Thursday, June 21, 2007

I am a working mom, after all

One of my co-workers has resigned and tomorrow is her last day of work. In all honesty, she was never a great fit for her position, or even for our department, and I'm not surprised she's leaving.

The timing, however, couldn't be worse. See, my position serves as the "cover" for her position (when she's on vacation, etc.). And I've got a few days of vacation scheduled for next month, which means another person will have to cover my position (which means covering the vacant position and leaving my work undone).

And, if that weren't enough, we also have two major (computer-related) initiatives going live on July 1. Well, that's not quite true anymore. On a conference call yesterday, we (very intelligently) pushed back one of the projects to go live on July 16.

The project that still goes live on July 1 is my baby. Mine, and mine alone. Eventually I'll share the wealth with other people in our department, but the consensus is that I need to master it before we expect anyone else to be able to work with it. And so far, in the last few weeks of non-live practice, I'm loving it. I've built some databases and populated some data fields and I declare it to be Better than what we did before.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. I sound like such a huge geek!! Must. Stop.

What I'm really trying to say, and somehow it took several paragraphs to do it, is that work has me busy these days. And the work that's keeping me busy is pretty engaging and I'm liking it.

In other work-ish news, the Corporation has rolled out a new wellness program that includes deeply discounted memberships to a few area gyms. Craig has been pushing for years to join the YMCA (which is conveniently located across the street from the kids' school and has a swimming pool), but when I did the math, we determined that WellWorx is a better value for our dollar, has a location downtown, and has a pool at another location that's only 15 minutes away. Plus, personal trainers.

Given that the kids will be in another state in two weeks (!!!!!!!!!), and given that Craig's evening class for July just "made" its required attendance (!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!eleven!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!), I'm looking at some extra evening free time in July. And with BlogHer's beautiful head looming closer and closer, working out wouldn't be such a bad idea.

So, working hard, working out, and going out of town. That's my upcoming month.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Ah, the life of a working mom. Does the craziness ever stop?!? I also am looking forward to BlogHer. It'll be my first time. Can't wait to meet all the cool Blog Moms.

Susan at Working Moms Against Guilt