Archive | November, 2011

Why Do Monday’s Always Suck

15 Nov

Two years ago I worked in an office. I had a job, a title, money-life was good. I wasn’t always happy with my job but I made it work.

 

I was presented with an option, stay and possibly have my hours and or wage cut or take a voluntary layoff. Since I wanted to be home with my son, I took the layoff. It was Monday September 7 and my last day was going to be Friday September 11. I was going to be free but we would be loosing our disposable income.

 

In the 3 months following my departure from my stable job, I was able to find a postition working in the preschool my son attended. It wasn’t the corporate world, shoot it wasn’t even full time but it did get me out of the house and I brought in a little bit of money, so it worked.  By the beginning of the year I was pregnant with our second child.

 

A new baby! Yay! But I didn’t have a full time job and babies are…well babies cost money. And since my baby was going to be born the first of September I wasn’t going to be asked to teach again the next year.

 

Here we go again.

 

It wasn’t long until I had found another job and how I found it was a crazy story. I had reconnected with an old friend from middle school on Facebook, the face book of all places! It was a crazy how it all worked out and the part about all of it was I would be able to work from home. It was the best of both worlds.

 

Flash forward to today, Monday. I was given another pink slip.Six weeks before Christmas. Not because revenue is down, my performance isn’t lacking. I got a pink slip because her husband got a pink slip. I’m not upset. It was a snowball effect and if anything I am sick for the other people who got laid off -6 weeks before Christmas.

 

 

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Just One More Thing to Remember

14 Nov

 

 

I am sure you have seen the commercials for Downy Unstopables with Amy Sedaris. I must say, I love her commercial and she sold me on her product but what do they really do?

 

Purex makes a fabric softener that looks similar to the Unstaopables but those soften your fabric. These just make it smell better. Isn’t that what laundry detergent, fabric softener, and drier sheets do? Now I need something else I to buy at the store and remember to toss in the laundry. Sheesh. I barely get the clothes folded as it is.

 

I once washed 2 whole loads of laundry with out putting fabric softener in. I kid you not. Now I have to remember to add detergent and scent boosters.

 

I might need to make a list.

Happy Endings

3 Nov

 

 

I have so many projects going on right now, it is crazy. I need to sit down and make another list of things I want/need to finish.

 

Do you ever feel that way? Like life is pulling you in 5 million directions and you just don’t know which way to go?

 

With Christmas coming up I have a few things I want to make for my daughter. A cute dress and some clothes for her baby dolls. I think I might add some stockings to my list. I bought one for my son and they don’t make it anymore and I want them to match…But not be matchy matchy.

 

I started a board on Pinterest of pins I have pinned with the picture of things I have made. Hopefully I will be able to add something to that board soon!

 

I would love to see the things you are working on. I need some happy endings to projects!