Nothing but ME time for the next 7 days. I don't work again until next Tuesday. Yesterday my partner was in a hurry to get out of there and she sort of rushed out a customer before closing time - I'm not sure the woman liked that very much and I thought it was the wrong thing to do. Most of these volunteers burn rubber to end their shift or close the store out at the exact minute the clock ticks to their times. Geez we're all retired - you think they'd have a train to catch or something
The only person I'd think has a legit reason to hurry out is the woman who drives 45 minutes to get into town and C is like me, if people are shopping, what's the harm in waiting another 10 minutes?? We had a disaster with the register last night too - I thought we should have done one thing, my partner disagreed so I backed off and sure enough, it caused a big problem. Starting in September I will probably be working myself due to some schedule changes and I'm starting to think that's probably a good thing.
Came home, threw a small amount of feed out for the baby turkeys and a young buck came into the yard to eat. Shortly afterwards the momma and her twin fawns appeared. One of the fawns was extremely curious about the buck which upset momma to no end. It's a good thing the buck was quite young, if he was an adult he could have seriously hurt the fawn. Mom was doing her best to get that fawn away from the buck but the kid was stubborn minded. In the meantime the other fawn was prancing - yes - frolicking and prancing back and forth across the yard. Several times we thought to get the video camera but we were looking through the windows and the camera picks up the screen on the windows which greatly diminishes the quality of the video. It was really amusing. After a good 10 minutes of prodding, momma finally got the fawn away from the buck and they took off. Suddenly the buck stood ram rod straight and took off in a mad dash. A minute later a bear appeared. He looked to be on the younger side and had quite a pronounced limp in his hindquarters. Someone must have shot him
He didn't stay long, was checking out the place and quickly moved on. An injured bear is probably about the most dangerous situation and we both felt bad that he was injured. All you really need to do is fire a warning shot - that's generally enough to scare them. The only reason you need to shoot them is if they are attacking you and 95 percent of the time the bear will do it's best to avoid humans. So yesterday we had quite the animal parade. We have a flock of hummingbirds - probably about a dozen who are swarming one feeder. The other feeder is closely guarded by one aggressive male who chases most of the others off. It's unbelieveable how much juice those little guys drink - like having hungry babies
It's been cool and I think I will use the next few days to go through things and sort out some donations for the shop and clear things out of the house. I'm in the mood to do that and also have an urge to get back into a set routine here. I've been busy since Mom left but I seem to be more scattered and sometimes I feel I'm spending more time spinning my wheels in the sand instead of accomplishing anything worthwhile.
Ceejay - hope you don't have a sleepy day at work. I guess the rainy weather was not helpful in a good night's sleep? Maybe tonight will be better for you...
Mel - sorry your head hurts. Go find a soft pillow and a dark room. Hope you feel better
Don't want to have to take a pass on the food run tomorrow.
Laura - congrats on keeping up with the weight loss efforts! You are doing really well on the program. How did the German dinner go? Yikers - I can't think of ANYTHING that is lite in German food.
Hope you enjoyed yourself. As for the chair, DH jury rigged something to make the chair a bit more sturdy - he said it will work. I'm not sure if overstock would have made me pay for return shipping - it wasn't an outright defect as much as really, really poor construction so I'm not sure. Plus the box was bigger than most packages so I'm sure I'd be stuck with return shipping. I think that's why DH decided to see if he could make it work with some minor modifications. I was hoping to use the chair at my computer desk - I need something a bit higher but he is using it for his guitar practice and since his back is hurting him, I will let him have it. How frustrating for the boss who gave a long notice only to have them hem and haw about getting her replacement in. I'm sure it will come down to a hurried transition which is frustrating - she just has to give it up and it's not really her problem if the new person doesn't get turn over. They will probably switch things up with someone new anyway.
Annie - I like your biscuit recipe - especially adding the beef broth for dogs or tuna juice for cats. I will have to try a batch and see if the cats like it. Thanks for posting the recipe. Our recipe is a bit more stiff - I find it's easier to make in the stand mixer and I use a can to roll it out since I have a hard time fitting my rolling pin into my jelly roll pans. I also line the pans with parchment paper - easy to get them out - easy to clean up!
Shad - sounds like you are making great progress at home. Any more leads on jobs or are you just taking some much needed time for yourself to catch up on things? It's got to be hard travelling so much and being away.
Hope the code run is going much better for you today Michelle.
I'm hungry - better find a good use for all those berries I bought the other day - they won't last long. And then it's down to some serious cleaning. Have a good hump day everyone.