The first day back to work after an extended weekend is always the worst. The day started with taking my kid to day camp. Finding a parking space at this location is harder than finding gold at the end of a rainbow. After we finally found a space to park my little beast, we walked inside, wide awake and bushy-tailed. The gymnasium was filled with screaming obnoxious little kids. I looked at my own and said, "Good luck." He looked back and just shrugged his shoulders.
I left and headed to my first store with a splitting headache. woohoo. The day was off to a great start. Got to the office to pick up my mail bags and also read the pages of worthless emails I received in the three days I was gone. While going through my mail tote and emails, I was logged onto a conference call that lasted two hours. What a great way to spend my time. And yes, they pay me to do this every Monday. By the time I was done reading all of my mail, listening to the monotone voices of the marketing team on the conference call, I headed to my next destination.
This particular store reminds me of the store that Andrew frequents at 4th Avenue Blues. It has some seedy and shady characters that hang around outside, but I haven't been hit up for any spare change yet. There is a bench near the side entrance that has been decorated to show love to the KU Jayhawks. The picnic bench is a bright blue with the Jayhawk on the top side. Interesting. I will take a picture for all of you on Thursday. Anyway, most of the characters hang out inside, mostly trying to lift any item they can get there hands on. There is a police escort on duty the whole time the store is open. It really is a nice little store that brinks on the edge of the old and new money. It is on the street corner that divides the rich and not so rich. The store patrons both sides of the tracks, if you can imagine.
The day ended with a trip out to a store on the outskirts of town. I picked Annabel up in Derby and this little town is located about five minutes straight south of there. The bad part about this store is that I can never get any reception on my cell phone in that area. I had to endure another conference call with my boss and co-workers, this one only lasting about 45 minutes and basically telling us that we have to work harder and that the expectations have been raised, blah, blah, blah. I left the store after walking with the manager and headed to pick my kid up. I was a little late than what I previously told him and of course he let me know. I regret getting my kid a watch some days. We went home, changed, headed to the west side, ate dinner at Shorty Smalls (I would not recommend the salmon) and then headed back home. I watered my two little 4x4 garden boxes and came inside. I noticed my tomato and zucchini plants have several yellow leaves. I never know if it's because I over watered or didn't water enough. Any clues out there?
Okay, this post has been an extra long one. I felt guilty about not posting most of the weekend. Anyway, have a good one. Don't work too hard this week. Don't be a dummy like me! :)