Surprise! Today was a good day!

24 Apr

Thank goodness it’s already Tuesday. Thank goodness I only have one week left until I get to put on civilian clothes, get on a plane, and get out of Kosovo for two weeks. Thank goodness.

It’s not that I hate work, or my job. It’s not that I hate all the people I work with. It’s not that I don’t enjoy myself in Kosovo, it’s just that I think a break would be very, very good for my current state of mind.

Surprisingly, today was a good day. I wasn’t expecting that, and it was, needless to say, quite the pleasant surprise. First of all, yesterday was another day from hell, which damn near pushed me to the point of tears because of stupid bullshit. So, after I left work, I called the boss to tell him something and he told me the painting crew would be there the next day. So, this morning I woke up at 0530, took my shower, went to breakfast, said goodbye to my bestest friend in Kosovo as he left to go on leave, went to work, moved lots of furniture. All that took place before 0830. At 0830, I went to escort our Albanian painters, then sat and watched them paint. I literally watched paint dry today. The plus side to this escort was that I got to sit in the hallway with my other bestest friend in Kosovo while reading a book. It was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. After lunch, I returned to work feeling like my day had just begun, mostly because I hadn’t even checked my email yet. The afternoon was spent with healthy gossip, moving furniture back into place and getting high off paint fumes. Then, as my luck would have it, I left work early, as in before 1630. Yay for me. So, I went to the gym, went to dinner and now, it’s not even seven and I’m already in my pajamas waiting to fall into a deep, deep slumber, probably helped by smelling paint fumes all day.

So, the lesson learned from today is that sometimes there really is a silver lining, and just when you think another day is going to beat the snot out of you, it’s not really that bad. Having said that though, I’m currently knocking on wood and praying that tomorrow doesn’t bite me in the ass. As it stands right now however, tomorrow looks to be a good day as well, mostly because I’m being taken to lunch with some of my favorite people.

Why am I being taken to lunch? Because it’s administrative professional’s (read: secretaries) day and I’m well loved, as are the other administrative professional’s in my section.

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