Force of Nature Girl not only got me sick but she got Big K (the office manager) and Crude Girl sick. Crude Girl called off today and Big K went home after a few hours. Big K started to get sick on Saturday just like me…so a lot can be said for the neti pot and homemade elderberry syrup because I feel better today. I did struggle getting up this morning, which isn’t surprising considering I haven’t really slept the last few nights. Last night I finally slept….hard….like a rock. I was still stuffy this morning and it was rough to get started but by mid morning it wasn’t so bad. I am grateful that I got over the crud quickly.
Today I was training the new girl and I was sitting between the new girl and the not so new girl. Talk about a day! The new girl is doing great…she is catching on quickly and really wants to learn. She was a good hire, I think she will do a great job. The not so new girl has been there since before Christmas and is still not getting it. Some days I have to walk out of the front office. One day last week there was a patient who used her vision benefits on glasses. She paid part of the total with her health savings card and part with her debit card. I will agree that it is a little more difficult to post the payment but only because you have to think and get off auto pilot. It took the not so new girl twenty….yes for real…twenty minutes to post the payment. When I say it takes longer I mean two minutes instead of forty five seconds??? What I do is not rocket science and the not so new girl just can’t get it.
The not so new girl was asking me questions today that she should know so I was rolling my chair between the two. I felt like an orphan without a desk and occasionally had to stop training and order contacts and bill some vision exams. Why am I training anyway? Force of Nature Girl and M have both been there longer than I have?? While I was trying to juggle all of this the Optician was losing it. There is only one of me and I can’t talk her off the ledge while watching over the new girls. The Optician is seriously struggling and I think it may be more than just hormones. Needless to say….I couldn’t wait to get out of work today!
Maybe it wouldn’t have been as bad if I wasn’t still a little under the weather? My defenses are always down when I don’t feel good. When I came home the boy announced he was having friends over. Out of one little car came three big boys and one normal size boy who reminds me of the boy from American Horror Story. There is a pair of shoes in the bunch that is extremely ripe…I had to light a candle.
The cat and dog were all over it! At least the boys are self sufficient and will be gone by the time I go to bed.
Last night was a struggle. I enjoyed learning about the geological formation of Ohio for the most part. My eyes did gloss over for some parts and I am not going to blame that on my sickness…even though I felt horrible last night. I have picked my final project…bird themed of course. I am excited to get started. Maybe tomorrow I will stop at the bird store and talk to the owners and pick their brains for a bit. I am going to need to start scouting out the thrift stores for materials so I have a nice variety. I will post vague little updates as I make progress and post more after I present my project in May.
Today it occured to me that the Spring Italian classes should be starting up pretty soon. I will have to check that out. Do I want to continue my Italian classes? Absolutely! Do I want to do it in the snow? Yeah…I’m going to have to think about it. I will have to contact the teacher to see when the classes start up, I think it might be at the end of the month?
I am excited for tomorrow after work! I am meeting V and Blondie for lunch after work. I haven’t seen either of them for quite some time and am looking forward to catching up! I will let you know how that goes…..Zia