Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Worked to Death!!

I'm back into the swing of things at work, now. But I'm not lovin' the "swing of things". I like my job, but with the economy the way it is we don't really have the help we need. And we're not likely going to get it any time soon. So that means, as my boss so neatly put it, "We are just going to have to do more with less." That is simply translated as my work load will multiple, but my pay check will not. It's getting very hard to keep up with everything I have to do. And that gets frustrating. Sometimes I feel like those Sunday comics where the inbox is full to overflowing, and the outbox is empty. My theme song is from the show "Scrubs". "I can't do this all on my own. I'm no superman."

Now that I've vented, gotta mention my chickens. I got out Little Chicken yesterday, and he wanted to stay right by his pen. He was being quite sneaky, though. I threw in some cucumber slices to all my hens, and he stuck his head in through the wire and stole a few slices. I had to laugh. I got a couple of SILKIES!! I got a blue rooster and a white hen. The man I got them from said I can get a splash hen and a white rooster, too, if I want. But I don't have room right now. I've never been to auction which is 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, so I'll prolly got in a couple of weeks, just to see how it all works. Then I will try to sell off some of what I've got. Then I want to get into pure breeds for show!! I've got some buff reds mixed that are only three weeks old. I moved them out of the bitty box yesterday into a divided pen, next to a couple of white reds mixed that are about 2 1/2 months old. This morning when I went to feed the little ones had gotten in with the bigger ones. No one was fighting, but I will have to keep an eye on them. Don't want the babies to get bullied out of food.

4 comments:

Cal said...

Well there's only so much one person can do! Good that you've got your chickens though for relaxation. x

Becca's Dirt said...

Glad you are working but too bad for having to do so much. Many of us are in the same boat these days. It's tough to make ends meet. Hope the auction works out well for you. My moms chickens are doing very well and should begin to produce in the next month or so. About the stress - lock the bathroom door lite some candles turn off the light and take a long bubble bath. You deserve it.

Tracey said...

We've had Amy's 16 chickens to look after while they were away, thankfully they're home now & no harm came to any of them! (the chickens, that is!) x

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

........"MORE WITH LESS" I am used to hearing that one in the NHS.....

get out with your chicks...and relax