I am still here! I didn’t run away again…well, not completely. I have been hanging out with my guys from the motorcycle club way too much recently. It’s all Netflix’s fault. They give you 79 episodes all at once. Back in the day you would wait an entire week to see what happened and now you can watch 5 seasons in a week. Well, that’s probably possible if all you do is watch constantly. Anyway, I have the pipe up to my mouth and ‘Sons of Anarchy’ is the crack. I am powerless. I was bragging to someone the other day about how awesome it is not watching the news anymore but I am sure making up for it with fictional, small town gang activity.
That last paragraph was meant to only tell you why I have been absent again and since I was about to start waxing philosophically about the Sam Crow guys, I figured I’d better get on with the real story.
Not so long ago I wrote about my Spirit Animal, the grasshopper (GH) and you may peruse that post here. The situation has not changed one bit and I will tell you all about how the grasshopper has caught my attention on NUMEROUS occasions since I figured out that it was my Spirit Animal. I even have some GH pics to share, but these are only a few of the times that the GH has entered into my space. Hopefully, if you are thinking or wondering about your Spirit Animal you might get some inspiration from my previous post and see how it has played out since then.
The GH above hitched a ride on my car all day from home to work and back home again. He is rather large and I have noticed that a lot of these GH’s take on an almost shrimpy look. I noticed him when I driving to work and I worried for him, afraid that the wind would take him away, but he hunkered down and used the mirror to deflect the wind. I surely didn’t think he would still be out there when I left work, but he was.
This guy is very different than the green ones I usually see. I looked down to see him on the railing at our town fair as I was waiting for my kids to come down the really tall slide thingee. Usually I am just chillin’ and all of a sudden I look down to see a GH just chillin’ there with me. Sometimes they are flying out at me, really trying to get my attention.
I was at work one day, waiting on a customer in the drive-thru. I sent the tube out for the lady to send her prescription back in. When I opened the tube chute thing, this GH seemed to fly out at me. I raised my hands to my face and when I looked back up, he was just hanging out in the chute thing, like he had never flown out at me. Maybe he jumped back up in there, but I was not really that surprised that this was happening as it had been happening like crazy for a while at that point.
The two pictures above are of the tiniest grasshopper I think I have ever seen. Looking a little shrimpy again, this GH was on some flowers I cut in the yard. I brought several flowers in and almost threw this one out when I saw the baby GH. Of course I rescued him and took several pics before taking his little ass back into the yard. He was so cute!
A recent GH incident happened when I got into the shower one morning last week. There had been a threat of frost outside and I moved all the plant babies into the house. One such was put in the shower for watering and I retrieved it from the shower the night before. I guess the GH stayed in the shower all night to make sure I got the message. I regret that I have no pictures of that to share, but suffice it to say that I was screaming for Hubby to come get the thing! I am excited and in love with my Spirit Animal, but I am still a girl and specific things must be met before I want to hold a GH in my hand. Those are: #1 – don’t be naked when holding GH. #2 – know that insect is near and that I am about to be attempting to hold it. I was completely taken by surprise, but yet somehow still not.
UPDATE: I paused in my writing to go pick up my daughter from dance class and we decided to pick something up for dinner. I debated with myself on what I wanted to eat as we drove down the street and I pulled into the Chinese drive-thru and ordered our food. It wasn’t until I was almost finished ordering that I noticed the grasshopper on the lit up menu. I can’t tell you how good it felt in the moment to just know I was on the right path. I don’t know that I believe that literally, as I am sure I will regret the Chinese food in the morning, like I usually do. I felt like no matter where I had stopped, the Universe would put the GH there. See Chinese menu GH below.
I have been feeling pretty good today, despite the fact that I woke up at 4:00 AM so I could be at work at 5:00 AM for the pharmacy inventory. This is my second time doing the inventory and I rocked it out even more than before. I was $8,000 over last quarter and $13,000 over this quarter. So…we have $13,000 worth of drugs more than they thought we would. That’s money all day because I was thrifty, careful, monitored the inventory and made myself pretty much the most annoying tech ever, I am sure my co-workers would tell you. In the end it has been worth it because there were some naysayers who thought I would do extra bad this time because it came out so good last time. “Surely you’ve made a mistake,” one co-worker said. BAHAHAHA…take that naysayers! (Sorry I enjoy a little healthy competition!)
So the District Pharmacy Manager was there and she was very impressed and I could tell she was happy with all my hard work. This is good because, on Thursday, I have the phone call to interview for the pharmacy auditor position I applied for a few weeks ago. She mentioned that, if I got the job, I would be traveling about once a week and then from time to time to help other pharmacies with things they need help with. She said I could help some of the others with their inventory, since I was so good at it. I could just feel the naysayers cringing. It’s nice to hear the praise when I have had a difficult time with some of the others about the inventory. They have questioned my every move and I am glad to see all the headaches and anxiety weren’t in vain.
Because Grasshopper encouraged me, I took a leap of faith and applied for the job which I may not have done otherwise. I didn’t worry about how I would manage all the travel, I just leaped. Always jumping forward to the next thing, the next adventure.
Wish me luck for my interview Thursday!