OMG....bad bad week.
Going back to work sucked more than I can say. Harder by 10 times than I imagined. My boss jumped me when I got back, before he had even said hello. He pretty much started the formal discipline procedures for too much absenteeism and work performance issues. I called the union. I had the union rep there with me during the meeting. I haven't been written up "yet", but I'm sure it's going to happen...
Not only that, he is trying to re-do a procedure (my main job) that he does not understand all the steps too. I've decided I'll do it my way, until he hands me the written formal procedures, then I will do it the way he wants...come hell or high water, if it gets fucked up..on him, but I'm sure it will be me. I've started really looking for a new job, have applied for 3 state jobs, finished my state application, and will be out of that hell hole soon. I can't do it anymore. Everything else in my life is going well, but that nastay place is overshadowing it and making life hell. I refuse to be miserable.
As far as going back to school, I've made some huge leaps and bounds this week. I found the program I want to do, and am completely busting out excited over it. I know it's the right one for me. It's a BA in digital forensics. The school I'm looking at is in Vermont, and it's an online degree, but can also be done on campus. I'm not opposed to moving if I can figure out how to do it. I've been feeling called to the east coast for a few years now, and I'm going to ponder this...what is there that is calling to me?
The other good news is, a good friend of mine showed up on my doorstep this week. I've known her now roughly 4 years, and a year ago she moved on GA. She has moved back, and I had told her a few months ago, if she did move back, she was welcome to stay with me and the kids until she can find a place. She took me up on it, and I was so happy to see her I can't even tell you. She is very straight, very religious (but not pushy at all) and she adores my kids. She helped me so much with them before she left, and truly just loves them. She and I went over to hubcaps last night and he cooked us a nice dinner, gave us wine coolers and we hung out with him and the kids at his fire pit. Was one of the nicest evenings I've had in a long time. Hubcap and my friend have always gotten along really well, so he was totally interested in hearing her stories of the last year, and it just felt like a huge connection.
It also felt like one of my true support people popped back into my life when I needed it most. It also feels like I can really be of some support for her, and I'm so happy to be able to be a place for her to land when she needs it. I put her in one of the kids rooms, and I know the kids will adore having her around for a bit.
Sadly last week, my beloved Macbook screen died. I really was beat up and sad. I made an executive decision an decided to order a new (refurbed) Macbook Pro, which I am loving loving loving. I'm going to have the old one repaired I think though, and then try to sell it. It is not even two years old, and I'm pretty sure repaired I can get a good price for it.
That's it folks, I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend of friendship and fun...