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07 July 2009 @ 03:07 am
A hard day's work...  
Most days, I love my job. It's hard, thankless work, but good work. I know I am making a difference and providing very necessary services...

But some days, it seems that I'm fighting an endless tide of poverty, lack of education, mental illness, and society's inability to show human decency to its least members.

I came home with a fatigue and a headache I just could not shake. I had a lot to get done for WW tonight and thankfully had some help getting it done, but I still need to pack tomorrow and drive out to site. I decided to take the day off from work - I have just too much for the event that still needs prepping and I am just too tired to face the work problems again tomorrow.

Usually, I like Boston Legal and I thought watching a few episodes while working on handwork would be pleasant, but with a running theme of mental illness, drugs, various flavors of love, Alzheimer's, and euthanasia, it did little to lighten the mood.

Anyway. Off to Boscobel tomorrow. Expect a report next week, probably not on Sunday night. :P
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baronnemelisend on July 7th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
*very big hugs*

You know the story of the starfish, right?
eithni: backliteithni on July 14th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Actually, no, Do tell...
Kareinakareina on July 7th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
I will look forward to reading the event report. Sorry it didn't work out to meet you in person this trip, but it was nice to chat on the phone for a bit. Hope you have much fun at the event, and I'll look forward to meeting you when I do...

eithni: Baronesseithni on July 14th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Sorry for not being able to meet up with you - as with so many projects, the prep for WW took much longer than planned... :/
FencerTfencert on July 7th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
I predict that one day our baroness will snap, and then rack up a HUUUUGE body count. And then? Multi-state crime spree!

I better make sure my car is up to date on all its service checks, just in case...
eithni: excellenteithni on July 14th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Pick up some cement and lye, just in case... ;)
Eliane/Jennifer: Colleen speaksgflower on July 7th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)

I sort of wish I could sit down and drink with you at this event. We both need it.

See you there...
eithni: Baronesseithni on July 14th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, sorry I didn't have much time to sit with you much at all.
Eliane/Jennifer: Colleen speaksgflower on July 14th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Notice I haven't complained...I think we were both busy much of the time (you especially) and I know we can find time to hang out here in Madison. Especially since soon, I will reside in Madison proper again!

In short, no need to apologize.
No longer in Normalhbevert on July 7th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Caring about doing your work well and having that work be emotionally difficult to do sometimes can definitely take its toll. My sympathies, as I've been there too. Some days knowing that you are important to someone just isn't enough to get rid of the weariness and headaches. Be good to yourself while you're away at WW, and you'll still be important to someone when you get back, hopefully in a more refreshed state. You've had a rough week, forgive yourself for not being 100 percent at the end of it.
eithni: Baronesseithni on July 14th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) WW was a good break, if exhausting in a different way.
baronsnorribaronsnorri on July 8th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
One does what one may--it shall suffice.

Be good to yourself.

We love you--go forth & enjoy! (please!)

Cheers! Snorri.
eithni: Baronesseithni on July 14th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
Thanks - it was fun but tiring in a different way. :)