Last week was rough. The hours for training were outside my availability so I had to make arrangements for that. They were 40 hours & I haven’t worked a 40 hour week in 12 years.
And of course there were last minute football games, where the kids had to be at the field 30 minutes after I got off work & getting from work to home to the field would take 40 minutes of just drive time, let alone the 20 minutes it would take to get everyone dressed & ready (because of course being told to get ready for football as soon as you get home so we can leave as soon as I get home does absolutely nothing toward getting people ready). Fortunately DH was able to leave his job early & get them to the game on time. I just drove straight to it as the field is 5 minutes from where I work.
And sometime in all that I have to go to the gym 3x a week or my restless leg syndrome kicks in and my muscles start twitching at night & lockup while I am sitting during the day (which is 8 hours of sitting, tethered to a phone, something my muscles are out of practice with). Thursday I couldn’t stand up out of my chair for my afternoon break. I seriously had to sit there & slowly stretch out each leg and then use the desk to lever myself out of the seat because basically the muscles in my butt & back of my thighs wouldn’t move.
(me at work)
But the actual job itself went well. Meet the new job, same as the old job, just with a facelift. (they have a new GUI for their in house system). Some processes & policies are different from the original ones. The company has new owners now, who are more in line with the original owners than the people who had bought the company a couple years before I left. I’ve always liked this place – except for the pay. Every time I take a job with this company (this is my 3rd time now) I take a pay cut to do so & I find that really aggravating. They say it’s because this is a rural area & costs of living are lower but guess what? the jobs I have left to come here? also in the same rural area. Though as this is my 3rd time with this company I obviously don’t have *that* much of a problem with it.
Football is going well for Havoc who started out just on special teams & has since moved to running back. His team has won a couple games as well. Mayhem is playing both offense & defense & is rarely off the field so he is loving that. But his team hasn’t won a game yet & he’s not loving that.
There was some sort of incident the other night with Mayhem during a pickup game with a bunch of other kids. Havoc was involved too & it sounds like Mayhem leapt into something to defend his brother & caught some other kid with his elbow, giving him a bloody nose. He apologized to the boy several times but apparently the boy & the boy’s brothers didn’t think he meant it or something. Then he apologized again at school on Monday & asked how he could make amends. Boy didn’t accept it. Tuesday the boy left a game on the playground when Mayhem joined in.
Mayhem feels so bad about this. He really is sorry & he wants his friend’s forgiveness. I told him sometimes these things take time & sometimes people like to carry grudges. He’s done the right things on his end & all he can do is wait & keep being friendly.
I personally have a just a slight side issue with the kid’s mother who was apparently standing around bitching about ‘people who don’t keep an eye on their kids’ when she herself was nowhere to be seen at the time either.
Oh, and I made a hat.
This week my work fits in my availability, football games are on Saturday like they are supposed to be, I can get to the gym after work & all is better in my world.