Sorry, it's seems I've gone missing again. Not really, but during the last week I was scheduled on my new job ALOT. This is a bit difficult because it means standing on concrete in one place for long periods of time. My legs and feet were just not prepared for this. I did find a better pair of shoes that seem to be helping.
The second problem is that the store is very cold. People shop with their coats on and the temp in the store reflects that reality and the roof is metal which radiates the cold down towards the floor. My co-workers have clued me in that during the winter you need to dress in layers, perhaps a thermal undershirt and a white vest. But here's the thing, I'm already quite "fluffy" and layers are going to make me look like the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man. Better that than sick.
Which I am.
I don't think it's the temperature in the building, it's the fact that I am face-to-face with several hundred people each shift. That's alot of possible germs floating around and I seem to have caught a doozie. Let's just say that between the end of my shift and my arrival home I felt like I'd been hit by a truck.
So, it's back to bed for me. But I promise that we'll be doing something interesting or fun in the next few days because I'm getting downright bored with myself.
NOTE FOR THOSE IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS - Ronald Reagan's Birthday Party is fast approaching. This will mark the 100th anniversary of his birth in nearby Tampico, Illinois. My mom and I will be attending again this year and looking forward to some good homecooked food and birthday cake. The celebration will be on February 6, 2011 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tampico is typical small town America, with only 772 people and covers only about a half square mile. Here's a link to more information:
TAMPICO, ILLINOIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY