Ummmm… no. I’m definitely feeling that mid week “pile up” where more things are being added to the list than are actually getting done. In true SugarCookie form, I have an actual list to prove it.
This week I’m crossing the finish line with my house closing, beginning to transfer ownership of my main project at work, and trying to finalize plans for the next big SugarCookie adventure. That means I have competing priorities and don’t have time to get distracted by shiny objects. At the moment, I’m putting some energy into my steps and cardio which I neglected yesterday because of those aforementioned things. It feels great!
I’m at my gym on my beloved elliptical machine and it’s a nice reminder of what my body and mind need to work at their maximum potential. If I elevate myself, then I will for sure get more out of myself for the rest of this oh-so-random Wednesday. #truth
This morning I pulled the trigger on what I think is the last thing I have to go to “my house” for. I left a nice note with a gift card for the family moving in today. I’m grateful for such nice people (as far as I can tell) taking ownership of the place that was my sanctuary and my home for 3 years. I think this will be the last time I write about it and in case you missed it, I love that house. That’s how it should be.
The closing isn’t until Friday so moving in 48 hours early is atypical but I agreed to it. They have 5 kids and a newborn that is less than a month old, so it’s just the right thing to do. I try to operate on the principal that what you give comes back to you. Things have worked out for me which makes my faith in that concept stronger. ✅💚✅
Now that that is checked off my list for today I can turn my attention to work. That’s where the real pile-up is happening. I realized yesterday that I’m now spending about 50% of my time on meetings – preparing for them, facilitating and taking notes, and then communicating on follow ups and action items. It’s a lot to keep track of. Again, I only have 20 hours a week to spend on this project so now I only have about 10 hours to do actual scripting and work on the SSIS package. It’s not enough. 🙄
Still, it is what it is and I’m doing the best I can. My replacement started this week already but he won’t have access to the network or servers for another month or two. That’s how long it takes to get through the security process. In the mean time I have to figure out how to transfer all my knowledge and get help on tasks that are slipping. My boss keeps telling me “everything is fine” but I’m the one in the trench facing the onslaught of unfinished tasks. Like I told him last Friday, someone else might be able to do the scripting faster, a thing that takes me two hours might take him or someone else half or a third of that. They hired an interface person and not an sql expert. I’ve learned a ton but each thing just takes too long (in my opinion). That’s enough about stupid work!! 😜
Rounding out the priority trifecta is my next big trip which has been very tentative until this week. As of Monday, though, we officially have airline tickets to go to Barcelona in April! Hellz Yeah!! Spain was on my bucket list but not Jim’s. As fate would have it, things just worked out and after researching just a little, he’s super excited about it now too. The next step is researching lodging and I’m taking the lead on that.
I think that’s enough going on for a day-in-the-life. I’m gonna try to keep my head down and get a shit ton today and when it’s over, I’ll be one day closer to Friday.
Peace Out, ☮️ & 💟