Sunday, September 27, 2009

Almost two weeks without a word? You poor readers must be in a panic wondering what's going on in my life, right? Well, not much. The whole two-job-thing has really consumed my life. It's not like I'm working so many extra hours at Hobby Lobby (12-15), but when I gave the HL manager my Lowe's schedule and said, "Here, work around this," he really took it to heart, scheduling me 3 hours at night after a Lowe's shift and really honing in on my Lowe's scheduled days off. Needless to say, I haven't had a day off in 2 weeks and am looking at 6 more days before I get one! Thank God Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays!
Needless to say, there hasn't been much free time and I've been super tired every night. The Hobby Lobby job is a more physical one and I spend the entire shift on my feet - not necessarily a good move for the girl with the reconstructed right foot! I do like the extra paycheck though - it leaves plenty of breathing room after the bills are all paid and I like the fact that I can pay extra on my credit cards; I'd love to get those suckers paid down!
With free time so precious, I've become even more efficient at multi-tasking and running errands on the fly. Slightly irritated with the next-door neighbor this weekend though... I've come home 2 nights in a row with the intention of doing a load of laundry and she's had clothes in both the washer and dryer with her car nowhere in sight. Last night, she was gone for at least 5 hours before she came home and finished. Tonight, it's been 2 hours. Seriously, how rude! My alternative would be taking her stuff out and throwing it on top of the dryer, but I'll let it go 1 more day. She'd better be out of my way tomorrow night though! ;-)
And with that, dear readers, I'm going to go spend some quality time with my little dog who has been quite the trooper in putting up with all of my comings and goings...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A coworker got married a couple of weeks ago and my gift was to start a scrapbook for them. Just finished the pages and put them in the book:

Off to bed!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Crafted like a madwoman today. With two jobs, either my free time is non-existent or I am just too exhausted to be creative. Made up for lost time today though: 2 swap cards, 1 wedding card, 7 Halloween cards and 26 Christmas cards. Most of the Halloween cards were a revival of an old favorite:

But I did this one just so I could bust out the Distress Crackle paint:

And don't be that impressed with the quantity of Christmas cards - I'm doing photo cards this year and it was simply a matter of assembling them. Still, I feel like I got a lot of stuff done and know that I won't be caught off guard with the Holidays sneaking up on us already.
On the craft table now are the beginnings of what will be my Fall/Grateful/Thanksgiving cards. Wish I had another day off - I seem to be on a roll...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Not a lot to blog about. I did start a second job at Hobby Lobby two weeks ago. This might have bad news written all over it, as I can see myself spending more money and taking on more craft projects, LOL. However, I feel like I can exercise some self control and actually take that second paycheck and pay some bills with it!

Work at Lowe's is the same. Busy, as always, with more programs, checklists and daily things 'to do' coming all the time. I'm thinking of telling my boss that I'd like to step away from the Davenport store mentorship, as visiting there only once a month seems futile. We shall see.

Today is my only day off this week and I am totally unmotivated to do anything. I did manage to get the laundry done and straighten up the house, but now I feel the need to log some serious couch time!

Until next time,