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Mistress Marilyn's POV
No shit, Tempus Fugit!
So, I cannot let life get like this again ~ 
6th-Feb-2009 11:39 pm
alfred hand-on-face
I gotta keep from getting into this work-without-a-break and then come-home-and-collapse lifestyle. Yes, it's only another five months of this terrible pace, but gimme a break, that's another five months out of my life. I'm tired of living like 'this will all pass in four or five months.' I could hardly sit up by 3:00pm this afternoon, and by the time I got home at 6:00, I was dead meat.

Last year during our season I didn't blog for six months, I didn't write any fanfic, I didn't do anything but work and work out, not to mention stress out.

Now I'm not even working out.

At least I'm still going to writing-related sessions, as mediocre as some of those are. And Monday night is our Writing Group meeting, so this weekend I have to read and comment and prepare for it. (Wish it wasn't so much work on my part as the leader.)

So, the Christian Bale rant rap came in handy yesterday in my two-hour parade meeting. I had our leader (and fellow hiphop fan) listen to the rap on my iPod both before and then after the meeting. Then we just emailed each other with our new code: WDYFU. ("What don't you fuckin' understand?") There will always be people who just don't get it. This thing has been cranked in my car for the last 48 hours.

We made a lot of progress this week on programming stuff at work, even though on Monday we have to cut another $40,000 out of the budget. (!!) And today we had our first walk-thru of the new 'office space.' It's hard to picture how it will work, but I'm not going to worry about it. Everything always works out and in the scheme of life it's a smallish matter.

Sorry to hear Jess pb_n_jam is sick and her internet is down. Missed her at today's parade meeting. And Monday I'm having coffee with Rachel for the first time in ages, which will be a shot in the arm in many ways. We'll laugh our asses off, I'm sure.

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7th-Feb-2009 07:56 am (UTC)
I truly hope you find a way to carry on with your job and also keeping yourself. It's so demanding this days, life. I hope your friend gets well soon. Greetings.
7th-Feb-2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's all in my hands. What I won't do this year is sit around and wring my hands and blame the job or the world. I have to take control of my own life (and be glad I've got a great job, even if it is a stressful one).

Greetings to you! Hope all is well in your world. (I haven't even started my Alfred/Lucius story yet . . .)
7th-Feb-2009 10:25 pm (UTC) - :)
7th-Feb-2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
ok LOVE the new code


I hope you can choose a way to have more balance/harmony/what ever word you like

Sadly what you are describing is all to common (and familiar) to people that work in jobs like yours - or for non-profits in say hunger, health care etc.

7th-Feb-2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, I must take control of my own life and my own reactions to it. I'm not going to let this season be a bitter, unhappy one.

But you're right that nonprofit is HARD, and fund raising is always a horrible stresser, an un-ending pressure. When we lost our biggest sponsor several years ago, the handwriting was on the wall. And in this economy it's only going to get harder.
7th-Feb-2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
Nods fund raising is the worst. And you can not really vent to your own folks about it, cause you want them to work at it too.

I have an ear if you ever need one!!! Where you can vent, confidentially to a person that understands.

Also if I can ever be of any brainstorming help, please let me know.

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