I didn't get into work as early as I had hoped. Got to my desk, powered on my laptop and was ready to work by 7:45am. First thing I do each day it open up Outlook and take a look at my calendar. Today, as soon as I opened up my calendar I let out a huge sigh. 12:30 - 4:30pm - Training: Giving and Receiving Feedback. Oh boy, an all afternoon training session. Oh boy, out at 4:30pm means that I will have to drive home in rush hour traffic. Oh boy, an entire afternoon away from my desk means that I will have 1/2 day work to catch up on. Oh.. boy...
It was a rough day, and a tough afternoon to get through. Although I did learn a thing or two regarding giving and receiving feedback. The most important tip? Feedback should be giving with some relevance. Why are you providing this feedback to a specific individual? So it wasn't a complete waste of time, just resulted in a long day and now I am resting in bed while the kids are watching TV before bed time.
Good news.. I made a sandwich for lunch and I ATE IT! Doesn't seem like a big deal, but for me this is a huge accomplishment as I tend to pack a lunch and will leave it in the office refrigerator. It will sit there for a few days and will end up getting tossed in the garbage. Now this doesn't mean that I didn't spend money at lunch time. We went to the nearby mall food court and I picked up a small order of veggie tempura for $3.90. I also picked up some chocolate covered jujubes. That cost me another $4.99. And while at the training session I picked up a bag of chips and a coffee for $3.25. Tomorrow I will make another sandwich for lunch and I will try to bring extra fruit or a granola bar in case I am still hungry after the sandwich. Goal this week is to pack a lunch and eat it at least 4 days.
The budget it a bit wonky this week. I didn't plan accordingly and money is being transferred back and forth between our chequing and savings account. DH gets paid this week and I'm really hoping I can transfer money where it belongs and stay on top of the expenses.
Hoping for an early bedtime to help clear up my headache.