Been a little while since I updated, but I'm happy to report that things are going well.
My last day at the New Store was this past Saturday, which was also Free Comic Book Day. It was a busy day, made busier still when the store's POS system went kerplunk and we couldn't do any sales transactions on our side. We had to send everyone over to the smoke shop to make their purchases. Heh.
At the end of the day, the boss surprised me. He gave me a cheesecake. It came completely out of the blue and was a very nice gesture.
So, I've had the last few days off. I go back to the Old Shop tomorrow and am looking forward to it. It turns out that we're keeping the book room, which is a surprise and, to be frank, I think it's a bad idea. But the owner wants to keep the books, so we're keeping the books. I start working in 'new' stock this weekend and am thinking that I'm going to eventually have to reorganize the entire room into Fiction and NonFiction sides.
Personally, I think if we turned it into a $1 comic room, it would be a better use of the space, but the boss said he likes the books and wants to keep 'em. Eh. It's his store.
Also discovered I won't be working just weekends, but will probably have a variable schedule. That's not a problem, it just means that I won't be applying for that job at the real book store. Ah well. C'est la vie.
I've started keto again and am past the keto flu and feeling pretty good overall. Having cut out soda, I can already see an improvement in my memory. Unfortunately, the lack of sugar also seems to have stifled my creative impulses. PHeh. Also, I have to cut back on the eggs. I've had way too many boiled eggs in the last few days.
The hardest thing for me to do on keto is get the necessary fat. So I add butter to everything and go drink a half-pint of whipping cream every day. I know. I know. Actually, it's not as bad as it sounds. And I go to town on sour cream and, occasionally, cream cheese.
The only thing I'm doing different this go around is not restricting my green, leafy vegetables. I did that last time and my gut flora paid the price. So, this time, I'm eating lots of salads and canned greens like spinach and turnip greens and cabbage.
So, that's where I'm at right now.
Life is falling into a new rhythm, but it's one I don't mind.