20Something and Surviving

In Recovery

So I’ve been recovering for the past few weeks. What had started out with the flu developed into a throat infection then a case of acute tonsillitis and I thought it was over. Apparently not because last week I got rebound flu and got to have a few days off which was cut short by my need to work.

I’m not particularly enjoying work a t the moment but I guess my mom must have done something right because I really hate having to sit at home doing nothing all day when I have so many deadlines. Plus the whole popcorn and DVD thing under a duvet becomes a bit boring after a while.

So this saw me venture out to work for two of my three sick days. Granted it was just half days but they truly helped me to cut down the workload. Coz no one is going to do your work for you or should I say their own work that they “delegated” (hate that freaking word) to you.

Luckily I recovered by Friday evening, just barely, and just in time to drive down to Port Shepstone to attend yet another funeral on Saturday. The weekend was okay. Played third wheel to C and her hubby to be but I still had a great time. Was a tad depressing though coz it made me realize how long it’s actually been…

I told myself that I’m over the whole “wanting a companion/ soul mate” thing but I maybe not. Anyway I’m in no rush. Still recovering form my last mistake.

My life is really boring at the moment and I like it that way. At lunch with G yesterday we had this whole discussion around our various drama and how it’s about time we move on and do something proactive about it. So in order to move on we first have to look back at the past and see how far we’ve come and I have sure come a long way.

Tomorrow I will post my story. Hopefully I can fit it all in one post.

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July 1, 2008 Posted by | blogging, drama, flu, leez, work | 3 Comments

Monday Moan

So I’m like the only person in my department at work that decided to pitch up today.

Seriously. The rest were all clever enough to listen to that voice that screams inside your head in the mornings telling you NO!! Do Not get up! Its not worth it.

The worst part is that I feel like crap myself and now I’m supposed to invent reasons to people as to why no work has been done. I say invent becuase the truth is just so surreal to some. Not satisfied with the usual “she’s sick today and so has decided to take her first day off in almost a year”, I now have to resort to blatant lies: “she’s just come back from the Congo and has contracted malaria… yes she was on work business… no, I don’t know whats the Doctor’s prognosis. Please send an email. She is responding to emails.

And thats the Cracker. These fucking people are sitting at home or wherever supposedly on the verge of freakin death but still have the energy to send me bloody emails! If your head feels so bad, why email me with your shit so that I develop a headache? Who the fuck do you think I am? Do I look like freaking Ms. Admin Extraordinairre to you? Thats not my job. Never was.

Anyway the weekend was fine, nothing spectacular. The problem with living in a smallish city like my own is that everyone seems to know each other or of each other and so when meeting someone for the first time you would probably know at least some of their history just by their name. Not cool. Especially if you have matured a bit yet no one seems to want to get past one particualr incident. The only consolation is that you have similar incidents in your artillery to strike back with.

I’ve become quite an expert at delivering teeth gnashing, cheek blushing memoirs with a deadpan stare and innocent smile.

Works all the time. Seriously.

June 9, 2008 Posted by | flu, pissed, winter, work | 4 Comments