Thursday, February 17, 2011

Not having a good day today. There are two reasons for this.

First of all, today is one of those "procrastination catches up to me" days. I procrastinate a fair amount, but it usually doesn't cause many problems. Normally I let my more low-key projects at work slide until a deadline approaches or I have really nothing else at all going on, and that works fine because it's very unlikely that something will come up without warning. Normally I take care of personal business (doctor's appointments, paying bills, shopping for out-of-the-way stuff, etc.) on a Monday every other week that I take off, and that works fine because that's what the regular day off (RDO) is for, most people at my office do something similar on whichever day of the week they prefer, and it's scheduled well in advance. Normally I let don't plan outings and get-togethers with family and friends in much detail or that far in advance, and that works fine because I don't do so very often and when I do, we all have cell phones.

Normally, normally, normally. At the moment, however, I'm getting ready to go on vacation in Paris with T. We leave Saturday. I have to get substitutes ready to help with my projects at work, and it was like cramming for an exam in college simply to figure out what would be needed from them. I've had problems with a flexible spending account that my employer supposedly set up for me, and I haven't had an RDO recently because of my upcoming vacation. I've been meaning to sort it out during business hours, but I haven't got around to it yet. And an aunt and cousin of mine are going to be in Paris at the same time we are and it would be cool to meet up with them, and planning that out has been problematic.

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