Cat Basket Time!

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Every year around this time, we being out the baskets for the kitties, clearing a space for them near the window. It kinda reminds me of the story of Goldilocks and how the three bears have 3 beds. We have 1 big basket, 1 medium basket and 1 small basket. The big one is supposed to be for our biggest cat (Jack), middle for the middle cat (Sophie) and the small for the smallest cat (but oldest Ella). That’s never how it works out though, since it seems this year Ella and Jack are fighting for the medium basket, and then Jack and Sophie are fighting for the smallest basket. Or Jack tries to cuddle with whoever is in the big basket and gets beaten up. Lol poor Jack!

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Leave me alone, I wanna sleep!

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Hello Black Friday! Today just might be a 3 or 4 cups of coffee/Pepsi day. I’m to blame for most of it of course- I agreed to work an extended shift at my first job so instead of working from 1:30 to 5:30 I’m now working from 9:45 to 5:45, then I’m heading to my second job to work from 6:15 to 3:00 am. I think. I’m not 100% sure what time my shift ends. I’m not even sure what shift I’m working on Saturday besides my noon to 4 at the first job. I haven’t actually been to my second job this whole week so my paycheck is bound to suck. At least I’ve already got my schedule for next week and its not too bad! I don’t even have to trade shifts or anything! I’ll let you know if I survive this day!

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It’s time for the fleece blankets!

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Jack & Sophie with their first kitty blanket
So it was actually cold today and we finally brought out our fleece blankets. They were meant for the humans in the house but of course Jack and Sophie pounced on them. We didn’t even really have many of them until we got our two youngest cats. I remember when we actually got our first one, Mom and I bought it at Big Lots I think. They were on sale for a few bucks and it was around this same time. I picked out a pinkish purple one, just on a whim and we took it home. As soon as the little kitty Jack saw it he started to knead on it and so mom actually gave it to him for his basket. This is also the time of the year that their baskets come out from the garage as well. We basically line them up in the living room, one for each cat. Ever since that first blanket we’ve picked up a few every year and just go through them. They’re so nice and soft, it’s the best feeling when you wake up all snug and cozy on those cold mornings.

So in other news, I finally told one of my managers when I worked today that I had another job and she was actually happy for me. I told her that I basically would have to change my availability every week and she said as long as I find a good balance that would be great. For the most part it was a great day, I was busy and I had fun talking to all the customers. I even signed up 4 people for the company card, of course it always helps when I have the card myself and we have a nice big sale coming up next week. Well it was good almost to the end when my manager told me I wasn’t answering the phones quick enough. That just kinda irritated me a bit, it was mentioned that the phone has already rung twice before it even rings at the front and that’s pretty silly if you ask me. Plus it was ringing in the back office and no one could answer it? They said basically if I’m with a customer and can’t answer the phone to use the walkies and call up another associate to answer the phones, but wouldn’t that be a waste of time as well, considering the phones aren’t exactly ringing off the hook. In the 4 and a half hours I was there, they maybe rang 6 times, and I was always with a customer. It just doesn’t make sense to me to me and it feels like I’m being rude to the person who is standing in front of me. But that’s just me, anyways- rant over. I was just irritated by the fact that it was made a huge deal, instead of the good job I otherwise. But oh well.

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