Melt Down

ThawEarly Spring Aroma

Don’t you just love the early spring, the day you first felt the sun’s warmth on your back in months. Birds are back, swooning over the rivers created by the rapid melt? Oh and let’s not forget the aroma of ‘Eau de doggie-do-do’ … its’ pungency permeating the air. ewwwwwwww … Well that’s the reality folks … shite ev’rywhere! Begin small rant – – >

Speaking of shite, the roommate experience/experiment has ended by mutual agreement. Too many cooks spoil the brew, not to mention the cast iron cookware. And now I can stop ironing my underwear. And my Tupperware is no longer employed, not really keen on going to work in the first place.

Having outgrown my job, last week I began working in a new salon, only two blocks from the old. Heaven knows there is one on every corner around here. That’s right, the market is flooded. Sure way to get your heart rate up, if nothing else. Stress’ll do it, look at the plus side.

The rapid growth in the city has not significantly improved quality of life for many, even most. People are running around breathless, trying to keep pace with the insanity. Perhaps it is not the altitude after all, yet as an excuse it does suffice. Seems as though a boom produces far more casualties than success stories.

Shortages have appeared out of thin-air:good luck getting the kind of light-bulb-you-need, not to mention other staples. Empty shelves, I thought at first were due to staff shortages, no one to unpack things, then it turns out many things are back-ordered as well.

I waited almost two months for a pump for the kitties’ water fountain. Poor little darlings had to drink still water, when they are used to the running, fresh filtered kind. I told them, “I understand, it’s tough being a kitty.” Poor l’il fur babes.

So I am forging forward, doing what is in front of me at any particular moment, hoping I am on the right track. Determined. What I really need to do is sell some art! Another mural wouldn’t hurt either. Planning a strategy … but what to do first?! I will keep you posted. Oh, and don’t forget the time change this weekend … just when we finally get out of Mercury Retrograde. Let’s hope it works in our favour. Cheers!

Melt Down was last modified: December 30th, 2015 by Deborah Robinson

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