Monday, August 29, 2011

Getting a workout

My job as a librarian (and textbook coordinator) means that I’m getting a workout most days.  Today I delivered two large tvs on carts and more textbooks.  I also have to scan each textbook that I checkout to teachers.  I’m also packing boxes and boxes of other textbooks that are out of adoption.  Then I also have other things to deliver such as teacher edition materials, calculators, etc.  I’m hustling to try and get the library ready to open to students, but that may not happen for another few days.  My to-do list just keeps getting longer, but I’m still loving the job.  I got to school at 7:45 and was working non-stop until I looked at my watch and realized it was already after 11:00. 

I’m enjoying the house, but I really miss having a dog door.  I’m not sure how much longer I can go without having one.  Max has been great about letting me know when he needs to go.  When I let him out in the morning or night, he does his business like he’s supposed to.  Mollie, on the other hand, is a stubborn little bitch – literally.  I put her out and she sits at the back door and won’t go into the yard.  I even wait outside with her 10 minutes and can’t get her to do what she’s supposed to.  Then the next morning, I find she’s urinated somewhere.  I’m not sure what to do about her.  I’ve been trying to highly praise her and give her treats when she does go outside, but most of the time she just won’t do anything. 

My allergies are going crazy these days.  I don’t know what’s in the air around here, but I’m fighting it.  I need to find a non-drowsy medicine that will work during the day.  I just took a benadryl so I’ll be fairly useless in about an hour.  But hopefully I won’t be sniffling and sneezing.  I need to find a local doctor here with my new insurance.  That will tough in such a big city and perhaps too many choices.  Back in Canyon, I didn’t have a lot of choice, but I really liked my doctor because I could always get in for an appointment – even the day of and I never had to wait more than 15 minutes or so to see him. 

I mowed the backyard last night.  I still need to mow the front, but I feel a little self-conscious about it.  It’s times like these that I wish I had a male figure around that could do stuff like that.

I’m sitting in a lawn chair on my back porch (well actually a five foot concrete slab) watching the animals out in the yard.  I’ve been letting Lucy (the cat) out but watch to make sure she doesn’t jump the fence.  She used to wander some back in Canyon, but there are dogs on two sides of me and there are a few other animals that have roamed the neighborhood some so I worry about her.  I also don’t have tags with my current address and other information so I don’t want her to get out much right now. 

Well, I guess the animals have had enough and it’s still hot out here (103 degrees at 8 pm) so I’m going to go inside.  Another thing that I have to get used to is not having a mailbox at my house.  I guess in the end it’s more secure because you have to use a key to get to your box, but it’s also a nice little jaunt down the street.  It’s really not that far, but I don’t think about checking it before I turn down my street after work.  But on the plus side, when I do take the walk down there, I usually take the dogs and they enjoy the walk.


Jamie said...

You sound happy - and good. I like that. Moving to a completely new area by yourself is quite a feat, and I don't think you have even noticed...but that says alot about your character. You will find a male person to mow your front lawn soon..

Hugs girly. Have a happy Tuesday. :)

Patti said...

If you find a male person to mow your lawn, send him this way when he's done at your place...!

PS I don't know if it's available in US, but I take daytime Claritin for allergies - works really well.