Space Oddity


A half a cup for the lasagna, the rest of the bottle for moi

On Monday evening, I was treated to seeing the ISS (International Space Station) zip by overhead. It looked like a bright light, larger than the stars and it moved in a silent path across the deep velvet sky. It was quite lovely, to be honest and I’m grateful that Prime let me know about it so I could see it. As I’ve often said, I’m lucky to have that mech in my life.

Today, when I got to work, I discovered that the Steel Walk hadn’t been done and I was the only Member Service person there. So when Rhonda came in at 11:00, I had to do both the Temp and the Steel Walks; I could only fill in for the 11am time slots and had to leave the 10am blank. It sucked, but what could I do? I didn’t have the time to do two separate Temp Walks.

Our opener for the day was supposed to be Wiesia, but she came in around four hours later. I was so confused that I hopped online and double-checked my schedule, fearing that mine may have been changed and I was supposed to open. But no, my schedule was unchanged so I have no idea what was going on this morning.

When I got in, I found a note on the spill cart by the door. It was from Karen, saying that she would miss us all and hopes to visit soon. So I guess it’s final: she’s heading back to South Dakota. We’ve hired one new person for Member Service but we’ve officially lost three. No wonder our schedules are an absolute mess.

Tonight, I’m going to have to tell Lulu that her original adoptive mother is gone and she’ll be with us forever. I doubt she’ll mind that, as she gets some really nice food and loads of ear scritches. But I know: Lulu’s just a cat, but I still talk to her like she can understand me. Sometimes, I think she can, better than a lot people (Prime excluded, natch).

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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