Saturday, April 14, 2007

I'm A Working Girl!

My life is on the road to a new path......a path that I didn't even know it was going to take. When I found out that The Scrapbook Zone was hiring, I just knew that I had to apply for a job there! Yes, the Zone is almost an hour drive one way, but I wasn't about to let that stop me from working at the BEST LSS in Michigan :) My first day was Friday on not only a Freaky Friday, but a DOORBUSTER Freaky Friday & also a Crop Till You Drop Weekend. Yes, it was quite busy & my feet were hurting by the end of my 8 hour shift, but I had SO much fun & I already love my job! The first couple of hours, I just helped bag orders & assisted customers that needed some help. Then I got to run the register for a while & caught on pretty fast. And of course, after my shift was over, I had to do a little shopping. I think I spent my whole first paycheck already ;)
The photo above is one I took during my photography class. Last Tuesday, we took a walk through Powell Lake Park to take some pictures, working with the shadows from the sun. We only have 1 week left of our class & this next Tuesday, we're all going to bring our photos in & share them with each other.
Speaking of Tuesday, Carrie dedicated this week's Ten For Tuesday to me ;) since she knows how much I love doing her TFT lists. Thanks, Carrie :) I'm a little behind, but here is this week's Top Ten:
Top Ten Things You Would Like To Learn To Do:
1. Scrapbook faster! I'm a very slow scrapper!
2. Become an even better photographer. The classes have helped, but I know I still have a lot to learn.
3. Skydiving, although my husband thinks I'm nuts for wanting to do that ;)
4. Scuba Diving.
5. Sew on something besides scrapbook layouts ;)
6. Learn more about Interior Design.
7. How to golf better. I just started golfing last summer & really enjoyed it.
8. How to organize better. Everytime I think I finally found a solution, sonner or later, I end up changing it again.
9. Drive a Semi-Truck. I love driving & think it would be fun to drive a big rig!
10. Snow/Water Ski. I've water skied once a very LONG time ago, but would love to do it again someday.
Tonight was our last night of bowling on our every other Saturday league & then in 2 weeks, we have our banquet & fun night. I guess you could say that I went out with a 'bang' as I bowled games of 215, 184 & 190 for a 589 series. I really wanted a 600, but I guess it wasn't meant to be tonight. And after I won $273 for the House Progressive Mystery for my 184 game, I couldn't complain anymore :)
That's all for tonight. Have to get some sleep as I'm working again tomorrow :) Next week, the Zone is going to be really busy as CKU will be in Detroit & the Zone is doing some classes, make-n-takes & specials plus Ali Edwards will be there on Wednesday for a book signing :) It's going to be a very fun & busy week!
Off to bed,
Benita

11 comments:

Stacy D (ScrappyDiva) said...

Congrats on the new job, Benita! I think it would be so much fun to work there! I had no idea it was your first day when I saw you there. It was nice to put a face with the online personality! :-)

Jewels by Jewls said...

Congratulations Benita! I need to make it down there, looking for a Firefighter Album. Do you know if they have any?? Email me!

Jewls

Sue said...

You did awesome on your first day!
If FF didn't scare you off, nothing will!

Cindi said...

Congrats on your new job Benita! I drive and hour to and from work 4 days a week. I hate the drive but I like the quiet "me" time in the car. I usually have my cell phone off because I just like to listen to the radio without a 5 1/2 year old needing me for something.

jill said...

congrats on your job benita it sounds great, when i go back to work i want to find something i love, sounds like you have. cya jill xx

Colleen said...

Congrats on the new job! Sounds like fun! I also work at my lss and it's about a 45 minute drive in traffic, so I know exactly how you feel! Enjoy and try not to spend your first month of paychecks this week! hee hee

Lynn Anne said...

You make me want to take a photography class EVEN MORE...love your park shot. And congrats with the new job! Hope they pay you enough to cover the gas costs over the summer though - yikes!

BonnieRose said...

congrats on the new job! I work at a lss too.. it' dangerous.. i know... so much temptation.. lol hey where do u live in mi?? i have a friend who lives in warren mi near you??

Michelle said...

Congrats on the new job.

I really love that photo. It's just so serene and peaceful!

Jennifer Stewart said...

Congratulations on your new job! :)

Jennifer

Lorrie said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! wooo hoooo for you! You get to work in a scrapbook store!!! I do to, but just part time. I LOVE IT! I seriously love my 25% discount on EVERYTHING.. and I've spent more than I've made there so far.. hehehe.. Don't tell my dh. I only have a 20 minute ride one way, but I still think it's worth it. SO.MUCH.FUN. It's not really a job, it's getting paid to have fun. Right????