Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Day off

Today Wednesday is my Sunday.  This is my 3rd season at the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. I am debating whether I will return for a 4th. I have been exhausted every day and spend so much time sleeping.  I have been crabby and just not enjoying it as much.  I have made lovely friends and would miss them..but I am not painting. And the pay is bad. I am tired. I realize this has a lot to do with some back and arthritis issues. This morning I woke in so much pain that my hands were useless. It took an hour for the 2 tramadol to work. I get 2 days off and need at least 3 to recover. Going to foot doctor tomorrow and hoping to get a cortisone shot to relieve swelling that new expensive orthopedic shoes have not addressed.  Back issues are chronic. I feel like a complaining baby!  And customer service is the pits. Even  a fun place gets angry impatient people. Parents who are either impatient with their kids or kids ignored by parents and tearing thru the bookstore.   Sad situations unfold everyday here from neglect of children, grandparents, pets and general pissiness of entitled  yuppies, and people who challenge the rules for safety.  It is not so much fun and I admire those fellow employees who maintain their enthusiasm. But even the  best of these are showing wear and tear.  
But I am going to a plein air event August 29, 30 and 31st. Going with a great new artist friend..sharing expenses and looking forward to the time away. And September at the end of the season..I am going to Oregon for the birth of my first grandchild. So things to look forward to even if I am going to be doing it on a shoestring.  
Lets see if I can find some fairly recent art to show you. And thanks for letting me vent about my tiny problems.

3 comments:

  1. You are dealing with painful physical problems and they make it hard to do your job. Do you maybe have osteoarthritis? I would get a proper diagnosis and look into getting a monthly disability allowance if I were you. Good luck. (your art is lovely)

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  2. Hi Kay,
    Don't worry about venting...you obviously need it and we all do the same thing. Sometimes life just...well...you know.
    Sounds like the plein air event will be fun and you could use that, too. And best of all, the expected grandchild's arrival will be the best time of the year, for sure.
    Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon.
    Sincerely,
    Gary.

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  3. Just found your blog...love your art!

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