A few weeks ago, I requested work off for next week with the intention of having another job. I figured that if I got another job, I could start right away or I could simply take a week off if I did not get the job. I had no idea at the time of my request how crucial next week would be. My sister will be coming to visit because it happens to be the same week as her sister-in-law’s wedding. I have a home inspection that needs to be done, and my car will need to be taken in to a body shop for repairs. So, I was very excited to leave work today because of all the things happening next week. Another good thing that happened today was seeing a former coworker at Wendy’s while we ate dinner with a friend. It was good to be able to talk about what is happening and everything going on at work right now.
I have been struggling with accepting a new coworker. She seems nice enough but our personalities clash, and I am appalled by some of her actions. Today, my manager took me aside to talk. She said she felt some tension between this coworker and myself and wanted to know how to help. We talked about my frustrations and concerns. At the end, she thanked me for my hard work and told me to let her know if there was anything she could do to help me enjoy my job more. Sometimes I get frustrated with my managers. I wonder why they make certain decisions and if they have my best interest at heart, but moments like this help me realize that they really are trying and want me to succeed. I am grateful for that, especially since I will likely stay in this job for longer than I expected. It is good to know I am appreciated and heard at work.
We had a Valentine’s dinner for church today. The food was not great, and the conversation was uncomfortable and weird, but I am glad we went. I think it is important to get to know new people and to get out of our comfort zone at times.
I finally got my oil changed today. I should have done it a month ago, but there was too much going on. I also dropped to the floor from laughing so hard because I scared my sister by walking behind her in the hallway. It was really funny because I had been doing it for a few seconds before she realized it, so I thought she knew I was there and was pretending not to care. It surprised me when she screamed and ran. I laughed so much my sides hurt after!
Today was a hard day for my sister. She is adopted, and today is the anniversary of her dad’s passing. But we watched a movie and made frozen hot chocolate to get her mind off things. I never knew how hard grief hurts and all the reminders, but it is nice to have someone there with you, even if there is not much they can do.
I spent a few hours this morning working on a point system for a food drive and service auction we will be doing for a church activity in a couple weeks. It took a lot of time to figure out sizes of different types of food to calculate points, but I was pretty proud of the finished product. I hope that the actual activity goes well when the time comes. It was also nice to be able to talk to so many people today at church and activities after church.
I went grocery shopping today. We went to a couple stores, and I did not have to count to make sure we were staying in budget because I received a bit extra on my plasma donations. It was nice to just be able to get what we needed without worrying about if I could afford it.