Thursday, January 29, 2009

I've got Sunshine on my Shoulder

OK, so I wish, right? I did take the littles around the Ovals at Lake MI today(no sunshine) and we dreamed of playing on the beach after dropping Summer off at the school. I picture bringing fruit and coffee and a sketch book. And a basket of sand toys. With the wind, smell of the lake, and annoying seagulls. Doesn't that just sound magical? I can't wait....

Thanks for a the sweet things ya said. I feel pathetic that I get so whiny. I added the link to a blog(on the sidebar) that I've been reading for quite some time. Now if their story isn't enough to pull ya out of a pissy mood, nothing is. But its not just the family's current situation. Nie was such an enlightened person before the accident. Oh and her style...wow. And she made silhouette portraits like me(although her method is different)! lets just say that I would rather read through her archives than watch pretty much any TV show. Except LOST. So enjoying this season. Love getting some answers! But seriously, go read through that blog if you never have before.

Couple other new developments- 1st, I won a challenge at Method Playground for my Crayon Resist layout! Yeah! And I won a random drawing for some fab Valentine goodies at Elle's Studio! Love her labels and tags! www.shopellesstudio.com. I feel like I need to win one one more thing to round it out to 3. Snicker.....You never know. I have entered a ton of contest because all the new releases (in the scrapbook world) came out this week and there were lots of giveaways!

And lastly, I have managed to pick up a very part time job at (of all places)Sears. Not a lot of hours(I just can't do it) but enough to get out in the world, and feel a tiny bit more flexible with $. Plus, I get a really good vibe there. Everyone is funny and nice. I did not get this vibe at Younkers. I know it sounds weird, but Younkers was kind of a miserable place, and I was there for 1 day. The store manager at Sears pulled me aside to talk, and spoke of how they were more of a family and that they have a really low turn over of help. No one could even remember the last time they had a new hire! To me that speaks volumes of a business. Not a real exciting job, but I get enough excitement around here. Yes, I never thought this is what I would be doing at 31 years old, but I never pictured myself with 3 kids either. As the Rolling Stones say, " You can't always get what you want...."
I truly do have what I need:)

7 comments:

Mandy said...

Congratualtions on the new job! That is such wonderful news! Just think of getting out of the house for a few house and adult interaction! I LOVE my kids, but it's always nice to just get away for a few hours...then I miss them and want to get back to them! Working a few hours is perfect! I am so happy for you!! I hope it all works out...any discounts there??
This isn't going to interfere with the mission is it?????

Kristin said...

Yeah!!! Congrats on the new job. It sounds perfect. It will get you out of the house to enjoy some adult time (just make sure to save a little time for us girls) and it will give you money to spend on scrapbook supplies (again, with us girls!!!). When do you start??
Take care and I hope you are out of your sadness. I would hate to send the gypsies to your house!!!

Jodi said...

I worked at Sears once...a little FYI.

You shouldn't feel pathetic for being whiny. Aren't we all that way sometimes?

Jodi said...

I worked at Sears once...a little FYI.

You shouldn't feel pathetic for being whiny. Aren't we all that way sometimes?

Life in the Fast Lane said...

Thats so awesome about the new job and about your prizes! Congrats on both =)

Shelly said...

congrats on the job, lucky u getting to get out of house!!!

hien k. d. said...

congrats on the wins and congrats on your new job, Jennie! :) how exciting!! :)