairly well. Still I worry.
So thats life. I am feeling more relaxed about work than I was earlier….and very happy about my choice of new trainer. Bodes well for running.
I may or may not have finally lost One whole pound. we shall see in the morning.
Our weather is nice and hot and dry finally too…