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.