So all my work stress is cresting, but as of earlier this week, it's public information: our company was acquired by a large publicly traded company. Exciting and scary, all at the same time. Some changes will certainly be for the better, but of course not all of them I bet.
The next few weeks will be interesting, but hopefully things will settle in well.
One change that is "not so much" for the better: No more personal time.
We'll still have the same amount of vacation, and whatever amount of personal time we had before, we will now get in sick time (and short term disability is paid, which I guess would be nice for someone having a baby or something, but not likely to be relevant to me (I always considered savings to be my short-term disability plan)).
So I took yesterday off. Hubby had just worked 18 straight days and was finally off, so I planned to enjoy the day with him.
Slept in, got our cars washed by hand, walked to a super-trendy taco place by our house for lunch, went to the mall to shop (a book and Lulu bra for me), went to see a movie (The Dictator), went shopping for hubby (shoes (work and running) and a running shirt), deposited a check from the IRS from last July (such a pain since the check was payable to both of us b/c of our joint return but no joint accounts (and not a big check)), and did some quick grocery shopping together.
I'll miss the option of taking days like this in the future. I don't like lying and claiming I'm sick. But I'm also someone who almost never has to take sick time, so it feels unfair. I work in an office, and it's easy for me to be sick at work -- still isolated, able to do my job.
Anyway, I'm sure it will all work out, but if nothing else, now that it's public, I can vent to my friends and family, and hopefully I'll be sleeping better at night now...