Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2007
If this entry seems a bit distracted, blame Andre Rieu. MC turned on PBS. We're both fans. It helps that Reiu is Dutch and this particular concert is from southern Holland, so I'm getting a peek at the places near where MC grew up.
Reiu is difficult to categorize. He's a conductor and violinist, one who plays primarily classical music. However, he's known to incorporate all sorts of odds and ends into his musical repertoire. Like I said, hard to categorize.
I went back in today to ostensibly fill out paperwork on the new job. Turns out that it wasn't paperwork - it was simply allowing me to select my new schedule from a bunch. I must have been the first person they called of this group, because there were only two other shifts selected out of several pages -- and they called me two days ago. (When I was in Timbuktu, Arizona, naturally.) My schedule is good and bad - bad because I will be starting at ungodly o'dark in the morning, but great because I'll be off work at 1:30 every afternoon. I will NOT have two days off in a row, which again is good and bad. It'll limit any out-of-town excursions, but I'll live and it should give me a little chance to catch my breath with the break between runs.
Orientation is day after tomorrow and I'll be starting training Monday. Yee-haw. I'm glad for the job, glad I didn't have a long hiatus, at least from a financial standpoint. But this week's been such a marathon - and tomorrow will be another marathon day. Friday's orientation, after which we've got to drive to Tombstone to pick up my last check, make a mad dash back here to make a bank deposit to cover some bills, and in theory I'll have off Saturday and Sunday. We shall see what happens between now and then.
MC sold his old car, though, so we've got a LITTLE bit of additional money to cover us until I get another paycheck. Not much money, granted. It will depend on how long before I see my first check from the new job. It could be as long as three weeks. If it's longer than that, though, we're in trouble - and it's definitely possible that it COULD be longer. 00 had to wait something like six weeks to get her first paycheck when working at the mall in Mesa. *coughcoughCLAIREScoughcough*
I hated that he had to sell his vehicle, but he was adamant he wanted to do so. This was fully HIS contribution and that fact was important to him. So I had to bite my tongue and let it go at that.
All right, I'm calling things good for tonight. We're all well, other than my being exhausted. I slept like the dead last night, but away from the late-night shift, I've been waking earlier every morning. This isn't a bad thing, especially considering how early I'll be working in a few more weeks! (Training, my first four weeks, will be on a different schedule.)
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )