I had the day off today as our boss has come up with a way to eliminate o.t. We have two people work Monday-Thursday and two work Tuesday -Friday (10 hrs per day). We're hoping this is a temporary thing as we're a bit behind. They put some glitz in it by talking up having Monday off. That didn't really impress me much, I'd rather be off on Friday a day ahead of everyone else. But being the flexible employee I am, I complied with their wishes.
The problem was is that I felt like an unwanted figure in my home today. Usually when I get up every morning I will hear our dog jump up onto my side of the bed. I"ll then return and remove her from the bed. This usually causes a glare. She's a yellow lab and I don't care to sleep with dog hair. Well today I slept in a little longer and I got the nudge around 7 a.m. I opened my eyes to see her face right in my face with a look that had "Get going lady, this is my territory" written all over it. I got up thinking that she needed to go out. Nope, she didn't budge. Food ? Water? Nope, she wasn't looking for that. She wanted me out. There was no "Oh goodie, Mom's home today" tail wagging thing. It was a pacing with a glare. I was in her space and she was not happy. I was embarking upon her daily routine of sleep here for an hour, move to the other room, walk around and patrol the area for a bit, go back to sleep. I took her outside to play some ball for a bit and threw the ball and she just sat and stared at it. She then proceeded to walk away and lay down and let out a sigh. Not time yet..that comes after 6pm.
I did leave for a few hours for a trip to the Zoo with my sister and her kids. Upon my return I got the head looking up and the "Now what" look out of her. Around 3:30 this afternoon she had come to life. It was then the time I was allowed to be home.