I'm trying very hard to stay awake today, but it's not really working out the way I would have hoped. I keep drifting off on the couch at the IKEA restaurant. I can't concentrate on anything because I've got everything invested into keep awake. I'm on my second cup of hot tea, and it's just not doing enough to wake me or keep me up.
I'm glad that the kitties have been in a mood to like pate wet kitty food, instead of shreds or flaked or anything like that. That meant that when we went to Kroger to get them their wet food, we were able to buy the store brand, and we ended up getting two cans for $0.39 each. Granted, that's just enough for one extra day, since they get two cans a day, split between the three of them, but katsuko
works all day tomorrow at Mirko and that way we can get more, enough for the rest of the week. Other than that, I found stick butter on sale for $0.59. So I was able to get the two groceries we needed for around $1.45, which I had enough to change to get $4.00 back... which I promptly put into the gas tank of the car...
And that was all my money until my checks ever fucking deposit. I have $1.09 in my Ally checking account, $1.43 in my savings account, $2.44 in my Simple checking account, and -$568.32 in my Bank of America checking account. The checks that are going in will be about $250 (Mirko) and $100 (Seven Seas, for Pride and Prejudice
). Most of that will immediately go into bills, so I won't be seeing a lot of it. I need a fucking full-time job so that I can get that Bank of America account of the negative and start paying off some damn bills, many of which have already been sent to collections.
I do have an interview Friday at The Melting Pot in Roswell for a hosting gig, so that's a good thing. Mom's friend is pretty sure that her mom can get me in for a job with Home Depot. So those are both two possibilities coming down the pipe. I've already spoken to Carlos at Mirko to say that I will
be willing to do all five days of school catering for the 2016-2017 school year--but that if I do, I only want to host on days when I have the catering. It would actually do a lot to help my paycheck if I end up having to stay there, and while it is stressful, it's less stressful than having to deal with Carlos' bitch ass.
And now I'm on my third cup of tea with no sign of more wakefulness. I wish it was a worthwhile tea for waking up, like British Breakfast or even Earl Grey, but nope, it's just plain old Lipton's, because that's all they have. I sometimes feel like I should be bringing my own hot thermos and tea when I come to IKEA on days when I'm so sleepy like this, but I haven't started doing it yet. Mainly that's because I can't remember where any of my hot tea mugs are or if they're all still in boxes or if I parted ways with them when we moved like I did a lot of stuff. I would love to get one of the infusion hot tea mugs that they sell at Teavana (something like this
) so that I can do my good but loose-leaf hot teas, but they're too expensive for me to invest in right now... not when we have a list of things we need to get for the kitty babies: flea medicine, flea stuff for around the house (yes, we have fleas, can you tell?), a new flea comb to replace one that vanished in the move, and a new slicker brush to replace one that broke in the move, so that Boo and Roo don't suffer in the Georgia heat with their longer coats.
And yeah, that's about as much babbling as I can stand to do right now. I'm going to try to get some writing done, since I'm still running behind. I need to write 1400 words to get caught up today, to get to the number I need for the day, and while once upon a time that would have been simple, now? Not so much. I will end this thing with an updated word count, as of 2:30pm today:
8990 / 30000 words. 30% done!