I brought work home with me yesterday, I couldn’t help it. I work with cakes and cookies on a normal day and am not tempted by them (well, the cakes. Some of the cookies, however…) but put me in charge of making chocolate covered strawberries and not eating my work becomes a challenge.
Of course one of the biggest problems with this setup is that everyone assumes the tray of finished strawberries are for sampling. They’re not. They’re so I have some already made to package up and sell, since the chocolate needs to set a bit before packaging. So many people just reach right out to take one, without asking or waiting for me to tell them they’re not for sampling. One man in particular took one even after I had told him they were not for sampling. A few minutes later he snuck behind me while I was working on more and took a second. A short while later he did the same, taking a third. I had to tell him that was the last one. At that point he had taken nearly $5 worth of berries. Thankfully he didn’t take more after that, or I would have had to call for one of my managers. Even if they HAD been for sampling, ONE is plenty. I mean, they’re samples not a free meal. As in, if you don’t know if you like it you may try a small amount to find out before you purchase a larger amount.😒
The girls and I have had a rough go lately. Ok, me moreso than them but my unease means their routine changes and that is hard on them. Y’all already know about the chihuahua from hell that the folks across the street own and let run freely around the neighborhood, and that every so often other bigger dogs roam into our yard as well. The chihuahua has always been the only loose dog consistently coming into our yard, and annoying as that is I know if push comes to shove my girls can deal with him. It’s the occasional bigger dogs that worry me. And recently a big German Shepherd has been making a habit of coming after us when we’re outside. He’s bigger than Princess, and has zero fear of getting close/coming at us. After three encounters of him popping up seemingly out of nowhere (then disappearing just as quickly once we are back inside so I can’t see where he goes to try to figure out who he may belong to) I have turned into a nervous wreck every time the girls have to potty. I don’t let them go too far from the door now, and am constantly scanning the perimeter of the yard for that dog, and the girls get hauled back inside within 5 minutes. I feel awful they don’t get to be outside more. I felt bad about that already when our outings would be 15 minutes or so at a time. But they are all I’ve got, they’re everything to me, and I can not risk one or both of them getting hurt or worse because neighbors can’t/don’t care to contain their animals. It’s going to take roughly $1,000 to fence the back yard though and I just don’t have that kind of money. 😕
I have a constantly growing list of things I want and need to do around here but never have the money for any of it. I’m doing the best I can right now but my best is proving to not be anywhere near enough. I need a sugar daddy, I swear… it’s the only way I’m going to be able to cross anything off this list…
Last week the girls knocked over a little stand I had in the living room, while I was away from home. (I suspect someone, or something, outside was agitating them but I will never know for sure.) The stand broke as did the flower pot that was sitting on it. I tried to fix the stand but it won’t hold. Sad, as I really liked it and had plans to do an epoxy top on it. Oh well. I have a new plan now of something I can do with it. I just need to figure out the parts and tools I will need, then try to actually get hold of all of it to do it. That will be a future post. Hopefully. The way things have been going for me I’m not sure I can get to it, not any time soon anyway.
I’ve got several pictures I want to frame and hang up around the house, but finding affordable frames in the sizes I need and styles I like is a challenge. What I really need to do is go back Pittsburgh to visit my dad, and go to my old favorite craft store there to get frames. They always have a great selection and often have great sales too. I haven’t found any such places here. There is a Hobby Lobby but honestly I’m underwhelmed by the store. I’d never been close to one before so had only ever heard about them but heard great things. Now that I’ve been to one a handful of times… it’s highly overrated in my opinion. Overpriced and overrated. But that’s just me. Maybe I’m spoiled by that store back in Pittsburgh…
Well I’ve only got a couple hours of free time left to my day and I would like to try to get some cleaning up done with it. I’m off. I hope y’all are having a good week.
Until next time. xoxo