Plans, plus a brief edit

[Edit, because I’m feeling too lazy to make a whole new post: I don’t even know what to say! What is there to believe in anymore, now that this has happened?!]

I don’t feel like going to the store. I imagine no one ever really feels like going to the store, and yet it must be done.

This week I’ve been settling into my new job as “business manager” (O_o) of 2go-Box. I am still very much learning the ropes. However, I must say that I am really enjoying the four-hour workday. I still have my free early afternoon hours to spend as I please, yet I am required to get up and move in the morning. It’s a winning combination! The only thing I’m unhappy about is my lack of time in the morning to go for a walk/exercise. I can’t set my alarm for 6 am because that would disturb Sean’s sleep. It’s best for me to get up when he does, at 7. Unfortunately, this means a mad rush, since I not only have to get up and take a shower and get dressed, but also tidy up, empty the dishwasher, make the bed, make breakfast, and make lunches if I didn’t do so the night before. There is no time–literally–for exercising. I’m thinking I might have to add it in after my work shift, but I’m not sure. We’ll see.

I am going to have to revise my daily routine, regardless. Some of the morning things are unnecessary (such as “hit the hotspots”–I don’t have any piles of stuff to clean up in the morning because I deal with them as they appear, and “start a load of laundry”, which I could technically do, but that would mean I would have to leave the dryer running while I was at work, which is not a good idea). I also need to put “tidy Sean’s bathroom” higher on the list so I don’t keep forgetting to do it.

I will then need an “after work” routine. I may abolish the “late afternoon routine” entirely in favor of this, or try to make both. It just depends on what fits best. Of course, my schedule might not stay as it is now, unfortunately :> My boss is anticipating many more hours for me once certain things that I can’t disclose get going with the business. Since it’s a restaurant service, it’s really best for me to work during lunch and dinner…but I really don’t want to do that. I like being home during the times Sean is home, so I can make dinner and spend time with him. I’m going to have to see how that shapes up. The later I get off work, the harder it’s going to be for me to make a good dinner every night :/

Anyway, today is Errand Day, and I really need to get over to Wal-Mart to grab our supplies for this week. I also need to stop in at Advance Auto Parts and replace some fuses in my aged Subaru. I better get on that before the after-work rush.

(Oh, and by the way, new color scheme on the LJ. I was trying to match this site, but it ended up looking even better. I need a new site design…)

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  1. Original comments from Livejournal

    bleudonne – 2004-02-12 09:23 pm UTC

    Wasn’t aware you got a promotion! That’s what you mean by being a ‘business manager’ isn’t it? Congrats! Great colour scheme too, btw!

    cosleia – 2004-02-12 10:41 pm UTC

    “Business Manager”
    Well, here is how it happened. Judge it as you will.

    My boss was telling me that I could have more hours soon. At first I thought he just meant data entry, but as the time approached, he started explaining to me more and more duties. Essentially, he said, he wanted me to take over doing all the office work that he was doing so that he would be free to do his sales work (he has sales meetings every day, and having to stay in the office and take phone calls and file things and do purchasing and stuff takes away from his time).

    So basically he wants to hand the reins of the office over to me. I asked him, “What’s my job title? Office manager?” That sounded reasonable in my head. After all, I would be organizing the office, right?

    “Yeah,” he said, “well, maybe ‘business manager’.”

    “Whoa,” I said, “that sounds cool! Really? Business manager?”


    The next day he had me purchase a service online using his credit card while he was out of the office, and he told me that he’d get me my own company credit card soon.


    So yeah, I don’t know! On the one hand, a lot of the things I do are secretarial, but on the other, he seems to want me to take an active hand in running things, and he asks for my opinion/advice on stuff, and one of my tasks is going to be scanning newspapers for sales leads which I will then assign to him. I don’t know if ‘office manager’ or ‘business manager’ or anything is the right term. It’s kind of like a catchall job :>

    But I did get a raise. It’s not much right now, but Robert said that if things pick up like he’s expecting he’ll double my wages. He added that he wanted to pay me even more than that, but it all depends on how successful the business is. (That’s the trouble with start-ups :>)

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