Weekly Update #17

One more week closer to Christmas, dear readers!  Are you all getting excited for the holiday?  Or whichever holiday you celebrate?  I sure am!

This week saw me on the phones at work for the first time (finally).  I can’t say that I enjoy being on the phones.  But what I can say is that I hate being on the phones.  I am very much dreading having to take calls all day tomorrow.  I really really really really really don’t want to do it.  I have panic attacks making calls myself, why on earth did I think I could take calls for a living?!  Oh past Kate, how naive you were.  Or desperate.  Probably desperate.  For money.  Like I still am.  Cough student loans cough.

Anyway, I actually got a lot done this weekend.  I was gonna take it easy and do fuck all in preparation for the hell that will be taking calls for eight hours, but yesterday I went shopping with my parents and got quite a few things I needed for my myriad of DIY gifts as well as a bunch of organizational/storage stuff for my basement.  Hanging the shelves I bought was a nightmare, but at least my latest obsessions – POP! vinyl figures – have a home away from curious kitty paws.

What else?  Hm.  Oh!  I got a WOW at work.  First day of calls, I had a sweet older lady tell me that I was the kindest person at ESI that she’d ever spoken to.  And it just so happened that not only did that make me not go hide in the bathroom and cry that day, but the quality control department pulled that particular call to listen to.  Which lead to me getting the WOW award.  It really isn’t a huge deal outside of the fact that I can be proud of myself for doing my job correctly and being recognized for it.  Actually, that was the main reason I quit my job at Mall of America.  I felt that no matter how far above and beyond I felt I was going in my job, I was never praised for my work, only told how to do things differently/”better.”  It really takes a toll on an employee when they feel like nothing they do really matters.  Yeah, I used to literally clean up shit for a living, but would it have killed management to tell me I was doing a good job cleaning up that shit?

And the most important thing I have to announce today.  I went ahead and bought myself the domain name for Day Old Sushi as an early Christmas gift for myself.  I also bought a licence to use the artwork in my header, which was really cool for me because those sushi are super cute!  So, I re-did the whole layout/scheme/theme/whatever you wanna call it for the blog yet again.  I know I have a bad habit of changing things spur of the moment and quite often, but I put a lot of work into this look and it’s gonna be sticking around.  So, let me know in the comments if you like it!

Well, I’m about ready to call it a night, dear readers.  I bought myself a set of flannel sheets and let me tell you it’s like sleeping on a cloud of glorious softness and warmth.  It makes it about a billion times harder to get out of bed in the mornings (which is already difficult because I’m the opposite of a morning person).  But I’m not gonna complain because flannel is so comfy I wish my very skin was made out of it!

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