Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New Schedule, New Challenges.

Blessings Darlings!

Things have changed a lot at work recently.  I had been in charge of a lunch contract - but the govt group this was for has been re-located onto a military base in another state.  Since I have always been rather a 'utility outfielder' at work, doing a lot of different things when I wasn't doing the lunches, I'm now varying between dishtank and 'pantry' (that's desserts/salads/prep). 

With this group, which had also been staying in the hotel, gone, we're not seeing much restaurant action.  Almost everyone's hours have been cut.  A few folks had their positions eliminated.  HR and Chef are trying to keep my hours just high enough that I can keep my insurance, but keep me below full time and take away paid days off and such.  The thing is - they have to spread my hours across more days.  I'm working less hours, and more days a week.  And what days I'm working has been varying, because they mostly need me when folks hold Events in our banquet rooms and conference center. 

Add to that the recent End of Daylight Savings Time and Oncoming Winter difference in hours when the sun is up when I'm awake (I'm still working evenings/nights) ... it's all complicated.  I'm tryig to prep the garden for spring, but that has to be done in daylight (and is best done if there isn't much wind).  I'm hanging our clothes to dry, but the sun goes down so very much earlier now, that if I don't jump up and start laundry VERY soon after I get up (BEFORE COFFEE!) it doesn't finished drying by dark.  And all those other things that have to fit in - meditation, exercise, offerings, eating right/planning menus, grocery shopping, etc ... 

Yeah.  Complicated.  And I've NEVER been one of those 'type A' 'always have to be working on something' people.  Instead, I'm the type that needs a fairly large amount of time between tasks.  All of which ties into last week's post about having to find tools to help me get organized.  I don't expect that any tool is going to help me segue more quickly from task to task, tho.

I'm quite cross about it all.  But it is what it is.

Frondly, Fern

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

My 2020 Organizer/Calendar

Blessings Darlings!

It's that season again, time to buy next year's calendars and organizers and all that.  I've not yet found one that will do the work of organizing my life for me, and as I've noted before - I'm where organization goes to die.  Nevertheless, I keep trying to become more organized.

Therefore, today was the day I went out looking for a calendar to use to try to organize myself for this coming year.  And I found the perfect one for me.  It might not do the work, it might not be perfect, but it's ... me.

It helps handle the daily swearing for me.

It's the Carpe Fucking Diem 2020 planner.  You can look at your whole month, you can organize your weeks, it has room for monthly goals, each month has a different color, and it shares my bad attitude.

Maybe this will the The One.  Maybe not.  It's a fucking journey of discovery.

Frondly, Fern