Seven More Stressful Days At Work Ahead

If the next two weeks of work will be like today I definitely need another vacation right after. Seriously, it’s stressful to do the job of three people if it’s only you in the office. Even after just one day I’m glad Easter cut the two weeks at work short.
Well, I don’t really have to do all the work of all of us three, but there are some ongoing projects that have to be worked on and it’s one project that I’m generally not in charge of, and while the colleague who is in charge left me detailed instructions today was and will be stressful for the next few days. Probably because I’m afraid I’m going to mess something up, because it’s not my project and I might forget something important or things like that. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just a lot of first-time-jitters, plus being the usual doubting self, that I am :-)
The other project is going to be one of my projects, but still it’s new to me and the colleagues who worked on it before are also on vacation for the next two weeks. And with this project I’m even more worried that I might mess something up and forget something important, because it’s going to be *my* project and I want to do it right. But there is so much new stuff for me to consider and to pay attention to and… phew.
I had thought I knew the drill of this job by now after more than six months on the job, but today I totally felt like the new kid on the block again. Is that even a common term in English or did the boyband just made it up all those years ago? I’m feeling rather old right now thinking of NKOTB, because even though I’ve never been a fan, I still remember them from way back then. But I’m wandering off topic.

While work was stressful and will continue to be, I’m grateful for the things that help me relax like my TV shows and the Outlander audiobooks.
I watched the latest “The Good Wife” episode tonight, before I had to leave for the weekly Greens meeting and I very much enjoyed it. I haven’t watched even one Fringe episode in my life, but I’ve heard and read a lot of good things about John Noble and he did a great job here as well, I think. So did Matthew Perry, because who would have thought that he could play such a mean guy. But I liked it, well, I liked to dislike him, just as I always enjoy it when a TV show evokes strong emotions. It’s good television and that’s what matters.
Is there any way in the TV Universe that Meredith and Derek could relocate from Seattle to Chicago and get involved with Lockhart & Gardner, please :-)?

Now that I’m back at work I’m also back at listening to Outlander audiobooks on a regular basis, at least twice a day for 40-45 minutes in my car. It’s almost an incentive to get me out of the house in the mornings, because I can listen to it in the car and it definitely helps me to unwind after work on the drive back home. My favourite Jamie quote of the day (one of many, but this stayed with me for whatever reason)

“You’re my wife, Sassenach,” he said gruffly. “Always. No matter who I may be – you’re my wife.”


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