This is my last weekend before starting a full time position as a retail warehouse associate at Stitch Fix. It sounds similar to what I used to do at Target, but without people and more walking.
I’ve read some online reviews and exchanged some texts with some Target folks who also went to Stitch Fix and my concerns are two-fold:
- Can this forty-something body with cerebral palsy handle being on my feet walking more than 12 miles a day?
- Can I survive on the pay?
But one positive is that the extra steps should help me get my weight under control and increase my fitness fortitude.
Or so I hope.
My accident was a week ago and I’m starting to think that I didn’t hurt my rib but instead really did “pull my boob” as in manage to pull the muscle that supports my right breast. I’m tired of being in pain.
Okay, enough whining.
The day started with a strong cup of coffee shared with my cockatoo, Nala. (YouTube Video: Coffee Time)
And then I heard a ruckus and thought the cats were fighting. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Fog had caught himself a mouse. (YouTube video: Mouse Adventures)
My mom stopped by this morning and transplanted the snake plant that the kittens destroyed. Then Mom and I went to Lidl where I not only got croissants to go with my delectable quince jelly, but I got discounted naan and lots of seltzer. In new flavors! Yes, Lidl has new flavors of seltzer including grapefruit.
I did lots of dishes, vacuumed the downstairs and my room (the roomba is functioning great now that I cleaned it, and washed the dining room and living room floors.
In between these tasks, I cuddled kittens and watched Car Masters: From Rust to Riches on Netflix.
In the last three days, I’ve managed to watch both seasons of this program. I love cars. My dad was a diesel mechanic and truck driver for much of my childhood. He can fix anything and I have a certain admiration and attraction to people who can fix things.
I’ve had the same cell phone number since 1998 because my dad gave me an old 1984 Ford Escort whose carburateur would flood and leave me stranded with every rain storm.
Some of my favorite memories are of watching my father work.
I recommend the reality series Rust to Riches — it features some serious strategy in building some amazing cars and also has more drama than one might expect.
The people who staff Gotham Garage in California include a woman who specializes in motors and knows classic muscle cars.
I made the teenagers a cheap knock off of seafood Alfredo for dinner.
And now the teens are playing Monopoly with a friend downstairs.
Tomorrow I will be getting a facial at Lucha Bella, hopefully making a trip to the Dollar Tree and taking the foster kittens, all seven of them, for shots.