Scrapbook Sunday

I’m still plugging away at Project Life.  I’ve found a rhythm for doing this.  It means I am regularly a few weeks behind but since I tend to be that anyway its no big deal. I am caught up with pages through September.  I have October’s photos chosen & my notes.  Now I am working on layout design & assembly.

Here are some highlights

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The job is going…. well, it’s going.  I’m not exactly being given the work I was hired to do and I find that a bit annoying.  Especially as I see people hired after me are given that work.  But for now I am letting it go.  After Black Friday… well, that’s another story. I’m only guaranteed a job through the holiday season so I don’t really want to rock the boat as I want to be kept on regularly.  But doing what I was hired to do, not what they have me doing.

So I suppose we’ll see.

And customer service?  Sometimes it’s a lot like reading the comment section of news articles online.  Makes you wonder what the hell people are thinking.  Shakes your faith in humanity really, the things people feel empowered to say when they are not within slapping range.  But most of the people are okay & I like it mostly.  I’m not really a people person so getting back into that sort of headspace has been a challenge for me.

Not So Plucky

Perhaps you remember my fictional story about a plucky band of adventurers that were either dealing with a mafia don versus the Gang of 3 or 4 or maybe it was a renegade wizard & a college of wizards?

Storytelling Sunday

Ongoing Fictionalization

Maybe It’s Time

The Saga Continues

The first post was written back on Nov 4, 2012.

It is now nearly 2 years later and the story is still going on.  It’s really rather amazing that the adventurers haven’t just given up.

Granted they are now more of ‘meh’ band of adventurers than a plucky one. But after 2 long year a sort of fatalism begins to set in.

Last month a shiny new Chose One was appointed. (yes, appointed, no one is volunteering for the job anymore after seeing what happened to the last 3 Chosen Ones) and hope stirred in every breast that at long last…so long…so very long… please let it be the last… the matter would be resolved and either the renegade wizard would be destroyed or the Gang of 3 or 4 would be imprisoned.

The Chosen One was going to Make a Choice!

Honest and for true, a Choice would be made! A final, this can go no further, irrevocable Choice!

And then the plucky band of adventurers could start rebuilding what had been destroyed instead of barely maintaining what was left.

And there was much rejoicing! 

And the anticipation grew as they awaited the Choice.

As they watched the Chosen One closely for signs of Choosing or the Announcing of the Choice.

And they waited for the Choice in silence.

And they waited for the Choice in fear.

And they waited for the Choice in patience.

At least for the first 2 weeks.

After that cries of “Oh, this crap again” began to be heard throughout the land.


This is getting old.

Monday Meander

I’m working 9:30-2:30 this week, except Friday, when I get done at 2:15 for some inexplicable reason, but whatever. It’s also pay week & with that unexpected 40 hour week it should be a decent one.

We have football games Tuesday & Wednesday nights, both at our field.

I’ve been going to the gym after work instead of rushing around to be at the gym before 7am, so I have time to work out and take a shower & get ready for work at the gym (because the gym is in small town 20 minutes north and I work in tiny town 20 minutes south, so no going home to change).  I’m liking this change. There are maybe a half a dozen people working out at 3pm. No wait for any of the strength machines or the weights or any of the cardio machines. 

My hours change in a month, but I’m enjoying it while I can.

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It’s been really misty every morning & finally some of the leaves are starting to turn colors. We get days with a high of 65 and days with a high of 85, so at least the weather is behaving the way it ought to.

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I’m working on another hat. This one is a creation of my own making & I took this photo in mid-unravel. Three quarters of the way through it I realized it was way too loose & I didn’t like that pink stripe so I pulled the whole thing apart & started over.

I’m sorry I’ve been behind on my blog commenting. I can’t surf the web at this job like I could at my last one & commenting on my phone is a PITA.  I’m hoping to get caught up tomorrow as I have nothing to do from 3-5:30 (except nag at Mayhem to get his football gear on). 

I hope you all have a good week!

Thing around here

Last week was rough.  The hours for training were outside my availability so I had to make arrangements for that. They were 40 hours & I haven’t worked a 40 hour week in 12 years.

And of course there were last minute football games, where the kids had to be at the field 30 minutes after I got off work & getting from work to home to the field would take 40 minutes of just drive time, let alone the 20 minutes it would take to get everyone dressed & ready (because of course being told to get ready for football as soon as you get home so we can leave as soon as I get home does absolutely nothing toward getting people ready).  Fortunately DH was able to leave his job early & get them to the game on time. I just drove straight to it as the field is 5 minutes from where I work.

And sometime in all that I have to go to the gym 3x a week or my restless leg syndrome kicks in and my muscles start twitching at night & lockup while I am sitting during the day (which is 8 hours of sitting, tethered to a phone, something my muscles are out of practice with).  Thursday I couldn’t stand up out of my chair for my afternoon break. I seriously had to sit there & slowly stretch out each leg and then use the desk to lever myself out of the seat because basically the muscles in my butt & back of my thighs wouldn’t move. 


(me at work)

But the actual job itself went well. Meet the new job, same as the old job, just with a facelift. (they have a new GUI for their in house system).  Some processes & policies are different from the original ones. The company has new owners now, who are more in line with the original owners than the people who had bought the company a couple years before I left. I’ve always liked this place – except for the pay.  Every time I take a job with this company (this is my 3rd time now) I take a pay cut to do so & I find that really aggravating.  They say it’s because this is a rural area & costs of living are lower but guess what? the jobs I have left to come here? also in the same rural area. Though as this is my 3rd time with this company I obviously don’t have *that* much of a problem with it.

Football is going well for Havoc who started out just on special teams & has since moved to running back.  His team has won a couple games as well.  Mayhem is playing both offense & defense & is rarely off the field so he is loving that. But his team hasn’t won a game yet & he’s not loving that.

There was some sort of incident the other night with Mayhem during a pickup game with a bunch of other kids. Havoc was involved too & it sounds like Mayhem leapt into something to defend his brother & caught some other kid with his elbow, giving him a bloody nose. He apologized to the boy several times but apparently the boy & the boy’s brothers didn’t think he meant it or something. Then he apologized again at school on Monday & asked how he could make amends. Boy didn’t accept it. Tuesday the boy left a game on the playground when Mayhem joined in.

Mayhem feels so bad about this. He really is sorry & he wants his friend’s forgiveness. I told him sometimes these things take time & sometimes people like to carry grudges. He’s done the right things on his end & all he can do is wait & keep being friendly.

I personally have a just a slight side issue with the kid’s mother who was apparently standing around bitching about ‘people who don’t keep an eye on their kids’ when she herself was nowhere to be seen at the time either.

Oh, and I made a hat.

week 37-5

This week my work fits in my availability, football games are on Saturday like they are supposed to be, I can get to the gym after work & all is better in my world.

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