This month has been filled with school (not me, my husband going back to work), baby, work, pain, pain and more pain, art, music, cooking...
I am now mom full time now that hubby has gone back to work for the school year. It's not an adjustment, but I have noticed some differences. The preference of mommy instead of daddy. Sticking to a sleeping schedule for Nate. When he wakes up, to his naps and meal times. And when he does go down for a nap or go to sleep in the evening it's personal time. It's actually quite nice.
Due to some work complications, ie no breaks, it's continued to cause stress upon my neck. They were not giving me the breaks I deserved. I went one time for six hours without a break. Needless to say I REALLY had to pee after that. I was practically reamed out because I complained. Seriously? I was asked, "How come you didn't ask a manager." I did to that. "Well how come you didn't contact "so-in-so?" How am I able to determine who is in the 2500 sq ft. store when I am not allowed to move from my small section? I had the store manager come up to me and ask if it was true, that it is notorious to go without breaks. I told her it is very common. EVERY Friday night from 3 on, nobody. Even Saturdays are horrible, there are times where only two people are scheduled to work in that section for the ENTIRE day with a two hour overlap. How is that supposed to work. At the moment I am on medical leave because of my injuries.
It has been a month and a half since I slipped a disk in my neck and about half a year since I started having stomach issues (gallbladder). Painkillers are doing nothing. I am supposed to be going to physiotherapy, but I have no one to look after Nate while I go and get worked on. So I am left to deal with the pain and only able to take medication after Nate goes to sleep, just in case it has the odd chance of doing what it says it does, causes drowsiness, which has only happened a handful of times. My stomach on the other hand... I've got gallstones, and instead of taking them out and leaving the gallbladder, the doctors are taking the whole thing out. Think of a stabbing sensation in your stomach and then fire throughout your entire back... yeah... not fun. So for sure for sure it will come out in 6-ish months, but they are sending in the technology and training nurses in the town I live to be able to do these sorts of things without having to travel for hours. So that could take 3 - 4 months, in which case I would be moved from one list to the other.
So I did something stupid today... Since I am on the topic of pain. The meter reader lady was having issues accessing our meter because I moved a false fence in front of it to keep my baby from wandering back along the dog run and get hurt. So I just bought this house and the guy who owned it was VERY paranoid, the door locks behind you, it is always locked. So I stepped outside to give her a hand and "click" there goes the door. I locked myself out. In my mind I'm panicked. My baby, my phone, keys, everything inside, and I am not. So instead of showing it, I helped the meter lady out and was going to go to my neighbor and ask for their phone so I could call my husband to get his keys. Then I remembered the window to my room is unlocked and just off of the deck. I managed to get in, but not without injuring my back. ...yay... go me.
I am very happy to have a tablet and an art program again. I have been really REALLY enjoying being able to create work.
Speaking of creating. I make a killer homemade Salted Caramel Sauce. I spent a couple of weekends selling it at local farmer's markets (made more in a few hours than I would in a week). I've been having people try and hunt me down so they can get their hands on more. This makes me very happy in knowing I was able to create a food that is simply perfect and makes others happy and want more.
I plan on doing/going to the Christmas one and getting a bit of extra cash. ...everyone needs a stocking stuffer.
$5 for 250 mL and $15 for 1 L.. So I am starting work on it right away so I'm not swamped with a crap ton of work for the beginning of December.
Not much in the month to come. Just a couple of games that I'm looking forward to, ie Borderlands Pre-sequal! Weeeee!
I think that is about it. I feel the medication has finally started to kick in. I'm starting to space out while typing this.