Speaking of which though, I went into work last night and got a surprise. The schedule for next week - the one ending on December 7th - is already made up, so I really hope I'm not too late to ask for the 13th through 16th off. I left Melissa a note to that effect last night, and made sure to also say that if she couldn't give me all four days I would at least like to not work on the 13th and 16th (my birthday and Heart and Stroke's Christmas party, respectively), and actually... no... nevermind the hesitancy. I just went downstairs and called Melissa to check if she got my note, and she said that yes, I have all four of those days off now. Good good good. Unfortunately, when I called Heart and Stroke Michele had already left for the day, but I sent her an email instead, and thus will probably have a reply to that when I wake up tomorrow. Now the only problem will be actually making it out there that morning, but I'm pretty sure Tryphena and her Mom are going, so if I don't feel like walking I might be able to arrange getting a ride with / being picked up by them. Might because people seem to be becoming more and more stingy with who they give rides to these days. I asked George if he would be willing to give me a ride home from work last night because the anxiety I was feeling due to various things here was becoming too much to bear (I didn't tell him that part though), and he looked away for a moment, before saying "I guess. You don't usually ask for rides", but in the end I walked home, because it was raining and he already had enough to do on his own (mostly related to school and sleeping), and I honestly didn't want to be an imposition. It sounds funny to say with all these other goings-on lately wherein I'm being pretty much just that, but it was a fun walk home anyways, and only one of the three things I was expecting to see actually happened, which means that getting a ride home would've been pointless.
As for other bits and pieces of interest, I know what I really really need to do right now. Go around and clean up all the garbage that's strewn about my room. Mostly things from Tim Hortons the other night, but they're still there, so I need to go do that, then probably start writing this other email. I told George I'd stop by to say hi either on my way to or home from getting Christmas things later, so I have until about 7 or 8 before I head out. Maybe I should make up a list of what I need to get though. A game for Adam, wrapping paper from someplace, one or two little edible things for everybody, and just... much stuff. And then stuff to make alot of cookies as well, and to top that off, I'm also thinking about maybe making one of those cakes for when we go to Aunt Marie and Uncle Mark's on Christmas Eve. Probably overkill there, as cookies would suffice, but for the time being, everything is a valid idea~