I'm sorry for my absence lately. As I mentioned in my last post I got a new job at a grocery store and unfortunately my shifts have been night shifts and I am not a night person. I've been getting off work at midnight, and I have to walk home since the bus doesn't run that late, and I have about a twenty to thirty minute walk. Unfortunately I don't make enough money to take a cab or Uber or Lyft home every night. Not sure what I'm going to do in the winter. So I've been going to sleep around the time I usually wake up. So I am all out of sorts. In addition I've been dealing with some serious depression because I loathe my job. I have always had jobs where I'm on my feet, but standing in one spot cashiering hurts my back so bad. I've never had back problems, but every day about halfway through my shift my back hurts so bad I almost cry. Like I can't even bend down without feeling like I'm stuck. I have to do several downward facing dogs and cat and cow poses when I come home. I'm just really unhappy. So hopefully I will get used to this schedule and be able to have a somewhat normal life again. I'm just tired, worn down and very depressed.
Food wise I've been eating very boring meals. When I get home the last thing I'm thinking about is cooking. I've been eating lots of plain baked tofu dipped in some sort of sauce. The company doesn't give you a paid lunch break, so if you want to take a lunch you have to punch out for thirty minutes, and that takes away two and a half hours from your pay a week, and when you aren't making a lot that is not affordable. So I get two ten minute breaks and I don't like cramming food down in a rush and then having to go back to standing on your feet and dealing with people. Also, this grocery store sells a lot of meat, so I'm unfortunately touching all kinds of packages of dead flesh and it makes me not hungry and very sad.
I have a few food and kitty pictures I wanted to share, but blogger is being weird and not letting me post them. So I guess this is just a catch up/ rant post. Please bear with me, I promise to be back to however normal I was soon. I just have to get used to being up at night.
Hopefully my next post will be full of delicious vegan food and all the kitties!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Here's Ivy having fun with a chew toy. She was laying on her back with it in her mouth and one ear flopped and it was so cute! But I've learned dogs are harder than cats to get them to stay in a pose. Their mom comes home this morning, and while I have had so much fun with them, I am ready to live full time at my apartment again. My girls miss me, I miss them and man is my apartment a mess! I've barely been there! I guess it's because I've been dropping stuff off and not putting it away, and when I'm actually home I take the time to put things away.
I also start yet another new job today! The other job didn't work out. What the job described in the ad versus what the job actually required were two very different things. And the ad promised benefits which was a lie. Even though it was full time. But somehow the little mom and pop places get away with having full time employees and offering no benefits. I've dealt with it my whole life. Anyway, I applied at a grocery store near Daisy and Ivy's home and I got hired and start today! It's obviously not my dream, but I can handle it without wanting to get blackout drunk every night to deal with my misery and that's what matters most to me. So once again wish me luck!
I'm off to take the girls for a walk in the rain. Today is cool and rainy, it's giving me Seattle vibes. Days like this always remind me of Seattle and make me feel homesick. Anyway, off to walk these girls and then back home to clean my apartment and spend some quality time with my girls!
Monday, September 18, 2017
As far as meals, I've been eating super simple. Since I'm not in my kitchen I'm not going to get super fancy. Plus, with all the walking back and forth I don't have the energy. These would have been the perfect nights for takeout.
Daisy is letting me know that she would like some attention, and she isn't subtle! I must sign off and take these girls for a walk. They're actually enjoying walks now that it isn't a million degrees out.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
It's been cooling down here, I've actually had to wear a sweater the last couple of days. I hope it's for good. It feels so good to not feel scorched by the sun. Is it getting fall like where you live?
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
All is well on operation Kitty Soup kitchen. I've now noticed that about five cats show up at different times. So far I've been able to feed them all with no threats or fines. Fingers crossed it continues!
Saturday, September 9, 2017
I'm starting a new job on Monday, and even though it's a crap job as usual, it pays a little more and has nothing to do with food which is really all that matters. My budget will still be tight, but a little less so. I want to get creative in the kitchen again. I also need to make sure I can afford any possible fines I might get! Ha!
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
I've been dealing with a little drama at my apartment. I have a new neighbor and apparently she is not an animal person. She told my landlord that I feed stray kitties and my landlord has sent me several threatening texts including one threatening me with a $100.00 fine if I do it again. Of course I'm still doing it. There are now three kitties that show up every morning, and they count on me. So far I've just ignored the texts and am trying to be as stealth as possible. My landlord isn't someone I would call warm or kind, so there is no reasoning or pulling on heartstrings. Wish me luck that I can continue to do the right thing without a fine. They don't bother anyone, they show up and eat and then disappear. They are scared of people so they don't hang around. It's all very frustrating and sad.
Happy Hump Day!
Friday, September 1, 2017
|Lemons,bananas,Jasmine tea, lime fruit floes, lentils, spinach,corn tortillas, Jasmine rice, green dragon sauce, tofux2,iceberg lettuce|
Here's Kanye lounging like it's her job! I swear she sleeps in some of the funniest ways. And in true cat fashion she always looks at me like I am the biggest goof for taking her picture.