I feel like I haven't posted anything here in a long time. I have been spending my time being pissed off and generally unhappy. I have been looking for a new job, but am strangely remorseful about leaving my current one. I mean, I actually like my job. I enjoy what I do. I like my customers. I take pride in the accomplishments of my store. I enjoy the (little bit of) control that I do have - writing my own schedule, being able to get out early if I need to, generally being the boss. My main complaint is that it's just not the same as being home with Abby. It wouldn't matter if it was the best job in the world, it's not the same as being at home.
I have applied at a few jobs, and almost none of them are worth leaving what I have. I currently have three years on the job, with 2 weeks of vacation, 2 personal days, and an established relationships with my coworkers. Leaving my current job would also mean losing my employee discount - which would cost me a lot of money... :)
My float trip was entirely too short. I needed a few more days to really unwind. As it was, I was there for only 24 short hours, and had just barely started to feel like myself, when I had to come back home and get ready to go back to work the next day. I am really looking forward to our November weekend.
I did get Abby's pictures taken, and I got some really cute ones. I will get those posted soon.
I can't wait until this week is over. I am working a lot of long hours - I am helping out another store, and I have an employee on vacation. I want a dependable and available team again. I wanted to be off work next Saturday so that I could help my neighbor move - but I have two employees who CAN'T be there, so I have to work. It's been well over 10 years since I had a friend in my neighborhood that I liked to hang out with, and it breaks my heart that she is moving. I know she'll still be close, but it's not the same. I will miss my friend.