Saturday, September 16, 2006

A door closes

Today is my last day at the old store. There are some people there that I will really miss. And there are some that I wish would be eaten by a pack of ravenous dogs. My last day as a minion and tomorrow is my first as a manager. I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. I'll be 10 minutes from home now (instead of 45) and I am getting a raise. But I'm leaving behind the people who help me get through the day. Actually on some level that may be a good thing. More motivation to get myself out of this company and out of retail. I tend to loathe the bulk of humanity...retail is not exactly the place for me. So this is my first step towards having a job I enjoy once again.

Knitwise I'm still in the same place. I'm a few rows into chart 7. Its a little slower going because this is where the pattern for the rest of the shawl transitions into the boarder pattern and I have to pay a little more attention.

Canning i've managed to do 12 quarts of quartered tomatoes in their own juice and 5 of sauce. It took the sauce forever to cook down. I have about 3 more boxes to go. I'm not sure when I'll get to it...probably do a batch or so an evening. I have no clue what my work schedule is this coming week. All I know is that tomorrow is a long day.

I'm also sorting out my studio some is a total disaster lately. Now that the weather is more moderate I can handle the temperature in there.

Thanks for all the feed back on the blog. I'm actually cheating on the font size. In compose mode I am setting it to "large". I'm not sure how to make this size the default size. Pictures next post...i promise.


Mouse said...

I worked retail for a long time before I had my son and I still laugh when I see the bumpersticker that says " I know hell- I work retail" or something like that. I think that anyone who is rude to retail clerks should be subject to working at least 2 days in a mall at Christmas rush as punishment.
I decided ages ago that I would rather dig ditches than work retail again.

omly said...

I hear you about the amount of time tomato sauce takes to cook down. Actually I have some on the stove right now. We decided to can some salsa too, just so that we wouldn't have to cook all of the tomatos down.

Lisa and Robb said...

SO? SO? SO? How are things at the new store?????

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