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Wed, Sep. 5th, 2007, 06:50 pm

i can't even begin to describe how crazy work is right now, how little sleep i'm working off of, and when things will start to calm down.

i've worked 15 out of the past 17 days. most days i average maybe 10-11 hours of work. it feels like more because i frequently skip lunch and work straight through, and because i have to be at work at 6.45 am as of last weekend, which means i have to get up an hour earlier than i'm used to (say 5.40 am).

(and i know, other people work like crazy as well. i'm just saying... i'm having a hard time.)

i've very unofficially shacked up at marp's place for about a month, with the occasional visit "home" to say hello to my plants and my brother, and to pick up more clothes. apart from the company, staying with marp shaves off 25 minutes each way off my commute, which is at least 50 more minutes for me to pretend i'm not working 24/7 than i would otherwise have.

marp is working crazy hours as well, so it's a very tired household. heh. but it's cool to at least get maybe 2-3 hours a day where we can cook and eat dinner, and attempt to watch a dvd or read blogs together. i frequently fall asleep on the couch, wake up around 4 am and wander into bed to find a sleeping marp fully dressed.

but things are good. and tonight, marp is bringing home a two-banana pizza!!!!!

my workload is crazy (to the point where one of the big bosses came by to say she does not want me to take on anything else, no matter who asks, because i can't even spare an hour for something other than my two huge projects. apparently, some other boss had asked to borrow me for an hour for something. haha. i feel poopular.), and i have an endless list of deadlines to meet that i keep missing but...

...i'm getting a lot of stuff done. and i finally have co-teamleaders and a teamleader-supervisor who can help us vent and get things structured. and i expect us to be in excellent shape within 2 more weeks.

...it's gonna be a rough 2 more weeks, though. (i've demanded to have both saturday and sunday off. can't wait! a whole weeekend! two days of sleeping longer than 3-4 hours!!!)

meanwhile, i keep getting off work and finding all these things i have to do. gabi just called to get help editing some photo's for her art portfolio. of course, she needs them by tomorrow and i don't have the heart to say no (but specified that i can't pin down a time i'll be done by, and can't promise to do everything she asked, but i will do enough for her to have something good to show a potential employer by lunch tomorrow). and there's LBW, and there's alphabetising marp's CDs, and helping my brother out with his job applications...

and i hate that i have no time online so i have to scroll back like 60 posts every time i try to update myself on livejournal.

but whatever. it's september, and i'm at least okay-healthy, albeit pretty emotionally and mentally distressed (i was so tired and frustrated last night after 13 hrs of not eating that i had to go and have a good cry, haha). it'll pass.

hope ya'll are having an okay or even good september.. :)

Wed, Sep. 5th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)

Det høres helt aldeles grusomt ut. Jeg skal tilbake på jobb i morgen og både gleder og gruer meg etter to dager i forkjølelsesørska. Håper ting roer seg så snart som mulig. :)

Wed, Sep. 5th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)

det är helt sanslöst, och jag börjar bli väldigt... not-happy. men allt kommer lugna ner sig snart, och i övrigt så är jag excited för jag tror detta nya projektet blir bra, och nya kollegerna verkar bra. det är bara så jävla mycket som måste göras, och just nu är jag mer erfaren än alla de andra så jag tar på mig alldeles för mycket.

hoppas du mår bättre! :)

Wed, Sep. 5th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)

Mm, det skjønner jeg. Håper de ikke legger noe mer på deg på en stund nå... Hvor lenge skal du ha parallelle prosjekter på gang?

Jeg er mye bedre. Litt susete og svimmel og fryktelig HOSTETE, men egentlig helt fin -- i alle fall bra nok til å gå på jobb! :) Sitter her og spiser mango. Mmm.

Wed, Sep. 5th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)

mitt gamla projekt tar slut nästa fredag, 14 september, så snaaaart kan jag åtminstone helt och hållet jobba med bara ett projekt.

på det nya projektet slipper jag dessutom vara teamledare+projekt ansvarig, så inget meckande med ekonomi och prognoser, bara good old fashioned teamleading! och inom 2 veckor bör mina färska kollegor vara mer redo att axla allt möjligt...

jag äter mjölk och corn flakes. marp-mannen ringer hela tiden och säger han blir senare och senare så jag orkar inte vänta på banan pizzan utan äter nu. hehe.

Wed, Sep. 5th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)

:( I'm sorry you're under so much stress. {{you}}

I'm glad you've got Marp.

Thu, Sep. 6th, 2007 07:12 am (UTC)

There you go again with the bananas on pizza!

Seriously though, take care of yourself, ok? I used to do what you're doing, working all the time and getting a million things done, until all of a sudden I couldn't sleep for three nights in a row and ended up crying my eyes out on the sofa for no apparent reason. I'm still not completely right, and that was over a month ago. Just, you know, take care.