Trains you in what? Pharmacy, of course you crack heads! (Speaking of crack heads, an interesting past week in the pharmacy, I caught one of our regulars stealing over the counter items. It’s a little obvious though when you swipe a whole shelf. So if you’re going to steal guys, don’t take the whole fucking shelf.)
Things are finally calming down a wee bit but the next couple of days I have to dedicate my evenings to writing a new technician training manual for the pharmacy. The new tech starts Friday. (I’ve been attempting to get this manual done since we got back from Nashville but with all the overtime since firing The Great Tampon Thief, I just couldn’t squeeze it in.) I’m going to make myself look really good as lead technician and be late that day. Samus has an appointment with a new vet we’ve seen in town for Ozzy. It’s just for her yearly things but she’s a very fearful dog so vet visits are always stressful for her and I both. The on-duty pharmacist knows of course so I’m sure it will be fine but first impressions and all.
Other than that, not a whole lot going on. I’ve finally been able to squeeze more reading in again and started Beyond Redemption which is so dark, it’s juicy. In the beginning of August, Ignited Moth and I begin a buddy read on A Plague of Giants. You’d think we did buddy reads more often but it only happens every couple of years. Probably should change that Ms. Moth. 😉
How did we get here already? And why the hell is it so fucking hot?
I only finished (actually am still technically working on) three out of the four books I planned to read in June. Life just won’t slow down right now. We fired one of the technicians at work so it’s been busier, mostly because one of the pharmacists has also been on vacation since this happened. We were going to hire another technician anyway but now we just need to do it a little sooner.
What did previous technician get fired for your wondering? Well, among many things over the years, the final straw was stealing over the counter stuff. Tampons, sunscreen, sun tanning lotion. Stupid shit. Now they’ve earned the monikor, The Great Tampon Thief.
You might be wondering, Were they poor? Could they really not afford these things? The answer is no. Financially, they were just fine. Either it was the thrill or they thought the company owned them these things or a combination of the two.
Besides being extra busy, the atmosphere in the pharmacy is much better. They brought a black cloud to hang over the workplace every day. They will not be missed.
So what can we expect from C&M in July?
Not much of fucking anything. Maybe cleaning up some reading and hopefully going to back to being free to read whatever I want. I feel like reading some non-fiction here soon. My brain craves knowledge.
Oh I might bake something this week. Doesn’t happen enough anymore so that’s exciting.
Being a homeowner is awesome. But some days, you have to do less awesome things. Tonight, we have the exterminator coming to give us a quote on spraying for wasps.
While it’s money I really don’t want to spend, my husband is deathly allergic. One got into the house last night and was on the curtains a foot above his head. He almost died of panic attack AND bee sting.
Besides that though, I’m hoping to get a lot done around the house and TO the house this three day weekend coming. Along with a potential trip to the bookstore. *SQUEELS*
What are your Memorial Day weekend plans?
I survived! Despite being sick, we were able to rock the party until 2:30 am. (My boss and his girlfriend are party monsters and close out every one of our parties.) Hosting a party is a lot of work and can get expensive quick, but it’s almost always worth the hassle. It was a great party, lots of fun was had and new friends were made. Special thanks to Ignited Moth for riding in on her white horse to help save the day! (Meaning she helped me whip together the food before people started to arrive.)
The dessert: Lemon Cupcakes
Recipe Here. (Now obviously, I did not do the raspberry frosting. Instead, we went with a mousse that Ignited Moth taught me to make years ago. Of which, she whipped up personally for me. I think I’ve posted it before but I’ll post it again.)
Lemon Mousse: 1 package lemon instant pudding, 1 tub cool whip and milk. Add just enough milk to pudding mix to make a cake batter like consistency, then fold in cool whip. Fold until blended. Do not over blend.)
The rest of the things I made I did not get pictures of but I’m going to post links to some of the recipes as they turned out really well. Besides these few things, I threw together chicken salad and egg salad croissant sandwiches, pin wheel ham & cheese sandwiches, fruit bowl and spinach artichoke dip with crackers and bread. (All of which were store bought besides the egg salad.)
Sweet ‘N Tangy Balls
Creamy Jello Fruit Dip
Remember folks, it’s important to feed people when you have them over drinking. It’s so easy to get trashed on an empty stomach. If you want them to be able to drive home sober, feed and water them. Also, be willing to take their keys and have them stay the night. Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.
Damn the person that spread this sickness to me! Ain’t nobody got time for that.
I currently have the head cold of the century (or at least it feels that way) and it’s seriously cramping my style. I have had so much do this past week and the bare minimum has been done. I did happen to knock out some comics though thanks to having zero initiative to read anything that requires more focus.
Tomorrow we’re throwing a 30th birthday party for my husband’s best friend and there is still so much to do. I love hosting parties though since we bought our house. (It’s already been almost a year since we closed, crazy!) I’ve probably pinned half a million party ideas on Pinterest and look forward to implementing so many of them. But, the next 36 hours is going to require so much more energy than I have. Time to drown myself in caffeine and PCP. (I kid.)
It’s 8:30 am and I’ve just finished boiling rice for a pup with an upset stomach. (Rice + pumpkin = upset tummy relief.) He’s still acting a little lethargic but otherwise, everything else is fine. If he doesn’t perk up today though, a vet visit is in his near future. (He was just there two weeks ago for a check up and diagnosis of a bump on his leg, hystiocytoma. A tumor that is benign and resolves itself in a couple of weeks time.)
Anywho, this post is mostly to complain about my self control that is slowly slipping away. For so long while we were saving for the house, I barely bought any books. Every extra cent was literally going into purchasing our new mini-kingdom. I don’t have to do that anymore. So the thing that’s eating away at me? The need to buy a boatload of books.
Now you might say, I don’t see the problem here Cupcakes! Friend, you would be right. Mostly. The problem is that I already have approximately 100 books waiting to be read around my house. I haven’t counted in a couple years so that is just an educated guess.
The second problem, that it conflicts with one of my New Year’s resolutions. To read as much from the library as possible before my access to the good library expires in December. Making next year’s resolution to knock a huge chunk out of my personal TBR piles at home.
Plus, I have a business trip out of state in June and a big family vacation in December that I should be saving for too.
See? So many complications.
I do have a $20 giftcard to Barnes and Noble from my birthday that I still need to use. I’m hoping it helps quench that thirst but the fact that someone showed me Bookoutlet.com is probably what’s causing the real problem. Do you know how many books you could get at the website for the $35 minimum for free shipping? A fucking lot!
The need to drown in books is consuming my soul.
That’s right. I don’t just get a day, I get a week. Seriously. My birthday is Wednesday. My husband gave me my big birthday present this past Friday because he couldn’t wait. Today I get presents from my coworkers. Tomorrow from my uncle. Saturday, Ignited Moth’s sweet little behind will be at my house to finish off the birthday festivities.
My other big present is that my dad and uncle are coming to town to finish the unfinished room next to the master bedroom into a large walk-in closet for us. So with housework, work and company, I may be scarce this next week. I’ll pop in when I can with short posts and try to play catch up on everyone else’s blog next week.
30 was a breeze. 31 will be an adventure.
I hit 420 followers so this image only seemed appropriate.
Thank you everyone! (Even if you have to get high to read this blog, I appreciate you.)
The cemetery disappeared in fog all day yesterday and I’ve been nursing a severe case of cabin fever the last couple of days. I had the day off Wednesday of work and I kind of just wondered around the shops in town. Most of the time I can handle being couped up in the house but after several months of it my brain just cannot handle much more. It happens every year. It’s just part of life living in Michigan I suppose. (Or anywhere with heavy winters.)
I’ve been slowly working my way through the first book in the Wheel of Time series, The Eye of the World. I’m enjoying it but my brain isn’t letting me read it for any extended period of time with it’s current state of cabin fever eating the fun out of everything. My husband even bought me this great new reading lamp for V-Day and I can only sit still for an hour.
Next week is something to look forward to. Not only is it meeting time for book club, I’ll also finally be seeing Ignited Moth and getting to exchange Christmas presents and celebrate her birthday. (She’s old.)
What do you do when cabin fever hits you?
I am unapologetically stealing Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek’s idea to confess his blogging sins. That boy is quite the sinner and we’re both unashamed assholes, so who better to inspire listing all the reasons why I’m kind of a prick?
- I swear a lot. Although now that I’m thinking about it, I think I might not swear enough on the blog. IRL I could challenge sailors to a profanity duel.
2. Also like Drew, I don’t blog every day because….
3. I trash books I hate and I don’t feel bad about that. Not one shred of guilt here.
4. I think some of the publishing companies that give away ARCs on Netgalley have stupid rules. But I may not even match that rule, I’m just paranoid that I do and it’s holding me back from a book I really wanted.
4. Sometimes I pad posts with memes and/or gifs because me brain no worky right first thing the start of day.
5. This is my most guilty confession: if you mostly review romance novels, I do not follow you back. There is no way I’m ever going to read that review or have a single thing to say about it, so why pretend?
I can’t say that I feel cleansed now. I think I’m snuggling with all my sins because I’m completely okay with them.