I made a discovery today. One that has me wondering. Hmm, what to do... what to do...
It seems that I have maxed out my vacation accrual at work. It is kind of hard to keep track of- I have to log in and check my stats and they only have it updated through the end of October- they're just now entering the November payroll stuff for vacations. Anyway- as of Oct 31, I had 331 hours of vacation time available. I didn't take any vacation in November and I now (at 90%) accrue 14.4 hours per month. So, theoretically, of December 1, I should have 345 (approximate) hours. Well, my maximum accrual is 345 hours. Oops. I know I will have 4 hours of vacation time coming out at the end of the month, but, in order to not loose time, I think I may have to take 10 hours of vacation before the end of the month. I need to check with our secretary who does the payroll tomorrow. Hmm, this could be interesting. I HAVE to take vacation or I lose the hours. Good thing I already turned in my request for those two days in January.
No sewing for me tonight. I'm taking a break from clean-up right now. V created a huge mess today and there is dust EVERYWHERE! BUT I'm not complaining!!!!!! We have baseboards and trim in the kitchen and bath!!!!! So I can stand a little dust. Things needed dusted anyway ;-)
So, I finally get my finished room!! The kitchen is DONE!!! The bathroom still needs the trim around the window but everything else is done. WOOT!! Best present ever!!
And now for some random Thursday things.
Chickens are being amazing producers for December. We got 7 eggs today and 6 each Tuesday and Wednesday. We need to eat some eggs!! Maybe I can sell a few at work next week. Or I need to bake up a storm. Ooo, springerle uses lots of eggs. Hmm.....
We've still got a few gifts to pick up for the children but hopefully will do that Saturday when V picks me up from work. But I do need to get wrapping!!
And, of course, all the cookies I baked last weekend are gone. I guess I'm just going to have to make a few more for the holidays.
I'm still not really into the holiday spirit. It seems hard to believe that Christmas is only a few more days away. I've still got lots to do. Of course, the weather isn't helping. It was mid 50s yesterday- definitely NOT winter weather.
I may not be ready for Christmas but I can't wait for Solstice. I absolutely can not wait for the days to start getting longer again. It is so depressing to leave for work in the dark and return home in the dark. V was complaining about having to do chicken stuff since these are supposed to be MY chickens. But, there are things that need to be done in the daylight that I just can't do from work. I need to remind him to give them some treats of scratch grains when he lets them out because he seems to forget that often.
Enough babbling- I'm obviously trying to avoid cleaning up.