Half way through October. Can you believe it? I can’t. I guess I have to, though. Can’t stop time and get off!
I cleaned up a lot of the garden for the season:
Now that I have said I was taking care of the stray kittens, I have not seen them. Go figure. I don’t want to just put food out because any old cat can come by and eat it. We have lots of ‘owned’ cats that like to come through our property, too. I don’t need to be feeding them.
Sunday was football day and a good time to be painting my nails! I decided if I didn’t have any candy corn in the house to eat, I could pretend with my nails!
This took a while to do, but what better time than during a football game, right? On a side note, Debby asked about my nail length and guitar playing. This is my right hand (duh) and the nails actually aren’t that long – just to the edge of my fingertips, but you do play with your nails some with classical guitar. My left hand nails are much shorter since I need the tips to press on the frets.
Yesterday was a holiday, I guess? I worked all day as my clinics were open. It was busy. It has been busy for months, too. Yes, this is a good thing, but due to the management, it is poorly handled and has been for months now. We have been getting calls to work weekends – at 8:30 in the morning, no less. On both days. I have been called while on vacation to work, even though I let them know I would be out of town. I ended up a stretch where I just worked 12 days in a row. I already do a lot more than the minimum the company requires and I will try and help out when they really need it. However, even only working a few extra hours on each Saturday and Sunday starts to take a toll when you already put in a full work week. Supposedly all these people were hired, but we are still behind.
Today, all hell broke loose. We got calls and emails about working, doing more, more, more. Clients are threatening to leave. Honestly – I just don’t know what they expect if they have not hired more people. If we lose the 2 clients, that is 95% of my work. As an independent contractor, I don’t get unemployment, so this is somewhat distressing to me, I have to say. I can’t do much about it other than to try to work even more, but it’s getting pretty stressful. I cannot control what other people do and now it is just a matter of waiting to see what happens.
Anyway, that makes me want to stress eat. My emotional eating pitfall. So that’s the fun in my life lately…
However, more important things!
Pink picture of the day was sent to my by Julianne! Cupcakes and coffee together – it’s me in a picture!