Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow And "Visions"

Well, it started snowing pretty heavy on my way home last night. The roads most of the way home were alright. They had been salted pretty good. That was, until I got into Burlington County. As per the usual, nothing had been done to the roads in my home county, and they were slippery. The traffic was moving at about 35 MPH on the freeway. It took me a little over an hour and a half to get home.

The RLS kicked in big time last night about 3:30 AM. It has been pretty calm lately. Despite taking a half a sleeping pill before I went to bed, it woke me right up. After thrashing around in bed for a half an hour I got up and sat on the couch with a blanket in front of the television- CNN. I fell asleep sitting up pretty quickly and didn't wake up until around 10:00. I got up, got dressed, and went out to shovel the snow off the walks. It was foggy outside and drizzling. The snow was all slushy and heavy. I got it done though, and went back in and got a shower and dressed for work. I sat back down in front of the TV and fell asleep again. This time I woke up in time to leave for work at 1:00.

I think that tonight I'll take a whole sleeping pill, just to make sure that I don't have a repeat of last night. The involuntary leg movements and not being able to sleep are almost unbearable on nights like last night.

Work is somewhat busy today. I had a "career visions" meeting with my boss this afternoon. The topic of such a meeting is what I want to do with my career in the future, what my strengths and "improvement items" (read "weaknesses") are, and what needs to be done to help me improve and meet my goals. I take these meetings with a grain of salt. They have been having some form of these things every year that I have been here, and it's always the same: I'm doing great. I'm a big asset to the company. I'm very promotable. Yet, somehow, it never happens, and there is a different reason why every time I put in for a promotion and don't get it. I usually play along in these meetings like the good soldier, but this time I told my boss, who is relatively new to the company, just what I have said here. He didn't have much to say back about it. I'm not really concerned. I'm glad to have a good job to go to at this point, honestly.


  1. I'm so far behind on here errrr damn it! I will catch up I promise


    Happy Snowy Hump Day!

  2. I had my review today, too. I tell my boss each time that it's just a "numbers game". He agrees. Hugs.

  3. We've gotten quite a bit of snow but it's been soft and light, very fine. A bit over a foot of it and we've been playing!!

    I hope you get some z's tonight!

  4. Beauty- Happy Snowy Hump Day to you, too!

    Xanadu- This wasn't a review. More like an anti-review. The review will come in April and will pretty much be a non-event since we aren't getting raises this year.

    Dove- Thank you. I need the sleep.