So yesterday there was a surprise in my mail! My step-mom Lisa saw that this was on my Etsy favourites somehow and bought it for me! This is another piece that’s for my future office!
I didn’t realize it was a block print (a print on a block of wood) or I wouldn’t have favourited it, honestly, I thought it was a paper print that I could frame and I thought it was a lot bigger because I didn’t read the description very well, but it’s still beautiful and I still love it and I am SO proud of Lisa for navigating Etsy well enough to purchase something! Now if only we can get her to put her tutus up on there, we’d be laughing!
Speaking of Etsy, I got a convo this morning saying that I’m featured in a new Etsy treasury so you should check it out!
So work….work….work…work….I’m getting really really burnt out. On Sunday nights I cry because I have to work the next day and I don’t want to. I cry before work because I dread doing it. I’m just burnt out, like I said. I’ve had to take days off first because I now have carpal tunnel syndrome/repetitive stress injury, but also because of dentist and doctor’s appointments and I have to make those days up on weekends because there’s really no such thing as a day off with this company unless it falls outside of your 40 hours. And then sometimes I get asked to work a weekend day because someone else is sick or needs a day off or whatever, which is fine, I don’t mind doing it, but I’m burning out.
My boss #1 warned me in the beginning that this job was very very boring and I didn’t really believe him because in the beginning it was really interesting, I mean, I’ve been involved with the online porn industry for 10 years and to finally see the business side of it was really interesting to me, but now, almost 10 months later, I’m bored out of my skull because really it’s the same 30 e-mails we get over and over and over and the responses are always the same. And that’s the job, it’s not like I can do anything to make it more fun, it’s just what I have to do.
And maybe I sound like I’m whining, I don;t mean to, I should be lucky that I even have this job and I feel that I am lucky, but I also need some time off so I asked boss #2 if I could have a week off, unpaid, to just do nothing. Not even go online. ANd she said she’d ask boss #1 and have an answer for me by the end of the day.
We really really can’t afford for me to do this, but it’s either that or I have a nervous breakdown so I don’t see any alternative. Depending on what my boss says, I’m aiming for the first week of July because that’s when Blake wants to take off too and if I don’t have the same time off as he has then I’m just stuck at home with kids without any kind of transportation and I’d like to hit up the beach for at least a little while during my vacation, if I get one. We live 10 minutes away from the world’s longest freshwater beach and I’d like to make use of that since it’s basically free.
Blake mentioned the fact that he’d like to go to Militiagan during the week he has off and I was just like, no. That is MORE stress and I don’t need any more of that, thank you. Even if he went alone or took the kids, it stresses me out when I’m home by myself with no car so just, no.
He said that was fine, so good.
Blake’s having lunch with some woman today who he wants to carpool with to save money. I have nothing further to add to that, I just felt like saying it.
I have a mosquito bite in the edge of the meaty part of my right hand and it’s driving me absolutely mental because I can’t scratch there. I am VERY allergic to mosquitoes so when I get a bite, it can stay itchy for up to several months, even after I’ve scratched it into a bloody welt. Often I have mosquito bites from the summer that are still itchy in the fall despite being almost healed sores. I don’t know how that’s possible but I hate it and it’s been that way my whole life.
I’ve started working on Cammity Jane again at the insistence of Madison, who has read the whole thing several times and believes it to be her favourite book ever. She left me a note in the binder I use for it that says this:
“Dear Mother Darling,
Holy fuck! You’re an amazing author and I love you so much!!! (For it and in general.) Despite who wrote the book, I’m POSITIVE it would turn out to be my favourite!!! That sounds AMAZING what you have figured out so far, and I’m SUPER excited for the outcome. HURRY UP!!! :o) <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3″
I also have her on video explaining what it would be like if I didn’t finish it, but I’m tired and lazy and don’t feel like putting it up on YouTube at the moment. I’m also working. I’ll put it up later.
But there you have it, my first fan. I let her read the notebook that has EVERYTHING in it, complete plot lines, the ending, everything, and when we got home from yoga last night she was freaking out and wouldn’t let me go to bed because she wanted to talk about it.
So maybe, if I get a vacation, that’s what I’ll spend it doing. I dunno. The thing also needs an actual title because Cammity Jane doesn’t fit since I didn’t end up making her a camgirl.
Anyway, that’s all I have to write about for now. I was going to post a bunch of Pixies covers I found this morning but I’ll save that for another day. Happy Tuesday!
EDIT: My bosses have okayed my vacation week. Yay! Maybe I’ll be able to breathe again after that!
Help RAPS win $25,000!
My friend Phaedie loses one of her friends at least once a week. That’s because she works for a high-capacity cat sanctuary in Richmond, British Columbia, run by the Richmond Animal Protection Society, and unfortunately feline leukemia and feline AIDS is a part of the job, especially when dealing with such close quarters.
To keep cats out of shelters, people need to spay and neuter their pets and that’s what RAPS is aiming to do with Pepsi Canada’s Refresh Project contest. Their aim, with the $25,000 to be won, is to help low-income families spay, neuter and vaccinate their pets in order to help curb the already problematic business of sick, unwanted pets.
So how can you help? It’s easy. Click here and vote. You can sign in using Facebook connect so it really does only take 2 clicks and you’d be making a world of difference for animals and their people. Plus you’d be making Phaedie and I incredibly happy.
We need to try and get them to #1 or #2 as only the top 2 spots receive funding. Currently they’re in 3rd place, so we need to make a solid push to get then into 2nd! I know people don’t have money to give to every charity that comes their way, but if you’d normally be clicking on Farmville crops anyway, please use your mouse-fingers for this as well and help make a difference in the world. Thanks.
The contest voting is until June 30th, it’s a daily vote and I’ll be posting every few days to remind you to vote in case you forget.