Thursday, December 19, 2013

What have I been up to?

I wish I could say I've been busy... I haven't really.

I got your crafty gifts done and in the mail, so that's exciting. I hope you like them. :)

I still don't have a job. I finally went down to Publix and applied there. I could be cashiering next week. It will be part time with variable hours, and I will be bringing some income into the home, which I'm happy about. I really hate that I'm not contributing financially to our household. And though Publix won't be much, it will still be something.

Also, Publix is SO much better than Walmart! For one, they are not 24 hrs. Which means I can't be scheduled to work at 11 at night or 5 in the morning! YAY! (Also, they are not open on Christmas!) And did you know they have a computer system that calculates the number of cashiers on shift and the high traffic hours of the day and then gives everyone a schedule so that they don't end up with the situation of fifty people in line and only three registers running? WHAT? Why don't more stores have this? And they actually give their part time people significant bonuses for staying with the company and getting good evaluations. I'm impressed, can you tell?

 Mostly, I've been writing, writing, writing. First, I was working my Merlin story for Nano. And it's done, but it needs polishing. So I'm working on that. But oh my goodness, fanfic. I've been doing a lot of that too. Lots of ONCE stuff. Did you know the writers had considered a romance between Regina and Archie in season 2? WHAT? Totally exploring that now! And it's super cute!

Also, I need to make Christmas cookies. James and I are on our own this year, so things have been a little blah as far getting into the Christmas spirit. We don't have a tree up, mostly do the fact that we bought the cats a cat-tree and that's standing where the Christmas tree was supposed to go. And I have no idea where else to put it. I could try decorating the cat tower, but I think the cat's would demolish anything I put up. We're also probably the only house on the street that doesn't have lights up. Neither of us have the desire to put the work into that. haha.

But I am totally doing cookies. James wants buckeyes and I want meringues, so that's what I'm doing. Also, if you have never had homemade chocolate chip meringues, you need to (the store bought are too hard). Most delicious thing you will ever put in your mouth. I only made a dozen last year, and mom and I were very thankful for that because we could not stop eating them.

Kind of tempted to string lights around the cat tower now.....

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