Tag Archives: hot

Steam Punked

Beauty in the day: when you hang your new blouse in the shower to steam, turn on the hot water and walk out, completely forgetting what you have done, it’s a bit frustrating. When you finally return, the water has gone cold (darn it!) – but your new blouse is steamed up great! ‪#‎noshowertonight‬

Color Me Content

Beauty in the day: is it wrong for me to say it’s the (slightly) cooler temperatures? I have to give my doggie hot compresses – and he was not happy! But we’ve gotten it worked out now, and his trip to the vet was successful. I didn’t get the glowing report I was hoping for, but it was still positive, nonetheless. I got some things accomplished, and best of all, it was payday today! Oh wait – best of all, I had 60 cents per gallon off on my gas today! Oh wait – best of all, I had a fun text session with a group of fun people from work. Oh wait – best of all, NO WORK TOMORROW, OR FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. *smiling*

Give Me A Break

Beauty in the day: Monday. And it felt like one, partially due to the installation of the ever-popular Daylight Savings Time. I had stacks (STACKS) on my desk – things that NEEDED to get done. But now it was time for the……..LUNCHROOM (insert a very mournful, yet sturdy rendition of the opening bars of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony). On top of everything else, I wore boots, because, let’s face it, it WAS cold this morning. 36 degrees when I left home, FYI. And when one wears boots, one generally wears an appropriate outfit. Bottom line, I was hot. No, not “omigish, she’s so hot”, but, “omigish, I’m perspiring in this LUNCHROOM (cue Beethoven). It was FINALLY 3rd lunch, and I was completing a demonstration of the very fine and minuscule difference between SITTING and STANDING (these nuances can be tricky). One little girl raised her hand as I waved everyone to go back to their “#1job in the lunchroom” (eating your lunch), and I walked over. “Did you have a question?” I asked her above the din. “Yes. Do you ever get to have a break?”

“A break?” I queried, clearly confused by the question.

“Yes. Do you get to go and have lunch too? And eat something? Or do you just have to work all day?” (The kid was good. She had clearly been paying attention.)

It was either that, or a few priceless comments made by Nurse Sonja Reid as she taught a First Aid CPR course this afternoon. Totally deadpan face. She is such a pro.