Sunday, February 24, 2008

Please pass the pills

Well I have survived the hangover and I've lived to tell the tale, although there isn't too much to say, I merely drank a couple too many Michelob Ultra's. Mark and I went out Friday night to our favorite casino - something I absolutely had to do, just to let off a little steam. I am a bit of a lightweight when it comes to my alcohol, and I over-did it. I don't get drunk enough for others to notice, but I could sure tell yesterday morning. Ugh. It has been years since I suffered like that for that reason, and a good lesson for me - because I don't want to feel that way again. I think alot of the reason was that we got in at three, and I had to get up for work. Yes, it was a good day-and I'm being facetious here - as I had to work until three in the afternoon, then Mark and I had to drive to the city to feed the fish, and I mean ONE FISH, A fish. We drove for two hours to feed a goldfish. Yes, I know, no one ever said I was smart. But the fish belongs to Janelle, and it's residing up in Des Moines in her unused apartment, and it has to be fed at least once a week, so that was the deal. I don't believe in animal cruelty of any kind, but in this case, I think it would be so much better to flush the damned thing. If she were still little, that's exactly what I would do, and buy her another before she gets back. (Calm down Janelle, I'm not doing that). So after I fed the fish and collected the mail, we met son 1 and 2, and the girlfriend for dinner, at the Outback. I haven't seen my youngest in what felt like forever, so it was nice to spend a couple of hours with him and Steph - she is just like one of my own, too. We were home by 9 pm last night, and I think I was asleep by 9:01. Ah, the excitement that is my life.

This morning, I am up and having to go to work, again, I simply cannot get my work finished during business hours - and time is running out on me. I would SO much rather go back to bed, cook a meal, watch my NASCAR...but I have only five days left and about five weeks of work to accomplish. If you all should not see me here as regularly, have no fear - I am only covered up by my job and I will return to my usual thang after this nightmare is over, by the end of this week.

And what a nightmare it is - I am having trouble getting it through my head that in just a short time, my whole world will be changing and gone, at least the world as I have known it. My office is just about like my home - full of things that belong to me, things that mean something only to me... and the task of moving out of it will be almost as bad as moving from my home. I have a refrigerator, a table, a coat rack, lamps, a tv, my computer, gazillions of pictures on the walls, what seems like a thousand cards and letters to bring home, all the business records from the ice cream store, many business records from the race track, all of my own business records, tax records, and all of Owners, too...when I think of all of it, my head spins. My office itself was built specifically for me, it is the only private office in the place, it's huge and has a door--and for that reason, I expect that Mr. New Owner will be anxious to take it over, along with the rest of the place. The dealership was built with a no-door policy, all the sales offices are open and the business offices are all in one large room. When I came there, I insisted that I had to have a door, and Owner had one built for me. So I suspect that BJ will want it, and that's okay - I won't be there much longer, anyway. The whole idea of it makes me want to cry. And I have no idea what I am going to do, for a job. I haven't even begun to have the time to consider that. If I think about it too long, I want to hyperventilate...good heavens, get me a xanax.

So that is my world right now. In some ways, it will be better when all this has happened and is over with. I will be here as much as possible and I will be reading what you all have to say - but hang with me, I'll be back. Have a good, GOOD Sunday. :)


Smocha said...

Why didn't you bring the fish to your house? :)

I'm sure you will enjoy a MUCH needed rest when this is all over.

Have a great Sunday!

simonsays said...

smocha - it's in an aquarium the size of an elephant.

Otherwise, good idea.



Did you win anything on Friday night? I wish you lived in Chicago, I know a few dealerships that would LOVE to have you, and would help you move everything from jag's place into your new home.(office)

Maybe he'll surprise everyone and keep everything the same.
I know, wishful thinking, but I wish for you it'd agree.

Yeah, right! That's like saying Ricki Bobby's going to appear in NASCAR races today. (that would be fabulous if Will did!)

Anyways, I'm off to Firestone for car check.
Have a great Sunday, after work is done!
Glad you had some fun Saturday night too,..outback, I just LOVE that place all too much!


Gypsy said...

Glad you survived the hangover Jamie. I'm too old for all that carry on now too....sigh.

As far as work goes, I can only imagine how overwhelming it must feel to you right now. In those kind of situations the only thing you can do to stay sane is only think about one task at a time. If you think about all of them you will fall down in a screaming heap at the enormity of the task ahead.

Good luck in the coming week. Soon it will be over one way or the other. Sending you a big hug Jamie.

SOUL: said...

outback eh? makes me want a steak! NOW! i love outback. just so ya know.

anyhow-- A fish , especially.
yep-- not sure i woulda committed to that one. but -- that's what makes you YOU--

sorry you're workin on a sunday-- but hey--there's a tv-- so if you happen to be there when NASCAR is on-- you could watch it --right?

well.. if i was there-- i'd help ya wrap things up.

sorry you have so much crap goin on.

it'll slow down soon-- and all will fall into place. right where it's sposed to.

hope you have a really GOD day! :))


fiwa said...

Oh man, I got all excited when you said Des Moines, because there's one of those here in WA state. It's hard to think of our Des Moines as a "city" though, so I should have known you meant Iowa.

I'm glad you're over the hangover - hard to believe there was ever a period in some of our lives where we did that weekly (or more) as young adults. Bleh.

The next week sounds like it is going to be very painful for you. I'm so sorry it's working out this way.

Rebecca said...

Yep, I'm in hangover hell...out way too late, and one too many scotches. ARGH. I am way old enough to know better. Brian was good though, drank diet coke all night!

Glad you hang over is gone, but sorry you are playing catch up at work. BLECH. And is it a fait accompli that you are outta there? Has official word been handed down? I was hoping for a different outcome.

Have a good rest of the day.


Golden To Silver Val said...

God, how I LOATHE changes. I can just imagine being evicted from your office is as traumatic as being evicted from your home. After all...we do spend a lot of hours at work! But all things happen for a know that. So, we'll just have to wait and see what fate has in store for you. Crossing my fingers and saying little prayers for you that it will be something wonderful. In the meantime, get a well-deserved rest.
I was thinking the same thing about the fish...maybe bringing him home in a goldfish bowl to live with you for a while. LOL, just would be your luck though...the kitties would use him for an appetizer!

Maria said...

I was thinking the same thing that smocha did. I would have put the thing in a baggie and brought it home with me.

And you know...I realize what an upheaval this whole work thing is going to be for you, but I just can't get over how much better you seem, healthwise. I am liking that.

Anonymous said...

changes at work..leaving's all real sure the reality wont set in till after the fact...but then i am sure you will be glad (in the end) that it happened that way.... i am not sure how life would be with the new boss... believe regretting it now here!
the fish...yeah...can you bag it and take it home with ya????

Kelly Jene said...

I understand about the fish. I could never keep a goldfish alive, though. Hm.

I, too hate moving of any sort. I'm sorry you have to go through this. Praying a bigger and better situation comes out of this in the end.


Foster Communications said...

Oh I've gone weeks without feeding my fish. Not on purpose, but my fish tank just seems like a piece of furnuture. Seriously, the suckers will not die. I finally went and bought four more fish today because I felt guilty, thought the three in there probably needed some friends....

ac said...

Hope you are pleasantly surprised at how the new owner does things. Everyone needs the pill cart sometimes... Lord knows I do! HA!

The Real Mother Hen said...

In that 2 hours car trip to feed the fish, I would have thought up 3598 ways to kill that gold fish!

In all seriousness, you are such a great mom :)

And that I give you a toast and send you some more asprins :)

Portia said...

You know you can choke me up whether you're talking about your kids, or just leaving a job you've known for years! Yes, it will be fine, but I know the anticipation is awful. I hope the week goes by fast for you:)

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