On Working Over the Holidays Horror Stories

@Splendorofmorgan Who doesn't freaking tip on Christmas Eve? Wow.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@pterodactylish What!! Are the appointments today going to undo the nerve damage, or is the healing going to be a really drawn-out process? :(

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:32 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Tonight: Getting my eyebrows done; it's been far too long ($8?). Also buying a few groceries and wine ($50?). Tomorrow: We are finally getting our new bedroom set delivered!!! Which means I need to stop at the ATM today and get money for tips, wow, I am glad I remembered that. What is a good amount to tip per person given that they're delivering two dressers, two nightstands, sleigh bed, and mattress? Like $40 each? $50? Sunday: Is my mom's birthday, oops, I should probably buy her a card and a present or something. I feel so disorganized! Let's call this $30, since I may just end up taking her out to lunch. Total: With tips and everything this is probably going to be a $200-$250ish weekend.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:11 am 0

On 1 Thing Will Make You Jump (Jump)

My 1 Thing is, as always, Do Laundry.

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm 1

On Monday Check-in

It's just as well that I didn't estimate on Friday, since my weekend did not really go as planned. Friday: My husband had a crap day at work, so we ended up ordering pizza and wings for dinner ($23), but at least the leftover pizza will be lunch for a couple of days. Saturday: I personally spent $0, but spent eight straight hours enduring our contractors installing siding on our house, and there was not a single room I could go to where I couldn't hear the hammering; it was like something out of the Tell-Tale Heart. My husband, on the other hand, spent twelve straight hours enduring his brother's inefficient planning re: renovating his own house, didn't get lunch until 3pm, and didn't eat dinner until 10. I assume his brother picked up the tab for both, but I don't actually know for sure. Sunday: It was my great-aunt's 97th birthday! So we and my parents went over there, got dinner delivered, and generally celebrated ($5 for the toll back from NJ; we should have taken advantage of the ludicrously cheap gas, but by the time we left we were too tired). Total: $28 and some of my sanity. Not actually that bad!

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:12 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: I don't remember what I did, but it didn't involve laundry. Actually, my weekend as a whole did not involve laundry; I don't know why I have such a difficult time getting that done. Saturday: Made spaghetti sauce! And also painted my nails. Sunday: My husband made beer bread (free; yummy). I took advantage of being a Sephora VIB to spend more money at Sephora, but it's all stuff I'll use eventually (probably) (I hope) ($44). We also ordered takeout from a Szechuan place because I was craving dan dan noodles ($25, but my husband will get a lunch out of his leftovers, so I don't feel too bad). Estimated total: $50 Actual total: $69. Could've been worse.

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 9:22 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Happy Friday! We have no plans that I can think of this weekend. Tonight: Do laundry? (Yes, laundry was my 1 thing yesterday; no, I didn't actually do laundry.) Tomorrow: Assuming I remember to defrost sausage in time, I plan to make spaghetti sauce. Sunday: Maybe we'll order pizza? $20. Total: $20, but I'll bump that up to $50 since there's always something I forget.

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 9:05 am 0

On Do Wa Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do 1 Thing

My 1 thing is also to do laundry. (My 1 thing is always to do laundry.)

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm 0

On Burning Out

I went to a workshop at work a few months ago about dealing with stress and avoiding burnout. While reviewing the materials, I realized I hit just about every single checkbox for Stage 3 (of 5) burnout, so clearly I should have gone to this workshop a long time ago.

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 11:47 am 0

On Darling I'm a 1 Thing Dressed As a Daydream

@LookUponMyWorks @andnowlights @garli @francesfrances Thanks all - his supervisor set up the meeting based on my discussion about his poor management with her earlier this week; I didn't realize until last night that it might be more than that. Since emotional abuse is such a serious topic, I do not want to be perceived as crying wolf about it, which is why I want to have a checklist or something that I can use to say, "This is an example of abuse; this is the corresponding action boss did," etc.

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm 0