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First Working Day of 2015


So far, I’m going ok with keeping things under control.

My house is still a mess, but better than before. Today I did manage to put in a few minutes to tidy things up a little. Here’s what I achieved:

1. I had no dirty dishes piled in the kitchen sink when I left for work in the morning and then again in the evening after my afternoon break. Yes I work weird hours. 5 Hours in the morning and then 3 hours in the evening.

2. The toilet, bathroom sink, and bathroom floor are somewhat clean!

3. There is not laundry lying on the living room couch to be put away.

4. Managed to tick away some of the to-do tasks on my work list as well.

5. Emailed google support and got a refund for a small portion of what my kids had accidentally spent. The rest of the refund requests, for the bigger amounts are still under review.

What I couldn’t manage:

1. No vaccum, sweeping, mopping or dusting done!

2. The kids watched more TV than I would have liked – as usual

3. The hubby is still grumpy and not smiling for some reason.

I think that’s not bad!

This week shouldn’t be too hard, as the kids are still on winter break and I don’t have to get up at 5:30 am for them. I wake up at 8 o’clock. Getting proper sleep makes a very big difference to my general mood, my health and to what I am able to achieve in a single day.

Next week, when school re-opens, I don’t know how will it go. But I am trying to take one day at a time.


Happy 2015!


18 minutes till the end of the first day of 2015!

Let’s get over with the customary first:

Happy New Year!


So I haven’t written in here till the tidings of the shifting to the new department.

One lucky day, in the Summer of 2014, my CEO passed by my desk and said “K, would you like to work in the Marketing department?” I was thrilled and of course I said yes.

However, being the always-worrying, anxiety struck person I am, I, later went to him and asked him, for the reason. I was worried that maybe I was being moved because my line manager was happy with me. Though I hoped that wasn’t the case. I told him that I would be glad with the position, if it’s being given to me for a positive reason. But in case, my line manager in the current department is not happy with me, I would prefer to stay here and resolve any hiccups in my work before I move to another department. He said “K, people who have issues with their performance do not get promotions. I want you to see it as a promotion”


Several weeks went by, but no word came about the promotion.

I set up, yet another appointment with my CEO to find out what happened. And guess what. He goes, “I have not totally made up my mind about it”. I was disappointed and I clearly told him so.  I told him, I would be really disappointed and demotivated if I am not moved to the Marketing department now. “Why would you be disappointed’?, he asked.

“Because I want to work in Marketing”. And that was the truth. That’s what I had tried for, since the day I set foot in the organization, a few months back.

“Then it’s fine. The last time I talked to you, you didn’t sound very sure about it. I want people in marketing, who want to do nothing else but marketing”.

Great and so I got the switch on November 16.

Moving on to December 31, my kids made some erroneous purchases on the google play store with the company’s credit card, the info for which was saved on my google account, on my phone. It a good couple and a half thousand! I talked to my boss about repaying it in 5 to 6 installments. He said he will approve 4 installments but would give me an additional bonus for my ‘outstanding’ performance in this year. So that’s the good part!

I have yet to contact Google Playstore Support to check if I can get a refund. If that is done, that would be awesome.


Coming back to the subject of the new year, my new year resolution is to get organized.

My life is so out of control. At work, things are a mess. I get caught up between several things and end up doing nothing.

My house is a mess.

I have roaches in the kitchen.

The beds are never made.

The curtains are never changed.

I need to get the walls painted, they are filthy dirty.

And all this is a constant source of stress.

I spend hours on my phone. On Facebook!

I can never sleep at the hour I need to sleep. For some reason I can’t stop browsing and I can’t hit the sack.

I don’t read anymore.

I don’t write anymore.

I need to get things into place.

Sometimes it gets so bad, I feel so overwhelmed, that I just cry! That I want to run away from everything. I feel like everything is just slipping out from between my fingers.

See? I can’t even write coherently.