Friday, September 19, 2014


Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2014
Discourse concerning my job on ESR has most often been about getting sore n over-tired. I can't afford to reveal company details or corporate identity, but basically it's a high volume, kitchen / bakery factory which distributes to about one-third of my state. Previously, I've only given out that info in comments elsewhere.

An opinion about the psychological nature of people I work with has come to my attention recently. I've come to the conclusion that to work like we do, to some degree we all have OCD,  ( we are compulsive ). We are all more comfortable being busy than not. Plus we are all very picky, but each about different things.

Image by SnaggleTooth 2014
Each person uses the limited production workspace with their set-up differently. They place racks the way that suits them, and some folks are notably space hogs, pushing others out of room to get their work accomplished. Some workers are big bullies, muscling whatever they want from other folks who had worked to go get and empty what was needed for their product.

Some folks there are compulsive talkers, n always bug others who are trying to concentrate on counting out orders correctly as fast as possible. It is a definite accuracy handicap for me.

We have all learned to be squirrels with supplies like gloves and pens, because if they are not hidden for another day, they will disappear during cleaning crew time. They even get stolen the minute your back is turned when supplies are running low...

This week gloves were missing in the regular shipment. For three days workers scrounged n searched and shared what was availble. I was the last one to have gloves to dish out to everyone. Guess I'm the most worried about running out, because I don't want to cut my hands open, which would happen if I didn't have gloves on. Guess I'm the best glove squirrel there ...

Maybe everyone is compulsive about something at work.

 Are you?

Monday, September 08, 2014


Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2014

Here in the land of LoafaLot, I awoke very late, n took my sweet time, feeling a bit under the humid, hot weather. Well, it's too hot n the pollen is high.

I checked the weather radar, n made a quick trip uptown to grab a can of breadcrumbs before the severe t-storm weather alerts could derail my meatloaf plan.

Now many hours later, I still don't feel great, but it's a luxury not to have to work n get the extra rest I need anyhow. The meatloaf was good, n I'm very full with plenty of left-overs the rest of the week- so not much more cooking needed later on. Yay on lazy food later...

Always a double-edged sword in the Land of LoafaLot. Get rest, don't get as much done, it's a toss-up. I want both.

Hopefully I awaken tomorrow with more ambition n feeling up to doing more. Have so much to choose from, it may take another nothing day to decide what to do first...

Yep, I went swimming at the main beach Thursday, but it was windy. You couldn't see thru the water, n there weren't many boats around for spotters. The little fish are schooling n jumping out of the water, splashing all over the place. I got nervous, due to the day before's shark attack report in Plymouth, so didn't go deep as usual n only was in for a few minutes. I estimate a shark could go thru the canal n get her in just a few hours from there without going fast... so I won't push my luck- If I'd felt better I would've gone again these past two days of warmth, but just not feeling better yet.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Some Time in September

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2014
September already, n the crowds are way down, except the Back to School one...
I have my Days Off, then work one day, then have a glut of free time to catch-up on so much on the back-log list.

Being away from work is going to cheer me right up, as soon as the sore muscles recoup. Have so much house stuff to do- Just hope it doesn't take me all week to relax. Can't wait to get my fingernails grown back to play guitar with too.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2014

Got alot of movie plans. A work buddy gave me an Indiana Jones dvd collection minus the last one, which I already have. Of Course all his stuff is stored in the cloud in HD now- but I'm glad I get something to watch out of it. My new entertainment stuff budget has been zip for awhile.

Been away from this zippy machine for weeks, so gotta hurry n check your blog stuff n pay the bills while I'm here, plus a few info searches.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Sept 2014

Planning to get to the main beach after the Post Office errands tomorrow. Hoping to swim finally, if I feel like it. I'll let the horse flies decide. Get to take my time on laundry this week, yay~!

Here's some tomatoes picked out on the deck today, next to Thyme, Petunias, n Impatiens (from seeds) which are finally doing well. We're having a super hot week, n I hope warm sticks around awhile longer here...

Friday, August 29, 2014


Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2014

After a laborious Summer season, the end is near. It's that celebratory week-end other workers (but me) seem to always have off for relaxing n going to Back to School sales. Some of those clothes are so cheap I got some for me too!

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2014

Summer folks in large quantities are here all over, relaxing. The neighbors are even out kayaking in the Christobal small-craft warnings on our south facing beaches in this particular section of Cape Cod. Guess they don't pay attention to the news when on Vacation. I wonder if the harbormaster was out kicking their butts to obey the warning flags.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Summer 2014

I'm lucky to get 2 to 4 hours of sleep with the outdoor noise lately, n have been getting allergy head-aches from all the ragweed pollen. In one more week it should be a different scene around here, fewer folks around, alot more rest time, n less crazy work until Columbus Day. 

Photo by SnaggleTooth Summer 2014

Pics are from the deck tomatoes 3 weeks n 2 weeks ago. At one point I counted 14 green ones on the one, bush type, potted, plant. They are ripening in various sizes from cherry to large Beefsteaks. The vine was too heavy, so I took some off to ripen on the windowsill. I've cooked two, n have five in the frig. With the prices for organic on the vine at the market, my planting n care labors are paying off.

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2014

(pic order gave me alot of trouble again in the editor this post- but guess I like the unintentional one on the top anyway!) 

I hope your labors are feeling rewarded also-
Have a good Labor Day Week-end,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer Slips

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2014

One more week of August, Summer, left- it always goes so fast! But our weather here has been un-Summer-like for two week already... I'm bummed out I haven't gone swimming yet, because the low-tides, rain, or cool temps took the motivation away. Sunny, hot 80's F  would make it far more likely to happen..

Critters at the M-cove this year have been good company, but poor pic models. These geese took a long time to decide to cross under the bridge, until I turned away not to watch them that day.

This spring an otter had a lodge on the other side of the bridge, n I got horrible, smudgy shots of her swimming from under the bridge, as she came out to see who was whistling a call, (Just me). But of course July fireworks made her decide to move further up the estuary. The Blue Heron always hides in the long marsh grass at the cove edge, n I only have teeny speck pics of him. Again today I saw him fly away when I got on the bridge. The only company there tonight were two other pic takers, n a couple of fisher-guys. I chatted a little bit, n then the graphic quality of clouds quickly sailed away, n so very few pics were clicked.

Folks are trying to get in more Summer before it's over. I'm hoping we get the missing hot weather back three weeks from now in time for my long-awaited week off. Meanwhile, I'm picking pretty tomatoes n flowers, n hanging on a few more weeks of crazy-time work.