Here it is Tuesday, only 5 days from Christmas. Let me tell you, I am counting down the days. Not because I am excited about Christmas. I pretty much have the holiday on ignore at home. Don’t have a tree up, no lights on the bushes and trees, no wreath on the door. I am counting down the days because I just want this Hell Week over with.
If you have ever worked in retail over the Christmas holidays, you probably understand what I’m saying. The week gets busier and busier. Shopper get more and more frantic. Tempers are short, lines are long, and all I want to do is crawl home each night, take a hot bath and go to bed. Some nights I don’t even eat dinner. I’m too tired.
Tomorrow I am going to call my mom and check on her. Make sure she is OK and is ready for the holiday. She is not cooking a big family dinner this year. She has been sick so much that she just doesn’t have the strength to deal with cleaning the house and cooking all that food and hosting a bunch of people at her house all day. My sister is going to host the dinner at her house this year and everyone has been asked to bring a covered dish to help with the food. That’s all fine with me. I am going to be so tired that bringing something that I can pick up already cooked on Saturday when I take my lunch break and carry it with me on Sunday is all I can handle.
My girls at work are all abuzz about yoga, so I guess I will meet pup with them and give yoga a try. I have never done anything like yoga and don’t really understand what all the enthusiasm is about. It does not look all that hard and it does not look like it really uses up much energy. Does it really count as exercise?
I have to go buy some yoga pants and a mat. They say I can buy these things at most yoga studios, but you know me – I don’t want what everyone else is already wearing. I want to be just a little different. It’s the rebel in me!
This afternoon I pushed a random button on the car radio and listened to a radio station that I’ve not heard in a long time. It’s probably been over 2 years since I listened to The River. This station is similar to stations all over the United States, but I’m not sure if the same company owns all of them or not. It’s a lot of music that you hear in the clubs downtown – you know, dance music that all the club DJs play and what the college girls like to hear.
There were a few songs on there that I’ve not heard before. I guess that means it’s been too long since I’ve been out clubbing! I didn’t realize that I’ve become such a homebody. Maybe this Halloween weekend I’ll find some cute sexy costume and call a couple of girlfriends to go downtown and party with me. Downtown is always crazy fun on Halloween weekends – the costumes are funny, scary or outrageous and everyone has a blast!
My man is thrilled that he got a deal on a motorcycle and told me to get myself ready for some rising this fall before it gets to cold. He bought me a motorcycle helmet and I found some good riding boots and a sweet leather jacket.
I probably paid too much money for the leather jacket, but I bought it from the Harley Davidson dealer and they had marked it down $20. I like the smell of leather – don’t you? I tried on every leather jacket in the store and I knew as soon as I this one on that I wanted to buy it. This jacket is not the cheapest one, but I expect to wear it a lot and see it as an investment. The leather protects my skin, keeps me warm and looks damn good, too.
Next weekend we are heading up to the Smokey Mountains and doing some serious riding. I just hope this damn government shutdown doesn’t screw us up and have all the parks closed. I figure the National Parks are going to be closed, but the state Parks should stay open. And who know how long it’s going to take those idiots in congress to get over themselves and end this shutdown.
I can’t believe that it’s payday and I’m already broke. WTF? I need a fucking raise. By the time I pay my rent and buy a few groceries, fill the car with gas and pay my cell phone bill, I’ve got maybe $50 to last me two damn weeks.
Can’t even find a cheaper place to live – the apartment rents around here just keep going up and there are actually waiting lists for units at the best places. Maybe I need to find a part time seasonal gig since Christmas is coming up and all the stores are hiring.
If I stash all the extra cash for working two months, I might be able to start looking for a house. It would be nice to not have to give my money to a damn landlord anymore and know that I’ll have something to show for all that money that I pay out every month.