Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Grrrr.

I’m a little grumpy today, so here are some random, grumpy thoughts.

*I have some kind of sinus thing going on that is making the whole left side of my face hurt. I even went to the dentist on Friday thinking I had a cavity, but it’s just the sinus thing. Ibuprofen helps, but not so much when the drugs are at home and I’m at work.

*I just learned of a personnel change at one of the departments at work and it just keeps pissing me off. There are mixed opinions on how/why the old guy left, but by all accounts, it wasn’t a friendly parting of the ways. The new guy is someone I can’t stand (and I really can’t say that about many people). He has worked in another department for years at a managerial level. He is one of those people who brings problems to the table instead of solutions, which makes him a shitty manager (in my opinion). He has been in his new job for exactly 6.5 days and I have had exactly 3 run-ins with him. He doesn’t like me either, because I always throw his problems back at him and make him find his own solution (which he never does). At least in his old position I had very little reason to deal with him. In his new position, he’ll be in my face, complaining, a lot more.

*I had an unexpected half-day off yesterday because the babysitter called to say that she was sick and wouldn’t be able to pick up Bart at noon, nor Lisa after school. It sounded like she had the same sinus thing as me, except she was running off to the doctor to pick up a prescription. “Free” healthcare is great most of the time, but I also think it makes people a little less willing to buck up and let an illness run its course.

*With my half-day, Bart and I headed out to I*K*E*A to pick up a shelf. Several years ago, I built an island/table thingy in my kitchen and always wanted some cube shelving for the adjacent wall. A couple of months ago, we bought a wall unit that was 1/3 of what we needed for the space. After several attempts to get it up on the wall, we determined that this one shelf was far too heavy and that three would be out of the question (because of the way the shelf was constructed, we couldn't screw it into a stud, and none of those wall plug deals was doing the trick). When I picked up the new shelf, I realized it was also too heavy, so I have to re-work my plans again. I just want some nice shelves to display some nice baskets (that will be filled with crap, but at least the crap will be off my island), some pictures and maybe a few nice bowls. Why are they all so damned heavy?

Hopefully tomorrow will be a little more uplifting! Grrr.

12 comments:

Welcome to our World said...

UGH and sorry about the personnel changes... that is SO frustrating esp. since you have to deal with the creep.

I hope your week gets better

Beck said...

Some days just stink.
Do you know what's funny? I have a sinus infection too - a viral one - and I just had a jubuliant phone call from a relative with the SAME illness, all delighted that he'd talked the doctor into giving him some useless antibiotics. Er, great idea.

Jess said...

That personnel thing is the worst! I can't stand having to work with people like that. It just makes you like your job a little bit less, and that's never good.

I hope you feel better soon!

Tessie said...

I had a sinus infection this season too, and I can't remember the last time I had one. It was when I was a kid for sure. I thought I had an ear infection it was hurting so badly all through the side of my face.

Hope you feel better soon!

Artemisia said...

Oh, the work situation SUCKS. Oh, that really sucks. Nothing is worse that putting up with an idiot/a**hole for no less than eight hours a day...

Sorry!

Misty said...

Aww, hope tomorrow is better. And that you feel better, too.

Saly said...

sounds OBNOXIOUS!!

Charlotte said...

Hope your sinus infection is getting better...have you tried Advil Cold & Sinus? Works miracles for me.

Re: the shelving, maybe contact a carpenter/cabinet maker and have some custom units made?

LoriD said...

Charlotte - Welcome! I'm always nervous about Cold & Sinus medication... it sometimes makes my heart race, which is scary. The carpenter is a really good idea. I've got one more idea up my sleeve, then I may go the carpenter route.

Family Adventure said...

Sounds like you are having a rough day...that sinus thing is bound to be a weight on the mood (speaking from experience here), and the staffing change? Ugh!

Hope tomorrow is a better day...

Heidi

Don Mills Diva said...

Ugg - that does sound like a sucky day. Hope tomorrow picks up.

Chantal said...

I have the same sinus infection you do. Although I was one of the wooses who wimped out and hit the doctors office. It was so bad I was nauseous and couldn't sleep for 3 nights. I still have pain in my face and teeth (almost 2 weeks later). I found a cool (none medicated) thing to help. It is a sinus rinse. I got it as Shoppers. Google it. It seems weird but at the hight of my infection it was a god sent. I will continue to use it (as I am a seasonal allergy sufferer) any time I get stuffed up.