Got my final check from Wally World the other day. It's not a bad amount. I think Im going to take it over to the bank in the WalMart and start an account in my name there. Maybe I'll do it like my first ever account and just make it a savings account so it's making money while being in there. It's not as though I really need access to the money regularly anyhow. Plus with this bank being in most of the WalMarts, it'll be really convienient for me to get to especially if I choose to work for WalMart again.
We'll be going out tomorrow to check out a couple apartment complexes. Both seem to be fairly reasonably priced and are located near many retail businesses, many within an easy walk to get to...even in the chilly weather...unless my knees and hips act up that is. It looks like they are really close to an actual form of public transport (as opposed to where I was where public transport in the area was limited to cabs). I think Im going to shoot for part-time with the possibility of going full-time later if it turns out to be a good fit. Maybe I'll get lucky and one of the stores will need someone on the overnight shift? I know Kohl's is looking for overnight ad setters but Im not sure of how close it is to these new apartments to be honest. That would be ideal...no customers, nothing but work to do.
Hubby's schedule starting next month is an overnight shift. It's 1 month nights, 2 months days. He was telling me how they deal with their shift differentials...I guess the amount depends on the day of the week and not a flat rate. To me it sounds more like by the time things are said and done there is no damn difference but maybe I just didnt understand it. I did understand the holiday pay though...or at least somewhat. From what I understand, he can either take it as holiday pay OR as X amount of vacation hours so basically if we have a trip coming up and need the hours more than the pay now thenhe can opt for the vacation hours. It's just a matter of getting the money now on this check OR later. He is back to working the back end of the week though. Weds-Fri and every other Sat I think. Ah well.
I worked on my needlework a bit yesterday and got quite a bit done while watching movies (Finding Nemo and Brother Bear...both for the second time this week). The piece is nearly 25% done. I know it's only that far along as I havent had to turn the pattern yet or fold it in the other direction. With any luck I'll have what I need done completed by the time hubby comes home. He's always kidding me that it takes me forever to get a piece done. Why? Because the first piece he saw me work was during my first year with him. I'd bought it while we were at his folks' house that first Christmas and by the time we got home, I set it down and didnt pick it up until we went out to visit again. That piece had quite a bit of picture to it and very little lettering with no borders whatsoever. It's not my fault though as this craft only holds my attention for so long as the pictures I like are rather detailed. I like to see alot getting done and tend to get discouraged in the early stages. This piece is more like a sampler...a nice saying with mostly borders as details. I like the bordering because once you get a pattern started you dont have to keep your eye on the pattern nearly as closely as with pieces that are mostly picture. I think I'll work on it some today. Im on a piece of border where I really dont need the pattern at all because what's on the cloth already makes it clear where the next stitches go. The hard part will be to remember to make sure the thread doesnt twist or knot up on me.
I think I also want to go christen the bathtub with an actual bath instead of the usual shower. Today would be a good day for a nice warm soak. Maybe it'll loosen my hips and knees up some. The last several years I've stuck to mostly showers because with the way Im built there arent too many tubs that are deep enough nor wide enough for me to soak in properly. Although I stand 5'4.5", from the hips down I have the legs of someone 5'1"-5'2" (petites are a touch too short and averages are a touch too long) and from the hips up I have the length of an average to tall person (it's funny seeing hubby and I sit side by side as I sit taller....his 5'11" is nearly all legs!)...which means many tubs arent deep enough for my liking. Top things all off Im heavy which means it's hard to find a place with a tub wide enough to sit comfortably. The night after honeymoon night we stayed in a Holiday Inn that was supposed to have a jacuzzi type tub in the bathroom. Well I go to our room fully intending on a nice soak for my knees and damned if it wasnt wide enough (anyone got Crisco and a crowbar so I can get in?) nor deep enough (the back of my thighs got a good massage with the way I was wedged in) for me to enjoy my soak. *sigh* Anyhow, I digress...this tub looks to have all the qualifications for a good soaking tub (and here I am without bath salts and my rubber ducky!! Ok, skip the damn ducky and give me some scented candles...) so I think Im going to try it out. Im almost afraid to get in it though because I'll be really ticked if we cant find a place with another like it...