I stayed up really late (well, really late for me) last night, finishing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I had just gotten to the pivotal moment in the book–the revelation of You-Know-Who–when Sean asked me to rub his neck. After that, and some puttering around online (including a brief visit to #amrn), I went to the bedroom to get some sleep, but instead I opened the book and continued reading. It was well after 1 when I finally finished, all choked up with tears burning my eyes. Damn, that was a good book.
Hitting the snooze alarm until 6:20 this morning only delayed the inevitable. I dragged myself out of bed, threw some clothes on, started some anime downloads, and headed off to work, feeling like I was going to keel over at any moment.
When I got here, I found that some of my work from yesterday was unnecessary, and it seemed that I would have to redo it, so I did…only to discover that it had already been finished. Meanwhile, Robert was calling every few minutes to tell me to get some things ready for one of our drivers to pick up. He informed me that another of our drivers has quit in favor of a restaurant managerial position for which she is grossly overpaid. I can’t say that I blame her.
Robert’s out with one of the drivers giving free donuts to doctors’ offices in the hopes of getting an “in” with them for breakfast and lunch deliveries. We just signed Dunkin Donuts, and today will be our first day delivering for them. I don’t really expect to see any orders until next week, though.
It’s probably just my sour mood, but I feel like everything is so half-assed around here. I don’t feel that I’m on top of things at all sometimes. And I feel like we’re scrabbling to get by, doing things at the last minute, failing to plan anything. I want to change this, but I don’t know how.
On the bright side, Robert gave me a last minute project yesterday, and I not only finished it, but I did very well with it. It was a design project: I created the flyer that he’s using this morning to advertise the delivery service. I’m pretty proud of how it turned out.
That’s all the bitching I’ll do for now, I guess…except I want to mention that I haven’t been bike-riding all week, first because of the weather and then because I couldn’t get a hold of anyone. (I didn’t really try very hard yesterday, as I was looking forward to spending the evening at home alone reading my book. Sean went out with his friend Adam.) So yeah, I feel a little grumpy because I haven’t had my exercise, too.