09 July 2015
I've been working "outside my job description" for a number of years, mostly because there's work that needs to get done. I usually don't care about receiving credit for the work, but every once in a while, it would be nice to be recognized (officially) for the value that I bring to the organization.
Instead, I'm just handed more work, while others in my pay grade won't even do their own jobs, and get away with it. In addition, there are other people who get promoted, and immediately think they understand what I do, and can tell me how to do (ha!). Meanwhile, if something "doesn't work", they all come running to me to fix it. At one point, I was on a temporary duty assignment (TDY) making twice what I make now. The person at the top of my current org chart even commented to me that it was nice that I was getting paid what I'm worth. Which was sort of an odd statement for that person to make, since there's no reason that I couldn't be promoted and get paid what I'm worth here.
29 September 2014
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30 July 2014
Well, I took the cat to the vet today. She was sicker than I had originally thought. The vet agreed that the humane thing to do would be to put the poor old girl out of her misery.
I had a very strong suspicion this was going to be the end result, so I spent the better part of the day cuddling her, before we actually went to the vet.
She's been part of my family, long before I had a family. She came into my life as a kitten in 1998; I didn't meet my wife until 2005.
Patches filled all of our lives with love, cuddles, and "puddins". There's a gaping hole in my heart.
29 July 2014
Our cat, Patches, will be 17 years old this November. Or would be, except we don't think she's going to make it through the week.
She hasn't taken food or water for about 6 days, can't walk more than a few steps before laying down to rest, is noticeably thinner, and is hiding in a box of blankets in our basement. She can barely manage a "meow".
She's been with me since she was a month old (long before I met my wife), and is the stereotypical lap cat.
We're planning on letting our 6 year old daughter spend some extra time with her tomorrow morning, after which I'll be taking Patches to the vet. I don't think she'll be coming home with me though.
I'm surprisingly upset about all this.