Well, as much as we can be right now. I am really stressed about work lately - I seriously just feel like crying all the time because of it. And not being able to visit my friends blogs because of either not being allowed at work or being so wiped out when I get home doesn't help. I am hoping to get to visit everyone this weekend and then hoping to figure out a way to visit more often. Once we move our office is just going to be horrible - I swear they are really trying to destroy everyones morale completely - some of the rules are going to be:
two pictures per desk allowed (better than the none we were originally told I guess) - in appropriate frames. No hanging them on the cubicle panels. In fact, we can't hang anything anywhere - no paper is to be out on the desks, no personal items other than the two pictures, nothing. If you bring even a magazine to read at lunch you have to keep it stored away. And we aren't allowed to have any reference materials out - they have to be kept in binders, we have been told have to be put away when not in use, and at the end of the day everything we have out has to be put in our drawers. Now keep in mind, from the blue prints we have seen our desks will be smaller and that means less storage area (we have u-shaped desks now - we will have l-shaped at the new place). We have taken all the reference stuff down in prep for the move and it is taking a lot longer to do our jobs now. And we will all have to have matching company screensavers. But at least the computer background is our choice - mine is Virgil (his baby picture - I am thinking of putting together something like our new header with everyone in it so I can see all the kitties - my home computer screensaver is like that - I just really feel guilty when I think about changing from Baby Virgil).
(Edit: I should add that this is not a company-wide thing with the rules. It is our office and to a lesser extent our Lisle office - in fact our corporate office has notes, pictures and personal items all over it. When we had the meeting about this the person giving the meeting - not the manager who implemented this by the way - said that he wanted us to be more like the corporate office, and when he was called out on it by the girl I work with in my division, who used to work at corporate and was in fact there over the Christmas holiday because her daughters live out there - Pennsylvania - so she always stops by the office to visit, he said "well, we think of the Lisle office as the corporate office" - it is a tiny sales office - not even one of the biggest in the country - and they think of that as the corporate office - they are seriously mental. I honestly think that the manager who came up with the rules is seriously in need of some sort of psychological help - and not just because of the rules either).
Ok, seriously I have to stop talking about work because it just makes me so sad to think of all the things that are going to happen - so much more than I have listed already. So here are some happy things - videos I took recently of the cats! They are all doing good, but Kirzon is having mouth problems again so he is going to the vet tomorrow. But otherwise things are good. I hope that everyone is doing ok - we are always sending out lots of purrs to our friends who need them, even if we haven't been by we think about you all the time! I will be starting my catching up tomorrow (I am still too miserable from work to risk a sad post to be honest) and hope that everyone has a great weekend!
Ok, here are the videos!! Oh, and of course I am sure I am rambling on like an idiot - I can't remember what I said and honestly didn't listen to them this time - so feel free to turn the volume off (though I am sure most of you won't).