Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm a vegetable...

I don't know what's got me so riled lately. The other day I had to meet a customer in our lobby and afterwards, I headed back up the same stairs I'd come down. I went through a different door to my department, however. Now mind you, I've worked in this building for eight months. And before that, I worked in this same department for five years. I know my way around the joint.

Anywho, I open this door from the stairway and walk toward a team I must me assuming is mine. Then I freeze. I look around at the faces, who are familiar - but not home folks you know? I slap my hand on my forehead and start laughing. I'm across the hall. I work across the hall, I need to back up and go the other way. I do. I back up, waving to my co-workers who are probably thinking: "That new girl, you know, the weird writer, she's odd isn't she?"

I run into my previous supervisor and because he's such an easygoing guy, I have to tell him about it. Bless him, he tells me he's done the same thing.

Well, at least I know I'm not the only one losing my marbles.

I've found when I come home in the evenings, if I don't sit down and keep moving, I'm much more energized. Once I sit down, that's it. I'm a vegetable.

I wish I could be a punchy peach. You know, be sweet all the time. Kind of soft on the outside and gooey on the inside, with that hard center that no one can break through. Currently I'm closer to a tomato. If you step on me, I'm going to fall a part, just be a big squishy blob of red all over the place.

I'll probably be a complete basket case at ACFW next week. We'll see. Hopefully I will have internet access and be able to share my experience this time next week.
I think I'm due for a break. Do you ever feel that way? I'm sure ACFW will be the much needed vacation my tired body needs. And hopefully will renew my soul!


  1. A basket case? You'd better not be. Though, speaking as your roommate, I'll be sure not to step on you or squish you in any way. Don't want you squirting red, seedy gunk everywhere.

  2. LOL, Christy! You'll be all poised and pulled together next week, I'm sure. You won't be pulled in a million different directions, then. :)


  3. Christy,

    I can relate to your description. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed I just need some down time.

    I'm sure you will be fine at conference. Things will start coming together for you.