Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

The only excuse I have for not blogging for so long is that I've been extremely busy. After losing my job at The Salvation Army store, I went back to work at the gym. I actually only work one 6 hour shift, Saturday mornings from 6:00 am til noon, but I'm also picking up shifts for other people as much as I can. Yep, I get up at 4:30 am every Saturday morning, drag my tired body into the shower, eat breakfast, blowdry my hair, attempt to put some make-up on to at least make it look like I'm awake enough since I took the time to put make-up on, lol, get dressed & go to work hours before the sun even thinks about rising. Yep, I'm officially nuts! But, believe it or not, we have some truly devoted (or nuts) members that come in every-single-Saturday-morning-at-6:00-AM!
In my spare time, hehe, I've been creating new classes for The Scrapbook Zone. The one shown here is called Gratitude Wall Decor & I'll be teaching this class on Thursday, November 5th.
Last night, I taught my Pink For A Purpose class & had an absolute blast! Although only 4 people signed up for the class (plus one of the ladies bought an extra kit for her friend), we had so much fun! And today, I got the sweetest email from one of the girls, telling me how much fun she had & that she will definitely be taking more of my classes :) Just the ego booster I needed ;)
I'll be super busy this weekend as well. As of right now, we'll be picking up our granddaughter on Friday & she'll be spending the weekend with us, going trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. I can't wait! She's going to be a Ballerina :) I'll be sure to take lots & lots of pics.

Have a great & safe Halloween,

Thursday, October 08, 2009


Last week has been beyond frustrating! On Monday, the 28th, I was really excited to be starting a new job at a Salvation Army Thrift Store.....I figured I like shopping there, so I might as well work there, right? I thought everything was going fine.....I worked 8 hours on Monday, but when I woke up on Tuesday, my feet were all swelled up from my Osteoarthritis. So when I went into work on Wednesday, I talked to my boss & asked him if I could just work 5-6 hour shifts as anything beyond that would make my feet swell up too much. He seemed fine with it & even rearranged my schedule for Friday & Saturday for me. Well, about 15 minutes before I was due to get off Saturday night, he called me up to the office & told me that he was going to 'let me go' since I can't work 8 hour shifts. He proceeded to tell me that everyone has to work 8 hour shifts, which is a lie! They have one girl that only works 5 hour shifts, Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm! I was so ticked! I loved that job! He wouldn't even give me a chance to try it or to let me work in the back pricing merchandise. He said that no one sits down back there either, which is another lie because on Thursday, I worked in the back pricing books, cds & videos & there were several workers sitting down while they were working! I am in the process of filing a complaint with the Department of Civil Rights for discrimination, but I'm not sure what good that's going to do.....we shall see.

On Friday, Shawn picked up my granddaughter & I was able to spend Saturday & Sunday night with her along with most of the day Monday (Toni let her 'skip school' so I could see her :). As you can see, she is still such a ham for the camera, lol.
Before I left the store on Saturday, I picked up this Barbie house for her for $8.00! It folds up & she absolutely loves it. See her peeking through the doorway :) She decided to keep it here so she has something to play with when she comes to visit me, plus Toni said she doesn't have room for it.

I do have another job interview tomorrow for a Potrait Studio, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is the one if it's meant to be. I tell ya.....it's frustrating looking for a job! And even more frustrating getting fired for no reason :(

Hope you have a great weekend. I've got a busy one planned....interview tomorrow & then lots of errands to run, working at the gym on Saturday morning, playing cards Saturday night with some friends, church on Sunday & possibly going to see the Lions/Steelers game if I can get tickets.

Stay warm!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

What The Heck Happened???

Where is the world did September go??? Seriously! Is it just me? Or did September seem non-existant? I don't know if it's the fact that I've been overly busy (which is why I've been a blog slacker) or the fact that when you get older, time just moves by so much faster! And don't even remind me that we have less than 3 months until Christmas is here. I haven't even begun to think about shopping yet! YIKES!

One thing I have been doing is creating :) I'm going to be teaching some more classes at The Scrapbook Zone this next quarter & I couldn't be more excited! For October, I'm teaching a class called Pink For A Purpose since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here are the details:

When: Thursday, October 15 & Monday, October 26, 6pm – 8pm
Where: The Scrapbook Zone
Description: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month & to show our support, we will be making a Pink For A Purpose album. If you or someone you love has ever been touched by Breast Cancer, then this class is the answer. Besides making a wonderful album to document Breast Cancer Awareness, I will also be donating $5.00 from each class fee collected to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website. This class is truly close to my heart as my own sister was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year & is currently receiving chemo treatments. Please join us for the cure. Cost:$30.00

If I have any kits left over, I plan to sell them at the store, but I'm sure that if you're interested & don't live near the Zone, you could probably order them & have them shipped. Email me if you'd be interested in purchasing one & I can get more details.

Well, gonna make this a short update.....gotta get back to creating :)

Have a great one,