Thursday, January 24, 2019

Lotsa Ice

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Finally the North East USA got nailed with frozen conditions. Fortunately here, we were spared the snowy part, n just had to deal with ice and sub-Z temps.

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Up in VT my cousins are taking cute doggie pics in the deep snow n going skiing, along with slipping on ice. Without checking FB I wouldn't know what was going on.

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I've been slacking off FB time along with going cold on blogger time too. But probably it's mostly due to not feeling like it, n trying harder to get more sleep into my time. I want to get over the sinus infection / lung congestion that is still dogging me.

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Button pushing is still the easiest art thing to get done. Only once now this year in the first month, with a week to go. Not like me to lose the motivation for my only fun.

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There is so much I want to get to, but without the rest to feel up to it, it will take even longer to get to. Work has become even more taxing physically than it was, due to the new machine n having to rack-up the entire production by myself, Without the other person n crouching over all night I am way too sore n becoming a miserable, cranky, old person.

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My pleas to management to switch my position because I am too old for that crap is falling on deaf ears repeatedly. Perhaps I will have to quit for them to realize I mean it. Switching to a new company wouldn't be too drastic a pay cut because I didn't get the $1 increase others did with the minimum wage increase. I'm trying to avoid getting less than I am now though.

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Full-time isn't really available this time of year, n switching to an earlier schedule will make it hard for me. There is no way to line up something else while my current job is sapping out all my available energy.

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It's very tempting to just quit n get everything else taken care of, without being up all night hurting my back, feet, arms, neck, ect, plus have no pressure put on me by what others want to do faster. It would be tough having no income for awhile tho. So I magically keep doing the job, against my better judgement.

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I'd much rather not worry about being ready for another week of the same grind, n write some weird thing about what this silly-looking 'puter doodle might be...

But it's back to only having time trying to go faster at what I know I do not want to do...

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Both walks into the work building are suitable for ice-skating! No salt stuff! The lawn is the only way to the doors...
Now this week Day Off was torrential downpours, also expected to freeze over for going back to work time.

Many years ago, my mother got me some pretty, white ice-skates. When the kids were little, I ended up selling them to buy diapers.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Begin 2019

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Going so slow to start off a new online year with posting. No altered fun yet, just a pretty picture from sunset past at the little bridge I miss taking pics from, found in old files.

Having two back-to-back holiday weeks of having to work morning to afternoon, then overnight the next day, on work-week days 4 to 5 will do it.

 Folks at the house not allowing me to sleep on my only scheduled sleep days made life even more difficult, (yesterday again!). Add on top of it a case of flu lingering on-
It is amazing I did anything...

Still, I haven't sent out any cards, or come up with the ambition to write notes in them.

I find it is difficult to cast away a year in which several important loved ones have passed away. In 2018 I lost a brother, a dear Aunt, n a young co-worker friend who committed suicide. My reaction to all these sad events delayed itself until recently.

Seriously, I don't want to work on holidays anymore. (All so I don't get cut a day of pay). It is time I get to do some of what I want for me.

I haven't been feeling very happy n never did say Happy New Year to anyone. Even on Facebook, without even explaining myself there. You need to hide so much on that forum, it makes your life seem like a dream-like utopia...

For my B-day in November I got a 2DS Nintendo (hand-held game),  n have a bunch of Lego games. My little portable dvd player died last week, so I bought a new blue-ray disk portable player yesterday, so I could finally watch a blue-ray film I got for Christmas, "Solo" directed by Ron Howard. I did like it.

Now I need more music n artwork time. I got a bunch of watercolor pencils, paper, n brushes as a present. I need to learn how they work. Hopefully that will be a fun adventure. I am so tired of not getting anywhere with what I want to do with my time.

Blogger has been on the back-burner of cooking plans recently. I haven't cooked one holiday thing yet either, mostly because of the folks n dogs in the house making it difficult. I can't afford to move yet, prices here went way up, as minimum wage is now $12 per hour now, tho I got no pay raise n have been devalued by work yet again. Somehow, I don't think this year will be much better.

I am still buying lottery tickets, so not all hope is lost ... almost like in a Star Wars film.