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09 August 2012 @ 09:55 pm
Real Life! Why must you be so hard?  
I thought I'd post a quick RL update, for anyone interested. Which I know is doubtful, but here it is all the same.

I went back to work (at the college where I formerly worked) in mid-July. I am filling in for someone who may or may not be on "temporary" (or possibly permanent) leave. The director of the department where I work is the world's worst communicator, and although there are rumors that the person I am filling in for may be returning very soon, I have no official word on whether or not my employment (temporary though it has always meant to be) will last past next week.

I'm fine either way. If they want the regular woman to return, more power to them. If they want me to stay filling it, that's fine. But classes start on August 20 and I'm enrolled in 3 classes - 1 of which is all on-line. The other two are only Tuesday and Thursday so I could work Mon, Wed, and Friday. But as the director pointed out when she asked me if I would fill in, the first week of class is one of the busiest in the department. Yes, I do understand that. But do you understand I am also a student at the school?

Anyway, next week may be my last week. Whatever.

Unfortunately, Real Life has conspired to make sure it hasn't been smooth sailing since I went back. First my car decided to break. I had a loose wire harness. Who knew? The dealer thought they fixed it but it happened again today. Whenever this happens, I have to have my car jumped to start it. Not tragic but what a pain in the ass. I'm going to have to take it back to have it fixed again and it could end up costing $548 (seriously, that's what they said) to have the electronic ignition replaced? IDEK. That's a lot of money, especially if I'm about to be out of a job! I ended up having to take 1/2 a day off work because I got stuck with my car that wouldn't start. 

After I finally (thought - wrongly apparently) that I had my car problem worked out, things were on a pretty even keel. Until last Wednesday when I had a 24 hour virus thing and missed another day of work. It wasn't an OMG I'm going to be dead by morning virus but it was highly unpleasant. I was all recovered by Thursday and was back to work.

On Friday, and this is where it gets into the territory of TMI, (and I'm sorry in advance), I woke up with...well, let's euphemistically say - the virus turned into a literal Pain in the Ass. I dealt with the unholy pain of sitting all day Friday but by Saturday morning, I was sure I was going to die. Or kill myself. Either one. So my sister took me to the Emergi-care where.... yeah... you don't even want to know. Sliced and diced - that's what happened to a delicate part of my anatomy that no one ever wants a scalpel to get near! It was pretty awful but when it was done, it was better. Until Sunday when the Pain in the Ass returned. I kept thinking it would get better but it didn't. I did not go to work Monday or Tuesday. By Tuesday afternoon, I had to call my sister at work and beg her to take me back to the doctor. As much as I didn't want to go through the slicing and dicing again, I couldn't take the pain. So she took me back and this time, the slicing and dicing worked. NO more God-awful pain!!!! YEAH!!!! 

I didn't go to work yesterday because I was still healing. I went today and was exhausted but it was pretty much okay. As per doctor's advice, I stood up as much as I reasonably could. I took a cushion and sat carefully. Just have to take it easy for a little while.

Sooooo.... all of this is to say - that between Work and Car and Pains in the Ass, I have not been on LJ as much as I had been. And that is why. 

I know that's a lot of info, some of it you may not have wanted. I sure didn't want to live through it. And I sure wish I knew about my work situation. I may know tomorrow. Or I may not. If I'm not working after next week, I'll have more time and energy for posting and commenting and writing. If I am working once school starts, I'll have even less time. Because that's life.

Please don't think that I believe I'm all that - because I don't. But when one of our friends doesn't post after being pretty regular, I get worried that something has happened. I guess this is my way of saying - Real Life keeps happening. But for the most part, I'm fine. Tired. Still a little sore. But fine!

And that's that.

Love you all!!! More than I can adequately express.

Current Mood: exhausted
From a little spark may burst a mighty flamedante_s_hell on August 10th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
What an awful few weeks you've had! I'm very sorry you had to go through all of that. Good to know you're feeling better, though. That's the important thing.

Get some rest, read some fic. It'll help. :-)
Are 6 dogs too many?: Cap Americatkeylasunset on August 10th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you BB!! I will read some fic! That always helps, doesn't it?

I am better. Just exhausted today but at least it's Friday!! YAY - much rejoicing!


Oh, and I'll try to at least start the H50 Plays Beach Volleyball fic. No promises but writing can be very therapeutic as well!
gyrigyri on August 10th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)

Glad you're feeling better and I hope things settle into an even keel for a good long while!!!
Are 6 dogs too many?: backhoetkeylasunset on August 10th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hugs! They help more than you know!

An even keel would be really helpful!! Sometimes it is the uncertainty that's the hardest to handle!

Thanks again for the warm thoughts!
Lizet Elaine: Hawaii Five 0::Danny&Steve&Grace::hugsimplyn2deep on August 10th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
I was wondering what happened to you. and clearly a whole bunch has happened to you! I hope things begin to look up. I miss you and your fic, but really, mostly you. *hugs*
Are 6 dogs too many?: redhearttkeylasunset on August 10th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you BB!!! Sorry I worried you. Once things settle back down, I hope to be more around!

Miss you too!!!

malfoy_manor12: D&S: Group Hugmalfoy_manor12 on August 10th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear about what you are going through!
Not fun at all!

Hope everything at work resolves quickly.


Are 6 dogs too many?: beartkeylasunset on August 10th, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
I may know on Monday about what is going to happen with my temporary job. But I may not. Things are so crazy-busy, worrying about my schedule is the last thing on anyone's mind!

Once classes start on 8/20, things will settle down! I will try to remember to post more frequent updates, because if nothing else, it gives me a chance to whine!!! ;-)

Thanks for the hug and the heart!!
scraplovescraplove on August 10th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
Sending you enormous hugs and hoping you're feeling better!!! <3
Are 6 dogs too many?: Cap Americatkeylasunset on August 10th, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!

Love ya' BB!
bluedelft on August 10th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)

Here's hoping that you're feeling better soon!

Good luck with the car and with the job. The not knowing what is going to happen and the waiting can be worse I think than the knowing.

You've been missed ((more hugs))
Are 6 dogs too many?: beartkeylasunset on August 10th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the warm wishes and the good hugs!!

Yeah, not knowing is one of the worst parts. But it may start to settle down next week - I hope!

Thanks again!! It's so nice to know I have such loving friends!! Means more than I can say!
J.the_physicist on August 10th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
*hugs* sorry life has literally been a pain in the ass for you recently.
Are 6 dogs too many?: enterprisetkeylasunset on August 10th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
God, it has been a literal and a figurative pain!! Things are on the up-swing so that's a positive!

Thank you for the hugs!!!

Kathy: Danny smilingkitmerlot1213 on August 10th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Man, I'm sorry that all of this crap keeps happening to you! I hope you feel better soon--*HUGS*
Are 6 dogs too many?: grace and dannotkeylasunset on August 10th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! We all have dark patches. Mine isn't as bad as it could be. Just a lot all at once!

Thank you for the warm hugs!! They help more than you'll know!!!
--♫ Anna--: Llamarocsfan on August 10th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
::Huggles:: You poor kid, what a lousy time you've had! Things like that just really get to me. I'm glad you're feeling better, and I hope your car (or is it "Car"?!) gets better soon, too. ::More Huggles:: Sometimes just Life gets so difficult because of a million things at once.
Are 6 dogs too many?: her name is cartkeylasunset on August 11th, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
"Car" better get to feeling better or I'm going to let Steve shoot it!!

It is the Million Things at once! We used to call it being nibbled to death by ducks. That's how it's felt for the past month or so!!

Things seem to be on more on an even keel now so there's that, at least. And I know we all go through it.

Thanks for the hugs!!! And the Wonder-Llama. He is wise, isn't he???
a geek in such the wrong way: H50-steve-eyehaldoor on August 11th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Ouch! You poor thing! I'm so glad to hear it's better than it was; may the pain go away permanently if it hasn't already! I hope also, that they get your job sorted out and that your car doesn't cost you any more money! *hugs*
siluria: H50_Steve_Gunsiluria on August 12th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
*hugs you* That all sounds terrible, and I hope that's the end of the downs.