Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Monday, August 29, 2022
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Friday, August 26, 2022
I have two store charge cards. I have one for Kohls which I got several years ago.
Seriously? Because it's been just over 3 months since I last used it you are going to close the account if I don't use it by 10/23. That just really annoyed me. I most likely would have used this card the same as my Kohl's card for Christmas shopping but if they are going to insist I use it a certain amount of times per year then maybe I don't want their card after all.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Monday, August 22, 2022
It seems there is just no end to reasons why I can't get a good nights sleep. If it isn't a certain dog we all know needing to go out to attend to business
Sunday, August 21, 2022
There were a lot of comments on my post yesterday about the girl who works bakery on Saturday. Technically, she is a deli person and that is what she was hired for. Quite some time ago, the boss asked her to train in bakery so there would be another person who knew it to help cover for vacations and stuff. She is one of those people who doesn't take constructive criticism well and I had talked to her about an order she messed up. I was stressing the importance of being accurate. She kind of flipped out on me and told me that if I was going to be mean she was just going to leave. After that, I believe she had asked the boss to take her out of bakery on Saturday. He pretty much blew her off and told her she could handle it.
I had had a few conversations with the deli manager regarding the situation. Well yesterday I got a call from work. It was the deli manager. She said she talked to Marc (new boss) and told him she would do Saturdays in bakery. She already does it on Monday. She doesn't mind doing it and she knows how I work. I guess the change is going to start next week. I am a happy camper. She has no problem doing cakes but she won't write on them.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Friday, August 19, 2022
Can anyone guess, on a scale of 1-10, how happy I am that I'm off tomorrow?
If you guessed a solid 10 you are correct.
So I'm trying to decide what I should post about today. I guess I'll have to go through the pictures on my phone and see what I've got.
Well lets see. I've officially started my Christmas shopping. While I was in Walmart the other day I found a couple fishing themed hats in the clearance section. They were $5 each and I bought two of them for my son in law.
I did a cake recently at work that I haven't posted. Nothing special but it's what I do. They didn't care what colors so I just picked what I had already mixed.
And I think we'll just finish this off with something funny
Thursday, August 18, 2022
I think I would much rather be staying home today instead of going to work. I would catch up on some sleep, or at least attempt to. I think that the extra day last week along with the plumbing issues really did me in. I've been falling asleep on the couch right after dinner all week.
I recently made this ornament for my son in law
Amanda had texted me some pictures of her husband while he was fishing and I thought I might put one of those on the other side of this.
I'm a bit behind again on blog reading and emails. I only had enough ambition to write this post. I'll catch up with all of you soon.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Monday after the plumber left, I had to run to Walmart. I needed to buy some wasp and hornet killer to take care of another little problem I have out back.
I got what I needed and then roamed around the store for a while. As I was walking past the sleepwear, I stopped for a second to look at a rack of reduced sleep shorts. I can't remember what price was on the sign, but I was about to walk away. Another woman was standing there going through them and she said "If you need sleep shorts, these are only a quarter. Look at the sign on the other side." Sure enough, they were marked down to a mere twenty five cents. Well, I didn't NEED sleep shorts but for a quarter how could I not buy some. Besides, I needed a little pick me up present.
Regular price on these with $7.98
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
So the plumbing issue that I thought was fixed ended up not fixed. Saturday when I went to take a shower there was a steady stream of hot water coming from the tap. I texted the plumber but he said he was out on the lake at the time. From Saturday around 4:00pm until Monday at around 9:30am I was a stressed out wreck. My anxiety had kicked into overdrive. I do not like not being in control of things. Even though the rational side of my brain tells me to calm down and things will work out one way or the other, the irrational side wins the battle.
I texted the plumber at 7:30 Monday morning and promptly at 8:00 he responded. He asked if I was off and said he would be in touch. An hour and a half later he texted to say he was on the way.
The tub is now fixed again and a new shutoff valve installed in case I have further issues. Now I can shut off just the tub and not go into a panic shutting off all the water and killing the gas to the water tank.
While he was working I put Gibbs outside because there's just no other place for him to go that he wouldn't be in the way. Of course if you put Gibbs outside by himself he's going to bark non stop. I told the plumber I would be outside with the dog to keep him quiet. We went out and sat under the tree and I read while the plumber worked.
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Friday, August 12, 2022
It just seems like a never ending stream of frustration any more. Speaking of stream, yesterday morning before I went to work I saw a steady stream of water coming out of the tub spigot. This is what the plumber just fixed for me. I texted him later in the morning and he came over and checked everything out last night. I was very grateful that he responded so quick. It was just frustrating that it did that in the morning.
Work has been hectic since I'm trying to cut hours every day so as not to get any over time. Today could be a problem but I'll do my best.
I've got nothing else because I'm just kind of ready for a nap. Even though I've been leaving work early it only means that I fall asleep on the couch earlier than normal and get an extra nap in before bed time
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Monday, August 8, 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022
I don't really have a whole lot to talk about today. I thought I would answer some questions from yesterday.
I've also got a link to my boss's obituary if anyone is interesting in seeing who I worked for.
Ginny said that I need to be the new manager. I was a store manager for a while but after Wade and I got married I went back to the bakery. I really didn't like that job. I don't mind helping out in any way I can though.
Andrea asked how old he was. He was 61. Just a year older than me. His birthday was just a few days after mine.
Lots of you commented on my plumbing problem. I'm just glad it's done now and it didn't cost me a fortune. I think the hardest part for me is knowing who to call and wondering if I can trust them. Wade always either knew how to fix things himself or seemed to know someone to call.
So the ret of this week, today and tomorrow are going to be so incredibly busy. Friday especially because I have 2 big orders to do.
Next week should be interesting because we have a girl in the deli going on vacation. One of the night managers went to the boss's son and told him she would cover the hours. Um, hello? You're going to add overtime hours on to your paycheck? Well I went to the boss's son with a proposed deli schedule for next week that divided the hours among the 3 part time deli girls and didn't include any over time at all. I also told him I would work the Saturday that the deli girl going on vacation normally works in bakery. I'll work that day and cut hours where I can throughout the week. He liked my solution way better and he used that to do the schedule for next week. Night manager may be upset with me but she didn't think her plan through very well.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Excuse my absence but as I said the other day I was dodging curve balls. The biggest of all was the unexpected death of my boss. I talked to him on Friday and he was fine. Saturday morning he had a massive heart attack and was gone. A group of us will be going to the funeral home today.
The second curve ball was the plumbing issue. I blogged about my plumbing problem back on July 5. It took until Monday August 1st to finally have it resolved. I had a leak in my bathroom faucet. I called a plumber on the same day I had posted about it. He came that same day and looked at it. Then it took forever for him to look for a part before he called and asked if I wanted him to order it. Finally he says he's ready to come. Now this could have gone either way. It was either going to be an easy fix or it was going to be a major job where my whole tub would have to be pulled out. Needless to say I was worried that it was going to worst case scenario. So this past Monday he came and luck was on my side. He was able to fix it all for $250.
There are some other minor issues that I need to take care of. The dog still needs to get to the vet and There are some doctor/hospital bills sitting here that need to be paid.
On another note, I use feedly for reading blogs. The past week, give or take, there have been very few blog posts in my feed. I just assumed that people were busy and not blogging. Turns out posts just aren't showing up for some reason. If I haven't been commenting on your blogs it's not because I took time off from that, I just didn't know you had been posting. I'm trying to get to everyone so if I've been missing you let me know.