I like her attitude ;-) It might save me from job stress, especially now, during fiscal year-end and budget planning for FY 2008-2009. It’s only mid-March and the year ends June 30! During the next two weeks, I’ll be consumed with countless budgetary decisions and tedious tasks of encumbering funds for my programs before the end of the month. As of March 31, all State and County available funds will be swept away into a mysterious black hole by the financial gods and goddesses if they aren’t set aside. There will be no warnings or questions asked. Poof! Gone.
I’m already frazzled and the real work hasn’t begun. The vocabulary of my daydreaming is crowded with the words encumbrance, deficit, budget transfer, salaries and benefits, budget, budget, budget, blah blah blah. I've transformed into a mumbling financial idiot. If you think this whole ordeal sounds dreadful, you’re right. It is, particularly if you are of the right-brained persuasion like me who could do without numbers and calculations. That’s why I got nothin’ going on tonight – no stories or funny dramas to share. Just some photos.
A simple coping strategy works for me. I encumber time for a few minutes outside several times every day at my campus office and at home.
The campus wildlife habitat will keep me entertained. The Bluebird nesting boxes we added this week are being examined!
Enjoy the weekend!