Body, Y U NO cooperate?!

So I’ve been feeling really good in general lately, but my body is plotting against me. I’ve had headaches or earaches almost every day this week, which is super lame. Why can’t my body just go, “Oh, Kat is having a good life, I should cooperate and make everything awesomer.” Instead, it goes, “Oh, Kat is having a good life. It would be a shame if SOMETHING WERE TO HAPPEN…>:D”

Anyway…

I’m covering a shift for somebody tomorrow morning, which is lame because I haven’t had a day off in a week. But it’s fine, I need the hours anyway. I’m just not looking forward to getting up early. Blah.

Also, the cool thing about working the night shift for the first time tonight, is that I get all the free food I want! Seriously, they have to throw it away at the end of the day because it’ll go stale by tomorrow, so they let us take whatever’s left int he case for free. Plus free drinks because I’m an employee. I got a cheese pretzel, two brownies, a lemon cake, an apple cake, and a chocolate croissant tonight. Also a crap ton of tea. So yeah, S-Bucks has been filling my food needs. 😀

Also, I don’t know what to think of one of my coworkers. Sometimes he’s really mean to me, to the point where I almost cry. And then suddenly he’ll be super nice to me out of nowhere. It’s weird. 😛 I wish he’d just be one way or the other, you know? I never know what’ll set him off.

Anyway, Bobby is pestering me to go to bed because we have to be up super early. So, goodnight!

Lake Zorinsky is awesome, and this kid is the best kid ever.

So today, I cut Noah and Bobby’s hair, and then we took my siblings to Lake Zorinsky in Omaha. It’s literally like 2 city blocks from the apartments we applied for, 2 blocks from Bobby’s work, and 3 blocks from mine. AND IT. IS. AWESOME.

We sat on the docks for hours and played in the water and talked, and I took some photos that I’m pretty excited about.
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And then THIS kid. This kid. This kid is the best ever. He sat down on the other dock and started blaring “All By Myself” by Eric Carmen while looking super depressed. We were trying not to laugh, but were also mildly concerned, and I tried to convince Kristina to go ask him if he was okay. He kept up the act until his sister came over and was like, “….seriously?! Apologize to those people, they were just minding their own business!” We all started cracking up and kinda made friends with them, they came over to sit on our dock and Noah and him talked about Shrek Is Love, Shrek Is Life (don’t ask). It was pretty much the best thing ever.

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All in all, it was an amazing night. I’m really excited to live so close to the lake, and pretty much everything else that we need. It’s all within a mile of us.

Which reminds me…

WE GOT APPROVED FOR THE APARTMENT!!! 😀

Everything seems like it’s falling into place for once. I love it.

Also, Noah seems to really be bonding with Bobby. The other day, he came in and went, “I really like Bobby. He’s really nice to me. He’s the first brother I’ve had that actually likes me and wants to do stuff with me and teach me things.” My husband is so good to my family, pretty much everybody loves him. It’s really nice to see. ❤

Anyway, I gotta go wash my work apron. I work 12 to 5 tomorrow. K bye!

People are confusing creatures.

So, remember how I said that S.T. and S.H. haven’t really warmed up to me? Well, today was weird because of that.

Basically, I got to work just as S.T. was getting there, and I decided to do my best to get her to warm up to me, so I was trying to be friendly. I saw she had a M.C.R. bag, and I was like, “I like your bag. Do you like M.C.R. a lot?” and she smiled and was like, “Yeah, they’re pretty much my favorite band of all time. I see you have a Day To Remember bracelet. I saw them in Lincoln last year with All Time Low.” and I was like, “I’m glad there’s somebody else here who likes rock.” and she was like, “Yeah, me too. Pretty much everybody else here is pretty mainstream.” And then she was nice to me for most of the day. It was me, her, S.H. and Ian for the afternoon, until Ian went home at 6. The whole day, we were cracking jokes, and it really seemed like everybody was warming up to me. But as soon as Ian went home, S.T. and S.H. went right back to not talking to me unless they needed me to do something. It was kinda depressing, but I wonder if they do that because they don’t like each other and just don’t know me well enough, or what. Maybe they just don’t know how to talk to me? I don’t know, but it was really weird. 😛

Anyway, I also gave a “Thank You” card to David for being welcoming to me when I first started. David has super fluffy, curly hair, and he’s really tall and lanky, so everybody calls him Llama. So I drew him a rainbow llama with sparkles on his card, and he LOVED IT. Seriously, his reaction was pretty much the best thing ever. He taped it to his iPhone case. XD Also, Ian and I commented on people coming through the drive-through all day. There was a lady who was literally POPPING HER PIMPLES in her mirror when I was trying to talk to her! Seriously, who does that?!?! Also, there were some shirtless rednecks with 20 toilets in the back of their truck. It was pretty much the best thing ever.

Anyway. I should go to bed now. We finally have money, so we’re going into town before I go to work to get lunch together. 🙂 MKAY BYE!

Pretty much the suckiest work day so far.

Soooo today was pretty much the worst work day I’ve had at S-bucks so far.

This morning, I woke up and my ear was pretty much swollen shut, and my lymph nodes were super tender. I’m probably getting an ear infection, which sucks because I don’t have active health insurance until like January, so I just put some swim-ear in there and got ready for work. Also, before I left, my mom told me that she’s not getting the money/child-support that she was supposed to get this week, so she’s pawning her computer and is probably still gonna be financially screwed for the next few weeks, so by the time I left for work, I was already pretty stressed out and worried in general.

Anyway, so I got to work, and ended up working my whole shift with my current least favorite coworkers, S.T. and S.H. They’re not exactly mean, but they’re not nice either. Both of them just ignore me unless they want me to do something, and then they just go, “Kat, I need you to go do ——.” They don’t even act nice or smile or anything. I mean, they talk to each other, so maybe it’s just me….I’m still trying to get on their good sides though, so I’m trying to not make any snap judgements. But still. So work was somewhat stressful already, just because of that tension.

My second customer in the drive-through today was really pissed off at me. Basically, she came through and got coffees, and her total was like $7-something. I swiped her S-bucks card, and she only had about $3.50 on there, so I was like, “Okay, I will still need $3.50.” And she started freaking out, saying she had just put $15 on there and she NEEDED to see a manager RIGHT NOW. So I went back to get Jason (my manager) but he was in a meeting, and he was kinda mad that I interrupted and told me to get Greg instead. Greg was kinda upset that I interrupted him as well, but he came to the window and talked to her. It turned out that he couldn’t reason with her either, so he just gave her her drinks for free. But what had happened was, she had put $15 on her card, but spent most of it in the very same transaction, soooo yeah. But she wouldn’t listen. Later on, when I was on break, I overheard Greg telling Jason what happened, and heard my name mentioned, so I hope I’m not in trouble. 😦

But that’s not even the worst part!

Later on, I was mopping the floors, turned around, and ran smack into David P. AHDVAJGVDKAJGDVAJAKJ NOOOOO WHYYYY. Let me give you some background on this guy. Basically, he used to go to my old church, and was a total creep, and dated one of my friends, but then they broke up, and then he stalked her for like 6 years, even though he has a girlfriend and a baby, and he tried to stalk me, and when my husband told him to leave me alone, he told him that he was gonna call the cops because he “threatened violence” even though all he said was, “Leave my friends alone.” YEAH SO, it’s a tangled web of complicated, horrifying messiness. Anyway, so apparently he works for the security company that delivers our tills now, and I ran smack into him. I just acted like I didn’t see him and turned around to continue mopping on the other side of the bar, but inside I was like “NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.” I don’t think he recognized me though.

So anyway….after that horrifying experience, I was on drive through duty for most of the day. I screwed up a handful of orders, which was really depressing because whenever I did, S.T. would get snappy at me and come fix it herself instead of showing me how to fix it. 😦 Then, a lady had a hot tea, but I got it in the wrong size, so I was getting rid of the wrong one while they were making the right one, right? Well, I took the lid off, and the cup basically collapsed in my hands and I got 180-degree water alllllllll over my hands. I pretty much went into shock. I don’t remember what I said, I think it was something like, “…..craaaaaaaapppppppp!” But S.T. was like, “What happened?!” And I was like “….The tea spilled. I’m okay.” What I didn’t realize was that tears were streaming down my face and I was kinda half-collapsing on the floor in shock. So they were like, “You need to run cold water over your hands.” So I did. Jason came out of the back room and was like, “What’s wrong?” I’m sobbing and saying, “It’s okay. I’m okay.” over and over. He got me some burn cream and some gloves to put on over the burn cream. After about 5 minutes I finally had some grasp of what was happening, so I went right back to work. I still couldn’t really feel my thumbs again for another hour or so, but it’s fine now. I DID burn myself again about 2 more times between then and when I went home, though. Pretty much the only person who showed any concern for me after that point was Sabrina. She’s really nice. I really wish I could work with her more. :/ At least she’s friendly and acts like she’s glad I’m there, instead of annoyed…

Anyway, after that, thigns ran pretty smoothly. I mainly just felt kinds depressed in general. I feel like, even though I really love my job, I still suck at it a lot and everybody is annoyed with me because I’m so slow. 😦 I feel like most of them just don’t really want me there, and hate it when I ask questions, and I feel like a huge nuisance. *sighs*

Blargh.

Good things that happened today: Justin and I have bonded over the fact that we both like Detroit Red Wings hockey, and I helped a customer choose a drink based on their Scooter’s preference. Basically, she’d never been to S-bucks and was like, “I really like the Carmelicious at Scooter’s, do you have anything similar?” and I was like, “GUUUUUURL. The Carmelicious was my favorite at Scooter’s too. I got it like every day before going to college. Try the Caramel Frappucino, it’s pretty much the same. I can even put extra caramel drizzle inside for you.” And she was super happy with it and with me. 🙂 Huzzah!

Soooooo bottom line is….I really like my job. I like making coffee, and keeping busy and everything. I just wish it was easier for me to make friends. :/

Well anyway….I gotta do some laundry and stuff, and put some swim-ear in my ear. Byyyyyye!

Nobody reads this, and I’m glad.

You know, I’m glad that nobody knows about this blog. I feel like I’m finally free to not censor myself, which is great. I haven’t had that feeling since I first started my Xanga. But Xanga is dead, soooooo….yeah.

So I work at Starbucks now. I like working there waaaaaay better than I liked working at Goodwill (because Goodwill is full of ghetto jerks who hate everyone…), but MAN is it hard. There’s so much to remember, and I get really nervous that I’m gonna forget how to do stuff. It’s also really fast-paced. Everyone is nice to me though, so it’s all good. Mainly, the only person I’ve had any problems with so far was Stephi, and that was only at first, because I guess she was having a bad day and was pretty snappy towards me. But the next day, she was really nice to me, so I guess it was just a one time thing. Buuuuuut yeah.

So anyway. I’m really feeling at home here in Nebraska. I feel so much more like myself, and everything has been great. We’re moving into an apartment at the beginning of next month, which is REALLY exciting because I love those apartments, and Preston is living there too, so we’ll get to see him pretty much every day! 🙂 I’ve missed Preston. Also, we’ll have a FIREPLACE!!! And a balcony! And a washer and dryer in the unit!!! 😀 YESSSS!!!

Also, Bobby got a job at Firestone. I’m really happy for him, this is pretty much his dream job. Plus, between the two of us, we should have enough money to afford to go back to college, which is super exciting. 🙂

Today was Ean’s birthday party, and I’m sad that I can’t go. 😦 But we lack money, soooo….yeah.

Anyway. So I’ve gotten back into rock/metal, which is amazing. I’ve missed it more than I realized. It’s pretty much all I listen to at this point. 🙂 I discovered some awesome new bands, and re-awakened my love of old rock bands. It’s been great. Not that I’m limiting myself, buuut yeah. When I was younger, I would just listen to whatever was “cool” and my friends were listening to, and it feels pretty good to listen to what I actually LIKE now. I’m glad that I’m secure enough to do that again.

Also. I feel like I haven’t been giving myself enough time to really think things through, especially when it comes to art and writing. I’m trying to give myself enough time to really think about stuff and really formulate my thoughts and what I want to say and stuff. It’s not apparent in this specific blog because I had sooo much to say, but next time I write, I’ll try to slow down and take more time to talk about the things that I want to say.

Anyway…I need to shower and do laundry. BYE!