If we weren't right in the middle of our budget and hadn't been told two days ago that we're now at the "save 15% of your income for retirement" stage, I'd probably be okay. But we are at that stage, and right after I'd gotten into a routine with our current budget and house savings, plus I'm now going to be missing a substantial portion of my next paycheck. If I'd left my other job and started here the day after being offered the position I might have at least gotten New Years as a stat. Being on salary for a year I didn't even think of no getting stat pay. I don't think I'll start another job right before Christmas again.
I didn't cry because I'm a big girl and my makeup would run, but I almost did. Clearly I need to take a little budgeting chill pill. January is going to be a lean, lean month. Okay, I might cry later.
Aside from that, though, I have two days off (known as the weekend), a half day, and then two (slightly less than originally planned due to NOT BEING PAID) glorious days to celebrate Christmas. Okay, Christmas will still be glorious and I won't even stress about the not getting paid thing, but it sure threw a wrench in things. Pretty sure once I talk to Karl about it I'll feel better. Sadly, that's several hours away.
Anyway, Christmas. I hear that's coming soon. Tonight I'm going to celebrate the coming festivities by wrapping presents, finishing off my cookie making, and actually blogging about Christmas. I'm looking forward to it. It feels weird not coming on here all the time and reading other blogs that I've been enjoying. I'm pretty much out of touch with the world that isn't right in front of my face in a non-computer form. I guess the world will still turn.
Man, lunch hour blog posts are really not that good or uplifting. Apologies. Really, I'm happy and uplifted, but not in my midday rut. Now I'm thinking I should have used my lunch break for an under the desk power nap. Ah, hindsight combined with the joys of having a cubicle.