Dreamer’s World April 06, 2018 – Preparation

       Friday is here at last. After this week, I predict that things will only get busier at work. After my meeting with my supervisor yesterday I found out that I am acquiring even more responsibilities on the job. I suppose this is the reward for doing the things I already do so well. Gaining these new roles also means that I am taking time today to create a plan of action for the future. I am visualizing what tasks I have to accomplish each day, both my regular tasks and the new ones, in order to make the most of my time at work.
       I realize that this attempt will undergo some changes, it is a draft to give me some guidance as things change at work. I do not plan to extend my working hours, I will just re-prioritize things in order to get them all done. Of course, the new assignments will take more time in the beginning, but they should become routine in a short amount of time and not require as much effort. Planning is never going to accomplish every goal without some changes as the situation develops, because I am not in control of all of the variables on the job. I cannot control when people will want me to attend meetings, nor how long those meetings will last. Thankfully, since I work from home, I can multitask without being too obvious about it. This will help to manage the time better.
       There is a part of me that rebels against planning. Part of me prefers spontaneity in what I do. It makes life more interesting and keeps me alert. When a plan becomes a routine, I quickly find myself bored and have to make certain that I pay attention to what I am doing. There seems to be a lesson in this that I can apply to everyday life. Don’t let life get too predictable, embrace the chaos every now and then, and enjoy the exhilaration.
       As for myself, after work today I might go and check out some amplifiers. I am tired of the limited experience I have with the base model amplifier I am currently using when there are much better options out there. If we don’t get out to stop at Guitar Center this afternoon or evening, I can always drop by there tomorrow after I drop Hal off at his job. I will let things play themselves out as the afternoon at work draws to a close.
       I am about to close out here on the job for the weekend. It is time to find out if Hal has anywhere he wants to go, or anything he wants to do before it gets late. I am flexible and although I would like to get out, I can stay here if that is the decision. The idea of taking a nap has a certain appeal, but I can take that nap later.
       Hal and I did get out for a while. I stopped at Guitar Center and nearly bought the amp I wanted, but they were out of stock. After Hal and I had dinner and came back home, I went online to Sweetwater Music and ordered the  amp from them. It should be here by next Wednesday, about the same time that it would have taken ordering it through Guitar Center. Now I can relax for the rest of the evening and look forward to the weekend.

Dreamer’s World April 06, 2018 – Preparation

       Friday is here at last. After this week, I predict that things will only get busier at work. After my meeting with my supervisor yesterday I found out that I am acquiring even more responsibilities on the job. I suppose this is the reward for doing the things I already do so well. Gaining these new roles also means that I am taking time today to create a plan of action for the future. I am visualizing what tasks I have to accomplish each day, both my regular tasks and the new ones, in order to make the most of my time at work.
       I realize that this attempt will undergo some changes, it is a draft to give me some guidance as things change at work. I do not plan to extend my working hours, I will just re-prioritize things in order to get them all done. Of course, the new assignments will take more time in the beginning, but they should become routine in a short amount of time and not require as much effort. Planning is never going to accomplish every goal without some changes as the situation develops, because I am not in control of all of the variables on the job. I cannot control when people will want me to attend meetings, nor how long those meetings will last. Thankfully, since I work from home, I can multitask without being too obvious about it. This will help to manage the time better.
       There is a part of me that rebels against planning. Part of me prefers spontaneity in what I do. It makes life more interesting and keeps me alert. When a plan becomes a routine, I quickly find myself bored and have to make certain that I pay attention to what I am doing. There seems to be a lesson in this that I can apply to everyday life. Don’t let life get too predictable, embrace the chaos every now and then, and enjoy the exhilaration.
       As for myself, after work today I might go and check out some amplifiers. I am tired of the limited experience I have with the base model amplifier I am currently using when there are much better options out there. If we don’t get out to stop at Guitar Center this afternoon or evening, I can always drop by there tomorrow after I drop Hal off at his job. I will let things play themselves out as the afternoon at work draws to a close.
       I am about to close out here on the job for the weekend. It is time to find out if Hal has anywhere he wants to go, or anything he wants to do before it gets late. I am flexible and although I would like to get out, I can stay here if that is the decision. The idea of taking a nap has a certain appeal, but I can take that nap later.
       Hal and I did get out for a while. I stopped at Guitar Center and nearly bought the amp I wanted, but they were out of stock. After Hal and I had dinner and came back home, I went online to Sweetwater Music and ordered the  amp from them. It should be here by next Wednesday, about the same time that it would have taken ordering it through Guitar Center. Now I can relax for the rest of the evening and look forward to the weekend.

Dreamer’s World April 05, 2018 – The Week So Far

    The day started with a mountain of emails that arrived late yesterday. I spent most of the morning responding to these issues as well as preparing my weekly meeting presentation. I somehow managed to get through the morning without any significant problems. There were a few meetings after lunch, but the most important one was my review with my supervisor for the last reporting period. I detest the idea of grading myself.
    The new camera arrived this week. I am happy with how well it performs. The camera has a 40x zoom built-in, and this has given me incredible flexibility when taking photographs. I will post a few of the pictures on the blog, probably this weekend, to show some of the best shots I have made so far.
    My new travel-sized guitar also arrived this week. I didn’t expect it to get here so quickly, the predicted delivery wasn’t until next Monday 09 April, but I won’t complain. When it arrived, I was concerned because the box had taken a beating during shipment. The end of the carton had almost separated, and there were several gashes. I took pictures to document the condition of the box in case of the guitar experiences problems. The guitar seemed OK, wrapped in its carrying case, so I think it survived without incident.
    The guitar tuned up quickly and without any trouble, so that was a good sign for me. I am looking forward to more practice time and less hassle with getting things set up to practice. I will get some pictures of the new guitar with the new camera to post on here.
    After work, I went to my Acupuncture and Chiropractor appointments. I have been sore for the last few days, and I know that I needed the attention. I always feel better after my visits, and I sleep better.
    Hal wanted to go and pick up more boxes for the move, and I decided that gave me an excellent opportunity to stop at Guitar Center and pick up a new cable for the guitar. I also think I found the next amplifier that I will get soon. We had dinner while we were out, and as always, I treasure every moment I spend with Hal when work isn’t intruding on our time.
    Believe it or not, there is snow forecast on Saturday! I am so tired of winter weather. March was plain cold, and April has been the same way, with no sign of warmer temperatures.