I had the Fridayitis today, y’all. For the last two weeks, I did my best to make up my sick days. We had a holiday. You know that’s a whole day nothin got done, right?
My boss Tuesday night: Why are you still here?
Me: Because I missed two days and my workload is huge.
Of course, this is true, but also, I’m a lil Type A with big anxiety disorder and a fair amount of OCD and I can’t stand feeling like I’m not making progress in a measurable way. At anything, ever. Omalord, what if I were asked for a thing and I didn’t have it?!? Could I even go on?!?

Since I worked late, The Mister worked late, too.

Cletus did not approve of our late nights.


Sadie ate a shoes. She hadn’t done that in seven years.

Our house got messy, too. One night I came home and the living room looked like the cover of White Trash Living or some shit.
When the cat’s away, the mice do fuck all.

Yeah. So last Friday, I finished a project and because I did that FOCUS, JOEY! this week my monitors were trimmed with post-its on what I would do when the project was done. I mean, veritably, trimmed in post-its. I’m not going to tell you how many. All week I was the post-it note taskmaster and I am happy to report there are now six. Woot!

Also, I finished a big math today. I had to fix someone else’s math. Let that sink in. I, your Joey, had to undo and redo the math that someone else did not do properly. I know! My brain. Oh my poor brain.

I truly believe the math aged me today. It’s all the scowling. Lipstick can’t save me from the scowl. For that, I’ll need alcohol … and maybe ice cream. Bourbon float, maybe.

But I left on time. On time! Woot!
That shit is real, yo.


It’s going to rain all weekend. Do you know how I feel when it rains all weekend? Like Mother Nature loves me best.

Happy Friday Everyone!Β 

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35 Responses to Fridayitis

  1. Sleep late, read a good book, snooze with the animals, love the family, and watch the rain. πŸ™‚

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  2. J-Dub says:

    Hysterically relatable. You are not alone sister. I think I have a love affair going on with Post-it’s. And peeling off the ones that are done is icing on the cake on top of the bourbon float πŸ˜‚

    I am going to have to borrow your when the cats away quote. I snorted as I read this and the people around me are looking at me like I’m nuts.

    Have a wonderful rainy weekend. They said it was supposed to rain here too but it’s sunny as all get out after three days of rain. I hope it comes back in a downpour.

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    • joey says:

      Thank you! Few things satisfy me like crossing off lists.
      You cannot count on the mice, with the bottles and cans and cups and mugs and chip bags and candy wrappers and pillows all scattered and shoes and hoodies and hairbands and earbuds. Oof. You use my words as you will.
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too πŸ™‚

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    A Bourbon float sounds pretty good. I had to read the math part twice. I thought you hated that stuff. Oh well, good that you got mostly caught up and have a relaxing weekend coming up. Give Sadie a scritch and sip on one of those floats.

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    • joey says:

      I DO hate the math. I DO. But it’s part of the job, and while my bosses know I’m not the best with numbers, I cannot go in all, “This is too hard. I’m not doing this.”
      “Why did you leave your last job?”
      “They wanted me to do math sometimes. It was hard. It made me scowl.”
      Can you imagine?!
      Sadie is asleep beside me, and she’s got big plans for rib scritches and fresh bones πŸ™‚

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  4. loisajay says:

    You fix math. I bow to you, all-knowing Great Math Goddess Joey. I get by somehow. We don’t know how. Not a math type. In my head, but not on paper. Cannot figure it out on paper.

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  5. JoAnna says:

    I usta could do math in high school and college, especially algebra. Trigonometry not so much. But I bet those are not the maths you use in your job. And I’ve forgotten most of it. Glad you left on time. Have a great weekend with no math.

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  6. Laura says:

    Oooh, I LOVE a rainy weekend. So snoozy and relaxing. Plus that bourbon float is sounding pretty nifty right about now…

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  7. markbialczak says:

    Happy weekend, Joey. Enjoy the family/you time well earned!

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  8. Benson says:

    I missed Friday. Between shopping at too many stores cooking and drinking beer it was gone. Too fast. Now it’s Saturday. I think all of your days are productive. Have a great weekend and enjoy the rain.

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  9. How did we survive before Post its? Really… I can’t remember. They’re like bright yellow little kicks in the butt, which… I don’t know about you, but I regularly need.
    Now, let’s talk about that Bourbon Float. My 2 favorite food groups combined into one boozy sugar rush. Nirvana!

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  10. JT Twissel says:

    My living room always looks like an ad for White Trash living.

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  11. I feel the same way about work. Always worried that I’ll hold someone up down the line if my stuff doesn’t get delivered a week early. Enjoy your rain and time away.

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  12. Bill says:

    All is well. Good. Even got rain here in Texas.

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  13. marianallen says:

    A bourbon float? Is that even a thing? If not, why not? Explain your answer in three full paragraphs. I am amazed at how you do all the things. “The cover of White Trash Living”–Like, you do the best word casseroles EVER!

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  14. Sue says:

    I like the idea of a bourbon float too! Wonder how it tastes with rootbeer…letcha know. The rain has returned to the Pacific Northwest too – finally! Have a great weekend!

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  15. Joanne Sisco says:

    We had a forecast for rain all weekend and it didn’t happen.
    I changed my plans for this weekend because of the rain forecast – that didn’t happen.
    Now I feel robbed.

    It’s raining now. Glad I don’t have any plans today either.


  16. Amy says:

    Hooray for leaving on time!! We had rain. I do like rainy days, but I like them more when I can curl up on the couch and read a book. Not so much when I’ve set a decluttering deadline and can’t just laze around. Oh well! The decluttering is done. Massive rain is on the way…and I have a good collection of books to read and blankets to snuggle under. πŸ™‚

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  17. Anxious Mom says:

    I have a Post-It app on my phone to organize my notes. I take a picture of the ones I have on my desk, and then I can sort them on the app, organize them on virtual boards, etc. It’s pretty neat.

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