Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My week

Today's interview for the kennel attendant job is now done. Now I wait for the other 6 people to have their interviews. Then probably next week the 2nd interviews & training day starts. Training day will be spent helping the lead person with the animals, learning her procedure of doing things, and will let her know how well you relate to animals.
So I will still be keeping my fingers crossed to get called back for that. The kennels are open from 7:30am-5pm and then whoever is working that day has to stay to clean up once its closed and usually only 1 or rarely 2 people work there at a time...because kennel attendants work long hours, they only work 3 1/2 days a week.

Hey the stray dog, that we found outside of Maswik Cafeteria a few months ago is still at the kennel...and they even kept the name I had given her. "Rosie" LOL~my manager must of told them that was her name when she was brought down there.

Hey if the kennel job don't work out...then maybe I'll go try for the switchboard operator job (if its still open by then)

In the meantime I will be busy making jewelry & crotcheting. Seems there is a "Spring Bazaar" coming up on May 9th, so Brenda and I are setting up a table together at the rec center for that. While my hands are busy with jewelry and yarn, I won't be picking up junk-food....course I won't be hiking or taking many pictures much either until this bazaar is done.
Well I have tomorrow off also, so I better get home and finish up the jewelry I started last night and then figure out what to do with all the beads I got today.
And it's been windy & chilly for the last couple days too...maybe my sunburn will be totally gone before it gets to hot again.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

I declare~sunburns suck!

Yesterday I volunteered for Earth Day so I was outside from about 9:30am-2pm.

I was wearing a T-shirt but still ended up with a helluva burnt neck and shoulder. My lower arms & face got some color but nothing like my neck. Enough color so that when I walked into work today 1 co-worker asked who I was angry at~~LOLThis must be the worst sunburn I ever had cuz usually if I ever ended a day with some color its usually gone in 24 hrs, but my co-workers said to expect this one to stay a week and said it will soon be bubbling and peeling.

I have never had to worry about a burn before, so I don't usually ever use sunscreen and probably for the first time ever I am going to the general store to buy some....and after this I will surely be taking some with me on my camping trip in June down at Indian Gardens.

When I was a kid, my brothers used to have me put Noxzema on their burns but at the moment I don't have that either. Geez even my hair hurts when it brushes against the back of my neck...and I don't even have long hair anymore.

Should have some rain this Saturday...geez right now I wish it was Saturday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Is Sunshine around the corner?

You know, I'm beggining to wonder if Summer will ever get here. We had a "white Easter" and the last few days have been way to windy for me. And to think I was looking at jobs in Alaska...LOL

Well I finally got a job interview at the kennels set for the 28th. But for now I'm still at Yavapai...working the morning shift. Which means I have to catch the bus about 5am the rest of this week.

Since moving my computer across my room the darn thing won't work...hasn't worked for about a week now. Keeps telling me to try "safe mode" or "last good configuration" or "start normally" but NOTHING seems to work so I'm sitting at Park headquarters right now.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

work~and no power

For some silly reason I clocked into work 1/2 hour early...need to open eyes and look at time clock better. LOL

Sooo, labout 9:15-9:20am the power went out around the whole park. A raven flew into the main transformer and knocked power out for about 4 1/2 hours.
Not much food to serve people without power. We extended breakfast and towards the end we started letting people have 1 breakfast free. For lunch we had soup, hotdogs, started out with chili but when that was gone we got the spaghetti going out front. Grandpa Al made a few pitchers of "cowboy coffee" and boy was it ever strong!

Power came back on just as 2nd shift was coming in...I left at 2pm. It started to spit snow soon after I got home and the wind knocked power out again for About a minute.
Had a wicked toothache all day and went to bed about 5pm I woke up with the side of my face all swollen.

Last week or early this week (I forget at moment) I got a food handlers card from ALASKA! Took some simple test online~got 100%. The card is good for 3 years, so anytime between now & 3 yrs I can go up to Alaska to work if I want. hmmmm, Glacier bay, Denali Park, Coldfoot Camp????
Aah, my face/teeth hurt to much to think of all that now...and just my luck I have to go into work at 5:30am today. Which means I need to jump in shower now and catch a bus by around 4:45-5am

Friday, April 3, 2009


(anyone remember the old christmas show with the mizer brothers? I loved the silly little song...
just put 1 foot in front of thee other and soon you'll be walking out the door...or...or
Just put 1 foot in front of thee other and soon you'll be walking cross the floor...or...or)

Every week we get messeges from the rec center here after everyone has weighed-in for the weightloss contest....usually late Sunday or early Monday. Here is part of their messege this week. This weeks healthy habit challenge is to try to log 3 miles total walking/running for the entire week. That means at the end of weigh in, the total amount you would have walked for the week would have been at least three miles. The weather is going to start turning beautiful again...let's all get out and enjoy it!
I guess I always considered walking as just something you do to get from point A to point B. like I would walk to the store, walk to work, walk the dogs so they could have different scenery/fresh air...sometimes I think I still have a hard time thinking of walking as being exercise. So anyways my contest messege says to walk 3 miles this week...well on the days I remember to wear my pedometer I can do over 3 miles in just a normal day, which is surprising seeing as I sit on my butt in front of the computer alot more then I should,

So yesterday after work I decided to go for a walk . I went up to Pipe Creek Vista and walked back down to Mather Point. Now this picture might not look like much but its a spot that is peaceful & relaxing and seeing as it was a chilly/windy/ day, there was nobody else around.

try clicking onto the picture to see if its gets bigger (in case u wanna see what the weather was like here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This top photo was taken from a window in my room a few weeks ago.

This photo was taken last night while I was on the sunset tour. I think I have now gone on the sunset tour 4 times. Last night was pretty cloudy..usually I like clouds for a sunset but last night there was just too many clouds..as I have seen better sunsets here then what I saw last night. But it was still a nice way to spend a night off from work, even if it did get chilly.

It still seems silly when guests will ask where the best spot to watch a sunrise or sunset.
Hmmm, there are to many good spots here so it just depends on how far you want to walk and what end of the canyon you want to be on.