4/20/15 - All I can say is 3 am is pretty
early to get up. I am working towards
making my get up time 3:30 by being
more prepared the night before. I do not,
however, like having to go to bed early --
10 pm to get 5 hours of sleep assuming I go
to sleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.
That doesn't happen by the way. I may have
to dig out my old hypnosis tape. That worked
for me when I was employed on 3rd shift.
To the right is my new pair of shoes called
Sloggers. I am watering plants for 8 hours
a day with lots of water puddles. I have worn
these for a couple days but still manage to get
my pant legs and feet wet. I can only hope it
feels good this summer when the temperature
is soaring. Of course, my curly hair is a
complete mess in the outside windy, damp
conditions. Good news is that garden employees can wear a hat. Hopefully mine will be here
any day. That will also cut some hair combing time off my morning getting-dressed routine! Yeah!!
Running the cash register is getting a little easier, too. There are a few procedures I have not mastered, i.e. WIC, gift cards, ad matching, opening Wal-Mart charge, warranty applications, etc. Even some of the coupons give me a problem. I will just carry on! I am constantly busy with the watering so I see nothing but the plants in my area. I am therefore unable to tell customers where to find the fertilizer, fake owls, batteries and lawn furniture. I guess I could go in on my day off and look over the area, or during lunch break. That's pretty much the update. I don't mind the work. It is good exercise and boy can I feel it! I hope I make it through the summer. I did hire in as a "seasonal worker".
To the left is the recipe I will use today. I do add lots of other ingredients and love shredded cabbage strips in the soup over noodles. I guess the addition of marjoram, parsley and thyme is one of the flavor keys.
Speaking of key ingredients, the addition of juice from one lemon added to bean soup makes a big difference I think. I've been told that Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, said if he could only have one seasoning, it would be black pepper. It might be a good idea to start adding a little more to my cooking.
Then, the water heater at the garage apartment has not received much use this winter. I had to use it yesterday since I do not have hot water in my bathroom shower/tub area. Just look what one shower did to my silver ring..............I guess it is the sulfur in the water. This is the same ring I photographed a couple of days ago - my last post on Lapis Lazuli and Cobalt Blue. Now the ring looks almost copper. It will clean up but it takes some rubbing. Ahhhhhh! Country living!
My original strategy was to not waste my points by turning them into gambling credits. I was going to use them to get a sure thing. After buying the bracelet with my points, I checked Ebay and found some nice Lapis rings, including shipping under $10! I may take a new strategy and use my points to gamble with the hope of hitting something. Even if I only make $10 it will be enough to get a ring! ........................ In the photo with the bracelet and ring are a couple other Lapis pieces that I have had for years but never wore until this recent attraction to the stone. Now, for the properties of this stone There is a nice article on the stone and its properties available here.
Another blue item has popped up in my life. This Wal-Mart associate vest. I was hired 3/28/15 to work in the Lawn and Garden area. I actually am looking forward to tending all the little plant allies. Perhaps this is the event the Tower was forewarning. A total upset in the routine of my life status which was "retired" for oooohhhh, say 10 years.