Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Attempt at Some Very Lame Excuses...

Contrary to popular belief, I am still alive and well. Neglectful of the blog, tired all the time, and after working 14 hours in a day I feel like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest (to quote the late Captain Phil of the Cornelia Marie), but I am still alive. Everyone here is just fine, and I hope you all are doing well, too. The babes are all happy and healthy, and mom and dad celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this week. 55 years! Sheesh! I haven't read a single blog since Halloween, but promise to get caught up with everybody this week. I hope. Between both jobs, today was my first day off this month. I even worked Thanksgiving day, but the way I look at it, I should be thankful to have a job. Well, two jobs.

I can't mention the name of my second job since all employees had to sign some kind of legal document saying that we wouldn't mention the name of the company in any "social media", but I didn't sign it until after I had already mentioned it in a previous post, so I figure I'm OK. That might be flawed logic, but I can't worry about it. To refresh your memory, my second job is at a big chain of craft stores... you know the one... it starts with an "M" and rhymes with... well, it doesn't really rhyme with anything. You can scroll back a few posts, if you really care, but from here on I will call it "Glitter World", which is a much more descriptive name for the place, anyway.

Other than the masses of glitter that I end up with all over my clothes, in my hair, in my eyes, etc. (I am sooooo sick of glitter!) it's really not bad. Everyone I work with is so nice, and the customers are great. Hey, we're all crafters, and crafters are wonderful people, right? I have even managed to NOT buy a single skein of yarn. None! In fact, I haven't bought a thing in my two months at Glitter World. 100% of every paycheck has been applied to my Visa card, but that's really a post for another day.

For now, I will just leave you with a couple of photos I took this morning. You might ask what I wanted to do on my first day off in a month. No question about it, I wanted to go to Fortescue. It was too cold and windy to walk on the beach, but I did manage to snap a couple of photos of the water.

Of course, I had to drive by "my" house to make sure it is still for sale.


It is... not that I have the money to buy it. It's nice to know it's still there, though.


Sue said...

Relax and enjoy your time off. We're proud of you taking control of your financial life.We do look forward to hearing about your pups soon.

Anonymous said...

Nice to hear things are going well down at Glitter World! It must be crazy this time of year.

Hope you get some time for some R&R!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Donna Lee said...

I worked two jobs for over 3 years and it's tough. Those very few days off each month are so precious that I wanted to spend them doing nothing but ended up doing laundry and cleaning and cooking.

I think your second job at Glitter World will probably get busier as the holiday gets closer and people suddenly want to Make Something.

I hope you had some time on Thanksgiving to spend with your family.

Channon said...

Congrats to your parents! That's a special, beautiful milestone. Bravo!

Wonderful to hear from you. I have a hard enough time just working, much less having two rather structured jobs. Now, enjoy your time off and don't worry about reading my blog. I don't think there's any real news you've missed!

Anonymous said...

I heart Chan's comment. I'm so impressed with you for taking control of your financial life, not buying anything at Glitter World, and for braving the glitteryness every time you work.