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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Where has this week gone? I can't believe it's already Thursday night. The days just flew by - whoosh! I've been busy at work - but it's a good kind of busy - the kind that keeps me occupied but not stressed. This week we have a major deadline we have to meet and everyone is working extra hard - myself included, even if technically this is only my second full week at the office. I don't mind, though. In fact, I kind of like being part of a group effort where everyone is working towards the same goal. So far, work has been okay. There are ups and downs (luckily though the "ups" definitely outweigh the "downs").

But it hasn't been just work that's keeping me busy. I've been juggling the things I have gotten used to doing before I started this job. I'm trying to squeeze in time to go to the gym. I'm still trying to make an effort to prepare home-cooked meals (although I am now learning that semi-homemade is just as good as made-from-scratch!). I am still doing my best to keep house and do all the chores around here (although Jojo has been absolutely wonderful about picking up his fair share!). Jojo and I still go out and find time to spend with family and friends. We also still try to set time just for the two of us. I am trying to keep up my blog, my Facebook page, and even my emails. I still set aside some time to read every night before I go to bed (that's my "me" time). Plus, I am still trying to maintain my good sleeping habits (7 hours a night - at the very least!). It's been a bit hectic getting everything done ... but I'm still managing!

Of course there are some things I've had to give up. I miss talking to my mom and my sisters (Joy and Atsi). When I wasn't working, Atsi and I would chat during the day and then I'd be on the phone with mom and Joy (almost every single day!). Now it's a bit hard to coordinate our schedules and the time differences! Haha. Then there's not getting to go shopping. I used to spend a lot of time doing that and now I'm too tired to even think about it! Also, I find myself having to give up watching tv. I guess when most of the day is filled with so many other activities ... watching tv kind of falls to the wayside. I guess, as with all things, there are always trade-offs! =)

6 comments:

Auntie Lillian said...

So glad you are enjoying your work, Joanne. I really have to hand it to people who can work and come home to do household chores and cook. It's good Jojo helps out as there are a myriad of things to do. Many hands make the work lighter. Enjoy your weekend.

mom said...

Enjoy what you do and it will never be work or a difficult task. May you always be happily tired doing all that leaves you contented and fulfilled.

joyeee said...

we miss u too dets!!!:) take it one step at a time! :)

leslie ty said...

i'm sure once you're already settled in your new job...you'll be able to go back to then things you used to do like talking your family, watching tv and shopping =)

leslie ty said...

i'm sure once you're already settled in your new job...you'll be able to go back to then things you used to do like talking your family, watching tv and shopping =)

Junarakasa said...

Yup, you guys are all right ... but honestly, am not complaining ... for once I can honestly say I like my job and I like the fact that I can have a life after I get home from work =)