Hello Sweet Things,
What a hectic week!!! I'm not going to even get into it, but it has been insane, I am so glad I said I wasn't coming in today after putting in 12 and 14 hour days this past week. And all because the company wanted to use a new system.
I pity the I.T. folks, there was one guy who I think even slept in the office just to be close by in case the system blew up.
I am so glad that I am out of this mess except for being an independent consultant although my former boss is asking if I'd re-consider, told him sorry sweetie, I'm my own lady now. Because if I was working for the company again I'd be camping out here.
And the couch in the staff coffee break room is not that comfortable. Not that we ever took our coffee breaks there mostly just to make and get coffee, COOOOFFFFEEEEEE wonderful, warm tasty drug of choice.
I am so looking forward to Saturday to the Chinese New Year Street Fair and Parade, for some reason many Asian family are making this new year a really big deal, Yoshi came by my home and gave me an eight sided mirror to put up next to my front door. "Keep bad things away" she said.
Well I am all for keeping bad things, very bad things away. If my 9 mm Beretta can't handle it, then I am in serious trouble.
Joe is pushing me to get my CC permit, it's no problem for me to get the one at the gun show, when they offer the class, but getting one here in California, with our wimpy sheriff, that is a whole different animal.
But I will at least get the Utah one. And see about the other. Because of the long hours I was putting in he insisted on picking me up at work, I wasn't going to argue with him. There are times when to argue with a man and there are times when its best not to and this was one of those times to exercise the latter.
Last week was so wonderfully warm and now this week, freezing cold, damaged my plants that I had on the balcony, I had to get out my vintage mink jacket (I said vintage to all you PETA freaks) the beasts have been dead for over 20 years, they are not complaining and keeping my alabaster body warm to and from work was important on my mind, that and coffee.
I guess you could say I am a bit cranky, well I am, but maybe a weekend of fun will turn my mood around.
Although today is a "catch up day", catch up on groceries, catch up on laundry, catch up on errands, am taking an at home break, since I've been up at 6 a.m. Then I'm going to take Heather and the little beast called Baby to the Vet. It is time of the beast's distemper and Bordtella shots and getting the little creatures' nails trimmed. Heather was going to pay for it but I told her to save her money for art supplies I would take care of the costs for the 4 legged rug rat, which I'm somewhat fond of. The little thing has taken a serious bonding to Heather after Lillian passed away, Heather has painted several water colors of the little thing looking at flowers and butterflies, some of them very amusing, she's trying her hand at possible greeting card illustrations and is building her portfolio.
And it seems she has a young gentleman in her life now, he's just a friend studying art as well but more of art photography although he hopes to pursue a career in photo journalism, but he says he will do whatever it takes to pay the bills. I've seen them on the beach in recent weeks, she painting he taking pictures and the dog in several sweaters all bundled up in its carry all with them. Heather still misses her Grandmother, but he seems to be taking some of the sting of the loss out of it.
For that I'm glad. I've ask them if they want to come with me to the celebrations they said they are going but will make their own way, I think he wants to do a lot of photo taking. I hope they have fun. Heather needs it.
And speaking of Heather she is at my door.
Kisses Sweet Things
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