Friday, May 25, 2018

Staycation and hand pain update

I am all packed for my weekend with my guy. I am excited, although I feel like I have forgotten to pack something.

You know. The usual.

An update on my right hand pain... I have a feeling that it's my mouse and tons of clicking that has been causing the pain. I woke up on Thursday and was almost pain-free. I got to work and used my mouse a ton. I ended up with pain between my thumb and index finger.

The pain is there right now, but isn't as bad because I have been relaxing my hand. I may need to haul out my ergonomic mouse and see how that goes. Otherwise, I need to try an alternative to using a mouse.

Fun stuff. At least I am away from a mouse for a couple of days.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Soreness in right hand

For just under a week, I have noticed soreness in the webbing between my index finger and my thumb on my right hand. I have had two bouts of soreness so far this year.

I don't know what caused it the first time. I basically took it easy and the pain went away.

Last Friday, I was doing a lot of mouse-clicking work with my index finger. I have a feeling that it may have triggered the soreness.

I am also thinking that I tend to grasp things tightly with my right hand. Perhaps the tendons in my right hand have seized up.

To alleviate the pain, I try not to use my mouse all that much. I also try not to grasp items so tightly. Instead, I open and close my hand periodically, which seems to help and relax my hand.

It's strange just how many odd things happen to me. It was completely unexpected!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chatting and spanking Saturday

It's fun how my guy and I greet each other when we chat.
"Hey, sweetie weetie," I said.
"Hey, there. How are you, sweetie?" he asked me.
"I'm better now. How are things with you?" I asked him.
"I'm always great whenever I speak to you. You're my sweet girl," he replied.
"Sweet good girl," I corrected.
"Um, no. You are never good. You always need to be punished," he noted.
"You can spank me this weekend," I hinted.
"I'd love to," he replied.
It'll be a nice weekend for a spanking.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Driving his future car and abruptly changing the subject

My guy and I had a good chat on Skype yesterday. It's nice that we get to see each other this weekend.

We ended up chatting about cars, at first. My guy is the type who likes to get a completely different car than the one that he previously owned. As for me, it's a feeling. I have owned two Priuses in a row. I would have got another one, but I wanted a change and went with a Scion (now Corolla) iM.
"Who knows? Maybe the change will be driving your next car," I teased.
"How's the weather in Toronto?" he asked.
"Wow, that was a mighty subtle subject change," I said sarcastically, which made him laugh.
"I just had to ask about the weather," he said, chuckling.
It's fun teasing him and seeing how protective he is about his cars, whether he owns it now or will in future.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Missing handjobs and spankings

My guy and I had this conversation the other day:
"I wish that I had more time when I saw you at the office," he admitted.
"I know. You had more time than you normally do, though," I pointed out.
"True. I wish that you could have given me a handjob," he said.
"I can when you are back. I wish that you could have spanked me before boarding," I replied.
"I'll fix all that when I'm back. I miss you, bad girl," he said, definitively.
"I love when you say that I'm your bad girl," I noted.
I can picture him smiling on the other end of our call. I love knowing that I'm getting a spanking soon.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jokes and mushiness

My guy and I were chatting the other day. He cracked a joke and I laughed.
"I love when you laugh at my jokes. Normally, I have to tickle you," he teased.
"Your joke was funny. It's some of your puns that are horrible. All because I don't laugh doesn't mean that it's not clever, you know," I pointed out.
"Yes, I know. I just want you to be happy," he admitted.
"I am, especially with you," I said.
Yep, it was a mushy moment.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Issues and a proposal

It's nice when you make a point and folks side with you. My motto is to give it a try, say what you need to say, and see what happens. It's better to say what you need to say than regret not saying a thing.

At work, a number of us were given a task to drive projects to their completion. My counterpart borders incompetence. She decided to assign a number of folks deadlines, including me. I pointed out that she can't arbitrarily assign deadlines to folks who need to do the work without consulting with them.

In an e-mail, I pointed out the issues that I have encountered trying to get various folks to collaborate on a single document of which they own certain sections. The idea that I need to work with them on deadlines and such was time-consuming.

Instead, I proposed a different way to get this work done. The leader of this group liked it. She held a meeting with us. On Friday morning, we ran through my proposal and it was approved. Go, me!

The catch is to strike a balance. It is one thing to list all issues encountered. It's also helpful to suggest a new approach.

I don't like inefficiency. It makes sense that I would speak up. Otherwise, I'd be miserable wasting not only everyone's time and effort, but mine, too.