Friday, October 23, 2009

I survived the closing

That's right! My store is finally closed and I survived. There were times that I wasn't sure I would (namely when I worked 9 consecutive days). There were times that my devotion to customer service was no where to be found (most notably when I was accused of false advertising and rather than attempt another explanation, I responded that I was just too lazy to fix the signs). But I survived. In the end it was bittersweet. Though I haven't worked for the company long, I have many memories at that location. All with some of my dearest friends. And I've been blessed to have, overall, worked with people that I really liked. KS girl, I'm really gonna miss seeing you all the time. And JD, I wish you and NF could've been there. You wouldn't have recognized the place.
But, it's done and over with, and life at BBV moves on. I managed to luck up and end up with 3 days off. Mostly because someone covered my Thursday shift since I had a Dr appointment, but I'm enjoying it none the less. I can finally see the bottom of the dirty clothes hamper, and I was able to get maintenance out to fix all the door problems we were having.
Little man has been doing great with potty training this week. Still relying heavily on the timer, but it's better than nothing. I just hope he gets it soon and doesn't wind out missing out on Pre-K because of it. But there's still time to worry about that. The new afghan is about halfway done (again). When doing a piece that requires you to stitch together a number of smaller pieces, always be careful. It's no fun to put in the final stitch only to realize you messed up the diagram and have to basically start all over again. But I've been a busy little bee with it, and should have it ready to post in just a few more days. And will be ordering the yarn for the next project next week. It's a gorgeous afghan pattern that I can't wait to get started on. So be sure to stay tuned for updates on that.
But for now, I need to start preparing for dinner at the in-laws, and hopefully to put in a few more stitches while I'm there. Talk to ya'll later!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's Finally Here! The 3rd Annual GA Etsy Street Team's:

It's Fall Y'All Sale

This weekend Oct 9-11th, shop from our great list of participating stores or search "all items" for GAetsyteam or Itsfallyall.

Handmade is never mass produced, so each item is special and unique! Give yourself and your friends the gift of handmade!

List of Participating Shops:

Amber's Aromatherapy
Handmade soaps, lotions, lip balm, milk bath and custom blended teas
20% all orders

Amelia's Soap Co.
Handmade Soap Products
15% discount on soaps

April's Afghans
Afghans and other crocheted household items
Free U.S. shipping

Artistspirit - A Reflection of Mind
Glass fusion jewelry, plates and coasters
15% off any item

Beautiful Tree Huggers
Homemade all natural soap, lotion, etc.
Everything in the store 20% off

Be Inspired Designs
Scrabble Tile Pendant Jewelry & Accessories
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE plus FREE SHIPPING

(stuffed) animal skin loveys
Free U.S. shipping, $5 off shipping everywhere else!

Bug's Hugs
Unique handmade creations for anyone that could use a hug!
Free shipping (U.S. only) plus 10% off all orders

Cocoa Dreams
Personalizable baby bibs, blankets, burp cloths and aprons
Free domestic shipping on everything in shop

Crafters Crossing
Handmade Swarovski crystal and wire jewelry
10% off merchandise orders totaling up to $99.99
15% off merchandise orders totaling $100 or over

The Crafty Coop
Handmade resin jewelry with glitter
All necklaces 20% off

embrodiery,dolls,quilted items
20% off section

Deb's Pane In The Glass
Anything Stained Glass from sun catchers, ceiling fan pull chains to business card holders and holiday items
Free USA and International Shipping!

Deuce Goods
Be original this Fall with one of a kind accessories & gifts
15% off All Hats and Scarves

Everyday May
toddler items and women's accessories
FREE shipping to U.S. on all items

Adorable Art for Children, Babies and Fun Grownups!
Free worldwide shipping, plus 10% off storewide -all refunded via paypal

Fluffy Flowers
cute Creatures & pretty Pouches
FREE shipping to ANYWHERE in the world

The Goddess Within You
Artisian Jewelry
Free shipping

Jenjie's Stuff
Beautiful and Fun Handmade Items
Free U.S. Shipping and 10% off all items

JoyAnna - all things beautiful
Purses, pillows, scrapbook covers, tissue holders etc
FREE SHIPPING within the Continental USA on everything in the shop.

Kartu Graphics
Designer of our fabulous sale graphic15% OFF

K. Berlin Metalsmith
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry - Precious Metals and gems
Free Shipping on All items

Madame Monogram
Personalized intems for Bridal, Baby, Child and Home
FREE pair of luggage tags with any purchase, a $12.00 value

Maria Luna
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Fine Art Photography
15% OFF excluding items that are already on sale

mod momME
Accessories for mom and baby
10% off your total order. Use promo code "fallyall" Money refunded via PayPal.

Nicolita Love
Handmade and Vintage Jewelry and Accessories
Free Shipping on orders over $20 & Free Nola Brooch with purchase

Unique Handmade Jewelry
Buy one get second one half off (BoGo)Sale

Princess Ciarra Raye’s Designs
Jewelry for the little girl inside you
Free Shipping

Handmade Silk Scarves and Gifts
Sale Items 15% off with Free Shipping

Kids wear and more
Free shipping

Smelly Rhino Studio
Art with a little Humor! Original paintings and Prints
10% off and free shipping!

Sweet Pea Boutique
Colorful hairbows and clips for girls of all ages!
Buy any hairbow or clip set and get one HALF PRICE, with FREE SHIPPING for orders $10 and up

The Print Duchess Studio
Custom Stationery & Personal and Promo Designs
20% off Rectangular Address Labels

Original Mixed Media Art
15% off everything!

Worthy Soy Candles & Crochet
Soy Candles & Unique Crochet Creations
10% Off Everything!

*** Special thanks to Rebecca Salcedo (smellyrhinostudio) who painted our ad backdrop of the falling leaves and to Maria Allen (Kartu Graphics) who layered the graphics

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Fall Ya'll!!!!

It's almost time for the holiday. Take advantage of our Fall sale, and have your pick before everybody else.

Among the over one million handmade artisans who callEtsy home are some 300 here in Georgia, creating wonderful products with their Southern charm! Visit the Georgia EtsyStreet Team members on Etsy to find clothing, handbags, Mommy products, kids stuff, home decor, bath and body, beauty, candles, custom blended tea, pet products, Georgia team sports items, accessories, jewelry, fused glass and stained glass, fiber goods and textiles, fine art and folk art and lots of other great products that my senile mind can't remember at the moment!

We have a few sales a year, but it's neat to have a whole team participate, because you just do one search and find thousands of great items from hundreds of crafters and artists! Now is a great time to begin your Christmas shopping experience! When you browse like this, you find all kinds of beautiful, irresistible goodies and oodles of practical ones too!, you often find things you will find no where else on earth! See, handmade is never mass produced, so each item is special and unique! Give yourself and your friends the gift of handmade!

Don't forget to visit Etsy this coming weekend and support one microcosm of handmade happiness! (I'll be there, too!)

P.s. This ad backdrop with the falling leaves was lovingly painted by Rebecca Salcedo (smellyrhinostudio) and the wicked graphics were layered by Maria Allen (Kartu Graphics)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Why I've been MIA

So I know I seem to have dropped off the face of the earth lately. I promise that I haven't. And I have been busy working. I've spent most of the minimal time off that I've had working on my bedspread, but I have finished another item for my shop. As soon as I figure out where the digital camera is, I'll be posting pictures. (One of the many joys of marrying home life and business - when family uses things you need and then you can't find them. LOL.) I've also started work on a new piece that I hope to have finished in time for the "It's Fall Ya'll" Sale that my Etsy Team will be hosting from October 9-11. It'll be the first sale that I've taken part in and I'm very excited about it. The piece I'm working on is a perfect holiday piece. I have another in mind for once I finish this one, but we'll see about it when the time comes.

On the personal front, I'm exhausted. My store is officially in the close out phase. We've been there for about 3 weeks and have 2 weeks left. I just finished a run of 9 consecutive shifts. I found out that I will be transferring to another store once mine is finished, so I won't be unemployed just before the holidays - thank God. But that's of course assuming that I survive closing this store.

Unfortunately, little man hasn't been to thrilled about all the extra hours, but I finally have a day off tomorrow and have promised that him and I will spend the whole day together. But for now, I'm going to grab my most recent project, and settle in to work while I watch Bones.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Taking a break, finally

I've been neglecting my blog lately. I've been super busy, but I finally have some time to relax. My poor bedspread has been ignored as well, but I was able to put in a few stitches last night and this morning, so it's moving along again, along with the box that I'm working on for the store. I still have miles to go on the bedspread, I've almost finished the first section (there's going to be at least 6 total, maybe 7 when it's done). And the new bed that it's being made for is coming on Tuesday, I'm so excited! I can't wait to see my new bed.
I'm also thrilled because one of my dearest friends is in town this weekend. I know he has to visit with his family, but I'm hoping there will be some time left over for me when he's done. Other than that, hubby and I are going to spend the rest of this weekend working on the spare room, getting it ready to be turned into a guest bedroom. So lots to do. Hopefully, next time it won't be so long between postings. But that is it for now. Time to go play "pirates" with Little Man.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Crochet across generations

I've had such a nice few days. Hubby's grandparents came into town mid-week last week. We've had such a nice visit. They're headed back to NJ today though. Grandma H does some wonderful crochet work and it was so nice to be able to talk to her about patterns and different yarns and techniques. And of course Little Man loved playing with his Great-Grandparents. And my grandparents should be here for a short visit in a few days. I'm SO looking forward to that. It'll be the first time that I've had them come to my home for a visit. Very exciting.
With all the visiting, I haven't gotten as much work done on my bedspread as I would've liked, but I have gotten some new pieces done for the shop. They should be ready to be photographed and posted in the next few days. I just want to make a few more so that I can bundle them some.
I did get to "meet" another wonderful artist through my GA street team the other day. She has some very nice prints in her store. Be sure to check it out.

Work has been as much fun as always. I had to pass up the opportunity for some extra shifts this week with all the family coming and going. I really felt bad that I wasn't able to help cover the shifts, but maybe next time. Well, I suppose I should get back to the housework. I want the place to look extra nice when my grandparents get here.
Have a great week everyone!

Monday, July 27, 2009

A great weekend, and a new week

So this weekend was LONG. I worked 9-5 Friday and Saturday and then had to close last night. But it could be worse, I could hate my job. Saturday was really nice though. Little man spent the night with my in-laws so that hubby and I could have a date night. Shopping, dinner, and the new Harry Potter. SO much fun. It's been forever (at least it feels that way) since I went through all the feminine rituals of getting ready for a date. Even the times that we've had someone watch Little Man so we could go out, it was usually pretty low key, and certainly no primping was involved. But it was nice, to change that. And I REALLY enjoyed the movie. I've always loved the Harry Potter movies, but really, it seems that each one is better than the one before it.
I spent most of today digging my way out of laundry. Working 5 days straight, and running errands, and having dates when I wasn't working, put me extremely behind. But I'm just about all caught up now. All that's left is folding the towels that are currently fluffing in the dryer after drying on the line and then ironing hubby's work clothes after the munchkin goes to sleep tonight. He still stays to hyper for me to feel comfortable having a hot iron with him running underfoot.
We had a potty training debacle early this morning. The best I can piece together, since I didn't witness the event, is that he tried to make it to the potty and didn't get there in time, and then tried to clean up the mess by himself, resulting in an even bigger mess for me to clean, and an early morning bath for him. Fun times. But I couldn't bring myself to get frustrated, he had tried so hard, and was quite proud of himself for trying. Perhaps we'll have better luck next time.
Then while he napped, I got some work done on the bedspread and watched He's Just Not That Into You. I thought it was a pretty cute movie, nothing spectacular, but cute. And with all that being said, it's time for me to start getting ready for dinner; fried chicken, rice, mac and cheese, and fries - it's so much fun having a family where everyone prefers different side dishes. Lol.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Finally, some days off

So I finally got a few days off work. I shouldn't say that. It's really not like I work all the time. There are just some days it feels like it. I'm still waiting to find out how the visit from TJ goes. He had to reschedule to come to the store tomorrow instead of today. But we'll see I suppose. 
Grandpa had his appointment with the doctors on Friday. They did a CT scan and found that the lung they did the biopsy on was half collapsed. I got so angry. He called the DR that did the biopsy the day after to complain of serious shortness of breath (had to sit on a chair to brush his teeth, because he couldn't keep his breath standing up that long kind of serious). They just sent a script to the pharmacy for him. Never asked him to come in just to be safe. So he's been sitting there with a half collapsed lung for the past two weeks, roughly. But he went in this morning to have it inflated so that should be fine now. And he got the prescription for the medicine to treat the cancer; they're just waiting to find out if TriCare will cover it or not. 
Things at home have been busy as always. Cleaning and cooking and potty training. It's enough to wear a woman out in all the best ways possible. I got an exciting phone call from the church today. We've got another praise night coming up next month (very exciting in it's own right; I LOVE our praise nights), but Pastor P remembered that I played the flute, so they're going to work me in for some of the songs. I'm terribly excited. It's been years since I've been able to play, and can't wait to be a part of this. *Thank you so much Pastor P for giving me this chance!*
I'm still busy working on my bedspread. It's slow going, but it's important to me to keep the stitches small and tightly done for this one. I have work in progress photos to share, but I'm working on the laptop tonight, and the pictures are saved to the desk top comp, so that'll have to wait. I do hope to get back to work on some stock soon, and I'll keep you all posted on that. But that's about it for now. I have another full day tomorrow, so I better get off the computer and get some rest. Good night all!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sitting at home.

Sitting at my computer desk at home. It feels so good to have my own home again. And all my things. Hubby has started his new job, and we're starting to settle in to a routine again. I've pulled out my big notebook (courtesy of FlyLady), and started blessing my home and my family every day. What can I say, I'm a creature of habit, and nothing is more comforting to me than routine.
This morning has been full of chores, making breakfast and now lunch for my little man, and, most recently, hanging a load of laundry on the clothes line. It makes me so happy to have a clothes line, at last. I've wanted one for so long. To my mind, there's nothing quite like line dried clothes (or sheets especially), and I love being able to do something so simple to save my family money, and save energy that the dryer would otherwise be using.
But with all that, today is my last day off this week, and I'm looking to relax and enjoy it some too. As soon as little man goes down for his nap, I plan on doing some work on my new bedspread. It's such a large project that it's slow going. And I plan on getting back to work on some new stock here soon. I'm going to keep working on the bathroom items, and hope to try out some new patterns for that line as well. I'm also busy planning other items I can make for my new house as well; more bedspreads, tablecloths, placemats, rugs, the list goes on and on.

I'm hoping I'll luck up and get to watch some more True Blood here soon. I've gotten sucked into the show since I rented the first two discs of season 1 from work. But now I've watched both of those, and am trying to get my hands on disc 3 to see what happens next. Unfortunately, we only received one copy of each disc, and it's difficult to get your hands on one. Oh well, we have our movies to watch in the meantime.

Little man has been doing very well with potty training. I've been using my trusty kitchen timer (courtesy of FlyLady again), and we've made it up to going every 35 minutes. Yeah! He still struggles with telling me that he has to go, I have to stay on top of it, but he'll get there.

So that's pretty much been the past couple of days around here. Now it's time for me to do some pattern research while the munchkin finishes his lunch. And then settle in to relax while he naps.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


So we've gotten into the new house, and our household goods have been delivered. It looks like the movers managed to do only a small amount of damage so far. Thank goodness for that. I still have my shop on vacation mode, but hope to put the final touches on the home office in the next couple of days, and then I'll be up and running again. 
Unfortunately, we also received some bad news lately. My grandfather has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Many of you closest to me already know this, and have already started praying for his healing, and I thank you all for that. It's still early yet, and we aren't sure what stage the cancer is in until he's able to meet with the oncologist, but I trust that the Lord will take care of this amazing man that has been the only earthly father I've ever known. There's not much more than that for right now, but I'll be able to start posting regularly again now, so be looking for more to come. 

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Long couple of days

So the application is still being processed. We should know how much our deposits are going to be on Monday. I'm so excited. The house is definitely being held for us, it's just a matter of finding out the deposits. Hubby called the movers yesterday morning, and that just brightened our day. Our stuff is in Macon, which is nice; no problem having it delivered once we sign the lease on Thursday. The problem is that the military end of things is claiming that we never applied for our extension back in February. (For those of you who don't know, the military pays to have your stuff held for up to 180 days when you move - plenty of time for someone that's transferring from one base to another to find a place to live. Beyond that, you have to apply for extensions, which we've been doing since it's taken so long for us to get our own place.) So we were told that it would be $5 per pound (we had 5700 pounds) per month I believe it was. Fortunately for us, we had the sent email that we sent back to them in February applying for the extension, the one they claim to have never received. So we sent that along with an explanation of everything that's going on to the chief and we're waiting to hear if they'll overturn the charge. 
I told hubby that we'd move into that house on Thursday with nothing but an air mattress and some paper plates if we had to. So we'll see what happens there.
Earlier this week, I had to take my poor puppy to the vet. He has a really bad ear infection. The medicine seems to be helping quite a bit, but I have to take him back in two weeks just to be sure. Poor thing was just miserable. And the inside of his ear was so swollen from him scratching it, that the vet could hardly get the drops in there. But he does seem to be getting quite a bit better. 
We're hoping to look into getting the new furniture we want this week. We'll see though. We're still tossing around money figures deciding what we want to do on that point. 
I can't wait to get into that little house and start setting it up. It's a rental house in a gated community here. It's sort of like off base military housing. They cater to active duty, retired, DoD contractors, GS, so on. We'll have to have a key card to get into the area (which I love), plus they'll be doing part of the yard work for us (we just have to keep the grass cut inside our fence, they'll handle the rest). It's got the bedrooms, and it claims to have 2 baths, but that makes me laugh. It has a full, standard bathroom of the hallway (the 2nd) bathroom, and the one in the master is nothing but a sink, toilet, and stand alone shower. Which is fine, it's just the way that it's all smushed together. There's the minimum amount of square feet to fit all that in there. But it's okay. It's only for a year, and hopefully we'll be ready to buy around the time the lease is up. That's the plan at least, but we all know what happens when we make plans. But I'm still VERY excited. 
I've started work on my new bedspread. I'll be posting some "preview" pictures about that in the next day or so. I'm planning on alternating between working on it and working on stock items. I'm thinking even days on personal odd days on business. We'll give it a try for a few days and see how it works out. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Welcome to GA people

So today was nothing short of amazingly interesting. I woke up to find out that the AC had quit working sometime during the night. Not a big deal, call the repair guy. And this morning was cool enough that it didn't feel too bad. Then it was off to work. I felt pretty productive today. Got 2 out of 5 projects done, and got about a fourth of the way done with the third. Hubby called after his interview to tell me that he got the job (praise God), and a decent pay bump too (not as much as we had been hoping for, but nothing to sneeze at for sure). After that, he went by and got the rental application for the house that we want. I'm so excited at the thought of moving out. I just can't wait. 
After work, I came home to find out that the AC still wasn't working (and yes, it's 11 at night, and it's still not working). So shortly after getting home, Dad left to go get some window units to get us through the night.
He got one situated in their room, and one in Christopher's room. But seeing as my child has already figured out how to climb out his bedroom window, we figured it best not to leave him unsupervised for the night, so I'm sleeping in his room tonight. The epitome of comfort let me tell you. Which leaves my poor hubby alone and hot in our room. But what do you do?
With all the excitement today, I got pitifully little work done on stock, but hope to make up for it tomorrow and Friday. Tomorrow will have a busy start. I have to take the dog to the vet to get more heartworm medicine and get his ear taken care of (poor baby picked up ear mites somewhere). Then I'll drop him off at home and head off to the housing office to put in our application for the house we want. 
I'm so anxious, and a bit nervous too. But God's gotten us this far, I believe he's got more in store for us yet. So that's about it for today. Now to get to sleep. Goodnight everyone. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A lot going on

So we went to look at a house today. I'm feeling really good about this one. It's "off-base housing". It's like an apartment complex, but they're houses, and they cater to active duty military, and base contractors/GS employees. A gated community which Brian loves, but I'm less than thrilled about having to let people in whenever we have company, but whatever. And the "master bathroom" is a joke. It's just a sink, toilet, and stand up shower, with the full bath being the "second bathroom". But it's only for a short time until we feel a little more ready to buy, and I'm so desperate for my own place at this point it's not even funny. I love my in-laws and I can never repay the kindness they've shown us this past year, but I'm a solitary creature, and I really need my own space. 
Brian has his interview with LF tomorrow, and that should seal the deal. In my perfect world, he'll find out that he has the job, be able to fill out and drop off the application tomorrow, and we could be moving in by the 4th of July. But we'll just have to wait and see what God has planned. But I don't feel the least bit guilty hoping that His plan meets up with my wants this time around. 
I've got some more work on stock done today, but not as much as I would've liked. Just one of those days. I don't think it would bother me so much if not for the fact that I have to work all day tomorrow and then rush home and rush back out to make it to church on time, leaving little to no time to get any work done for myself, but that's just the way life is. I cringe at the thought of having to go "on vacation" with my store so soon after starting, but it's a small price to pay for moving right about now. And it'll only be for a few days while we unpack and wait for our internet to be hooked up. Hopefully it won't hurt me too bad. 
But now I need to try to block out all these thoughts and get some sleep before an incredibly long day tomorrow. Wish me luck with that one. 

Monday, June 22, 2009

A great start

So the weekend ended on a rough note. There are some things going on at work that had me pretty upset. But I was reminded that it's only when I'm where God wants me to be that the devil brings attacks against me. She helped me see through the upset and anger, to take a look at not just who I am, but whose I am. Thank you D.
Other than that, work has been okay. I dropped the ball on one thing Sunday. It seams the DM gave a little pop quiz and sent out an email requesting that everyone print it off and fax it to him. I never got around to checking my email on Sunday, so that wasn't so good. It seems like a minor thing, but we are supposed to check every day. Oh well. I won't be making that mistake again.
I spent the majority of this morning on chores. Suffice to say that little man had an upset stomach this morning, and I wound up having to strip the beds and wash the sheets. Fun stuff. So, I ended up keeping him in Pull Ups all day. I hate doing that. I prefer keeping him in underwear whenever we're at home, but I think it was best for both of us to take a day off from potty training until he's feeling better.
I finally cracked up the big bag of yarn that I bought last week, and I'm busy working on some new creations from that. I'm deciding how best to list them at the moment, so it might be a day or two before you see any of them, but they will be there. I also joined a "street team". It's a group of etsy artists that, in this case, are all based out of Georgia. I'm very excited about it; both for what I can learn from those more experienced at etsy selling than myself, and that the chance to form some friendships with them as well.
Tomorrow I plan to keep working on my stock, and perhaps start on a gauge swatch for my bedspread pattern, but we'll see if I get around to that or not.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekend writings

What a wonderful weekend, and it's not even over yet. Hubby and I spent yesterday in Macon doing some furniture shopping and some clothes shopping for me. We found some wonderful pieces of furniture that we're considering for when we move out. I can't wait to move, it's going to feel so good to have my own space again. 
And in honor, I've been working on a pattern for a new bedspread for our new bed. I'm hoping we'll be getting the one we looked at, but if we decide finances won't allow it, I think I'll go ahead and make the bedspread in preparation for when we do upgrade to a bigger bed. I'm very excited about it this bedspread. It will be the first time I've created a pattern on my own. It's a fairly simple pattern, but exciting all the same. 
After looking at furniture, it was off to the mall, where I got some adorable clothes on sale. Then we stopped by Smiley's. It was my hubby's first adventure into the world of Smiley's flea market. I think he was impressed with everything that you can find there. He wants to go back in another week or two. Then we had lunch and came home to spend the rest of the day with our little man. 
We went to check out another house (just the exterior, we're hoping to work out with the landlady to see the inside of two houses this early this week). I really like the one we looked at yesterday though. And then we all had a family dinner at Logan's, in which little man was remarkably well behaved for a change. 
I finished up a second set of dischoths in the same color pattern as the last set (just finishing up with what was left of the yarn, and got those posted this morning. And now I'm going to finish watching some cartoons with my son before getting ready for church.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Shopping and sleep strikes

So I finally got a day off from BBV. Hopefully, the visit from the DM went well today. I haven't heard from anyone so I'm not sure. Lord knows I busted my butt trying to get ready for it, but I just don't know that it was enough. Oh well.
I was thrilled to have a chance to be able to speak to my grandmother today. They're doing well. Unfortunately, Grandpa will be getting laid off from his part time job in a few weeks. It doesn't hurt them much. It gave them some fun money, and gave Grandpa an excuse to get out of the house some. But it still makes me said. The golf course that he's been working at is state run, and the current economy is hitting Georgia pretty hard, so they're cutting expenses wherever they can. But we're still blessed. We have homes and food and family. Those are the most important things.
Hubby heard about an interview for the new company this week. He has an interview with the new group on Wednesday. Which is mostly frustrating on the front that we still don't know if it's going to be the new company or the old company that's going to be working there in the first place. The world of government contracting is a messed up place. But they don't have too much longer to get it straightened out. Hubby's job is only guaranteed through the 26th. So they better get on the ball.
I finally finished my personal project, and it felt so good to get back to work on my stock. I've already finished another item, and can't wait to get it posted. And this morning I was able to get in and finish stocking up on my yarn during the amazing yarn sell. So here's a preview of what's to come.

So be sure to keep a look out for some of the awesome color combinations I'm going to have coming up. As for me, I'm going to finish up a few more things before falling into bed for the night.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What a day

Unfortunately, I had to work at the real job all day today. Don't get me wrong, I like my job as much as anyone that works in mass retail can, but it was supposed to be my day off. However our district manager, T, will be in on Friday, and it's imperative that we pass this visit. Our location will be closing in a few months, and the long and short of it is that we have to prove that we're better that employees at other locations in hopes of getting their jobs when our store closes. It's nice how much big businesses care about their employees. Of course, my personal hope is that by the time our store closes we'll be in a financial position as a family that my income will no longer be necessary, but in the meantime, I'll just keep praying that God's will be done, and do my 100% best for BBV.

Then, after all that was done, it was time to rush home, throw some clothes on me and little man, and then off to church. Which I thoroughly enjoyed tonight; but then I usually do. Being Wednesday, it was my night for Bible study, in which we talked about tithes and offerings. Very interesting stuff, and I learned some new things tonight. Little man had a blast playing with his friends, and (as we usually do after church) we treated ourselves to dinner on the way home. Nothing better than a burger and fries after a long and fulfilling day.

I wish I could say that we'd had a successful day potty training as well. However, in my absence, little man decided he didn't feel like using the potty and wound up spending the better part of the day in pull ups. Oh well, there's always tomorrow. 

I'm still devoting as much time as possible to finishing up my personal project so that I can get back to stocking my store. Of course it wouldn't be taking me this long if I didn't have to give up my day off today, and switch my 5 hour shift tomorrow night for a 9 hour one tomorrow opening the store, but that's more suited to a rant instead of a blog. At any rate I hope to be back to work on my stock no later than Friday night. And I'm still VERY excited about getting back by my favorite craft store to finish stocking up on my yarn while it's on sale. Keep checking back for more information.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday morning Trek

So this morning was fun. I promised hubby I would go out and pick up his copy of the new Ghostbusters game, so that he would have it to play when he got home from work. I spoil him, I know. And trips to Best Buy with the wiggly three year old are always so much fun! Especially when the sales people want to argue with you regarding release dates. You'd think by now, the morning staff would recognize me as the woman that always comes in for the talked about games on street dates. But all's well, because they eventually realized that the crazy gamer lady was right and the game did in fact release today.

Then it was off to my favorite craft store. Wonderful sales this week by the way guys. I was able to grab some yarn for upcoming projects, and can't wait to go back on payday to finish stocking up. Here's a preview of what's to come.
I can't wait to start using some of these beautiful colors. I also snagged some patterns early this afternoon, including a very unique one for dishcloths. So lots of exciting things to come I'm sure. But for today, it's time to start putting in some work on finishing up my personal project, and then time to get ready to go to the "real" job for the night. Fun times.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Yeah It's Monday!!!

Fortuantely, this Monday, I'm still totally charged from the amazing church service yesterday. I attend a wonderful church.
At best, it's been a slow/semi productive day so far. I woke up with little man and we spent the morning running some errands before coming home and having some play time. I was able to get a bit of work done on cleaning/organizing my work space. I hope to post a picture of that soon, once I finish getting it situated. Of course, I'll be re-doing it all again soon when we finally move out of the in-laws house. I'm so excited, and can't wait for job confirmation for the hubby so that we can go through with the house we've found for rent. I have to say, I have the most amazing friends. The fact that AP would give me a heads up on her house coming up, before listing it, is so awesome. God has truly blessed me in this area.
Potty training little man is still slow going, but as long as the weather holds, I plan on letting him run around the yard some (sans diaper) to see how that helps.
I'm still busy working on my personal project (re-creating my bathroom organizer as a gift) and can't wait to get back to work on my stock. So that's about it for this afternoon. We'll see what the rest of the week brings.