Saturday, December 1, 2012
December is here!
I am really excited that December is here! I don't want to say December is finally here because the older I get, the faster time goes by, or it seems that way, so I'll take life as it comes to me and try not to rush things.
We had a family get-together today but I couldn't go because I had to work and then at the last minute, they called off overtime and sent everybody home for the weekend. I didn't really have time to get my stuff together and go so I did a little housework, put my outside lights on the fence and my trusty light-up Santa on the porch. A lot of guys at work were fussing about the overtime but I said I'd much rather they cut overtime than start laying folks off. They looked at me like I was speaking French and badly. They are so used to a third (or more) of their salary being overtime. You just cannot count on that. The powers that be proved that today. Nobody knows what's going to happen the first quarter of next year but I'm fine with whatever happens. I learned a long time ago to just roll with it. I've been laid off before. It's really not that big of a deal.
I absolutely love my new job location! It's like day and night. Morale is so much better in there and I think I've learned more in the eight days I've been in that building than I did the seven months I was in Rewire. I'm going to fight with guns and knives to stay right there. I'll have to move around to various buildings to get all of my training done and signed off on but when it comes to my permanent assignment, right now, I'm loving where I am.
Our family drew names for Christmas and that's going to be a little weird, this being the first year ever that we haven't gotten everybody a gift. I'm pretty much finished with my shopping and I didn't buy the first thing at the mall, Walmart or Target. I got everything online or locally, from good old Americans just trying to make a living. So nothing I bought is stamped "Made in China"!
Happy December! Happy Christmas movies, hot chocolate, cookies, gift wrapping and light stringing. Speaking of Christmas movies, did you know about this??
I'm skeptical. No way can it compare to the original.