Good morning and thank you for joining me for yet another #WeekendCoffeeShare.
Please excuse my appearance. I wanted to sleep in granted it’s Saturday but like every morning, Mom like to come bang on my door at an ungodly hour like 6 AM. So I apologize for the bags beneath my eyes and my pajamas.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you just as I had predicted in last week’s coffee share, my week has been beyond hectic. I was bombarded by 20-some emails before the work week began. After finally clocking out at almost 7 pm on Friday night, I checked my timesheet and holy cow, 53 hours??? I cannot remember when I had done so much overtime in a week – 13 hours.
Never, the most overtime I’ve done in a week, I believe, was about 8 hours.
And the meetings, oh my. Why do people talk so much at these things? My one-hour meetings almost always get drag into 90 minutes and sometimes 2 hours. My colleagues keep complaining they were overwhelmed by the amount of work but don’t they know instead of complaining about it, they could’ve spent the time completing said work?
If we were having coffee, I would apologize for my somewhat lack of presence in the blogging world this week. I’ve been putting in 10 to 11 hours of work each day. There was no room for breaks to sneak in a couple of reading of blogs. Other than clocking out for meals, I’ve been working everyday from 7 am to almost 7 pm.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you something I probably never mentioned before and it sometimes bugs me. Ever since we started working from home, mom has made it a habit to eat dinner at 4:30 pm and go to bed at around 8:30 pm. She says it’ll give the body time to digest the food. I can’t disagree there but dinner at 4:30? Don’t senior citizens eat at this time?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I made a goal to read and/or listen to 50 books this year. I checked my Goodreads this week and was shocked to find out January is not even over and I’ve already read and listened to 16 books. I enjoy listening to Audible during my long work hours. For some reason, I can concentrate better with an audiobook and strangely enough, listening to audiobooks and audio dramas keeps my anxiety at bay and even shockingly, I can follow the plot while making minimal mistakes in my work.
I usually listen to my audiobooks at 1.25 times the normal speed. Sometimes, I would go faster, depend on the narrator. I remember about a month ago when I listened to the first book in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, I had to speed up to 1.5 times because the narrator was too slow for my liking. I finished the normally 10-hour audiobook in about 6 hours. That’s probably the reason why I can finish 16 books in a month.
Is listening to a book instead of reading it cheating? I think as long as one understands the plot of the book, it’s not cheating.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me and hoping to return next week.