Report from the trenches
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Working from home today. This is usually less stress and fun time to have cat hang out at my side. But this morning, the alarm system in our condo cluster began going off in short bursts. I contacted my husband and he found out that the condo management was doing catch-up on testing fire alarm systems. Seems that some folks were unable to arrange to be home on the testing day.
I don't believe we were alerted to this, and it was stressful. Went on every few minutes for a half hour or more. I was looking for the cat, who'd be hanging by her teeth from the chandelier if we had one. I couldn't find her and was worried because she has a heart condition. Finally did find her under the bed.
In the meantime, I was getting slammed with work, plus it's my turn this week to correct errors on the manuscript file processing that we do, mistakes that are returned from the editors. I was getting a slew of careless errors and was spending my time fixing them while my own manuscript processing work was piling up. Meanwhile, my husband called back and wanted me to pick up a prescription for him. I picked up two a day ago for him, and I still have to call in and pick up a refill for the cat. Plus I've been wanting to stop by and visit my sister-in-law and hoped to do this tomorrow. I felt frazzled, and ate too many snacks.
Now my lunch time is almost up, and I have to go back into battle. I've yet to be able to conquer this type of stress eating. It's a major project on the horizon.
Sigh...kind of sounds like an I Love Lucy episode?