It’s one of those times in my life where nothing seems to be going according to plan. I’m sitting here in our living room, eating crackers, trying to find a balance between feeling hungry and feeling like I’m going to yak.
It’s been a whirlwind since the week before I left for vacation. No one was “available” to fill in while I was on vacation, and, as the payroll accountant, my job couldn’t exactly be put on hold until I got back. So, I got to do two payrolls before I left, one normal, and one estimated. Then when I came back, I had to do a normal payroll, and then a corrected payroll for the one I estimated. As if that wasn’t fun enough, it’s end of month, and end of our fiscal year. To say I’m stressed out at work is an understatement!
So, of course, a few days before I left for vacation, I came down with a nasty cold. That didn’t help with my workload, and it made the drive down to Florida rough. Luckily, despite being trapped in a car with me for two days, no one else on the trip got sick. But resting up wasn’t exactly in the plans. We had a great time on our trip. But weeks later, I’m still a bit stuffy, and my cough isn’t going away.
I’m still playing catch-up on things for work. So, of course, I got called in for jury duty today. I have tons of respect for the American Judicial System, and completely understand the importance of jury duty. But it always seems to come at the worst time, doesn’t it? I was pulled in for a 3 day attempted murder trial, but sent home when they realized I had an indirect relationship with one of the prosecuting attorneys.
I left the courthouse with a massive headache, but every expectation of working late. Two hours later I found myself locked in the bathroom at work vomiting. Part of me thinks I have a migraine. The light hurts my eyes. A headache like none other. Nausea. Hard time looking at a computer screen. I’m so hot, which is unlike me; I’m the person who has a little heater under my desk all year-long. I’ve definitely been under enough stress, which I’ve heard can cause migraines. But, I’ve never had a migraine. And, since another girl left work last week with an overwhelming migraine, I’m kinda wondering if we aren’t actually passing a bug around.
I’m definitely starting to feel better. Back to work tomorrow! It’s going to be a long week. I’ll have to put in some long hours to get caught up, but that’s life in the working world!
– Cindy W.