the first couple of weeks

The Xmas and New Year break went too quickly, as usual.  BUT it was a nice relaxing break.  bf was at work, so the kitties and I chilled at home.

The weather this Summer has been SO much better than last year.  A little too hot at times, but I prefer hot to cold.

The first couple of weeks back at work have been OK.

With the promotion to Team Leader,  Im not having to do support calls all day, which I am enjoying.

It hasnt been overly busy, as it has been school holidays.  The little loves go back to school today, so the traffic will go back to normal (crap) and the little loves will be on the bus making lots of noise and messing the bus up.  How I have missed them!  NOT 😐

I am still doing some though, as Im still waiting for the guys in the team to get the extra access, so I can train them in the new tasks they will be doing.

We have been fencing more often.  My poor body was hurting all over after three days of fencing and I slept like a log.

My depression has still not come back, which is a relief.  It is so much better not thinking about death all the time.

I hope you all had a nice break over Xmas and New Year too 🙂

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so far

Well this week is my first week back at work and am acting in my new position as Tier 2 Technology Team Leader.

It is going to be a challenge to get the two boys in that area to be a little more enthused about work and change, but I guess that’s all part of being a Team Leader.

The thyroid drugs the doctor gave me at the end of 2012 seem to be helping my energy levels.

I have had to go from 50mg t0 150mg.

It is SO GREAT to not be tired all the time!  I can wake up easily in the morning and dont need to nap as often after work.

I have only been on the new dosage for about 1 – 2 weeks, so will have to see if it continues to help.

When I first started taking 50mg it was good for about a week and then “nothing”, so upped it to 100mg, which last for about a week or two, so now have to see if 150mg will continue to help.

I have so much more energy and I talk more and sometimes cant keep still.  🙂

I hope your year is going well so far.  I know it isnt for some, so really hope that it turns around for you soon.

a new week

Monday started off with a surprise at work.

One of our contractors couldnt be renewed due to budgetry reasons, so I asked if I could act up in the position that was now free.  I asked our Director this last week.  I also mentioned  a few weeks ago, to our Director that I was bored and missed the challenge I used to feel at work, since our previous Management (that have all left), gave all the interesting work to the contractors.

JG has been acting in the Director’s position for a few months now and she is soooo much better than the last two previous people in that job. It is probably just a coincidence that she is better and is a woman as well 😛

JG called me into her office on Monday morning and advised that the spare position in our team was being moved to the Desktop Support team as a Team Leader position and wanted to know if I wanted to act in the job and set up the second level support as it should be, as I have worked in both Level 2 & 3 and know what tasks they should be doing.  To do more and train them in the tasks they should be doing that the Level 3 team are currently (my current team) are doing.

It will also give me the experience, so when the merger between us and other justice departments takes place (one day!) that I will have the experience to apply for a Team Leader position.

So that was a good start to the day and week!  A promotion and a bit more money 🙂

Last night I did my catch up fencing class, as I missed Saturdays.  I did my lesson with the new imported Scottish fencing teacher.  He seems really nice and a good teacher too.