Thursday, March 12, 2009

one of those days


I stayed home from work today. It wasn't that was close to my deathbed or the like, but when I woke up this morning so exhausted that I could barely open my eyes, I knew it wasn't a good omen for the day. I had also been up much of the night with a splitting headache, so I knew I wasn't going to be terribly productive. So, at 7:15am, I called our office manager (she gets in at 7am) and let her know I was sick. Normally this would suffice, but my office has this policy where in addition to calling in, I need to also speak with my supervisor to get permission to stay home sick. So, I went back to bed for two hours and then called her and got permission to be sick. Does that seem strange to anyone else? I've never heard of such a thing.

I did nothing all day, nothing of substance anyway. I slept a lot. I read Jodi Picoult's Vanishing Acts. I listed five Vera Bradley bags on ebay that I never use. I read the new Martha Stewart Everyday Food that arrived in my mailbox. I wrote out a birthday card. I reminded myself to get St. Patricks Day cards tomorrow. I found a five dollar bill in a shoe (yeah, I don't know either). I made muffins (by made muffins, I mean that I used one of those mixes where you add half a cup of water to the mix). Steve came by with orange juice and some pretty pink flowers, so that was nice.

How was your Thursday? Plans for the weekend?

6 comments:

wafelenbak said...

I wish I could remember where I worked, but someplace I had to keep calling in until I spoke to someone live. So if no one was around when I called, I had to just keep calling.
I like that I can leave a voicemail for my current boss and she's totally fine with that. :)

anOCgirl said...

that's so strange that you have to get permission to be out sick. all i have to do is send a mass email to my employees and cc my boss and we're good. but since i work in a clinic, they really don't want us coming in sick so maybe that's why they are more lenient.

Katelin said...

besides the sick part it sounds like a lovely way to spend the day. how was the jodi book, i love her stuff.

Maris said...

I hope you're feeling better! it's funny, we don't HAVE to ask permission at my job but for some reason I always try to - I like to know that no one is going to be miffed if I stay home. BUt then again, if you're sick, you're sick so there's really nothing to ask! hahah

La Petite Belle said...

This is weird bc i almost called off yesterday. I didn't get ANY sleep the night before and I was dizzy and nauseous when I woke up on MOnday. But I ended up not calling off and went to work, but I HAVE heard of crazy sick policies like that. I think they want to make it harder to call off.

La Petite Belle said...

oh, and i hope you're feeling better!