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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Fall is FINALLY here!

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So it was 100 degrees last week, I was so disappointed for once about still being able to wear flip flops outside. That all changed over the weekend when it finally cooled down. Now this whole week it will be in the mid to upper 70’s. I can definitely deal with that. I already got all my boots lined up and my scarves ready to go. The only thing I haven’t done is bring out my sweaters, it’s still a little too warm for that, and I probably won’t be needing them for work since they’re a little dressier than I would need.
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Happy October!

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Real Old-Timey Pic (you can see my reflection as I took a photo)

Nothing really happens when you lay in bed all day! I did have a realization though, when I was looking at our family pictures yesterday, photos from when I was young were so beautiful. Like I see now what all these crappy apps on my phone are trying to do. When you see the real thing in front of you there’s no comparison. It used to take real skill to take photos and now everyone thinks they can do it with the help of a million apps, myself included. Everyone who loves photography should go through their family albums and see what real photos used to look like, you’ll certainly appreciate them more.

Fake Old-Timey

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