Feeling fed up with any number of things, including myself, so this is a good day to practice patience.
It seems like the same situation repeats itself ad nauseam at work: someone (in management) gets a crazy idea, that is so far beyond our resources it’s laughable. They’ve got no plan—I mean, really no plan—for this project, such as personnel, timeline, budget, etc., but they run around getting staff involved and put the burden on us to figure out how to do it. When the answer comes back either “We can’t do it,” or “We can do it but it will cost $95,000,” they act like spoiled children who’ve never been told “No.” Their response is always one of two things: “Well, how about if we _______?” the blank being a completely untenable variation that only shows their massive ignorance of the subject, or “We should get a corporate sponsor for this project.” I’m not sure which response bothers me more, the first one which indicates they don’t trust my subject matter expertise, or the second one. Yes, why don’t “WE” get a sponsor. Who is more likely to find a sponsor, an associate director who regularly travels and attends conferences, or me, a lowly techie dweeb who rarely sees the light outside her cube? You want a sponsor, go get one and let me know when you’re ready!
Ha ha, blew my intention already! I was not patient, and it isn’t even 6am yet.
Did I mention I’m returning to a semi-primal diet? Given that there are so many versions, I’m not sure whether to say I’m eating primal, or just that I’m giving up grains and sugar. Dairy TBD. I stopped the bread Friday, and my knees feel better already. Huge difference! But it makes me sad that I can’t live The Sandwich Life, because the convenience was AWESOME. I’m back to cooking a lot of food on Sundays and being very resentful that Hrodebert isn’t as helpful in the cleanup as I would like, which is causing a great deal of tension between us. So you can see, there’s more in the equation than just bread vs. knees.
Perhaps my intention should be, “Don’t be such a cranky pants.” I’ll work on both…