Maybe it was just a case of forgetfulness. Maybe it was an outright con. I don't know. Immediately upon clocking in, I was sent to Outside Lawn & Garden. It was around 62 degrees, which by itself isn't bad at all. However, next we factor in an 18 mph wind........That brings it down to 49! Yes, it was windy and, yes, it was cold! When I was sent out there, I was promised I wouldn't be out there all day. Well, in a way that's true, but only because I was scheduled to clock out at 12:30PM. So, I wasn't out there for a full 8 hour day, but for the entire time I was at work today, I was in Outside Lawn & Garden. Tell me, does one forget a promise??? If so, then it was a promise lightly made, in my opinion.
I was relieved for a break very early, around 9:30AM. I thought this was the promise in action, but when I came back from break, I was sent right back out there. I am so glad I layered up this morning, though, really, it wasn't enough to keep me from being cold.
I came home and shortly thereafter, I went to bed. I slept a solid 3 hours. I knew I was overly tired this AM and being out there, battling cold, I got even more tired. My mother is of the generation that thinks getting cold means catching a cold or pneumonia. I'm sure glad I'm better informed. Otherwise, I'd be feeling pretty paranoid 'bout now!
I took money with me to buy dirt today. However, for most of the time I was outside, there were only ladies out there. If I can't lift it myself, I am not going to ask another lady to lift it! Finally I spotted a male helper and asked him to put two bags in my cart. He claimed he'd do so before it was time for me to clock out, but, of course, he failed to do so. So, no more dirt was purchased today. I also took empty water bottles to exchange for full ones. However, I was too cold to get back out of the car and go back into the store when I clocked out. All I wanted was to be out of the wind and to turn the heater on! So, that's what I did and I headed home. I'll try again Friday.
I still have the pain in my shoulder area. I took some Ibuprofen before I went to work this morning and that handled it nicely for most of my shift. However, it wore off before quittin' time and I've not taken any more, though I may do just that now. I have work to do and hurting when I move my left arm doesn't sound like the perfect way to get that work done!
So, anyway, that's the tale of my day so far. Gotta get some things done.