In continuing my Every Friday In October Off schedule, I only had half the day off today. It was a strategic move, hehe. You see, we get these totally useless days off called General Purpose Days. They are supposed to be rewards for perfect attendance. Great, right? Ha, yeah. They are unpaid, and you can't use them before or after vacation days or holidays. Oh, and they will screw up your hours if you have any overtime that week. You can, however, use them in four hour chunks..."Handy if you have an appointment or something and don't want to miss a whole day," they explained proudly.
So yeah, I have a four hour chunk left from one of my Totally Useless Rewards. I hadn't planned on ever really using it until a couple weeks ago when I was figuring out how to get every Friday in October off. I'm going to my sister's this weekend so I used my Crap Day this afternoon as a chance to go get my weekly shopping done. Clever iz me!
Day started off pretty good, but started to go downhill about an hour before I left. One line was having problems, which kinda put a kink in other things I needed to do before I left. A nasty headache hit me out of nowhere. I started feeling sick. And those driving-nerves that had been mysteriously absent leading up to this trip were suddenly starting to make themselves known. Once I got out of work and into the car and onto the highway, I started feeling better.
Until I got to Walmart that is. I had a short grocery list but was mainly planning on just whipping thru every aisle. This was going to be a fast and focused shopping trip! A wobbly-wheeled creaky clunky shopping cart put an end to that plan. When I first got the cart it didn't seem bad enough to go back and grab a different one. By the time it got to the point that I wanted to get rid of it, I had too many things in the cart. So I continued, although quickly decided I would not be whipping thru any aisles. In fact, I only moved that cart as little as possible and I skipped any area that I didn't absolutely need something. Stupid cart!
It was also late enough in the morning that The Stupid Ugly People felt safe in coming out. Don't get me started on that.
As if things weren't bad enough already, two major things that I'd been looking forward to buying were not there.
But something happened that kinda made it all ok. Walmart finally has Twilight posters and this is one of them....
My sister finally finished reading Twilight and is all about Edward now. I almost bought this poster for her. LOL
When I searched online for the pic to show it here, I also found this one....
I haven't like any of the pics or things that I've seen of Jacob so far. It was amusing to see this poster though, considering he's fairly minor in the first book. Where is the James poster???
So anyway, did my shopping and hurried home. Instantly started laundry, then raced around the house trying to get as many odd jobs done as possible. I think I've been more productive in these few hour this afternoon than I have been all week before. LOL I can feel ok now with lounging around all evening just doing nothing.