Saturday, November 07, 2015

Vacation, work, and car memories

My vacation begins! I am off for a week from work.

I last took a vacation in early July. It seems like eons ago.

I will still be posting, but likely not daily. My road trip begins on Sunday. I have just finished packing 75% of my suitcase. You can tell that I cannot wait to do something other than work. I stopped packing because it's nearly 01:30 and I need to sleep.

At work, I said goodbye to the writer who has decided to leave the company right before a major software release. I am taking over half her work. I flat out said that I am not taking over all of this writer's work. I am somewhat relieved that she is leaving, for she is the most defensive colleague that I have ever worked with.

My boss calls me Superwoman, simply because I can handle practically anything tossed my way. However, feeling overwhelmed by taking another writer's full workload isn't going to make me happy. My health, both physical and mental, is far more important than backfilling a position.

And, yes, I continue to miss my guy. His car parked in the lot at work reminds me of him whenever I walk by it. All the conversations we have had in that car. All the intimate, fun moments are there.

He is still trying to sell that car. It will take a while, but it's nice to think about all the good times my guy and I have shared in it.


  1. So sorry you have to take over even half of the co-workers rude to walk out on a project right before a release and dump her work on others! Even though you have to pick up her work, you are better off without her as she has shown her true colors...a true lack of work ethic. Have a wonderful and relaxing vacation CB.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

    1. You are right, Cat. This co-worker doesn't have any regard for her entire team. Sure, the project manager that she had to work with is difficult. Still, she doesn't care about the rest of her colleagues picking up after her and we are already swamped with work as it is. So, it's mainly why I am relieved that she is gone.

      Thank goodness my vacation is here!