Hi everyone! This week went by pretty fast for me. Unfortunately I’ve been plagued with headaches for most of it. Anyone else having the same experience? I’m not sure if it’s because the temperature has been changing dramatically or what, but I haven’t gotten headaches in months and was really hoping I was rid of the worse ones.
This post is supposed to be positive, though, so I’m going to stop complaining!
Sunday: Once again, R and I headed to my grandma’s house to do laundry and go for a walk. I prefer going for walks around her area, mostly because where we live, we’re kind of blocked in. We’re in a rather small residential area, but to our east is a busy main road, to the south is a highway, and to the west is another slightly busy road. I like quiet walks! In any case, R didn’t start working on her storage unit until maybe 7, and it took him a lot longer than expected to finish it, so we had to go back Monday. Even though I would rather go to my grandma’s just to go and visit her, I am still grateful she’s letting us use her washer and dryer. It beats going to a laundry mat, and it’s free.
Monday: The week before, my coworker had informed me that there is a cookie factory right down the block! How did I not know this? I was really sad, so of course I had to head over there as soon as I could. They’re actually only open M-F 9-5, and being that we are off on Monday’s, we decided to check it out. We walked there (well really, we’re going to be eating a lot of cookies, so we had to!), and while the selection was a lot smaller than I thought it would be, the prices are great. As you can see from the pictures, they basically just sell cookies in a container, so you can make your own platter if you want to. Most of the cookies were $2.50 which is great, and the little dinosaur ones were on sale for a dollar. Score! We will definitely be going back. I just wish I had known about this earlier, with all the birthdays and holidays that just passed.
Tuesday: On Tuesday, R learned that he has yet another work-related event to attend on the 31st. That just so happens to be the same Monday I need to go into work, as my coworker will be off and they need coverage. He is leaving Sunday night, though, so I’ll have to spend the night alone, but at least I’ll have work to keep me busy! I was really happy that it ended up being that day.
Wednesday: I was Skyping with my mom, who was amused by the fact that my one cat wanted to lay on me. She’s been getting really cuddly lately, which makes this cat owner feel special =). My last cat, who passed away, was extremely affectionate, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss waking up to her being on my head. My current older cat (the orange one), was insanely crazy in her earlier years. You couldn’t pet her for more than five seconds before she decided to back away and be entertained with the leaves swirling around outside. I guess now that she is older, she is settling down and becoming affectionate. It’s really funny how she’s mimicking my last cat. I can only hope our kitten follows suit, since she’s the craziest one I’ve had!
Thursday: My boss had mentioned that she would like for me to learn how to do the monthly reports that my coworker does. I had already taken the initiative and helped her out with last month, but I wanted to learn more. It turns out, my mom was tasked with a really difficult/confusing task, and the coworker that took over that has been really frustrated with it. I decided to talk about it with my mom, who tried her best to explain the process, this way I could help out more. Plus, I like challenges, and I knew it would keep me busy. I spent all day plus Friday going through things and teaching myself what to do. This is what I thrive on in a working environment, and it’s been far too long since I’ve had a challenge at this job.
Friday: There was some potentially exciting news from R that two positions opened up in our desired locations. As he is getting closer to completing his training, we were starting to worry that we would have to wait a while for our ideal locations to pop up on the list. Most of the positions thare are open are in the NE area, where we already are, and have no interest in staying. Obviously, nothing is guaranteed, but it gives me a little hope that maybe it was meant to be. The timing is great!
Saturday: I think I am just grateful that we managed to go an entire week without seriously food shopping. I did this intentionally, because I have a habit of going either Thursday or Friday to cash my check, as my bank is in the store (yes, I’ve been lazy and haven’t set up direct deposit because I don’t have any checks, they cost too much), and then we wander around and buy stuff. I do go with a list, but that doesn’t make it any better. There’s still food left in the apartment that could be eaten. We usually shop Thursday and then again on Sunday or Monday when we’re off. It’s just silly. We did buy a few things on Monday, but I’d like to go shopping one day and be done with it.
What are you grateful for this week? How many times a week do you go food shopping? Any of you taking on new tasks at work?