As for work itself, it was neither a particularly long nor bad night, considering we all started at 7. Apparently Mary was being somewhat childish in refusing to do prep as a means of getting back at Sheila, and she had been on George's nerves for all but the beginning two hours of the night, but it still went okay from my perspective. Up until 3, that is, when there were still a few customers left to be dealt with, and she got incredibly impatient, which carried through actually cleaning up as well, because the couple times I went up front after making sure everything down in my area was tidy and stocked up, I couldn't help but notice how dirty her area still was. I just don't understand it. If Orlando or James had worked in Mary's place and we closed in the same fashion, we would definitely get in trouble, and quite frankly I hope we get in trouble, because apparently Mary is regarded as the perfect manager who can do no wrong, and she most definitely does do wrong, an awful lot over the past couple nights. In any case, on the way out to Walmart George got to talking about how we would've been better off with just the two of us, and I agree. Sure, we might have been there until 5 if it had only been the two of us there to close, but we legitimately do do a better job of it. Which is why I'm glad it's just the two of us after midnight tomorrow, but I'm still somewhat concerned about that, because apparently I've been given permission to be on a different position for once, and I've been doing the same thing on closes for so long that I'm not used to working by myself in other areas. But I don't know. We'll see what comes of that tomorrow, and if worse comes to worse, I'll just be somewhat behind compared to what I was capable of before.
Right now though, I'm not sure what else to say. Things regarding those serious matters I've been writing about recently changed, mostly for the better, but I'm very reluctant to mention why right now, because I don't want to shoot up into a state of "Everything's going well again!" all of a sudden. I still haven't responded to Jo - something I meant to do earlier this afternoon but never quite finished, and I have more reason than before to believe that Feathertail is the one who's being an ingrate and has more things of his own to work out than I do, but it seems I'm constantly switching between having too much to do, and not having enough to occupy my time. Right now I'm up into having too much to do, especially with baking cookies and cake and bread that I only have most of the acquiring-of-ingredients done for, but give it time. I got a preview of the new schedule at work tonight, and while it's nothing definite yet, I am thus far set have Monday through Thursday off, close Friday through Monday, have Tuesday off, close again on Wednesday, and then have the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th off. So I will definitely end up with more time than I know what to do with, but that's fine for the moment. Oh, and also, on a related-bit-of-interest note, Manoah's Mom, sister, and Manoah himself all came to work after the Christmas party tonight, and I used the opportunity to talk to her about Heart and Stroke's. If all goes according to plan I'll be meeting her at the office at 11:30am, which is really quite early, but I'd rather have to go out for a walk to get partway there and wake up fully in the process, instead of setting my alarm for ~10 and probably repeatedly hitting snooze until I literally only have ten minutes to get up, get dressed, and get to the office. And I get to go grocery shopping that day too. Fun. Anyways though, I really need to get to sleep right now. I'm surprised to see it's already 8:30, but I don't plan on having my eyes open for long enough to see that turn to 9:00~