Frustration is the thing that drives me crazy. Probably because it has to do with things I have no control over. But in the midst of frustration, nice things happen that touch me. I've been fussing over having none of my graphics for Valentines Day and having to scrounge, beg, borrow, and steal them. I haven't surfed graphics sites in a couple of months and don't like to anymore. I like making my own because they usually fit my mood or feelings at the time.
I got home from work today and had an e-mail from Dianna..SazzyLilSmartazz...who is so gifted with her poetry and such a sweet girl. She is also very gifted in PSP but doesn't see it. She sent me the tag above to wish me a Happy Valentines Day. I hadn't spoken with her in a while so she had no idea that my computer was down and I had no access to my tags. I was really touched.
So maybe the edge has been taken off of my frustrations, somewhat.
Work is a nightmare. I spent almost 6 out of my 10 hrs sitting with my new helper teaching the most elementary things that just didn't seem to sink in. Meanwhile, my work is piling higher and higher. It seems contradictory that I am farther behind that I ever was working by myself now that I have a helper. This was totally easy stuff that she should have been able to do independently after an hour or so. LOL...I decided it was time to drop the bombshell so I did. Shocked....oh yeah..hehehehe. I just dread going to work because I get SUCH a headache.
I am getting absolutely no satisfaction from E-Machines who is owned by Gateway. No one has any explanation why the first order never went through last Monday or the expedited order never went through today. They are in California. I called a little before 10 in the morning. No supervisors were there yet. The part is in stock so there is no waiting for a back order. This frustrates me beyond belief and is starting to make me angry. I get less patient with each call.
I hate this old computer to death. It takes foreverto open an e-mail, download a picture, it crashes, I lose connections to AOL continually...all the reasons I got a new computer.
I miss my PSP program. When things are frustrating at work, I come home and create things. It's relaxing. Everything is in my new computer. LOL...I feel lost. I'm sounding like some crazy woman or at the very least like a baby.
I was in a really nice graphics group that is small and friendly. I'm on hold and miss that.
Venting done for now........
Mocha is following me around as soon as I get home watching to see where I hang that darned coat of mine. I put it in the closet. She tried to jump up on the rod and missed. Of course, Joey and I had to laugh hysterically at this. That cat is obsessed.
Megan is coming home this weekend. I love that child but she is becoming quite difficult. She wants to take my car to Meadville which is a little south of Erie and probably a good 90 miles one way from here. I explained we only have two cars now for the three of us. Not a happy child. There's also the tranny that slipped; only that one time, but Joey would notice if it did it again. Megan would drive it, never notice and just keep on trucking...wouldn't even begin to know how to check the fluid or would. I'm preparing myself for some door slamming come Friday. She's not happy that she has to wait 7-10 days for her new ATM card and quite unhappy that I put it on hold. No explanations satisfy this one.
Joey is over his little illness already. How fast the young ones seem to beat this stuff.
On a good note, tomorrow is another birthday celebration at work. We are going to Lidia's. Have you heard of Lidia, the Italian food chef? The original Lidia's, I believe, is in Kansas City. There is a Lidia's right near our building. Love that place and can't wait.
Enough of my ranting for tonight. I'm off to read journals. Have a good night all!