Out of order, not working properly, contorting, blabbering nonsense, confused, dysfunctional, out of shape and out of mind.
(This definition from the Urban Dictionary, which sums it up perfectly for me)
That's the word of the day. Or, week rather.
Some might say it's the word that best describes my life. :)
Lately I am in a constant state of discombobulation. Say that three times fast.
Another way to describe it: running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, which if you think about it is quite gross. Why would a chicken be running around with no head?
Anyway, I digress.
I have been feeling very discombobulated. Why, you might ask?
Things have been very stressful at work.
We are two girls down and I have been working a lot of overtime. It's just me and my office manager up front right now, and that simply isn't enough to accommodate the schedules of three doctors and the influx of patients that we deal with on a daily basis.
Add to that the fact that I have not been sleeping, and you get someone who is exhausted. And discombobulated. I told you it was the word of the day. :)
Here are some examples of stupid things I have done out of exhaustion/discombobulation:
I'm going to see how many times I can use that word in this blog post.
Today I got up early to go to a WW meeting only to discover that it hadn't been seven days since my last weigh in(you can only weigh in once per week), so they couldn't "officially" weigh me in, which sucks because I reached a milestone today(two actually) and was supposed to get my keychain and another charm. Now I have to go to another meeting this week so I can get them. I did"unofficially" lose three pounds though, so I am thrilled about that because I have been stuck at the same weight for three weeks now.
Another example of my discombobulation: Twice this week I went to purchase something, only to realize I had left my wallet at home. TWICE.
I almost ran out of gas because for some reason I neglected to see that my gas light was on, and had obviously been for quite some time.
Bah. I would like a do-over on this whole week please!
Speaking of being understaffed, you know that phrase good help is hard to find? Wow, is it ever true. We have interviewed 12 people in the last two weeks, and while they did find two people to work in the back, we have yet to find the right person to work up front with us. I can't believe the amount of people who come in for an interview with NO computer experience(like can't even turn one ON), or are dressed inappropriately(flip flops?? Skin tight skirts and hooker heels? Really??). It's partly because we are being very picky about it too. If you have to sit three feet from someone for 45+ hours per week, you want to make sure you can get along.
Also, just an FYI for anyone looking to land a job working up front, if you come in for an interview and you are totally rude to the girl working up front, who you will be sitting right next to, you probably won't get the job. Just sayin'.
Things haven't been all bad though. Last week my boss pulled me into his office, to which my first response was "Oh Crap!' given the fact that three girls have fired in the last 4 months. He assured me he wasn't asking to see me because of anything bad(thank goodness!) and that instead they thought I was doing a fabulous job and they wanted to give me a raise. A substantial raise. I started crying right there in his office. I have been working my ass off, coming in early and staying late and it is so awesome that they saw that and rewarded me for it. I can't tell you enough how much I love my job!
Other than that, I have been kind of down in the dumps this weekend, with Mother's Day and all. I know, I know, it's just a day. It isn't different than any other day. I get it. But it makes me sad. And I am entitled to my feelings, even if you don't agree with them(or think they are stupid).
On Monday I will get up and not think about Mother's Day for another whole year.
But this weekend I feel sad.
I am hoping for a week this week in which I am feeling less discombobulated(that was five times. I think I could have done better if I wasn't rushing out the door right now to make it to an appointment).
If you are celebrating Mother's Day, I truly hope you have a wonderful day.
If you aren't celebrating, I totally understand and I wish you lived closer so we could all go out and have a margarita together. Sending virtual hugs to you guys.
P.S. If you are reading this K, please answer my texts. I am worried about you.