I am in a place in my life where I need to find a part-time job, but in a place in the world (like many others!) where there are few jobs to snatch up. Our local paper has approximately 3 new job listings each Sunday. These generally replace the 3 from the week before, so there are rarely more than a handful of jobs from which to choose. Lately, they are not even jobs in our area, but instead they are for one of the neighboring islands...for summer help at the inns and restaurants. I feel like I am just biding my time until our fav grocery store calls me for an interview, but that could be weeks...if they even decide to call. I am hoping to stop in sometime this week to 'check in' and remind them of my face.
In the meantime, I am almost completely free of my past back/neck/shoulder 'kinks'. A friend at work said, 'it's been a week now!' to which another friend said, '2 ibuprofen will do nothing. you need to take 800mg for relief.' That's FOUR pills!! I went through my youth with terrible headaches which I made manageable by popping aspirin constantly, until I was taking 4 at a time and barely getting any relief. As an adult I tried to eat better and fell in love with exercise. For years since that point, I have not had to take anything. And now 1 aspirin will usually do the trick for a headache. I couldn't imagine taking 4!! But the pain was so bad, Monday after work I took her advice. This was at about 6:30pm. I ate dinner and by 7:30 I was struggling to stay awake and was fast asleep by 7:45!! However, the next morning, I was virtually pain free!! So how long did that last? Well, until I bent down to get a puppy out of her cage, stood up, hit my head and wrenched my neck again from the surprise of the knock. I didn't want to take a bunch of pills first thing, so I just took 2 here and 2 there during the day.
Yesterday was my sister's 28th birthday. I was planning on going over to celebrate. So, I loaded my flask with some Jim Beam and headed over. Today, I have some lingering pain in my shoulder blade area, but I'm mostly better. Hubby had the poker gang over last night, too, so it wasn't like staying home was an option, since I wouldn't have been able to relax. So, instead, I got to have fun playing Rock Band and hanging with the sisters!
My partial unemployment is coming in handing tomorrow, too. Steph has tomorrow off and we are going to take a closer look at how we're going to get this Barracuda project going. That was the plan, anyway. Now it looks like we are going to be taking a trip to Rhode Island to take Dad to an appointment. I am glad she is able to go with me, though. I am NOT a traveler. Hubby is always the driver on trips and I rarely go anywhere. I often feel like going places but then decide that staying home is really what I'd rather do. Now if I can just get my a** moving on some art projects!! Especially since 2 weeks from now I will be back to studying. And once spring has sprung, there is the car project and back to gardening, and I REALLY need to get back on the workout wagon if I plan on dropping down a size by March! See, resolutions are so easy to figure out...it's the follow through that really throws me for a loop!
I've been wondering if I should get my hair cut. I mean, it needs it. It grows out very puffy and it's turning into a mullet! Cash flow is an issue, and I've been thinking about growing it out again. But I really like it short! Usually I go with the basic short cut:
But, then again, I feel like something different is in order after having the same cut for several years. Maybe a LITTLE different but still easy to take care of?
Why am I spending the day looking at hairstyles? I don't know!