It has been a bit since I have blogged. Sometimes when this is the case, it is because winter is depressing me and I am feeling too blah. Lately, it has simply been because I have not been giving myself much time to sit down in front of the computer. It seems that I am finding other things to do, instead.
My house is coming along beautifully. Seems like every so often some change or improvement gets made, and I really enjoy being at home. Christmas decorations and tree (not decorated, just lights) are up, thanks to QoB, and it feels pretty homey here.
There has been a part of me that has not really been looking forward to Christmas. I managed to buy two people gifts from Amazon, but still have four more people that I would like to find something for. Last night at QoB’s, Big Dog gave me a bit of a lecture and said that it isn’t about the money. Ok, it really isn’t. For some reason, every year, I have spent tons of money on Christmas and I guess I really don’t have to do that. Well, I CAN’T do that, expecially this year, because money is so tight. It is hard to break that habit — the one that screams at you to find the perfect gift, no matter the cost.
I am not the best gift-giver. I am not terribly creative when it comes to things like that, and it seems sometimes like I am not really sure what they might want. It is kind of stressful because so many other people in my family are excellent gift-givers, and don’t even spend much money. It just isn’t a talent I have.
Work has been stressful and I am dealing with some issues with the ol’ supervisor again. It has finally become bad enough that I am going to talk with her supervisor to see if I can’t get a new supervisor. I talked to my dad about it tonight, because I am getting really mixed messages from different people about whether it’s a good idea or not, and he made a lot of sense. He said to just not make it personal, and stick with the issues that make my work life difficult. That makes sense to me. I guess I am mostly worried because my supervisor seems so vindictive and it is hard to say what she will come up with to say about me.