Saturday, March 7, 2015

Catching up

Today was a wholly lazy day, at least until about 5. I didn't get out of bed till 9:30, came down, caught up on blogs and memes and Facebook, talked to Beast, put on more anti-itch stuff (to little avail), caught up my GoodReads books, started a new book, took a nap.... All of this before Sparky came downstairs. At 2:30. He wasn't asleep all that time--I knocked him up at noon to be sure he wasn't dead--but yeah. Lazy day for him and me. Beast, on the other hand, paid bills, scraped ice off the driveway, did the week's laundry, went shopping for dinner fixin's, and ok, yes, played on Facebook for awhile. And now we're watching NASCAR and debating SAFER barriers. Again.

I just made half of Sparky's requested welcome-home-for-spring-break dinner: mac n cheese. Beast is making brats to go with. Then he has a phone meeting for an hour after we eat.

It's been a beautiful day outside. Spring is definitely around the corner, and judging by the last few days of itching non-stop. Either that the Vitamin D deficiency thing needs dealing with. I'll stop at Walgreen's tomorrow and get some supplements, I guess.

It's been a busy week. I've cataloged 352 items this month. My average is about 700 per month, so that looks like crazy ahead of things. But, y'know, I have six carts of books backed up so it really only means I have 7-8 times of what I did last week to do to catch up. And the orders keep rolling on in. And we're short at least one full-time employee, which won't be filled because the city has frozen hiring until we see what our idiotic Scott-Walker-worshipping governor does with the state budget. Right now, he's threatening to cut the money going to municipalities; that would mean a multimillion-dollar cut to the city, which will naturally roll downhill to us. Even though we're funded directly through property taxes. Politics is awesome. One of my coworkers is married to a guy who does interstate work--plowing in the winter, mowing in the summer--and his union has been told to expect cuts in pay and benefits that could total $30,000 per employee. Yes. Really. And another coworker found out Tuesday that her mother is likely to be dead before spring arrives, so she's off work for the duration as well.

Tomorrow...well, tomorrow will take care of itself.

2 thing(s) to say:

amy said...

Whoa, I hadn't even considered all of that. I wonder what the effect will be at The Old Place, given the differences in fiscal management? Though they're considering going district, so...?

Anyway, now I'm hungry for your mac & cheese. Lucky Sparky! xo

Kwizgiver said...

Hang in there!

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