Of the week that is. The problem with this week is that there is a pile of month end to do. I have to go in on Sunday to work on my own month end. Then on Tuesday evening I’ll finish up my stuff by finishing the stats and printing out the reports. I’m going to be about 4 or 5 hour working on Sunday. Yeah. I’m thrilled.
Today was supposed to be a fairly relaxed day with me doing reports and another co-worker (one of the weekend workers) getting to know the weekday routine. Thing is, she’s only worked nights alone. She trained during the day, but that was a while ago. So I had to teach her the phones again, how to page, how to log correctly, and so on. Since she’d worked only nights she didn’t have to do meal counts so I had to show her that. And it never failed, the minute we got into something she needed to learn, the damned phone would ring. It was enough to make me want to scream a couple of times. Happily she’s had her day of learning and tomorrow she has to do the shift on her own with minimal help from me. I was only able to get 5 reports done today and I have 8 more to finish tomorrow. She’s ready whether she likes it or not.
After work Bran and I went to the bank and paid a bill. Then it was off to Costco to pick up something to eat since he’d been doing our taxes (yes, I know they’re late) and didn’t think of anything and I was at work and didn’t think of anything this morning before I left for work. We picked up some Mahimahi burgers. The ingredients are the fish, canola oil and spices. We also got some cod filets, asparagus and mushrooms. I cooked some of the burgers to night for supper. I cut up some tomatoes we got from a friend (garden fresh) to have with the asparagus, fish and mushrooms. As the burgers were cooking I found they smelled profoundly fishy. That’s not my favourite aroma. So when I prepped my burgers I used some of my delicious mayo (and it is yummy) and put the tomato on top. Sadly I could only eat one. Bran thought they weren’t cooked at high enough a temperature because they didn’t brown. Oh well. Boy liked them and ate my second burger while I finished up my asparagus and mushrooms. I’m a bit disappointed, but not terribly surprised. Considering how fishy they smelled when cooking it’s not a total shock that they tasted fishy. Bran prefers salmon burgers.
When I got home I found the second book of Questionable Content. I’m looking forward to reading it as I’m nearly done the first book. I ordered the one Dominic Deegan I don’t have, Battle for Barthis yesterday so it’s on the way here now. For some reason I’m having problems reading the books we have that are after Storm of the Souls. It must be because I’ve been doing that with all the comics I’ve ordered…had the complete sets of publications and read them in order. It’ll be here in a few more days…probably sometime next week while I’m in Calgary for the AGM.
While Bran and I were at Costco we got something else, something that means a great deal to me. We got the complete collection, 18 DVDs in all, of the Rocky and Bullwinkle show. Yes, I now have a complete set of the cartoon that helped me survive my pregnancy with Boy. When I came home from my job, an extremely stressful job as a constituency assistant, my brain would be total mush when I got home. Bran would sit me in front of the tv, turn on Rocky and Bullwinkle and I would stare at the television and try to figure out the machinations of Boris and Natasha, attempt to understand the witty repartee of the fractured fairy tales and comprehend the acuity of Dudley Doright and Nell. Yeah, I was pretty fucked up from that job. Bran would bring me something he hoped I’d find appetizing and wouldn’t vomit up after eating. The guys at work find it enormously amusing that I watch Scooby Doo. Wait until they get a load of this new collection.