Hello journal family :) How you all doing?
Figured I'd better get an entry in before another week goes by. Is it me, or is time zooming by faster every day? Wasn't it just Halloween a month ago? And Thanksgiving just a week ago? I personally think there is something wrong with solar system. Time is advancing faster and we don't even notice....
And no, I am not stoned.
I'm just vastly aware that I'm behind in my plans and I cannot possibly take the blame ;) It couldn't be my newly found Ebay addiction. Or my ability to continually play online games for hours. Or the fact that I can sit here staring at a computer screen with nothing on it. Nope, that's not it.
It has to be some flaw in the space-time continuum. Has to be.
I'm really dreading the new year for many reasons. One is that I need to get off my lazy ass and get it in gear. At some point, I have to realize I am not 20 anymore (physically, that is) and that my health is seriously in jeopardy if I stay this course.
Second is my most favorite-ist coworker's college schedule changes, and I will not be working with her anymore :( Kitty's crying crocodile tears on that one. She is the only one I really, REALLY, get along with... we're on the same page on everything :) That is hard to come by.. I'm sure you understand that.
Third is I will be working more hours. Okay, I'm not really upset about that... actually looking forward to being out of the house more than twice a week. And of course, making more moo-lah. That is always a good thing where I'm concerned. I am money driven. I'm Scrooge, like that ;)
I won't be able to pick up too many more hours until April, when Mom goes on part time at work. I have already talked to the Director, and she seems hopeful she'll be able to use me there more often. My star coworker and I are trying to devise a schedule we'll both be able to work in the same room... but it may prove to be impossible <sigh>
Well, that's all I can think of for now. But it's enough to start.
Hey! You remember the bat I caught a few months back? Sometime in the summer, as that's when they come into the house. I said then that they come in twos and I was on alert for bat #2 to come dive-flying over my head.
Well, guess what?
I was putting the girl to bed tonight and came into my room for something. I happened to look at the door connecting my room to the guest/computer room, on the top moulding of the door frame... I have a smoke alarm up there. Tonight, I also had a half-hibernating bat, hanging from one arm, on my smoke alarm.
The poor guy. I certainly cannot keep a bat in the house with a very curious one year old kitty. She had obviously seen the little sucker flying around at night and was very interested in getting her first bat toy... or meal, whichever.
I grabbed my trusty bat catcher (an empty storage tub) and used the lid to scrape the bat, smoke detector and all, into the tub. The bat barely moved. My options are limited to killing it or putting it outside. Since I only kill mosquitos, ticks, fleas, and flies, I put it outside. He wouldn't even try to fly. It is very cold out tonight, so I laid (or scooted) him on the chair on the porch.
He is so 'asleep', I wonder if it will be there in the morning. I really hope not. I don't even want to think about it dying because I didn't take it to the barn. That was just lazy on my part. Well, that and it's f'in freezing outside and I didn't want to trek my fat ass down there.
Crap, now I'm going to have to go look and move it if he's still there.
I have so much to do tomorrow. With time moving as it is, next week will be over in two days, thought I'd get a jump start on my candies... just hope we don't eat it all before Christmas Eve!
But, next week is the last week of work until after New Year's (we're closed the week between Christmas and New Year), so I have to get enough made for all my coworkers and other staff for presents by the end of the week.
Okay, that whole paragraph is confusing as hell.
Grace has dance class tomorrow. I cannot believe the difference in her between last year and this year. She is so much the star student now. Unbelievable! There are a couple of girls, one in particular, who do the same crap she did last year. I've talked to both their Mom's, hoping they don't get discouraged from enrolling them for next year. (I detect the same confusion in that paragraph ;)
I'm past my bedtime, so I'm off of here. I'll leave you with last weekend's picture :)
Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.....
PS~ Yea! The bat is gone! :) :) :)
PSS~ Don't know why my pictures get blurry, either.... damn it.