Monday, March 27, 2023

Life In Lumber: Y5, W5

 Day 22:  $6184

Shift began with a shock:  One of my co-workers, SK, has brain cancer, and is hospitalized.  She apparently began losing her memory last week, and one side of her face drooped, so it was speculated she'd had a stroke.  Nope...turned out to be undiagnosed lung cancer which spread to her brain.  I was on #9 for an hour (#10 was malfunctioning), then hopped over to Self Checkout until Kel arrived at 5.  Went down to Lumber, and Loader T asked me to get things ready to go (trash-wise) by 7:30. Okay; no problem. Did the prelim duties and was sent to lunch at 6:30.  Did my LU and AP4Me, then took an extra few mins (there was some confusion as to whether I was to take 30 or an hour; I turned it into 30 plus a ten minute break, since I'd not had my 1st one!). When I returned, things had slowed, and pulled trash, mucked out the mats, spot-swept the entire area, plus the 7/16 OSB area. T ended up taking trash at 10; our final customer was at 9:40.  After T brought the hopper back, he brought in the concrete and the other forklift; I closed the door. (I'd locked the doors at 9:55, since we didn't have any cars in the lot). HC C cleaned me out; I put up my vest.  ASM K told us to clock out at 10:25.

Outfit:  Gray hooded sweatshirt, faded jeggings, LJs, small gold hoops

Day 23:  $7504

Was called in at 4, and was surprised to be placed immediately in Lumber.  Was fairly steady; B left at 5 and I had a 'rush', but was able to get my prelim duties accomplished. Mack sent me to lunch at 6:30, and when I returned, things were slow and steady. ASM K left at 7, so I did my LU. At 8:30, pulled the trash, and at 9, began sweeping. Mucked out the mats, sanitized the registers and ALL the counters. When HC K cleaned me out, ASM J came down with Ethan from LG; he took the hopper and brought in the concrete.  Clocked out at 10:30.

Had two funny moments: A) I had called down for an o/r, and when HC C told me she was held up at the CS, I said, "No worries; I'll call 9-1-1....I mean, 99!"  B) Customer had one can of spray paint; I asked, "Do you want your paint in a can-I mean, bag?" He laughed, and said yes, preferably one that sprayed!

Friday, B has to leave at 2 for an eye appointment. I'm scheduled 3-7, but told him I'd get there early; apparently, ASM S is supposed to get ahold of me.  I told ASM J to let him know it was all arranged.

Outfit:  Teal flowered shirt, black vest, faded jeggings, Yukon Tartan studs

I'm off the next two days:)

Day 24:  $4783

Clocked in at 1:45 and printed off April schedule, then headed down to Lumber.  Was fairly slow between 2-3, then as soon as Kem left, I was swamped....and needed an o/r on Customer #1. Pro Se hopped on #2 until ASM K arrived to give it to me.  It was a discounted tool.  Then, #1 ran out of $5, 10s, and 20s, so hopped to #2. Em arrived at 4; she handled the card customers while I handled the cash ones. Things slowed down by 4:30, so after I fronted all the soda, I logged off and went in search of our broom and dustpan, and came up empty. Went up front for bags; we were out, so had to use the white ones. At 5, I took my break, and just as I was finishing up, HC K asked if I'd be willing to go out to Garden until 7. I said yes, so after I was done, I gathered my red hooded sweatshirt, went to Lumber to inform Em, and headed outside.  It was breezy, and had to put on the sweatshirt around 6. Only had a handful of customers, and at 6:30, I couldn't 'wake up' my register, and had to send my customer inside. Called ASM S, who said he'd be there shortly, but never did. Called back around 7:15; he told me to page for Charlie, who arrived with Chris B, and they closed me down. Think I finally clocked out around 7:30.

Had a private conversation with Kem about if she could tell the difference in the mornings who had closed the night before. "Yes. When you're not here, the schedule is on the desk, the trash isn't pulled, and the floor's a mess."  That made me feel good:)

Outfit: Red/black plaid, black vest, dark jeggings, thin gold hoops

I'm off to SI Comic Con tomorrow!  Not working Palm Sunday, unless they call me in.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Life In Lumber: Y5, W4

 Day 17:  $3356

Arrived and discovered I'd be shadowing the new girl, Milee, and occasionally helping with the line. Around 4, I got my own trainee, Kelly, and she followed me down to Lumber at 5. B was invoicing a cull cart, so hopped on #1. Started the prelim duties...gathered paperwork and consolidated trash, and fronted the soda. Did have a rush at 6, and discovered I could not recall B's invoice when the customer arrived. Pro Se retyped everything in, then left at 6:30.  Em arrived; I turned everything over to her, and tried to set a customer up with the MVP Reward accoutn, but discovered he needed an LBA. Turned out he's just getting started, so I told him to come talk to the pros.  K and I went up front to talk to HC K and sent K to lunch; I went in the back to do my AP4Me and LU, and ended up also doing the Lowes Safety Review.  Clocked out at 7:55.

ASM K left at 4.

Outfit:  Gray V-neck, denim vest, new dark jeggings, LJs, thick silver hoops

Day 18:  $4464

Arrived and took over for B, then did the prelim duties and spot-swept. Things were a little slow. At 7, had a customer have me look up her card; nothing matched. They paid with a regular credit card, and went to dinner.  Mack sent me to break at 7:30 and when I returned, the same couple had also returned. Did everything in my power to help her out, then had to call ASM S, who discovered part of the issue:  1) she was trying to enter her MyLowes # instead of her LAC #. 2) In looking up her info, it was determined it was tied to her OLD ADDRESS.  Once we punched in the correct zip code, there she was! Also, ASM S showed her how to add her card to her wallet, which brought up the bar code. Problem solved!

Pulled trash at 8:30, and began sanitizing at 9. Spot-swept again and mucked out all the mats, then when ASM S cleaned me out, returned items to Drywall and Millwork, then took my trash to the hopper and put up my vest.  Clocked out at 10:30.

ASM K left at 4.

Outfit:  Lavander sweater, denim vest, new dark jeggings, LJs, thick gold hoops

I'm off tomorrow:)

Day 19:  $2499

Spent my four hours in Lumber; filled some of the soda before B left at 4:30 (he was in danger of OT, so had to leave early!). I did the prelim duties and rang up customers.  Dawson sent me to break at 5:45 after I finished with a customer who needed and o/r. Em arrived at 6; I filled the Gatorade and Red Bull, then helped a customer find a tool, did my LU, checked my schedule, emailed ASM S, SC, and Kylie about April 5th, and discovered I got another 22 cent raise.  I'm now up to $14.74.  Whoo hoo!  Clocked out at 7:30.

ASM K wasn't there, but discovered she's closing the next two nights.  Sigh....

Outfit:  Red/black plaid, faded jeggings, LJs, thick gold hoops

Day 20:  Rare Sat $6985

Ran slightly late, due to singing at 5pm service.  Clocked in with 2 mins to spare, then did my arrival routine before heading down to Lumber.  Em was happy to see me; I took over for her and after ringing up a few customers, did my prelim duties. Adrianne sent me to break at 8:15, and when I returned, did the closing duties and spot-swept. Gathered the outside trash, then emptied all the trash cans. Mucked out the mats and sanitized the registers and counters. Loader E1 brought in the concrete; I locked the doors at 9:55. Final customer left around 9:50. E1 took the trash, then as soon as New HC Celbie cleaned me out, and E1 returned, I closed the large door and walked her up front, returning items to Electrical, Tools, and Hardware. Put up my vest and discovered the carts were still beside the SCO, so Adriane and I hauled them to the front entrance. ASM K and HC C were still looking for the Garden $$ bags, which turned out to be in the safe. Clocked out at 10:35.

Teased two customers:  A had a paint roller refill, and her hubby was slightly grumpy, so I joked she could swat him with it.  He humphed, and I said, "I see it now...he fills out the survey....'cashier gives advice to wife to beat me'.  Then I was waiting on an o/r for a marked down door, and I don't remember what exactly I said, but I joked I was in a sassy mood.  Everyone got a good laugh about it!

Outfit:  Mama Bear sweatshirt, faded jeggings, LJs, textured gold hoops,

Day 21:  Rare Sun $9324

You know it's going to be a tough shift when you walk in and CS tells you to 'turn around and walk out while you still can' had been a sh*t show, with call ins and difficult, entitled customers.  Took over for Em, and things appeared to slow down; I even started doing the soda count, but had to hop on #2 after a few minutes.....and there I stayed.  #1 ran out of ones; HC J came down and showed me the 'distressed plants' button after needing several o/rs on plants. Mack sent me to break at 7, and when I returned, saw Chet and Marlene....then had a customer on the phone who kept asking me if I could email her the list, and I Could. NOT. get it through her head that that's what the PRO'S do, NOT me.  Her contractors finally walked away....I was close to losing my patience with her, due to the pain in my neck/shoulder, and the fact it was 30 minutes until we closed. I gathered up the trash and spot-swept. Locked the doors at 8, then opened the large door and waited for everyone to finish bringing in the carts. Loader E1 took the trash (I even emptied the outside one), then ASM K finally brought in the concrete. Took two tax exempts up front, then put up my vest. Clocked out at 8:30.

Found out I let a shoplifter get by me.  I'd had a woman indicate the bag and tell me she'd tried to return it, but didn't have the receipt.  I flagged down Kyle, and the woman looked nervous, but we let her go...THEN it registered she had a tool or something UNDER the bag...but at that point, I didn't care.  I didn't feel good, I was wishing I'd called in, and wanted everyone to just leave.  ASM K stopped me as I was coming back from the bathroom; Kyle had alerted her, so she'd looked at the tape.  "You didn't do anything wrong...but she's a known shoplifter."


Outfit:  Blue sparkle shirt, faded jeggings, LJs, silver crosses

Monday, March 13, 2023

Life In Lumber: Y5, W3

 Day 12:  $12,147

Arrived at 3 and did my AP4Me before clocking in, then was up front for 2 hours, both in Self Checkout and on #10, then at 4:45, took my 15 min break before heading down to Lumber. Took over for B, and barely got the prelim duties done before the customers kept coming. Jaylee showed up at 7:30 for my lunch, and since I knew I had a lot to do, only took 30 mins. When I returned, I returned items to Electrical, Plumbing, Paint, Tools, and Hardware; pulled trash, swept the entire area (spot-swept in places; I HATE my new dust mop!), and filled out the soda count sheet. Final customer left at 9:15, then I sanitized the registers and counter, mucked the mats, and made sure everything looked good for Corporate's visit in the morning. I even brought in all 3 cull carts, and had Loader E2 take the trash to the hopper. After ASM S cleaned me out, I walked him up front and collected the soda I needed, then Mack and I went back and filled the coolers.  Clocked out at 10:50.

Outfit: Dark Gray IN sweatshirt, new faded jeggings, LJs, small gold hoops

Day 13:  $8759

Arrived early and ran off copies of the 'new and improved' Coke count sheets, then discovered we:

-Got the highest score in 2 years (87%)

-Our TV is gone

-Our water cooler is gone (never did find out why!)

-Mitch is making Pro get rid of the closet

-Mitch wants us to move our counter back 3 feet, and put in a coffee bar at the far end. (eye roll)

Otherwise, it was a nice, steady shift. I took half the soda count sheets down to CS, then took over for B. Did the prelim duties, opened the drawer where half a roll of trash bags were last night, and they were all gone!  HC K forgot to bring me some, so I made a mental note to get some at break. Was steady until 8, then Marilyn came down to relieve me.  First I went to Receiving for the bags, then took my break. When I returned, I swept the area; mucked out the mats, and sanitized the registers and counters.  Even cleaned off the top of the ice machine (what I could reach, anyway!) 

Thoroughly swept the horseshoe, the OSB, and the hardi board area, and checked out the final customers at 9:55. Locked the doors, then helped Loader Tim bring in the cull carts, then waited for him to bring the hopper around to toss in the trash.  HC K cleaned me out; I waited for T to return, then closed the large door and returned items to 21, Building Materials, and Hardware. Clocked out at 10:40.

Outfit:  White tunic, b/w sweater poncho, new dark jeggings, small gold textured hoops

Off to the GSH Vendor Fair Wed and Thurs!

Day 14:  St. Patrick's Day!  $9697  

Did well at the Vendor Fair; sold 12 total!

Arrived and took over for B.  Discovered there were no $10s and only two $5s, so alerted ASM SM, and hopped over to #2.  He brought down the bills, so hopped back.  My 2nd customer greeted me with, "Oh good....someone who knows what's going on!" and made a payment on his LAR. I also discovered the entire Pro section had been shoved back 3 feet, and new shelves lined the front. I swept up the 'construction area' and did the other prelim duties.  At 8:30, I called S to ask when my break was, for I was about to float.  He said to give him a few mins....but at 8:55, I couldn't wait any longer and asked Loader E1 to watch the register!  I never did get my official break, but Brenda never showed, so we were short-staffed.  ASM K only came down twice, but left me alone. Pulled the trash and found out whomever closed last night had used the wrong trash bags for my 2nd largest can.  Got it straightened out, then mucked out the mats, sanitized the registers, and brought in the cull carts, with LG Dalton's help.  E1 brought the hopper around  and tossed my trash in it while I was ringing LG Dalton and Blake up. Locked the doors, closed the large door, and walked ASM SM up to the front before taking items back to Plumbing and Hardware.  Clocked out at 10:30, then picked up the hubby and went to BW3 for wings and a Guinnes, and to watch the IU game...or at least half of it.

Outfit:  Black/Green Pug Crawlin' tee, black LJ shirt, new dark jeggings, LJs, green top hat earrings.

Day 15: Rare Sat $7627

Arrived and took over for Marilyn, and discussed ASM K with Pro Se, who is getting VERY discouraged with the lack of support. Did the prelim duties, and was busy until 7, when I needed a pit stop, so called HC J and requested someone cover me.  Jax arrived, so did a quick one, then he returned to the front, and I was slammed until 9.  HC J came down to clean out #2 and 3, and I asked about my 15. She let Mack stay while I took my break, and when I returned, did the closing duties and swept, mucked the mats, and sanitized the registers and counters.  Final customer left at 9:45.  Locked the doors at 10 and brought in the two cull carts.  When HC J cleaned me out, I took the trash to the hopper, then walked her up front.  ASM K let us out at 10:30.

Outfit:  Lt gray IN sweatshirt (it was only 30 degrees and snowing!), new dark jeggings, LJs, small diamond studs

Day 16: Rare Sunday $10,451

Worked with Jaylee for 30 mins, then she left.  Did some of the prelim duties....consolidated the trash, gathered the paperwork, and fronted the soda. Got busy around 5 and things slowed a little around 7. Woman said she had about 7 carts; Lex came down to send me to my break, so when she hopped on 2, I rang up two of the carts and saved it under my phone #, but when I recalled it to add in the 8 foam board, we noticed it was 'tax exempt', and couldn't get that off of there.  So L got on the next register while I read off all item numbers and quantities....THEN I took my break, just as the couple arrived with the last of it. They had just finished loading everything when I returned at 6:30.

I then did the closing duties, and pulled the outside trash. Swept entire area, mucked the mats, sanitized the registers and counters, and re-fronted the soda, and brought in the cull carts. HC J cleaned me out; I left her with Mack and took back items to the Back Wall (clearance) and Hardware.  Put up my vest and clocked out at 8:40.

ASM K left me alone; the only thing she asked me was, "Are your doors locked?"

Outfit:  Brown striped turtleneck, new dark jeggings, LJs, blue fingerless gloves (it was COLD outside!), small diamond studs

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Celebrating WHAT?

Note:  The following contains very CONSERVATIVE VALUES as expressed by my personal convictions.  If you, the reader has stumbled across this by accident, or are easily triggered, I suggest you stop reading. This is MY blog, and I'm entitled to my own OPINION.  If you don't share that OPINION, feel free to rant about it on your own page, not mine. 

March 8th is supposed to be 'International Women's Day'....but in the US, it's a joke.

1) Our 1st Lady honored a trans, biological MALE who has transitioned and now identifies FEMALE.

2) Last year, a nominee of the highest court in the country couldn't, UNDER OATH, explain what a woman is.

Any sane person could tell you the difference. Let's go back to basic biology.

At conception, any fertilized egg has either XX or XY chromosomes.




Boy: Any child born with XY chromosomes and male sex organs, until puberty

Men:  Any person born with XY chromosomes who has gone through puberty

Trans Men:  Males born with XY chromosomes who have had their male sex organs removed, OR are choosing to live their lives as FEMALE


Girl: Any child born with XX chromosomes and female sex organs until puberty

Women:  Any person born with XX chromosomes who have gone through puberty, and are now of child-bearing age or later. 

Trans Women:  Females born with XX chromosomes who have had their breasts removed and male sex organs attached or not, and choosing to live their lives as MALE.

Puberty:  Defined in adoloscent men as voice changing, body hair, able to impregnate a female.  Defined in adoloscent women as development of breasts, body hair, first menses, signaling the ability to be impregnated by a male.

Asexual:  Not choosing to engage in mating rituals

Non-binary:  Not choosing to relate to either Male or Female gender

Binary:  Choosing to relate to both male and female on any given day; may dress as Male one day, then Female the next. 

Gay/Lesbian:  Same-sex dating/marriage/sexual activities

Bi-sexual:  Engaging in sexual acts with either sex.

Does that clear it up?

So yes, International Women's Day is a joke, because there are countries where WOMEN aren't allowed freedoms. The US government is doing everything in its power to erase WOMEN'S rights by allowing BIOLOGICAL MEN to enter former women-only sports, beauty pageants, etc.

But wait-what about former MEN'S ONLY sports? I remember when there was a FEMALE on the Harlem Globetrotter's team.

Yes, there are always exceptions to the rules. I'm not denying that, and that's the very reason the women's divisions in sports were created.  So should there now be two additional sports divisions?  I don't know what the answer is to that.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Life in Lumber: Y5, W2

 Day 7:  $6785

Arrived and took over for B, then started the prelim duties.  Really had a stress-free evening; managed to sweep the floor and muck the mats before Kel sent me to break at 7. Returned and finished the rest of the mats, plus my AP4Me and checked my email. Spot-swept the rest of the area and fronted the soda. Final customer left shortly after 8:30; pulled outside trash and sanitized the registers and counters.  When ASM S cleaned me out, I walked with him up to the front and returned an item to Hardware, then put up my vest and took a pit stop.  Clocked out 9:50.

ASM K left at 6:)

Outfit:  Brown gauze, black vest, dark jeggings, Lt blue studs

Day 8:  $6497

Arrived and thought I was in Lumber, but was supposed to be up front.  I'd taken the Coke soda count sheets in and ran off 20, then put half in the Lumber folder, and taken the rest  up front.  Mack asked as I wanted to do Self Checkout or #10; I chose the register.  But first, I gave B his 2nd break, THEN went up front, and hopped on #10.  I took my break at 6:30, then went to Lumber to give Em hers. Mack took hers after that, so I was doing double-duty for 15 mins.  Thankfully, things were slow. Got the floor spot-swept and the trash pulled; Mack left at 9 (after driving me slightly batty with her energy-dancing and twirling around, and always going over to Paint or CS), and after HC K pulled my drawer, I took the trash to Receiving, then got the CORRECT bags for Lumber and took them to that area, then took a pit stop and went back up front.  Clocked out at 9:25.

ASM K had day off!

Outfit:  Bless This Mess sweatshirt, new faded jeggings, Lt blue studs

Off to Lafayette tomorrow!

Day 9:  $3469

Arrived and took over for B, then things slowed. Did the prelim duties, and had a small 'rush' at 6, but the rain was coming down, so the place emptied out.  Was able to write, then at 7:30 pulled the trash and spot-swept the floor, mucked out the mats, and sanitized the registers.  Realized no one had sent me to break yet, so called, but got no answer. Ethan from appliances came to get a soda, and I asked him to watch the register so I could take a pit stop.  He did, and after I returned, re-fronted all the soda.  Locked the doors at 9, then ASM S cleaned me out.  I took the trash to the hopper, then ASM K had me open the large door and said she'd stay while I took my returns.  Returned items to Electrical, Tools, and Plumbing, then put up my vest. Put the loading tix and the tax exempts in the folder, and clocked out at 9:30.

Outfit:  Black baby cable sweater, red polo, new faded jeggings, LJs, Lt blue studs

Off tomorrow, for the hockey game Alex and choir is singing after 1st period!

Day 10:  Rare Saturday $10,750

Arrived and took over for Angie. Was slightly busy, but still able to get prelim duties done. At 8, I realized I'd not had my break, and my bladder was beginning to complain, so at 8:30 I called ASM S, and he sent Dawson down to cover me.  Returned items to Plumbing and Electrical, then took my break. When I returned, I pulled trash, did three LU videos plus quizzes, spot-swept the floor, mucked out the mats, and fronted the soda. After ASM S cleaned me out, and Loader E1 took my trash, I returned items to Tools and Hardware, then put up my vest.  Clocked out at 10:30.

ASM K left at 6.

Outfit:  Lt gray IN sweatshirt, new faded jeggings, LJs, Lt blue studs 

Day 11:  Rare Sunday $1635

Actually had an enjoyable shift; was up front all of maybe 5 mins, when I realized there were 4 of us.  Asked HC J if I could go fill the Mt Dew and Pepsi in Lumber, so that's what I did. At 5, covered Mack's 15 half hour break, and she pissed me off.  It was 4:50, and I was gathering carts to take up front, when she went ahead and clocked out.  Fine; whatever,  Then at 5:30, after she returned, I couldn't find her, and she was talking to HC J. I then went down to Lumber to cover Em's 1/2 hour break, and was busy after the 1st 15 mins!  HC J brought down the Red Bull and Monster; I filled those coolers.  When Em returned, I filled the Coke coolers, then went back for the Pepsi and whatever Coke needed it. At close, I helped put away all the extra soda, then took a pit stop and put up my vest. Clocked out at 8:30.

Outfit: Black V-neck tunic, yellow plaid vest, new faded jeggings, LJs, small textured gold hoops.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

March Goals

How did I do in February?

-Lose 5 lbs (start: 231)

-Have an enjoyable Valentine's Day Check!  Talked the spouse into taking me to Old Chicago for a heart-shaped pizza.  Note to self:  Do NOT do this next year.  Crust was soggy.  Ugh.

-Finish Sage's story Not yet

-Research Mailchimp Check!

-Order business cards Check!

-Get taxes filed Appt March 2nd

-Buy better accounting notebook Not yet

-Order copies of Hotel, Catered, and WHH Will do this when I get my bonus $$ on March 10th

-Have a stress-free month at work Check!

Had two 'mental health' weekends:  Went to see my friend Sara Goodwin at her very first book signing, in Bedford, In, and took a friend with me. Bought several books (hers included!), then we detoured to the French Lick Casino for an hour, before heading home. I dropped E off at her house, then drove to K's house to meet the rest of the family, and ended up watching the Live Action version of Aladdin.

Super Bowl was AMAZING!  WTG KC Chiefs!!!

Then the following weekend, I took granddaughter A with me to Lafayette, and we ate dinner at Red Lobster. The next day, she and I drove to Peoria, IL to see friends at Quad Con, and to scope out the possibility of applying next year.

Finances suffered a bit, but was able to juggle things around.

Depression lifted, and I was definitely more cheerful at work:)

Even started my newsletter!

Books Read:  2

            Print:  1

         E-book: 1

2023 Events:

March 15-16:  GSH Vendor Fair, Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, In 8-4?? Pd 2/27 Sold 12:)

April 1st:  SI Comic Con, Benton, Il Pd 4/2022

22nd:  Kokomo Con, Kokomo, In $75 

28th:  North HS Craft Fair, $40 (bring own table) Pd 2/3

May 5-7:  Indianapolis Comic Con, Indiana Convention Center $300

June:  Superman Celebration ($100)

July 9-11:  Imaginarium Convention, Louisville, Ky $165 for table 12/2:  Pd $120; 1/20:  Pd $40

Still owe $50 for banquet dinner

July 15th:  Heroes For Kids, Perryville, Mo Hoping the $$ I paid last year 'rolls over'....

July 22nd:  Peoria Quad Con

Aug:  State Fair??

Aug:  Hanna House

Sept:   15-16th:  Cil-Con, Effingham, Il $50 (bring own tables)

Oct:  TBD

Nov 8-12:  Indianapolis Christmas Gift and Hobby Show $350 1/27:  Pd $60; 3/3: Pd $60

March Goals:

-Lose 5 lbs (start: 231)

-Get a good report on Bone Density Scan Check!  Normal:)

-Order copies WHH, CR, and Hotel, plus maybe Whispers.Check!

-Add words to Sage's story

-Get taxes filed Check!  Bad news:  Owe both Fed ($3100) and State ($250)

-Pay for April QuickBooks workshop at Pantheon Check:) Pd 3/17

-Do well at GSH Vendor Event Check!  Sold 12:)

-Stress-free month at work

-Work enough hours to pay bills and save up for upcoming trips

-Finish watching Charmed

-Finish watching Pit Bulls and Parolees

-Start evicting items from Brown House

February Reading Schedule:


Rescued-Cynthia D'Alba, et al RR!  The only reason this antho doesn't get the 'definite' ratiung is because there is one story I completely skimmed. Just couldn't get into it.  I loved Cynthia's and Tamlyn's the best.  Just saying!
Soul of a Storme-Sandra Sookoo Really enjoyed this one!  RR