So work went well yesterday. I stepped up to the plate and hit some nice little base hits (figuratively speaking) and I took the opportunity to explain some of my insecurities to my new boss in a way that let him know my top concern is for the health of the company, not just being a whiney little girl. Basically, with the old boss we had someone who could be there if the server went down or if there were some other kind of major technical emergency. I let him know that although I am in school to learn that stuff, I've only taken general education classes thus far and I don't have the experience or education for server maintenance. I let him know that I am willing and even eager to learn how to manage the server but that it wasn't the kind of place where you put a novice and tell them to figure it out like I do with most other things because the server is the beating heart of the company and we needed to make sure we had a heart surgeon on call just in case. He seemed to understand and appreciate my position and is going to try to mend fences with our old programmer (fences the previous owner burned) so that we can have that emergency contact that we need. The new boss is a business guy, not a technology guy, so as it turns out he wasn't necessarily expecting me to know everything, he just didn't understand the various levels involved in running a tech company. I feel a lot better now - I feel like there is a huge potential for growth in the company (and in my position here) again, pending my education and I feel like I actually have an employer who supports my education goals whereas before it felt like the other guy was threatened by them. I am willing to dig in and do anything that I can for this company right now but I don't want to be the one who messes it up. It's a delicate situation right now. Clearly, I also need to speak with my educational counselor about including some server classes in my BS if possible.
In other news, the sunburn is still raging and it affected my sleep last night. I kicked the dog out of the bed weeks ago but she has her basket right next to the bed and she gets restless in the middle of the night and just spins circles in it. I wanted to lock her and the cat up last night but Snackers wouldn't let me. Tonight I'm going to put my foot down. I can't keep sleeping like this. It's no wonder I feel like I don't have energy to exercise even though I ate well yesterday, sleep is so vitally important!
p.s. this might be TMI but I've experienced a miracle. So I woke up at 4:30 am to pee, then went again when I woke up at 6:00, again about 6:45, again around 7:20, again at 8:00 right before Snackers left for work. Then again at 9:00 and again at 10:20 and again at 11:00. No joke ... it's 12:36 in the afternoon and I've peed 8 times already. Even more amazing? I've only drank ONE glass of water and ONE cup of coffee. So where is it all coming from right?! Well I weighed when I woke up at 6:00 and was still 245 right on the nose. Weighed again after the last potty break because I thought 'I haven't drank this much liquid today. This has gotta be coming from somewhere' and sure as shit ... 233.5. HOLY MACKEREL! Let this be a lesson ... sun burn + wine + dehydration = water retention!
7 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 serving greek chicken salad
1 chicken cordon bleu (food bible)
>>no ham, no honey mustard
1/4 cup rice mix
Daily Caloric Intake: 987