There’s a reason they call it work

It's just around the corner...

It’s just around the corner… (Photo credit: ecstaticist)

It sure felt like work today (and yesterday and the day before…).  On what was a day off work for a lot of folks, it was another busy day for us.  People rushing through the doors as soon as we unlocked them.  I know we had some good bargains and a lot of people have already started their Christmas shopping, but I’m just not into it yet.

Unfortunately for us, we had a huge delivery today (I know, I know…you might think they wouldn’t send a shipment on a holiday when they know it’s going to be crazy busy.  But, if you happened to think that, you’d be wrong…way wrong.).  The store did not look its best.  It really bothers me when our customers have to run an obstacle course to get to what they want.  I know I hate it when I go into a store and it looks like that.  But that’s another story for another time.

With everything going on, I was exhausted by the time I left.  And, uh, yeah…in more than a little pain as well.  I’ve taken some meds for my pain, but am still fighting it.  I think the weather may be contributing to my increased pain levels too.  They’re talking a little snow tonight.  NO!!  I don’t want snow.  But not a lot I can do about that, is there?  I guess I need to go to bed and try to get a good night’s sleep, but I’m still wide awake.  I’ve got one more day to work before I get a day off.

I know I need to take care of myself, but oh my!  I have so much that needs to be done at work.  It just seems like a lot of, oh you know, work.  I guess they really do call it that for a reason.

NaNo, day 13…making deals

Books to be returned...

Books to be returned… (Photo credit: hashmil)

Whew…I worked 13 hours today…talk about tired!!  But I’ve got all the plans for next week set in place, schedule made and published, and what needs to be completed this week listed for the replenishment manager.  And I have tomorrow off…thank goodness!  Now we’re in our six-day work week time of the year…sigh…but it all goes by so quickly…it’ll be 2013 before we know it.

Now to the making deals part…I just couldn’t make myself write tonight…my eyelids are getting heavier and heavier even as I sit here writing.  So, I made a deal with myself.  Even though I have a lot to do tomorrow…you know how it is when you get a day off and you have to run errands and clean house (oh yeah, and try to sleep in), the deal I made with myself is that, since I’m too tired  and sleepy to write tonight, I’ll skip writing tonight and sit down to three writing sessions tomorrow…I didn’t make any rules about how long each session has to be, you know how, often once you get started, you manage to write more than you thought you could.  That’s what I’m counting on anyhow.

So now, since Dancing With the Stars is over, I’m heading up the stairs and climbing between the sheets…come on,  Spook, let’s go!