Sunday, November 25, 2007

Working Up a Storm

2 Words on work Friday night: seven hours.

I have worked 15 hours since Friday at 5 p.m. It's been busy, my feet and arms hurt, and I'm tired, but I'm glad to be relaxing and watching a Christmas movie (I love Christmas movies/carols).

I'm all cozy in my robe (an early Christmas present, bought from Bath & Body Works) and don't plan on getting dressed again today.

I'm off to enjoy other things online, because I have nothing left to say.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Arkansas. Ace and I are visiting my dad for the day, and I am taking a few minutes to say Hi. Soon, I'll be eating a turkey dinner that I've been waiting at least a week to get to eat. It's worth the wait.

Enjoy your holiday!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Of Earrings and Love

Several years ago (roughly 10), my wonderful, talented sister got me a pair of smiley face earrings with Santa hats on them for Christmas. I'm not sure why she chose them, my guess is the fact that she knows I like smiley faces. I'm not sure why they are so important to me, other than who chose them. But last December, when I went to put them on, they were lost. I still don't know where they are, somewhere in my house I assume. I hope that after we get back into our house I can find them, because they are my favorite earrings for the month of December.

Oh, and did I mention that I should be back into my house Monday? Yeah. I'll be sleeping in my bed again. I won't be posting often, but I will be sleeping in my own bed.

Well, I must go. I have a few things to do with Ace between his jobs.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Some days, I just want to scream, yell, and throw a tantrum about lack of integrity. But, of course, that wouldn't be mature, so I don't do it. But I do make decisions never to have anything to do with those people again if I can help it. Ace and I were supposed to get some money for a real estate deal he did earlier this year (a decent amount of money, that would get us back into our house), but the guy who was supposed to pay us decided to pay less than the amount he actually owed us (by several thousand dollars). So, he is on our list of people not to do business with in the future.

The plus side, I like both my jobs. There are some really great people who I get to work with, which helps make the time pass by faster (great for when I'm working at Bath and Body Works).

Okay, I'm going to eat things that probably aren't that good for me (like candy corn). Hopefully that will cheer me up.


Saturday, November 17, 2007


Today, I'm numb. Things that I never thought were possible have happened. So far, my mind's response is to block my emotions and focus on random things. I'm just trying hard to get through today right now.

I'm going to go distract myself with something else now.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Now That You've Stopped Thinking of Halloween

I was just thinking of one of my friends from college. She has the knack for thinking up the most interesting and unusual costumes for Halloween. One year, she dressed as a black-eyed pea (black make-up around her eyes and a P on her shirt). Another year she was going to dress as a crayon, but changed her mind when several other girls wanted to go as the same thing. I don't remember what she dressed as that year, but she kept it secret from everyone but me that she wasn't going to be a crayon after all (because she knew I would keep that secret until Halloween).

Okay, that's all I have to say. Resume your normal day now.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

I'm Tired

Dude, I'm tired. I mean, I've worked (on my feet) 14 hours in the past 72 hours (4 hours Friday, 5 hours yesterday, and 5 hours today). My feet are sore and I am tired.

But I have a wonderful, soft, new red robe (for less than $30, thank you store discount/sale). And I start work tomorrow morning at 9 for around $14 an hour. It's a Monday-Friday job for 3 months, 4 hours a day, doing office work (so I'll get to sit). I'm just happy that I have tomorrow off from Bath and Body Works (not that I won't probably go by the store with some out of town visitors, but not for a long time frame).

I'm going back to my relaxing.


P.S.: Have I mentioned that I'm tired?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I Have a Job (Again)

Today, I finally got called about the temp job I have been waiting to hear about for a month. I've got it. I'll be working for the next 3 months at a local ministry, doing various things about the office (mailing, data entry, assisting the accountant, etc.). I'm not sure when I start (I'll find out tomorrow morning), but I've got a guaranteed 20 hours a week for the next 3 months. So, now I'll be working 2 jobs part time through Christmas.

I'm thinking of celebrating. Not that I know what I should do to celebrate (maybe dream of celebrities children again?). But I am thinking of celebrating.

I'm going to go find a way to celebrate.


Monday, November 5, 2007

Working and Waiting

Well, this past weekend (and today) I have spent most of my time working or waiting. Mostly waiting. Yesterday was a long day. 5 hours at work that felt longer. Then I came home and got the pleasure of my niece's company (she got frustrated with Ace because he refused to let her change from watching Finding Nemo to Bugs Bunny. He just refused to let her have that much control, since I know he was not fascinated by Finding Nemo.). She was also convinced that we should all go to bed at her bed time (9 is a bit early for me to try to go to sleep). She had no idea that Ace and I were still up (technically, I was on my bed already). I doubt the time change helped her any, since she was probably somewhat tired.

It's been hard just waiting. But, it's about the only thing I can do. My mother-in-law suggested that I become a squeaky wheel, but that wouldn't help the temp agency to find me a job, nor would it cause the minister to call them back. So her suggestion is not something I'm going to put much emphasis on right now.

Well, I'm going to go find something pleasant to think about.


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Getting More Hours

Next week, I've got a lot more hours that I'll be working at Bath & Body Works. In fact, I'll be working 5 of the 7 days next week (in fact, I'm working 7 of the next 9 days). It will be somewhat nice to be out of the house while Ace is at work. I'll be driving him to and from work (so I can use the car), but I'll be kept busy. I know that soon, I won't have much time with Ace (about an hour a day). I'm so ready to be back in my own home, even if I won't be there very often (actually, if I get the potential job, the one I'm still waiting to hear about, I'll have a decent gap to be home during the work week).

I'm going to do something else. I'm getting tired of waiting.