The Coming

Spring is asserting itself against the last chill grip of winter here, as demonstrated by today's 72-degree sunny weather. It was nice. I broke out the tee shirts and didn't have to wear a jacket. Patrick and I took Kobold out on a nice, long walk and by the time we got home an hour later he was tuckered out on the kitchen floor. Four hours later, he's still snoozing by the foot of the couch. I call that an hour well spent.

Burl is currently in pieces, hanging in my mother's laundry room. Dad is helping me to finish it, and right now it's soaking in its last coat of tung oil before we shellac it.

My hours got cut at work because the DM got mad that labor costs were so high over the last week or two, but since we were much slower than usual it was no surprise to any one else at the store. So, in order to make DM happy, Matt had to cut my CSR hours off the schedule (I cost the most after the managers). I went from 37 hours this week to somewhere around 25. It seriously sucks. I don't mind having a bit of a break, but I hope it doesn't continue like this. I can't afford a permanent cut.

I've been pretty drowsy lately, a result of not sleeping well as the weather wreaks havoc on my internal system. I've been getting sniffles and headaches alternately as things thaw out and then cool down. I'm countering this by taking Melatonin before I go to bed, and that's been helping. Now if only Kobold would stop waking us up in the middle of the night barking at bunny rabbits...

That's really about it for the news updates here. Em's birthday is coming up and I am planning a super-awesome present for her. And then after that I have a month to get something together for Patrick.

If I had a million dollars,
I'd buy you a green dress.
But not a real green dress, that's cruel.
~Barenaked Ladies "If I Had A Million Dollars"


Roxie said...

Kobold barking at bunny rabbits? I LOVE it!

Enjoy the break from work. The spring weather will inspire more pizza eatin' and your flakey hard-drinkin' co-workers will be deciding that they'd rather hang at the shore than show up for work. You'll be up to your ass in alligators before you know it!

Brandi said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I love that your dogs name Kobold , creative indeed. Sounds like you could use a bit of a spring break. I hope you feel better soon.