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Old 04-18-2011, 06:52 AM   #21
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for whatever reason this is an especially painful Monday, but I just need to keep my eye on the prize.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:48 PM   #22
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The only days I know are garbage days (Thursdays) and generator automatic maintenance run (Saturdays). I have to put the garbage days on my Outlook calendar so I get a reminder to pack it up and take it out to the road for pickup. Otherwise, it would never get done.

We have the generator's maintenance cycle on Saturday to remind us we're supposed to go to Mass that evening.... power outages completely mess me up because then I have to actually put forth the effort to check the day of the week.
EastTexas, you need to get a day clock. I hung mine by the bedroom door so I can check it first thing in the morning. Unfortunately sometimes I have to check it more than once a day.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:02 PM   #23
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I have a widget on my laptop screen that provides the day and date in large print on an brilliant, eye-catching orange background. Also I wear a watch which provides both as well.

I need to know if it is a trash day, a gym day, or the weekend (when stores will be crowded). Oh, and also whether it is Thursdays when a favorite restaurant has a Thursday special that we like. Every day is one of these.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:47 PM   #24
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Hate Mondays too but I only have nine more to go! At worque anyway
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:20 AM   #25
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Thanks for reminding me it is Monday - I had no idea what day it was...
You just had to rub it in, didn't you.

An indeterminite number of days until I leave the reservation. Back in March, I told my immediate boss that I'd probably be retiring either early 2012 or early 2013. It took him a while to get past the "what will you do all day" and "but the money's good" reactions. Now he's trying to sell me on staying on.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:43 AM   #26
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What's a Monday? I thought the only days of week were Saturdays and Sundays.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:47 AM   #27
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What's a Monday?
That's the day all the stores stop being crowded during the daytime. Mondays generally last for five days unless there is what is known as a "holley-day" which may reduce the number of Mondays to four.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:04 AM   #28
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aaaaahh, now I get it. Wondered why on some of my "Saturdays" the stores were less crowded than on other "Saturdays". This whole "holley-day" thing...that is just confusing to me.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:20 AM   #29
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Sunday nights were always worse than Monday mornings for me. I called it "Sunday-night nausea."
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Almost ten months are ER I still go through the weekly cycle. I start feeling like I have to be somewhere over the weekend. Part of this is my teenage boys DO have to be somewhere...school. But now Mondays are kind of cool when I realize I don't have to be anywhere.

Come summer and the boys won't be in school, I am curious to see how that feels.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:28 AM   #31
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Lately every work day feels like Monday.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:02 PM   #32
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I hate you all!

Stop making me cry! It's mean!

So I'm sitting in my cubicle today and I realized that ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So it means that every single day you see me, that's on
the worst day of my life.

Is there any way that you, you could post something so there's no way that I'll know I'm at work? Right here? (points to forum) Can I just read the forum and think I've been fishing all day or something?

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Stop making me cry! It's mean!

So I'm sitting in my cubicle today and I realized that ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So it means that every single day you see me, that's on
the worst day of my life.

Is there any way that you, you could post something so there's no way that I'll know I'm at work? Right here? (points to forum) Can I just read the forum and think I've been fishing all day or something?

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Maybe play sort of a relational game with yourself. For instance, last Friday I was busy getting stuff done around the house and had the garage door and the tailgate of the car open. Finished up, showered, and came out to get in the car to go have hernia surgery and sonofagun - the hardwiring for my Valentine One radar detector was just dangling - the detector was gone. Sorta took my mind off of going to surgery and the surgery took my mind off the stolen detector (and Saturday the discovery that they got my Canon Powershot SD800 IS out of the door pocket as well). Maybe put a thumbtack inside your shoe to step on when things start weighing on your mind werk-wise?
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:28 PM   #34
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My work schedule is odd. I work 12-hour shifts.

Week 1: MT FSS
Week 2: WT

That means that on week 1 monday AND friday are "mondays". Then week 2 wednesday is "monday". It also means I get a "weekend" 3 times every 2 weeks. Week 1 my "weekend" is wednesday and thursday. Week 2 it's monday and tuesday then again on friday, saturday and sunday. I don't mind the schedule too much but the work is bad. It's hard manual labor. I'm not sitting at a desk surfing the early retirement forums, i'm actually working. I agree with another poster who says sunday nights are just as bad as mondays. That's how I feel right now.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:51 PM   #35
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Maybe play sort of a relational game with yourself. For instance, last Friday I was busy getting stuff done around the house and had the garage door and the tailgate of the car open. Finished up, showered, and came out to get in the car to go have hernia surgery and sonofagun - the hardwiring for my Valentine One radar detector was just dangling - the detector was gone. Sorta took my mind off of going to surgery and the surgery took my mind off the stolen detector (and Saturday the discovery that they got my Canon Powershot SD800 IS out of the door pocket as well). Maybe put a thumbtack inside your shoe to step on when things start weighing on your mind werk-wise?
Sigh. I'd just have a thumbtack in my foot, and it would still be Sunday night, and tomorrow would still be Monday.

Sorry to hear about the loss of your radar detector, your hernia and your camera. Sounds like it was a pretty bad couple of days. Happy Sunday!

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:31 PM   #36
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I haven't had a day off in two weeks, so Monday is just another day. But I will be leaving my present job next Friday. Only four more days!
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