My sister and I have been dealing with some stuff with our ailing/aging father, which as anyone who has dealt with aging parent issues knows, is not a fun, easy, or quick process. It's come to the point where he's resisting any suggestions from us anyway, so everything we've done so far has been a waste of time. And that is enough to make one lose all track of time!
And of course, work. Still hoping to cut a day, which will mean cutting a whole job. And that job has asked me to work a shift I wasn't hired for because the other girl is 'getting tired of doing it' now that her 'kids are getting into baseball season' and she would 'like to see some games'. Please! I'm so tired of this. So, of course, hating going to work 2 days doesn't help time go by very quickly.
Here is the bit I'm excited about. An anxious excitement, really. I was contacted through etsy to do a custom order. My first (well, my first through etsy, from a stranger)! It is for a woman who sponsors a girl in India. There are limits to what goes through the mail for these things...paper only. Everything has to be mailed in a regular letter sized envelope. No cardboard mailers, no metal...just paper.
So I am currently, between the two jobs, touring assisted living places, and begging my father to come to his senses, making a paper cross pendant for a necklace to go India.
The sketching was easy, but then when she decided which one she wanted and I actually had to figure out how to make the piece...the anxiety definitely kicked in!
Step 1: make a metal frame to shape the cross. I gave her the option of a squared off cross or this more 'shapely' one. I wasn't thinking about how to actually shape it! A metal frame (this was my 3rd attempt) with more metal shapers for the inside.
The result was much better than I had anticipated by the struggling I did to make it happen!
Now comes the hard part of getting all the quilled little bits inside and somewhat symmetrical. Although, that should help it hold it's shape. The finished product should be really cute. It's for a 10 year old girl, so it'll be all pink and yellow and pastel inside. The whole thing is just an inch long and about .75" wide. I'm excited to finish it. I just wish I didn't have to wait until Wednesday to finally get the time.
Oh, and Moxie got a gift from a co-worker of mine. She (the co-worker) had gone to Las Vegas for a conference, and left her cat at the kennel for a week. She brought back gifts for us kennel girls as a thank you for taking car of her cat (who is super cute and cuddly, so that was gift enough!).
Moxie got a bandanna that says: 'What happens on the walk, stays on the walk. Las Vegas'
She's not keen on wearing 'clothes' so I only did it for the picture.
Her eye and ear are looking good, too. Can't wait to not have to keep putting goop in her eye and clean her ear every other day. Although, I swear to be a better dog mother and clean her ears more often, so this doesn't happen again!
Well, we finally got our new scrub uniforms in. Navy all the way, now, with monogrammed tops! I also noticed when i went in to do my extra Sunday night shift, that they've started scheduling me at 7:30 rather than 7a.m. Which is fine with me, except that I'm still going in at 7 if i know it's a full kennel. Last night i went in to walk 4 employee dogs and take care of 2 employee cats. I wonder if the owner, who is always complaining about costs v. revenue realizes that he just paid wages for us to take care of pets that he's getting no revenue for? Talk about a negative situation! At least he has money for our uniforms!! Blargh!! This job depresses me more and more...I'm shutting up now..
We're going away in a couple weeks!! (well, just for a day, but yippee....road trip!)
It was light at 6pm. last night....but now it's 6:30 and the sun's just coming out...I love sunrise.