Another week has begun… this one starting off much… much… cooler than the last, thank goodness. I thought for certain your Favorite Catgirl Princess was going to melt away during the blistering heat last week. As it’s my day off and I’m here at the apartment by my lil’ lonesome today, I thought I’d tackle some of the work of re-organizing and restoring some of the Categories, tags, and pictures to my older postings.
But darn it…. that’s just soooo darn tedious and boring!! WAAAAHHHH!!! (Yes… yes… I do know that it really all has to be done, but that sort of stuff has never been my favorite part of keeping things together here at the ol’ Litterbox.)
Still…. between “bulk edits”, formatting, deletion of duplicate image files and the like, I find myself needing a lil’ break, and what better way to get that than taking a few minutes to bring you all up to date on what’s been going on in my simple lil’ life this last week or so.
So if you wanna hear all about it, just “Read On” and I’ll let you in on all the details….
So… as I mentioned already, last week here was soooo darn blistering hot. Temperatures were in the 90’s along with crazy high humidity. Let me tell you…. never work in a kitchen in that sort of weather. It just plain sucks…….
I spent much of the week a miserably sweaty, heat-sick wreck. My mood was not exactly the greatest… as my co-workers could probably attest to… and there were times I’ve wished I could switch places with Carolyn who gets to spend her days in a nice air conditioned office. The heat was only part of my problem… as the local colleges are starting to gear up for the approaching Fall semester, student orientation, and the like. That always means extra business at the restaurant, and extra work for yours truly as I try to balance it all. Sigh…..
Two main things have added to my physical discomfort lately…. my raccoon bite being the most annoying. It’s beginning to heal up and scab over, which isn’t a problem outside of work…. It’s on my upper right leg midway between my knee and my thigh, so wearing a light sundress or loose skirt lets it heal nicely without irritation now that the bandage is off, but…. at work I have to wear jeans or long pants, and between the sweating and the rubbing against my pants, it’s the most painfully annoying thing you could imagine.
My other irritation? Well… despite how much I’ve enjoyed my short lil’ pixy cut hairstyle, I have to admit I’ve also missed having my hair long, so for the past several months I’ve been letting it grow out again. Of course, this sweltering Summer heat has reminded me of just how hot and bothersome it used to be, but now it’s at least long enough for me to pull it into a little ponytail to keep it out of the way at work. No way is this stubborn Catgirl going to let a little thing like crazy heat stop me from indulging my capricious whims….. And besides…. despite how much Carolyn has always said she liked it, secretly I think she really misses my old look. Knowing me, I’ll probably let it go till it’s at least as long as hers, although I can’t really ever see letting it get as long as it used to be. But who knows?
Ahhhhh, and hopefully, by the end of next month, I might actually be able to pry loose an actual week’s worth of…. gasp… vacation time!! Yep. I’m hoping by the end of August that I’ll have things squared away sufficiently to allow yours truly to get an honest to goodness chance to go backpacking for a change. Much of that hinges on whether or not Carolyn can manage the same amazing feat of lining up time as well before the Fall semester starts at the College but so far it’s looking good. Keepin’ my fingers crossed! It’s been a long time since I did any camping… something we did quite a bit when I was little and something I used to do quite a bit till work got in the way years ago. Well… that and all the people I used to indulge in such activities with all drifted away over the years leaving me without anybody to do it with. Luckily Carolyn is game for it as long as it means having time together alone, so it ought to be fun.
So what about the movies? Not to worry, I’ve been watching them…. and there’ll be at least one review up soon for “The Devil’s Rock”, a WW2 commandos vs Nazis & demons thingee from New Zealand. So keep your eyes peeled. Also…. I’ve snared myself a copy of…. the remake of “Chinese Ghost Story”…. no doubt I’ll be all over that one once it arrives from China!! Just can’t wait!!
Well… I guess that’s about it for now. Till next time out, keep things cool and “Meow, meow for now o’ Gentle Visitors!”