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I survived eleven days in a row!  I swear, this job is trying to kill me.  Our current schedule is only up through the 31st, but I know I've got AT LEAST another 7 day stretch in front of me (I work next weekend.  Hello, holiday pay!).

Oy.  At least this upcoming check should be impressive (85.3 hours).  Which is good, because Tift Merritt is coming to town.  I've missed her the last two times.  THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN!

Kent is still loving the new job, although he may never want to see a chicken again.  He came home yesterday and I suggested making chicken and waffles for brunch Sunday.  Poor dude turned green.  I guess rotisserie-ing 20 chickens a day and making 10 pounds of chicken salad and frying endless pounds of wings will do that to a guy.

But at least I'm getting nifty treats all the time.  :)  Every time they get new products in the store, they leave samples in the break room.  It's all hot and cold running granola bars, teas, and cereal up in here right now.  They even had the Dr. Bronner's rep up there yesterday.  She brought swag bags for the entire staff, and after her schpeel, Kent told her that his wife is a huge fan of their products and was actually born not far from the plant (it's in Escondido;  I was born in Oceanside) She *loaded him up* with samples of damn near everything, a couple of full bottles, stickers....as he put it "Thanks to you, I just hauled home 80 gallons of hippie soap."

*happy squeaky clean dance*  I love this new job of his.  He's happier.   He's in a much better space.  AND I get free stuff!

At some point, I'll find a job that makes me that happy.  This week, I'm just thankful that I got to sit with a resident while she transitioned and got to be part of a resident's 99th birthday.  I want to leave that place SO BAD....but I do have moments of grace that can never be replaced.  Just seeing that grin on Tully's face when she greeted everyone with "I'm 99.  Gimmee a cookie" was worth the lack of sleep (note:  EVERYONE from relatives to hospice workers hit the vending machine and she got cookies, crackers, chips. She was so happy.)

I also sold a piece of art this week!  I've been trying to get back in my groove and was basically throwing paint at a canvas on what passes for our back porch.  Lo and behold, weirdo guy who walks his dog while wearing a Jedi bathroce, pj pants and wellies happpened by and fell in love with it.  I would have said $15; he offered $50.

Well damn.

Oh, and for those of y'all who wondered about my DNA test that Kent got me for Solstice....I could be one of those damn commercials.  I grew up told I am mainly Irish, Polish, Romany, and Jewish.  Er.....

53.2% Scandinavian
31.8% Eastern European
7.4% English
5%  Irish Scottish Welsh
2.6% Nigerian

Why am I not six feet tall with white blonde hair and blue eyes!?!!??


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 24th, 2018 08:41 pm (UTC)

I saw Tift Merritt supporting Jason Isbell over here! She was fantastic.

Mar. 25th, 2018 12:12 am (UTC)
i'm extremely Scandinavian and i'm short, brunette, and tan nicely. my little brother is tall, blond (well, sandy blond now), and burns in a minute. genes are weird.

glad kent is happy at the new job.
congrats on the painting!
Mar. 25th, 2018 12:36 am (UTC)
Gee, and I think my 5 days of work in a row are a challenge!
Mar. 25th, 2018 03:04 am (UTC)
My results came back 95.1 percent eastern European. I was like, damn, we didn't get around much I guess.
Mar. 25th, 2018 03:16 am (UTC)
Congrats on Kent's new job even though he will not be a fan of chicken. But the free stuff is neat!

Interesting DNA especially on the 2% Nigerian.
Mar. 25th, 2018 10:54 am (UTC)
When I got my test, I found out I am whiter than white with a trace of Iberian... Irish, French-German, Scandinavian, and that pesky Iberian. LOL It was interesting and someone from my biological dad's family did find me.

Wow! Eleven days! You are a warrior!!!! Hope you get some rest.

Free samples are always great! Glad Kent likes his new job!
Mar. 26th, 2018 04:18 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on selling a painting!

The freebies are awesome too.

The DNA is unexpected. Do you know why it's so different from what you expected?
Mar. 27th, 2018 12:50 am (UTC)

Yay for surviving!

Mar. 27th, 2018 09:57 am (UTC)
It's good you have nice moments at your job, but I'm sure, from what you say, they are outweighed by the bad ones.
Mar. 27th, 2018 10:55 am (UTC)
Congrats on selling a piece of your art! that is SUCH a great feeling.
Apr. 1st, 2018 04:53 pm (UTC)
Would love to see some of your paintings. You should totally post pictures here! Are you showing them somewhere?
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