Thursday, September 13, 2012

This Week is DRAGGING..

This week has been kinda crazy. My mother-in-law and I went to Zumba on Sunday, which is always fun. I tend to laugh when I get frustrated, and there were some moves that day I just couldn't get 100% right, so I was a giggling moron the whole class. :-)

Monday I worked, Tuesday I worked. I've been finally approved to move departments at my store. Instead of being a glorified babysitter of a bunch of immature cashiers who are increasingly testing my patience, I will be moving to the full-time spot in our Linens Dept. (which is kitchen accessories, bath accessories, bed linens, wall treatments, wall decor/furniture, giftables [candles, small knick knacks], and luggage). This is going to be a good and a bad move.

Good - I will not have to deal with the bunch a babies that work for us anymore. I will actually be able to take my on the clock 15-minute breaks (which I NEVER get to do up front), and I won't have to fight to get my [UNPAID] lunch with my managers. ((I am a supervisor, and since I have such an important job, I cannot take my lunch whenever, I have to have someone watching my front end while I do so. Since there is no other full-time supervisor, I have to rely on the managers, who frequently tell me how I'm an inconvenience to them to do my lunch... but I have no other choice. It SUCKS)). Also- come season time (Christmas, oh goodness!) I won't be dealing with the lines of customers, and the angry ones who are demanding we open all available registers when we clearly have EVERY REGISTER running.... -.-

Bad - I know that even though I'm moving away from the registers, that I will be still called upon for being a back-up cashier. I'm ok with this notion, if that's all I am. I can't be getting stuck on the service desk, which they may think will happen, but I will flat out refuse. I think I'm going to ask my manager to revoke my supervisor clearance in our computers and just put me down to a plain cashier level, that way I CAN'T get stuck.

So, this move will be happening around the first week of October. There is no turning back, so I am just going to have to do the best I can.

So Wednesday, I had the day off. I ended up spending from 7:45am until almost 2pm doing homework for my classes. And it was all READING!! :-O  This sucks! Then, I ran a couple of errands and went to class @ 5:30. After that I hit the gym.

Now, mind you, this is my first visit to the gym since Sunday. I have felt like crap all week and just have no desire to get up early. In fact, I CAN'T get up early. Every time I try my body is like "wait, no, you can't do that! we still need sleep!" and then I fall back asleep. John tells me I just have to start getting up and eventually it will become easier, which I know is true, but it's the whole starting process I can't muster the desire for! :-X

So, last night, I wasn't feeling 100% awesome. My lower back had this weird hollow feeling (I get the same feeling during my period... my cramps make my back feel hollow before it feels like I am a wind-up toy who is wound too tightly), but I know it's not time for that yet. Instead of running, I decide to just hop on the elliptical. I've decided that I actually like the elliptical. As long as I'm holding on, I enjoy going front and even backwards too. So, I spend awhile doing that, while watching a movie on my ipod as a distraction. Then, I switched to some club music, and worked my arms out for about 15min. All-in-all, I felt better after my workout. And I should hold on to that feeling, so I have motivation to go! We'll see.

I'm going to being my clothes with me today, but I'm not sure that I'll be going to the gym after work. I guess I'll just play the day by ear and see how that goes.

Ta-ta for now!

This world keeps spinning faster
Into a new disaster so I run to you
I run to you baby
And when it all starts coming undone
Baby you're the only one I run to
I run to you

We run on fumes
Your life and mine
Like the sands of time
Slippin' right on through
And our love's the only truth
That's why I run to you
"I Run To You" - Lady Antebellum

Monday, September 3, 2012

School's In For The Fall..

Okay, so, it's finally that time of year again, and the fall semester has started for college! Yay! Well, mostly yay.

After a long hiatus from school, due to Malaya's and my weddings last year, and just overall need-to-get-my-life-in-line, I decided that I was going to try and take one class on campus, and then my normal one online class.

This semester I have Fundamentals of Speech, on Wednesday nights from 5:30-8:10. And my online class is Composition II. These are both required pre-requisites, so there was no way of avoiding them any longer.

The CompII class will be easy, yet challenging. I already am strong with written essays and other requirements of a writing-intensive class, the only thing will be for me to make time to make sure I have everything I need done each week. I'm overall not worried about this class.

The speech class is a whole other story. Firstly, my speech professor, who should be this boisterously outgoing person, had his hands in his pockets the entire time he make his opening speech about the course syllabus and all that. Seriously?!?! What kind of example are you setting if you are not grabbing the reigns of speaking properly?!

I can get over this fact. The next thing that has bothered me is his agenda. This is some guy who is passionate about sustainable energy and ways we can effectively create and use these methods not only on campus, but also in our own lives as well. Now, don't get me wrong, I do wish we could ease up our dependence on all these bad energy sources, and use something good like the wind or the sun, however, I don't think a college class is the appropriate platform to push your agenda!!

One of our required speeches will be for us to come up with a way to make our college just a little more "green", and to present our speech to the class. This guy is just feeding off of our brilliance to make himself look better!!

We were assigned groups for this project, and it will be our last speech of the year, so we're being given plenty of time to prepare... however, I just don't believe he should be pushing his agenda off on us. What if he takes our speech/project, and presents it? Even if he does give us credit, no one is going to remember that! We'll just be the name written on the report, not the person getting patted on the back for an awesome job.

Oh well. I can't change class now, and my group is actually a decent one, I'm happy that I got put into one that has drive to get the project started and started early.