Random and Odd

Weekend Photo Walks and other random challenges


My goal for 2015 was to get moving again. I have been stagnant for far too long.
My ex husband and I have been going out every weekend on photo hikes.  This is great for me because I am getting back out to the places that I love the most and spending all day out there.  This is also no so great for me because working full time I get home from work and I am exhausted and I don’t feel like doing any of that deep cleaning (scrubbing floors, throwing away stuff I don’t need anymore, organizing) and I say, “Ah, I’ll do that this weekend…”  and I don’t because I spend one day out in the woods dicking around with my camera and fining cool places and then the whole next day nursing a open wound I got because I thought it was ‘dirt’ and not ‘dirt layer on top of slick as fuck ice’.
So this weekend I came up with a genius idea.  I am going to spend the whole day cleaning, organizing and getting stuff ready for the coming week and then SUNDAY I will go out and hike and take photos.  This means on Monday I will be be limping in and trying to work while bandaging up whatever it is that I did to cause myself pain.

I’ve been battling one of those beginning of the year colds and at the same time one of those lame pinched nerves in my right shoulder.  It’s because of how I have my desk set up.  The amount of twisting is stupid.

Yesterday I got a catalog in the mail for office supplies that are specialized for automotive repair shops.
In the last year there have been a lot of dramatic changes in the shop and I have to say, my boss has done a pretty good job with rolling with the changes.  He lost his office to me, but now he doesn’t have to do any paperwork what so ever.  I handle all the bills, invoices, check writing, phones, computer, taxes and other government crap that comes with running a business. I do all of this while talking to customers.  He gets to work on cars and that is what he should be doing.   I didn’t use to do any of the hard billing because all the orders where in the shop and I didn’t know my boundaries.  It’s been almost a year and all the orders have ended up in my office for me to go through and when he needs one he comes in and asks me where it is.   I had been kicking around the idea of moving all the order holders in the front office and when I saw the catalog with the rack I want.   “I CAN HAZZZZ????”  he grumbled and asked about shipping costs and taxes and where I would put it, but in the end he said I could and I will be getting it next week. Mwhahahahhaha, my goal of taking over the planet is happening one order rack at a time!!
In all sincerity, I am very happy where I am, what I do and who I work for.  Every day I learn something new and I find a new way to make my boss not have to carry the load of every detail of running a business. That’s a really good feeling.  I’m hoping within the next 6 months of being able to take over the whole billing process and having all the orders right behind my desk will help.

Well, it’s time to wake up Alyx and all her minions so I can get to cleaning.