Wednesday, December 07, 2005

WELCOME, now let's get to work....

So you may have noticed that I have been MIA for the last couple of weeks. That is because two days into my new job at the Department of Public Health, Division of Perinatal, Early Childhood and Special Needs Health, as a Program Coordinator (try saying that 10 times fast), I was told that we had a grant application due the following Friday.

I was one of three people who were wholly consumed by the "Healthy Weight in Perinatal Women Project" grant application. Everyday my supervisor would come to me to add 5 more things to the list of things I still hadn't accomplished to ensure that the grant got out the door safe and sound. I went from grading sophomore history papers to "editing" a narrative written by an adult woman. It was wonderful!

I think I may be a workaholic of sorts because now that the application is out (we mailed it off 2 minutes before the deadline) there is a lot less for me to do and I am less excited to go to work everyday. But, it means I have time to update my blog (if anyone still bothers stopping by to see if I've actually written). Oh man, I have some good things stored up in my noggin!

5 comments:

D.B. Echo said...

I can't wait to hear these stored-up things!

Work can become a kind of addiction. I only enjoy work when there's plenty of routine stuff to do, or when there's a major dragon to slay. I hate it most when some clueless client or boss decides to demand that is impossible, unnecessary, and beyond their comprehension. (These are the times when having a Dilbert-a-day calendar on my desk helps a lot.)

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melanerd said...

Haha... I love word-varification word play!

OasisDwlr said...

Finally, you're back! It's nice to know that I am not the only one slammed with impossible deadlines at work. And hey, whatever motivates you to get the job done. I am motivated by the knowledge that in 10-15 years, someone's life may be improved by the drug I am working on right now...

Bates said...

Mel, Can you start posting more that your grant is over with. you are my only link to my mohos. I need your blog.

melanerd said...

Bates!

I knew my Hungary viewer was you!

CUTE!

my word verification is: imbknka

which i take as: Imma break ur neck a