Friday, July 31, 2009

Playing hooky.

I think this is all something we should do every now and again. I rarely do it, because the managers I have to talk to usually make me feel terrible about calling in. We are almost always understaffed and overworked, and they almost always tell me that they are slammed. (They usually are, but it is not my fault they are continually understaffed. They need to hire more people!) When I called in today, they said that it would be an occurrence. Oh well. I think it is my first attendance occurrence, or at least the first in quite a while. I usually do fairly well planning my schedule around doctor's appointments and things. This time I just needed a day off before I went crazy, one day off that did not involve doctor's appointments or housework. I was just not up for going into work tonight. Sometimes you get so sick of it, you just cannot take any more. I think it is better to have a breakdown at home than at work. It was getting to that point. My vacation is still a month and a half away, and I needed a break before then.

Dealing with my car this morning did not help matters. In fact, I think it gave me the push to call in sick. I took my car in to be worked on today, because the check engine light was on. Well, after about an hour and a half of checking, they finally found the problem, which took another two hours to fix. In hindsight, I probably could have rescheduled the repair for a more convenient time, but I think I was looking for an excuse not to go into work, so I let it go. At least I got my car fixed, and I got out of there for just under $500. I guess that is not too bad.

The other reason I did not want to work tonight was that I am going out of town tomorrow. I have things to do this afternoon to get ready for the short trip, and I would not have been able to do them before I had to be into work. Hubby and I are going to his high school reunion in Gloucester, VA. I think we are going to visit his family, while we are down there. I need to pick up the dog's shot records, drop the dogs off, and pack. I did not leave the dealer until after noon. I would have had to rush to get to work, and then I would have had to rush while I was at work. Not good for me.

We are trying a new place to board our dogs. It is a lot more convenient, and I think we are hoping it will work out. I figure it is better to try it out this weekend, so that if it does not work, then we can go back to our other kennel for the beach trip. This new place is a bit more free range than the other kennel, and it is cheaper, too. We will see how it works for us. I hope it works, and the dogs like it.

Off to run the last of my errands. And then I am going to relax and try to enjoy my evening off!


Hope in Virginia said...

Hope you enjoyed your Ferris Buellers' Day off! You deserve it.

Queenie. . . said...

Finding a new place to board is always so hard! I've tried a million places-my favorites are a couple of farms that let the dog out to hang out with them. But I went through some places she HaTEd-she would drag me to the car leaving those. At her current favorite place, ahe sits next to the owner when it's time to leave. It cracks me up.

Hope you enjoyed playing hooky!

Shinejil said...

Mental health days are crucial, and anywhere else but workaholic, cut-staffing-corners America, they'd be no biggie. Especially for the hardworking pregnant lady!

I've found some days, I just have to nap. For hours. I hope that along with the errands you got some quality downtime.

Tiffanie said...

hell yea to the playing hooky! hope you enjoyed it!

Lorza said...

Sometimes we just need mental health days!! I hope you are doing better!!!

sara said...

I hope you enjoyed your evening off...we all need that time every now and then. Especially when you're pregnant and in the medical field, lOL!