Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Do-Nothing Day

I occasionally need these 'do-nothing days'. They are days that I don't step one pinky toe outside my apartment. I sleep until I can't sleep any more, read a lot, maybe watch some DVDs, make myself a nice dinner, and putt around on the computer a bit throughout the day.

Since I work retail, I don't have Saturday/Sunday off like the rest of the world. My days off are usually Sunday/Thursday, but that can change depending on a number of factors. I worked too long on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week, and got precious little rest, so I slept until almost 1pm today.

But I feel I've been productive with doing laundry, cleaning, ironing, and all that mind-numbing stuff.

I'm making my way through the Little House books again, as I do every couple of years. I'm almost at the end of The Long Winter right now. I also need to read a couple of books for an informal online book club hosted by Joe Mallozzi at

Tomorrow night I'll have dinner with friends. It's a standing engagement we have each week. And on Saturday evening I'll be going to another friend's birthday party.

On October 21st (I think) my parents will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. My older sister made reservations at the Reata in downtown Ft. Worth for us to take them to dinner to celebrate. I don't think it's been a very happy 40 years for them, but that is their fault, and they own it. The dinner wil be at an earlier date because I will be in Florida during that part of October.

What? Did someone say Florida? Why yes, exactly four weeks from today I will be enjoying that beach house my friends and I rented in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. Ohhhhhhh, I cannot wait.

On the work front, one of my managers got promoted to a bigger volume store, which means I got to promote a Supervisor to fill his Manager position, and I'm going to promote one of my other employees to the Supervisor position. It makes me very happy to be able to promote people. Some people have had questions in the past when I say 'my Manager'. The store structure from top down goes: General Manager, Manager, Supervisor, multiple floor staff positions. So when I say 'my Manager', I mean one of the Managers who report to me. I hope that clears up any questions.

Todays' picture is of a hot, stinking sulphur spring in Yellowstone National Park. It has beautiful color to it.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful PIcture

Beautiful Do Nothing Days!


CatBoy AKA Charles said...

Hi. I'm too tired to say much, but I'm glad you had a good day off, I'm sorry your parents marriage is similar to that of my own (although at least, yours "own it" as you said), and I hope you enjoy reading as part of a group, and enjoy the discussions that will result from doing so.


chenchy said...

I love the Little House books! What a great idea to read them again.

I loved when they poured syrup in the snow in Little House in the Big Woods.

I'm going to my local Borders tomorrow to buy the set!

CatBoy AKA Charles said...

Hey Mahler. It seems like ages since I have talked to you. We need to set up a playdate, so we can be snarky to each other.

Talk to you later, Me.

Jenny Robin said...


I'm extreeeemely busy right now.

I get up, go to work, work and work and work, then I come home, have 30 minutes to myself, then go to bed.

It's Q3 in Retail. It is what it is.