Oh boy what a week, for those who don't know, I work in a clerk's office and am in charge of the BIG stuff like Attorney General Cases (child support cases, paternity and the like) as well as Felony Criminal cases and big time Lawsuits whether they be over things like accidental deaths, injuries, or just someone suing someone else over a perceived wrong.
So, someone had the idea of having 2 different court days in the month of March, one for the Civil cases (which are usually rougher then the criminal-eg. divorces) and one for the Criminal cases. For me that means pulling all the folders, docket sheets etc. and getting stuff ready for the Judge. I also have to let my Clerk know if there are any issues needing to be taken care of etc. so that she will be ready in the courtroom.
When everything gets back from court, I have all kinds of paperwork to do, along with notices to get out in a timely manner, and this month, it's just been crazy! Oh I forgot to mention Tax cases, Oh joy! My name is on the paperwork telling people that they are going to lose their house or property if they don't pay their taxes. Needless to say, I'm glad not that many people know who I am since I've only been living out here for the last 3 1/2 yrs.
I guess the good thing about moving into my current position at my job, it made me realize how much I needed to seek out treatment for my ADD. The first few months in my new position at work, I just had a really hard time trying to keep up.
I have known for, oh about the last 10 years or so that I probably had ADD, a family member was diagnosed and I decided to take the quizzes and low and behold-it's hereditary, but I read all the books and learned all the "tricks" on how to cope, and up until then, all of that was working. But then I changed positions at work and all the tricks didn't work.
So, that's when I decided to go for help, got a referral from my general practitioner for a psychiatrist that treats ADD and now I'm on medication to treat it and to help me sleep at night, big deal for people with ADD-it's EXTRAORDINARILY hard for someone with ADD to get their mind to finally quiet down at night and go to sleep. And I am doing much better all around, I can finish projects at home, see my last few posts, and at work.
Even though right now I've got tons of stuff on my desk, I'm getting the stuff that HAS to be done, done, and getting all the rest done as soon as I can. My boss is very understanding, she knows there is tons of work and she knows I'm doing everything I can to get everything done. She's the one that held my current position before she was promoted, so she knows. And she knows about my ADD and that I am getting help for it too. So, one day soon, I'm going to have to go in on my day off and try to get some work done while it's nice and quiet up there.
But it's not going to be today, no matter how much I know I have to do, I need a little quiet time with the family, wait, did I say quiet, it's never quiet around here, unless I have my earplugs in and am trying to take a nap, which actually sounds pretty good right about now. Actually VERY good, my daughter woke up in the middle of the night, ran to our room, kicked my husband out of bed and took over his spot. She then promptly fell asleep and proceeded to kick, slap, and punch me while she tossed and turned. Which meant one cranky and sore mommy this morning.
So, I think it's time for some Tylenol and a nice long nap.
Talk to y'all more later!