Just finished my last full day at the summer job and as I was leaving the parking lot I sang the celebration song. 67 people and 90% of that streaming through the museum during the last couple hours. By the time I got home I was wrung out and shaking. I still have to go back on Tues to help lock up, but there will only be the workers, no customers filing through.
Now on Weds. I start working on the baskets for 3 hours a day. It will be a relief to have my alone time again. My goal is 5 baskets by December. More if it works out.
Well, hubster is gone for the next couple of weeks so (except for when I am working) I actually have some time for myself. I am taking today to relax since I work the next two days. Saturday I am working on the lawn and going through the clothes in my closet. I even have some time for meditation and some of my other pursuits which I had to put on hold. Who was it who deemed it that a woman could only pursue the life of a wife/mother and only have time for the whims of others yet not for herself? I think they caused more problems for women than we needed.
It seems that this season summer has gone by too quickly and yet slower than molasses! I have not enjoyed working this year. It has become very stressful and I would rather not be around people as much as the museum requires. I have become less enamored with people as the years pass by. I just came back from the doctor who has switched out my meds for something which he says should help a bit more. I hope it helps, but I hold no expectations and only hope for some improvement. I find that I look forward to labor day more because I can actually start concentrating on my baskets and other crafts which I hope to perfect and eventually sell. With the weather lately, I would love to see some autumn coolness, colors and smells filling the air. It will be a form of inspiration in a way!
I am sure that the term “best laid plans … ” will come into play as we finish off the last few weeks of summer. My plans are as follows, 1. working on the baskets 2. doing paperwork (IE any catch up I may or may not need to do) 3. go through my clothes and getting rid of those which I don’t need or want. 4. go through all the food stuffs which are outdated and I can not eat. 5. general crafts and clean up.
Well, there is the update for the summer. Hope you all are doing great and thank you for following my posts.
I know it says 91 today, but it feels more like 120! There is a touch of humidity in the air which lends to some stick clothes and uncomfortable situations when it comes to being out and about. The problem is that it is suppose to be getting hotter into the weekend and on into next week. Just wish I weren’t working in a dreary cave like building tomorrow … sure it is cooler in there, but the place is dark and depressing! Oh for some greenery and water features to help not only cool one down but which lends a wee bit of calm into the mixture! But I guess when ones lives on the prairie one should expect that of ones environment.
Funny how one forgets the foolishness of youth! I DON’T drink, yet I do keep a couple wine coolers back for company (IE Mom). Those have been in my cupboard for over1 1/2 years now. I was so keyed up yesterday that instead of taking a 1/3 of a cup with Ice, I drank down a whole bottle. Needless to say I woke up with a migraine, an upset stomach and cotton mouth.
I swore that I would never overindulge again, yet I ignored that promise and paid the piper for it. So today will be a slow day since I have to drive my son home from Rapid tomorrow which means early down and no hangovers. Chores will help (laundry, baskets, and a few other things) keep me occupied. Some gal called me up and asked if I had time to go over some items and I flat out said this was one of my “Bad days” instead of saying “hangover.”
I do have good and bad days, usually brought on by stress and being around people. This year seems to be more stressful than most. I need to work to pay off some bills which are hanging over me (no help for hubster there) plus I promised my friend. Not next year though! I am having issues with the whole being in public thing again. Just wish I could handle it better, then I wouldn’t need the wine coolers for a crutch to get me wound down!
I know, I know! Another rundown of what is happening this week. Choice #1: Working this summer: Good? I get out the house a few days a week and am paying off bills I would not have been able to do otherwise. Bad? It is effecting my health. I am getting less and less enamored with working out in the public. It is dragging me down and I am feeling depressed and stressed. Even my pills aren’t working, and I am NOT going to increase them again for all the gold in the world! They are starting to put me into a sleepwalker state when I take them (too strong). Choice#2: The basket weaving … I am going to enjoy it … Will bring in funds … Don’t have to interact with people … The jury is still out on the bad!Choice #3 The new phone: Sure it is simple … NOT! I can’t set up individual ring tones … Doesn’t have some of the neat stuff my old phone had, and it is bigger than I wanted! Good? It doesn’t ring on its own and actually works like it is suppose to.
Anyway, I just found out I have to go out a half hour earlier to be around people today due to the Park’s 85th Birthday party. So sorry about the post. Not feeling up to this, but I am doing it for a dear friend. Have a great day!
The winds have dropped a few degrees leaving the evening nice and cool. The sun has not yet set so there is still plenty of light, so I do not need to turn on the studio’s lights yet. I ordered the weaving supplies for 6 different baskets and got notified that they have already shipped from Omaha Nebraska (wonder how long it will take to get to the Dakotas!). CAN’T WAIT!!! Looks like my son will be home for the summer. Mom is paying for his apartment while he is home so he won’t loose it, nor will we have to pack up everything and have a caravan to get it all back and forth. I will be at the museum part of the park the next three days so it looks like a LOOONG weekend.
Mom wants to see Guardians of the Galaxy on Sunday so Ed is a bit upset. He has to watch the dogs and is not happy about it. Said he guessed he won’t see me for the next 3 days, I told he that while I work he wouldn’t see me anyway! If all goes well, either Ed or I will see Phillip Tues and drive with him home (We do the driving, he sleeps!) Guess that’s all the news for now. Have a wonderful weekend! Yes I am including Friday in that statement.
The summer is winding down and we will soon be closing the park down for the fall/winter season. At least the museum and gift shop part of the park. Next week my husband takes our son down to Rapid to set him up in his apartment and then the next Monday he starts his classes. I have another dental apt. the week of the 22nd so at least I will see him after he starts school before going home. He has not really been on his own for over a week and then he was not far from his grandmother’s house. Not sure how she will take it either. Not really happy about the distance even though at the same time I know this will be good for him. After Labor day I will be concentrating on my hand sketched Christmas cards and Jewelry sets which I am hoping to sell at the fall/winter(?) fair this year. Plus I have to set up all the cards I send out to family and friends as well! Didn’t get the chance to get all the Christmas stuff done while I had money coming in but hopefully my art studio will give me inspiration to actually get stuff done to sell! Anyway, hope your summer was great and will continue blogging til (at least) the end of 2016!
Now everyone, I want to let you know that I started my job in the local museum. I may be putting together a blog about it including pix, so bare with me. Unfortunately working, even on a part time basis, My internet time has been slashed by 2/3 so until this job is completed (Labor Day weekend) I am going to have to play catchup when I can. Have a fun summer my friends.