Bit of a hamster in a wheel right now
April 17, 2009
My thoughts have been going ’round and ’round, producing very little of use since last week. Thus, no real posting.
Thursday kicked off my long weekend with a meeting wherein the June 30th layoff date was publicly and semi-officially announced, finally. You’d think after all my ruminations, I’d be on the starting blocks, ready to get out of here. Emotionally, I am. The environment’s so toxic that I can’t wait to be gone already. It’s just counting down the ten weeks until that happens. And making sure I’ve really checked off my entire list of things to do before it’s all over.
I’m also emotionally exhausted from all that and all the dire news. I mean, you can’t turn around without being inundated with negative media: NPR, news online, blogs, people gossiping, everything. And it’s not like I’m just trying to hide in a hole, but there’s a limit to the amount of negativity this body can take.
Actually, I have been dodging unnecessary bombardment by practicing quiet in myself. I’ll be back when I feel better.
Stacking Pennies has the right idea over at her blog asking, Tell Me Something Good, but I’m not quite ready to pull myself up by the bootstraps and try try again yet.
FCN has a fun post up: What Would You Do With a Windfall?
What would you do with a major windfall? For the sake of argument, let’s say that someone dropped a million bucks in your lap. Would you pay down debt? Buy something nice? Save or invest it?
Oh, if nothing else, I finally did submit my life insurance paperwork for increased benefit through my employer. And I finished my classes yesterday. Go me!
PS: I just got a notice that my 6-month CD with Citi is expiring. That flew right by, and I’m not sure what to do with it. Probably just cash it out and throw it back into savings.