Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hot Weather!

Yes, it has been very hot in my neck of the woods. And if you've had to work in a packaging facility in hot weather you know what I'm going through. Same if you've lived in a house with no A/C, just a bunch of fans.   And having to spend your day off going to get groceries and do laundry in such hot weather is just something you don't want to do.  But I had to do it today, not yet knowing what other days I have off this week.  Last week I worked six days in a row and felt hot in the work area.  It has n A/C either, just a few large standing fans.  Our leader advises us to drink plenty of water when working.

It has really been feeling like summer.  But there were a few days last week that didn't seem like summer weather.  I still can't believe it's almost July.  July 4th is this Thursday and our shift leader told us we will work that day--just hasn't yet said who will work that day.  Having a new job can get exhausting.  But I'm glad to be doing something different.  I'm still planning to apply to the Walgreens that will be opening in my town.

I declared today on Facebook that it's just too hot to be doing chores in this weather.  But I did what I had to do.  Hoping for the weather to cool down soon.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

First Post in a While..

Well, it's been a while since I've posted.  When you leave one job and start another and work on a different schedule, you have a lot to do and get adjusted to.  Yes, that's what I've been doing lately. I'm glad to finally be changing jobs after seven years in one place and having to commute, which I don't have to do now. I won't go into too much detail, since that's the basic idea.  Change is always good thing.  And after wanting for so long to leave my last job, it's great to finally do so.   Going from mornings to late afternoons (swing, 3PM to 11PM) takes some body-adjusting time, which I'm still getting used to.  Never have been a morning person, so this is just fine for me.   I've been at the new job since May 23 and finished the old one on June 11.  Trying to work two jobs for two weeks was exhausting.  I used to envy anyone who had a second job (since my last one was only part-time), but when I found trying to continue at the previous one to be exhausting, I knew a two-weeks's notice was in order.  Now I've just got the one. Today was a day off.

Can't believe summer is already here--well, the weather makes it feel that way.  Friday is the actual start date.  Am waiting to see "Monsters University" this weekend.  Don't yet know what day I'll got to see it, have to wait and see when I work this weekend.   I am also waiting to see "Grown Ups 2," "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" (I've read the first four books so far), and whatever else I decide to see.  Can't think of what else is coming out.  And one of my hometown's theater groups will be putting on "Shrek the Musical" starting next month. I will decide on when to see that let my boss know I need that day off.  I can't wait to see that!  I tried out, but didn't make the cut.  Still it will be fun.  I saw the theater's productions of "Spamalot" and Treasure Island" earlier this year, and they were great.  Another theater group in my town is doing "Dracula" for Halloween this year.  I hope to see that too. This same group (Which started last year) did "The Neverending Story" last summer.  it was a great production.  Looks to be a lot of fun ahead!

That's it for now.  Hope to get back on the blog more, at least once each month.