Registering

Saturday, October 23, 2021 (November’s full moon [“Beaver”] will rise on the 19th.)

Yesterday, I worked the closing shift, didn’t leave the store until around 8:30, after helping to count money and whatever else needed doing. Soon afterwards, was feeding horses, quickly followed by caring for other animals. Around 10 p.m., my Border Collie Miles accompanied me to the barn, to release the horses from feeding stalls.

After a very long day, wine to relax.

I thought of Stephen Soundheim’s song (from “Follies”), “I’m still here”.

“I’ve run the gamut, A to Z
Three cheers and dammit, C’est la vie
I got through all of last year, and I’m here
Lord knows, at least I was there, and I’m here
Look who’s here, I’m still here”

And again today, on the closing shift. I’ll get through this!

Actually, I like my job…and lots. Very surprising, because I didn’t expect to, but the store has managers working as a good team, communicating and interacting well with employees. Plus, it’s fun at the register, talking with people buying for their pets, or collecting hardware for their work.

Customers teach things. Like, who knew goats love pumpkin? I will buy a pumpkin and split it open for my goats and chickens. Who knew that the store’s heavy paper bags are wonderful kindling? Plus, another great kindling tip: save dryer lint, and stuff it into empty toilet paper or paper towel cardboard rolls, easy to store and wonderful kindling.

Yep, I’m finding out all sorts of things.

My best learning is that I’m still here!

Dear Friends: One day, I will write about the fun of being with young co-workers, they’re uppers! Diana

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