I realized it was about time to add another installment of my weird life in, so here I am.
Still haven’t hired anyone at work to take the place of the old guy. I saw him last week, he says he’s up and getting better, just didn’t think he needed to work anymore, too… He IS like 83, so good on him. he can go home and hang out. Now I won’t have to regularly apologize for someone weekly, which is lovely. Last week I worked Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, which wouldn’t normally be terrible, but I do prefer to work Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I’m SUCH a creature of habit. Really. I’m also a pretty big introvert, so I also like to be able to count on my “alone time” or “home time” as being at a certain time, so I know when I can re-charge. So having a pretty set schedule makes it easier. This week I asked to have a day off in the middle of my work days, so I’m working Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. The Saturday off will be nice, AND Sunday we close at 3 pm, which is usually when everything starts to slow down for the day anyway. I really don’t dislike my job, I just wish that people didn’t feel the need to tell me “they whys” of their lives. If you can’t pay your bill now, just say that. I don’t need to know why. Just ask for how long you’ve got to pay it, how much the bill will be by then, and we’ll end our discussion, you having NOT divulged too much info, and me not feeling like I know waaaay too much private shit about a perfect stranger. If you need a storage unit, cool, let’s talk about the size, and you can tell me whether you want one or not, I DON’T want to know about how several people in your family have had illnesses and are in smaller places and have give you their furniture and now you’ve got to deal with it, and your kids and your husband and your sister’s cheating boyfriend… Seriously, I get to hear all this crap! Sadly, because there is pertinent information in their stories, lost jobs, incomes, people in the families who are, say, unscrupulous, I have to pay attention, and add stuff into their files so that everyone with account access has the same information… And some of our customers come with a new story each time they see/call us, all prepped and ready, like they’ve got to unload it and we’re good enough. One lady came in and asked where my co-worker was, she was having a bad day, and my co-worker always listened… I told her we’re down one person, so we’re split up, and kept typing. I was NOT going to be this lady’s therapist. I asked her if there was any part of her account I could help her with, she said no. I then told her that I was going to get back to the certified mail, so I could make sure it went out for the day, and that she should have a really nice day. She looked a bit confused, but left. Huzzah! When I work every other day, and then have 2 off, these expulsions of personal crap don’t seem to bother me as much, I get one day of too much info, and then one day to myself, it purges the system of all that nicely. I really can’t wait to go back to my regular schedule.
The upside of lots of days off together is time to stretch out chores, and I get to string together some creating time, which is cool. I am currently working on a faerie for the lovely De’Anna. She gave me some pictures she liked parts of, and told me she loved pink, and that’s all the constraints, yay! So here’s what I’ve got so far…
When I was creating her body, I was looking at faery pictures, but when I want to create what she is the faery of, I start looking for items, elements in nature. The super pale pink her skin reminded me of those first flowers you see in trees at the end of winter, beginning of spring. The trees are bare, the wood is dark, everything is dead. But then, there’s this pink bud on the tree… then a few… Then suddenly the tree is bursting with pink. I decided she’s the First Bloom Faery. She goes around, spreading her magic right about the time that winter is nearly done, making way for all the lovely first-blooms of spring. The Redbud tree is one of the first trees to bloom each year, and I decided that would be her name.
I am completely enjoying making this spawn. Her body type is a bit different than my usual work, and she’s not a monster, which is also fun. I’m finding I even like pink some now… After Redbud is finished, I have a quick zombie cat to make, and then I think I’m going to work on a few things that have been rattling around in my head for a bit…
Well now, that’s pretty much it… Nothing spectacular going on, though I do seem to have a burst of ideas scratching around I’d like to try to create…which means I’ll need to get back to creating. I’ve also begun thinking about some things I’m going to create for near easter, and international yarn-bomb day, June 7, 2014 will come quicker than I plan, I just know it. So, well, that’s about that.
Keep it creepy fiends!!!