It's been awhile, huh? I'm sorry to say that this is the time of the year that my life becomes a nasty, vomit inducing roller coaster ride. I have nail pics and plans for some haul and that will come...eventually.
So if you'll indulge me, I'd like to take this moment for a little ranting.
Ahh, retail. I hate you from November to January. The holidays truly blow and it is no different in non-profit retail. I've been up to my eyeballs in Xmas since September. I've built fake trees, strung lights, arranged figurines, cut myself on broken ornaments, tagged and hung up ugly sweaters. I've sorted through tangles of cheesy Xmas jewelry, merchandised scarves and gloves, collected vacation requests and written people up. I am exhausted and the holiday season has not yet begun. To top it all off, I have a four hour management training session to attend next Wednesday. My day off. My choice was to leave four hours early one day next week or get paid four hours of overtime. I took the overtime. I have nail polish to buy!!
But I do not look forward to this. There will be buzzwords, role playing and group studies. Oy. That is one part of my job I despise.
Right now, Matt is in Las Vegas again for another training seminar. I'm glad he's gone ONLY because of his seasonal affective disorder. He is nearly impossible to live with this time of year. Nothing pleases him and he is always angry. I'm hoping this trip will recharge his batteries for a week and that he will enjoy the lovely Vitamin D supplements I bought us. I need to find him a hobby that's cheap so we can save more money for another trip to Cancun. Because I do not want to smother my husband in his sleep.
I do not look forward to this. At all. Frankly, it is much too depressing to tell you all about it.
I think I've done as much damage as I can. Bear with me, guys. I'll have happier stuff later on. I promise.