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Melting Pot

Randomosity

Taking my lunch break at work. Only ate about half of my fruit salad. Something off about the flavor of some of the fruits today and of course all mixed together the ones in question made the others taste off too. I will have to inspect the remaining fruit I have at home tonight and toss whatever has gone bad on me. Bummer.

I’ve been given a bit more freedom at work. Aka choosing what designs to do for the everyday cakes, rather than told what to do. I still can’t do whatever I want – we have a book we must follow. But I get to choose from the book what I want to do, as long as it fits the current season and the nearest holiday. I’m also in charge of two of the newbies today. 😲 Not sure how to feel about that one. But I have no choice in the matter.

Something is going on with Princess, lately. I don’t know if it is just her age or something else but she’s not acting herself, and she has an issue that’s got me a bit concerned. I’ll wait it out a few days and see if things resolve themselves but if not I will have to find a way to pay for a vet trip. Sigh. I think it’s just her age. But I really don’t know. I don’t like thinking about it too much either way, honestly. I can’t lose either of my girls… they drive me bonkers sometimes and have naughty moments but on the whole they’re wonderful, good girls and they are my everything.

Ok new subject before I start bawling my eyes out at work. I’ve got a new pair of running shoes that I wore for a walk over the weekend to break them in. It seems, based on that walk, the shoes I had been wearing were likely at least part of my knee and leg issues. I’ll wear the new shoes and actually run asap. Which won’t be till the weekend. We are currently understaffed but I don’t mind, that means more hours for me and I need every hour I can get.

I haven’t really had the time to do anything fun lately. I haven’t had time for much of anything. Work, eat, study, sleep… basically all there is to my life right now.

I must not be meant to get my new pet just yet. The most expensive single item needed, every time I determine I’ll get it, the store either does not have it at all or there’s only one and it’s open. I don’t trust buying open packages of things. So. We shall see.

Ok. Lunch break is about over. Time to go and check that the newbies are doing ok and get back to figuring out what I am going to do for the rest of my shift.

Until next time. xoxo

Melting Pot

Randomosity

I went for my first run in approximately a month, yesterday. My knee was finally feeling well enough I felt I could give it a go. I only did half the time/distance I had hoped to, as my calves protested and my knee threatened to start pitching a royal fit again. But at least I got some running in, even if it wasn’t much. I’m not sure when I’ll try again, it depends on my work schedule and the weather. Hopefully soon, though.

My next day off work is going to be a busy one, I have lots of errands to run and things I want to get done. I feel a very strong need to declutter my house – aka get rid of the shit I have that I am no longer using. The thing most on my mind at the moment is shoes, believe it or not. I have so many shoes and I just never wear most of them anymore. Hell, some of them I have NEVER worn. I was an idiot a few years ago and bought several pairs of heels because Mr. A liked when I wore them… And we all know how that so-called relationship worked out. I mean I did not *just* buy them for him, at that time I personally enjoyed wearing heels and the fact he liked when I wore them just gave me an added way to justify buying them. I’ve since grown to prefer wearing flats, or just kitten heels rather than the sky high monstrosities I used to wear. I know I’ll never ever wear them again… so they need to go. They’re taking up valuable space just collecting dust, and they serve as a reminder of the life I thought I was going to have with A. And right now I would really like to eliminate as many physical reminders of him and those dreams as possible. If that means throwing out $100+ worth of shoes then I’m throwing out the shoes… well, I’ll take them to a consignment shop first. If I can make a few bucks from them why not. Anything that can’t be sold though is just headed for the trash. Which is sad given they’re in excellent condition but I have already tried to just give them away to friends/family first and nobody wants the stupid things.

I have finally settled on the specific item that is the single biggest expense for my new pet that I plan to get sometime in the not too terribly distant future. I’ve been reading reviews and comparing prices etc and feel like the one I’ve settled on ought to be a reasonably sound choice. Depending on finances and other stuff I need to take care of I may get that item this week, and then once that’s in place I can work on gathering up the other smaller essentials. Hopefully I can introduce you to my new pet within the next month or so. We shall see.

I have some new jeans on the way, this week. I just don’t have the time to make the trip to the store (and I really dislike the drive to the town where my preferred jeans are sold) so I ordered online instead. They were having a 30% off sale so that helped. Hopefully they fit. I am betting they will be too small. I chose 2 sizes smaller than the pair I currently wear, as the ones I currently wear require a belt or they slide off all day. I figure even if they don’t fit, it hopefully won’t be long before they do, if I can maintain my trend of losing weight.

I need to practice making stacked cakes for work. Knock on wood so far I haven’t had to make any at work yet but those orders do pop up on occasion and I need to be able to successfully do it should I be the only decorator filling orders and have a stacked cake order to fill. One of my coworkers showed me how we do the stacked cakes last week, so this weekend if I can find the time I plan to bake a cake at home to practice. Boss asked me the other day if I wanted to fill a stacked order that didn’t go out for a while and she would have time to fix it if needed but I declined (I know what a pain it is to have to fix a cake, even if you have the time) and said I planned to make one or two at home to practice, where it would make no difference if it didn’t go well. Just need the supplies to get that done. And like everything else, just need the time to do it.

I also need the energy to do all this stuff on my ever-growing to do list. The days off I have, I find I want nothing more than to sleep. I can not seem to get enough sleep, lately. My fitness tracker claimed a whopping 10.5 hours of sleep the other night and yet I still found myself fighting heavy eyelids by noon and took what I intended to be a short nap in the afternoon that turned into about 4 hours long and even after that I still just wanted to go right back to sleep. At that point I forced myself to get up and stay up just to not screw up my sleep schedule, but even so I still ended up going to bed a couple hours early because I was too tired to stay up any longer.

And with that said I need to get ready for work. Until next time. xoxo

Melting Pot, Sunday Somethings

Sunday Somethings

Just sitting here for the second day in a row (well, actually most of yesterday was spent at work but in reference to the time at home) listening to my noisy, ignorant neighbors partying due to the holiday weekend. Not that the amount of noise is too different from what they’re like every other normal, non-holiday day. Sigh. Some day I’ll live out in the country somewhere and be able to enjoy only the sounds of nature and an occasional airplane and maybe some far off motor traffic… Some day…

I’ve been studying as much as possible this week but keep re-reading stuff over and over. I’ve reached the point in my lessons where there are medical terms galore and it’s all 100% over my head. I can’t seem to grasp any of it. I finished my current lesson and did the pre-exam self check quiz and failed miserably. At least the course is self paced, I can go back and re-read, yet again, the lessons from the current course and try to get a better handle on it and do the self check again, multiple times if necessary, before taking the exam so I can be sure I’ll at least actually pass the exam. It’s gotten so frustrating though. I wish I could somehow flip a switch in my brain and have all this stuff make sense and stick…

My knee is still a bit achy but mostly better. It’ll still probably be at least another week before I can run again. I think once I can start running again I’m going to just kind of make my own version of the C25K program. I’ll use the workouts from said program but customize each week to what is more achievable for me. I don’t plan to actually register and run any 5Ks so it’s not like I need to really push and get there as quickly as the actual C25K program does. I can modify it and take more time. The point, for me, isn’t necessarily to get 5K ready but to just establish a healthy habit of running for exercise. If that means doing the C25K week 1 workouts for a month before advancing to the week 2 workouts, then that’s what I’ll do. I’m going to listen to my body, not the program. To follow the actual program as it’s set up is quite intense. I admire those who can do it. But it’s not going to be right/doable for everybody and at this point in time I’m going to say for me personally it doesn’t seem to be possible/wise for me to jump in and follow the plan precisely.

I finally got a couple freestanding shelving units. Really could have used the money for other things (like setting it aside to save for some upcoming major expenses I know are coming but haven’t figured out how I’m going to cover them) but the clutter in my house is driving me bonkers. The older I get the less tolerance I have for clutter. But when you have limited storage and organization options, clutter is a bit unavoidable. Granted the units I got only served to help a minimal amount right now – but minimal help is something. I put one in the bathroom to have my laundry supplies easily accessible and to help clear a bit of counter space from things like my extra bottles of saline and contact solution and to have a place for my bath towels and such. The other went into the kitchen pantry to get a small amount of things off the kitchen counters – spice jars, containers of flour and sugars and rice and oats etc. I have such little, precious counter space… It’s still mostly covered in clutter. If I get a couple days off work in a row to focus on clean up and declutter efforts soon I MIGHT even manage to get the cabinets (of which I also have so very few to work with) cleaned out and organized. But then I do not want many days off in a row. That means less money. Which is bad. I need every penny I can get right now.

And the neighbors have turned the volume of their music up for the second time today. The longer they party the more the volume goes up. Sigh. It’s going to be a long day. When I get to my dream home in the country I plan to have a nice full-house sound system set up that will often (not always, but often) softly play classical music and other nice, peaceful instrumental pieces. And on days when I’m in the mood for non-instrumental music it’ll be my usual mix of 80s, 90s and country. So much more agreeable to my ears than the garbage my neighbors listen to. And make me listen to with them, with how loudly they blast it. 😡

Anyway. It’s about time for lunch and I’m thinking for today it’s gonna be a simple quesadilla and a salad. I’m off. I hope y’all are having a good weekend and for my fellow Americans I hope your holiday weekend is proving more pleasing than mine. Aka I hope your neighbors don’t totally suck like mine do.

Until next time. xoxo

Art, Melting Pot

Randoms

My running, which I had surprisingly really been starting to look forward to, is on hold. I managed to hurt my knee. What exactly I did, I don’t know. I just know that it’s been hurting. I tried to run yesterday despite the pain. I only survived two of the six runs of my intervals and had to walk the remainder of the time instead, and ever since my knee has been very, very unhappy with me for that attempt. 😔

My friend who is my SeneGence (LipSense) distributor sent me a card to sample the three fragrances that they make. I’m super picky about fragrances, and my current everyday fragrance is almost gone so I’m starting to think on a new one. I can not choose which of the three fragrances from SeneGence I like best, they all smell really good! Which says a lot about how great they all smell, given my picky tendencies when it comes to fragrances.

I drew a mermaid to color with the recently reviewed Chromatek Glitter pens. She isn’t perfect and I still really need to work on drawing hands. But, she’s supposed to be cartoony not realistic and with that as well as my current level of wrist pain… I can live with it as is, far from perfect though it may be.

As usual, I have some laundry to deal with and a bit of other cleaning up then it’s about time for bed. Rascal is fussing – I suspect she just wants more treats. I got them some of the new Milkbone Puffs not too long ago and the girls absolutely love them. Just in case she does want something else, I should see what she wants. So I’m off.

Until next time. xoxo