Still Alive…

But just barely…

The one thing I knew would happen in retail eventually caught up to me this week. Our manager is on vacation and an employee walked out, quitting with no notice. So guess who was responsible for being MOD on all shifts for the past three days?


I called other stores looking for coverage. No one could help until today. Nothing like leaving the house at 6:30 AM and getting home at 11:00 PM. Three days in a row.

My life came to a grinding halt. The overtime will be nice though.

I am off today. Hoping to get things back on track. Including…

Not feeling too creative but in between the laundry, the cleaning, the cooking, the resting (because I have to go full speed the next three days) I’m working on a new layout.

Life will resume soon. I just have to get through this week…

Hope all is well in your world!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. hope the rest of your week improves

  2. Glad you’re getting a days break in between the craziness 🙂

  3. I’m tired just reading about your long days, Tammy, so I can imagine how you feel. It sounds like there’s light at the end of the tunnel, with some creativity to look forward to. 🙂

  4. So sorry that happened!
    That sounds like exhausting shifts!
    Hope you got some rest and creative time in today 🙂

  5. Oh dear. I’m sorry to hear that. It gives me the shakes to read that because Mr. P worked as a retail manager for many years and I know what you’re talking about.

    On the bright side, it feels so good to get back to creative pursuits once you are able! I feel like I treasure the time more.

  6. Wow – those are LONG days! Hope you’ve gotten some rest today. I have one more final to administer & grade tomorrow, then the recording of grades, turning in my keys, etc & I’ll be back to my life of leisure. I’m not sure why I thought getting a “real” job was a good idea! LOL

  7. Wow, those are some long days.
    Get some rest this weekend and hopefully you can get to create for a bit 🙂

  8. oh goodness – hope you have been able to get some rest!


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