Today has been a bit better day. Last night was rough, though. I fell asleep around 9 p.m. with the tv on. Woke back up, clicked it off and went right back to sleep. But I woke again around midnight. I laid in bed (with Mike and three dogs, we were baby sitting my nieghbor's dog cause he had to go somewhere). I just couldn't go back to sleep. It was nearly 2 a.m., so I got up and watched Animal Planet. About 3 a.m. I went back to bed, but couldn't sleep still. It was around 4:30 a.m. when I finally dozed off, and had to get up at 6 a.m. for work. So I got very little sleep last night.
Got a call from SFC Cook today before lunch. I was gonna call her if she hadn't called after lunch. She had bad news and good news. The bad news is that there were too many people worried about rules and regs than good soldiers. So I am getting outprocessed from the Army Reserves. I was considering going back to my old part time job at a local gas station. Last time I worked there they got robbed, and one of my co-workers was shot in the back of the head point blank. (He lived) Plus, I'd be getting home around 1 a.m. and having to get up at 6 a.m. I'd certainly be able to make more money, but I'd be working every week as opposed to one weekend a month. There was good news, however. She said that once the paper work was processed (2-4 weeks) I could take that same paperwork right down to a recruiter and get right back in, and even got back to the same unit I was in. Of course, you know I argued the stupidity of that. It is a complete waste of time, money, personnel, and paperwork. But then again, we are talking about the government. So, I probably will not be participating in March's drill, which is okay, because it is a field experience with boring classes and running another range at Fort Bragg. I really was not looking foreward to it.
As far as my civilian job, it is quite a headache right now. We are doing a full annual inventory this weekend, which means late night Friday and all day Saturday at work. That should help because it means overtime. But it also means that I have to have everything I do for the whole district, including end-of-month reports done right away, and right. I'm finding crazy mistakes that are not necessarily ours, that date back as far as last August! That's part of why I was cranky yesterday. I know this will all spill into next week as well. I just want it to hurry and get over all ready!
AND......I was excited about my hens that we raised from last spring and summer starting to lay this year. But I got a huge disappointment this week! Four of the five RI/Buff hens are squaring off now and trying to become fathers! I now have four red-headed cockrels that I have no use for! Unless I can find them new homes, they will probably end up in the freezer. I just won't be the one to do the ugly deed. I simply cannot kill any animal that I have been feeding and taking care of in captivity. I'll probably give one of the chickens to a neighbor if they do the deed for me. I want February to just be over now!!