Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Where Did My Comfort Zone Go?

Just a quick post to thank everyone for their good wishes for my new part time job at Michaels. I had training on Saturday and worked the cash register on Sunday. It went well, I think. I was a bit out of my comfort zone, though...starting my first new job in 20 years. Sheesh, do I feel old.

At the risk of revealing my advanced age, the last time I worked a cash register, that's exactly what it was... a cash register. You actually had to punch in some numbers and do some math. Not any more. Now they have these new-fangled things they call computers and with fancy hand-held scanners. Amazing!

I managed to resist temptation and didn't buy a single thing. Not a skein of yarn, no needles, nothing. That doesn't mean I didn't come home without anything, though. After working the register all day on Sunday, I was covered with glitter. Yes, indeedie, glitter! I can't tell you how many of those holiday garlands, swags and bunches of flowers I had to separate and scan, then wrestle into shopping bags. Those things are covered with glitter, and as a result, so was I. I had glitter everywhere. On my clothes, in my hair, in my eyes... I think I even ate some glitter. I even took a picture of myself when I got home Sunday night:

ZZgold glitter me
Now that's a lot of glitter!

7 comments:

Channon said...

SNOL! Your self-portrait cracked me up...

Channon said...

SNOL! Your self-portrait cracked me up...

margo said...

I remember when I was a kid our dog ate tinsel. Bet you know what we had in the yard, very festive!

Hope your fate is not the same, LOL

Sue said...

That's a lot of glitter, but I always knew you were a golden girl. Glad to hear the job's going well so far. The holidays should be a madhouse.
Sue

Nichole said...

HA - love the self portrait!

George the Lad said...

Congrants on your new job, one of mom favorite quotes is "You Can Never Discover New Horizons Until You Have Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore" you did it paws up to yea, you might find more horzons around the corner
See Yea George xxx

knittingitout said...

Love that self portrait and all the glitter!