Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Comp Weekend

Which Now Playing -  Your Love by The Outfield
Lumberjacks Are Sexy!
Life -  
 At my job I'm salaried and working in retail, that means from November to January, my position works six days a week instead of five. Which, when you typically work ten or eleven hours a day, that's a lot of working. So in return, they give you two extra days off in January to compensate. Mostly. Usually they let you combine it with your days off, like I did this year, to get six off in a row.

Which is pretty cool, a mini vacation without using vaca days and after the holidays, you can use some unwinding time. Yet somehow, in the last six days, I've accomplished... not much. I cleaned the house a bit, we made a trip into town, I put a few new items on my Etsy shop and edited about a third of my book, but that's not much when you consider the amount I should have gotten done.

Part of the problem, I think is that as of right now, there are so many shoes up in the air, I feel like a spider at a slumber party. I have an interview on the 9th for a promotion, at roughly the same time, the company is announcing a major management restructuring that could make that interview moot and eliminate the position I'm interviewing for. Or they could eliminate my current position and... well... Anything could happen, honestly. In two months, I could have my own store, making enough money for us to finally put our plans for the future into action or... I could be unemployed. Worst case scenario, but not entirely outside the realm of possibility.

So I have had a really hard time concentrating on much of anything this last week. I'd even planned to write five or six blogs for each of my sites and schedule them. Instead I read a couple of comics, two novels and took apart some Legos.


The upside is that my frustration at not knowing what's going on has given me a case of severe cabin fever. Instead of dreading the return to work, I'm looking forward to it. Perversely, that's the easiest place to keep my mind off of it.

Wish me luck.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Protest

All sites in the ROUS world will go dark in protest of the SOPA/PIPA bills. Click on the black bar and get angry. This should not happen in a free world. Period.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012... not certain...

Now Playing -  Body Of An American by The Pogues
Life -  
 My Life indeed. I've been a slacker this year, at least in regards to posting. Less than a post a week and not nearly spaced out that way. No reading updates or tracking... missed an entire vacation with family picture post to say nothing of our own adventures and mishaps.

But that's gonna change. I'm not making any resolutions per se, but I am hoping to post more and most importantly more real posts, not just "Ohh hey, ya, I've been busy.." We'll see how the year works out.

I can say this; In six months or so, there could be some Radical Sweeping Changes happening. I can't actually give any details, as I don't know them myself, but my job is prepping some sort of mysterious plan that could seriously affect my job and therefor my life. And at this point I genuinely dont know if it'll be for the better or worse. Or if, for the worse, if it reaqlly would be the better. You see? Me either.

Or nothing could come of it and I could stay where I am, in a store I enjoy in a position that, while not making our dreams come true is something I'm good at and don't hate that mostly pays our bills. If that's the case great. We'll spend the year writing books, paying down our debt and relaxing.

If I can remember what that's like, anyway.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

It's All Too Shocking

Note: This "game" is recommended for adults. However, if you choose to ignore our recommendation and play this "game" with children, please draw the line at three year olds. After all, in addition to a tickle wand and fuzzy cuffs, there is a choking hazard.