This week has sucked. There have been some ups but mostly downs. At this point I am counting down to January.
the course of the week, I've had a massive panic attack, Really
Upsetting News, and been outed at work. Not on the same day, or related
to each other. It's been an all week party, except for the part where
it's fun or you want to be there.
There have also been ups. Ringo had his first Strings concert, and I have some photos of him setting his cello up.
got approval from my Store and Area Managers to leave in late January
to early February to visit Mom and Mert (my step-father), and found out
that I don't have to scramble for my plane ticket.
I get paid
tomorrow and will be finishing a layaway on one of my dream dolls
through a friend. I will also be going to my doctor with a list of all
my current medications because they have LOST MY MEDICAL RECORDS.
went to pick up my prescriptions for me today, along with Ringo's meds,
and the pharmacy told her that the clinic had no record of such
prescriptions for me. Never mind that I've been getting them at that
pharmacy for upwards of three years, the same meds, the same dosages.
clinic that I go to, is under new management with all new staff aside
from the doctor, and has a new computer system as well. Apparently they
didn't port over all of the medical files from the old system.
had to go correct that to get my migraine medicine about two weeks ago,
and assumed it would be fine from there. No one told me that all
records of my medication had been lost. So I get to drag my meds with me
to the clinic tomorrow, and hope my doctor will comp this visit for the
trouble, because while I do have medical insurance in the works, it
won't kick in until January 1st.
Changing notes here, I know I
haven't been online much this year. It's been a bad year. The best
things that happened were Mom getting married, and me getting my
promotion/job shift. My job has continued to be a good thing for me, and
Mert is fantastic for Mom. Unfortunately he is dealing with some very
serious health issues, and if I want a chance to get to know him, and
spend any kind of time making memories with him, I need to do it NOW.
I will be going to Texas for just shy of two weeks to spend time with
them, and anyone else who would like to see me while I'm there. I'm
focusing on Mom and Mert, and the family in general, but I would love to
get together and have lunch with those of you in the area at some
I'll be flying out on January 28th, and returning
February 8th, so I can be back in time for Ringo's birthday (Feb 11th). I
may be out there again later in the year, but that will depend on work,
and other factors.
Touching on the outing. It was at another
location. I received an unsolicited e-mail from one of the other Amazon
associates, with this under a work-related question:
on your trans process. I asked a stupid question today - if "Rory" was a
girl or guy. And got my answer. Awesome. Be true to yourself. Good
This is someone whom I've not met face to face, but we've
spoken on the phone, and e-mailed back and forth regarding work. I don't
know her personally and have never said anything to her, or anyone at
that store (which is in Pennsylvania). I've met the store manager from
that store, last year when he was down here during the acquisition
We had the HR, your business is your own, what
constitutes sexual harassment etc meetings then, and again each time
someone new is hired. I'm stealth at work. I pass pretty much 100% of
the time now, and any customers who might recognize me don't see me,
since I have an office in the back, and only come out to drop off
packages. They may have thoughts or ideas, but they keep them to
themselves, since the co-workers who know shut them down, and the ones
who don't know what they're talking about have nothing to say, because
THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.
The only two people
who could have outed me, are my Area Manager, who DIDN'T, and the store
manager from the Pennsylvania store, who should have known better. I
spoke with my Area Manager today about that first and foremost, then the
situation at home in Texas, and then made sure he was aware I'm trying
to schedule my chest surgery, and how long I would likely be out for
And the title of today's post comes from dinner. We
frequently order Pizza and Wings (about once a paycheck) from a local
chain called Cal'z Pizza. I get their spicy buffalo pizza with bacon and
black olives, every single time. There was a time (when money wasn't as
tight) that I ordered a few times a week, same order. I was delighted
and speculative about what exactly they meant by "Spicy Buffalo, bacon,
It's great Pizza by the way.