Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by *blackrose, Sep 3, 2012.
Oh no! I'm so sorry. Who smashes TVs? Wtf?
I'm hungry. I'm in the library, have no money, and my stomach is growling very loudly! >_< We are down to our last bit of food, so one (small) meal per day it is! And of course the person next to me had to bring in soda, chips, and cold pizza slices! I have serious food envy right now. >_<
I was so excited to have a day off tomorrow. My last day off was 3 weeks ago. But alas, nobody was scheduled to take care of animals tomorrow (offices are closed, so full-time staff is out), and since I was the one that answered the phone and can't say no, I'm working tomorrow morning.
I'm gearing up for a horrid week. One tech's last day was Friday, two techs are at a conference, leaving four techs..two of whom are supposed to have half shifts..and a kennel person. They claim they made appointments "light", but since we take walk ins, that never pans out. This means we likely won't have any lunches on our 10 hour shifts. Ick.
Also, my day off got switched from Tuesday to Friday. A Friday off is great in theory, but it is my on call weekend, meaning as of 6 on Friday, I'm technically working.
I have to pee, but all the dogs are sleeping and I don't want to cause a ruckus.
I have been there, I was so strapped for cash when I first went on my own that I had a choice of eating those big bags or the instant ramen noodles (the ones that are like 6 for a $1 or 2) i used to load up on those, enough to last two weeks ... thank god they make a bunch of flavors.
it was either that or my dog would have been eating Pedigree or some crap like that ... so I chose to make the sacrifice (due to her grain allergies) so she could eat well
Gosh sounds about similar to how works been for me! People at conferences, taking vacation days, people have half days, and then it's like geez... we only have 2 people working. The kennel assistant comes in some days to at least help at the front desk (we don't have an actual receptionist... techs just do it). And we do always get our lunches. But I will be happy when we get back to being fully staffed, and everyone is done with their days off.
Tomorrow could possibly suck too. Someone accidentally scheduled a surgery for tomorrow even though we don't have any time for it because we have appointments scheduled. It's for a spay of an almost 3 year old aggressive pittie. Possible pyo I think too? Funnnn. And we left the owner 3 messages that we need to reschedule and does she get back to us, noooo.... so I'm sure she's just going to show up and get all crabby. She was already upset about the high price, since her dog is not a smaller, easier to spay 6 month old puppy. Oh! And as far as we have on record, this dog hasn't had any vaccines since it was 10 weeks old. So I'm sure she'll love having to get those updated too!!
We're down a doctor as well( conference) yet the schedule the same amount of surgeries. So that ties one tech up for 4+ surgeries as well as one doctor, meaning the other techs have to take histories in rooms, help in back, run lab work, check in boarders and so on. We do have receptionists, though. We don't close for lunch, so sometimes when short handed we (techs)don't get lunches. One of the techs is not anesthesia trained, so she can't be the only one there..there has to be a trained person in case an emergency arrives.
Oh no!! I'm so sorry. Everybody okay physically though? =< Horrible. (((((HUGS)))))
Must have been in the air. I had my front door kicked in at 2 am this morning. Scary ****. I hope you and the pooches are all ok.
Heater not turning on. FREAKING FREEZING.
FG - I am so sorry!! I hope you and the dogs are okay.
My mini-vent, which is totally stupid in comparison to everyone else's: My hair smells like coconut hooker. And cigarette smoke.
So Leo ended up with some sort of hair loss on his feet and a ear infection, I paid $126 out of my pocket while my brother gave me $50 towards it (the total bill was $174) He then told me he didn't want Leo anymore because he just can't afford future medical care and he can't expect me to keep paying for Leo's stuff.
He told me I could have Leo if I wanted too and I decided to be mature and deny because I knew in my heart it was the wrong choice. We found him a great home for Leo, with my brothers boss who seems like a amazing home but she wanted him intact to see how he grows, just in case she wants to breed. I'm not happy with this because I wanted to neuter him ages ago and my brother said I could. Now he said not to worry about it because they want him intact. I'm annoyed. He shouldn't be bred.
I'm going to go behind my brothers back tomorrow and getting Leo neutered. I'll break it to him tomorrow night and to the new owner. I'm not proud of myself but I am the one who did everything for that pup! Not my brother, he was more of my dog! My brother has done nothing with Leo. To add, I have done A LOT for him. For the past few months, I've been baby sitting his kids 5-6, sometimes 7 days a week, 3-6 hours, depending.
I'm tired and I'm over it but I've done it for him, no one else would. He's lucky he's had me so the fact is, if he does get bad at all, he can find a new baby sitter. We'll see how he reacts tomorrow. I don't think he'll be to mad. I'm angry at my brother and I'm past caring. Dogs mean a lot to me and I do know more then he does when it comes to dogs.
And the new owners may not be %100 happy but I don't care, they said they would have taken him if he had been neutered so yeah. They'll still have a great dog, just one with no balls! I feel bad doing this but I think I have the right and even if I don't, I don't care, I've done plenty for my brother. It's time to let me do what I feel is right.
Also, he won't be going to his new home till this hair loss situation has been worked out. I'm glad I'll be able to visit whenever and have a lot of updates.
Whyyy does insurance have to be so ****ing complicated? I pay lots of money for this, just pay for my medical bills you jackholes. *tearshairout*
And if I get one more automated system that says "I'm sorry, I didn't understand, can you repeat that?" I'm going to smash my phone. JUST LET ME USE THE KEYPAD BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND.
Today's the birthday of someone who I had a major, major falling out with about a year ago. Almost every day I think about and regret how this friendship ended, and I want to call or message him and say happy birthday, but I feel like hearing from me would do the opposite of make him have a happy birthday.
I was going to make a long post about it but it frustrates me so much I can't even.
I just wish SOMEBODY in my family would back me up. At family dinners my grandma keeps trying to shovel gluten-laden foods down my throat. I CAN'T EAT IT. IT WILL MAKE ME SICK. HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU.
And when she offers this $@() to me again last night and I said "NO. It has FLOUR in it." she says in this really derogatory way "What kind of diet IS this?"
IT'S NOT A "DIET." I'm not avoiding gluten so I can lose weight, I'm AVOIDING GLUTEN SO I DON'T GET THE CRAPS OR THE PUKES AFTER EATING ANYMORE.
I was actually really excited last night because she for some reason decided to make baked sweet potatoes, so I actually had something to eat. (I ate dinner before going, as it happens, because normally there is nothing I can eat.) And then this. And of course my dad chimes in with "She thinks that's what's making her sick." "No, I KNOW it's what's making me sick. I cut out wheat and I'm not sick anymore after almost 15 years of dealing with it. It's like magic. So it's the wheat that's making me sick." THEN he has to add "Well she makes one exception when we order pizza."
My aunt made him peanut butter cookies and he's trying to offer me one and I'm like I CAN'T EAT IT. He goes "I think I saw one without gluten in it." It's NOT FUNNY.
I'm seriously considering just not doing family dinners anymore... I have to eat dinner before I even go, then I get hassled about not eating the food that makes me sick, and it doesn't even matter because everything I do they have nasty comments about anyway so it's not like there's any positive socializing going on.
Ugh I just don't know. This has been bothering me all night and into today. I need to just let it go but stuff has been piling up so long. Make nasty comments about this or that in my life, whatever, but now to make nasty comments about me doing something so I STOP being sick all the time? Really? Since I was TWELVE YEARS OLD I've gotten sick after eating and it has MAGICALLY GONE AWAY after I axed wheat... c'mon.
I have a video of Izzie's awesome snooker run on Saturday but I don't want to upload it or even look at it again. My dog did brilliant but I look like a hippo. Ugh. Such a bummer and it makes me sad so then I crave food because I'm an emotional eater and then I feel like crap about myself for wanting food which makes me sad and the vicious circle continues. So I ate watermelon instead of chips but still. Feeling pretty down.
Beanie, do you have celiac? I'm not so sure what the difference between gluten intolerance or food allergies or celiac disease is exactly...but maybe if you tell your family what is BY NAME and point out that this is a medical condition (especially if you get a diagnosis from a nutritionist or even a physician), they'd sort of "get it" a little more? Or print out some info on celiac or gluten intolerance from an accredited source for them to look at?
Or they might be just be completely unreasonable and unwilling to listen to you, in which case, skipping dinners might be the best choice.
I want a printer. So much want a printer.
My OCD is killing me right now with my new career choice and I want to put together a binder full of all my options and I CAN'T BECAUSE I CAN'T PRINT ANYTHING OFF.