Thursday, July 30, 2009
It's been raining like cats and dogs this morning since about 5. What a way to wake up! Lighting and thunder. At least it's stop raining for now. My yard has had plenty of water! We are suppose to go to the Ranger game tonight. We still have free tickets left from the ones the kids gave us for the holidays. We're hoping to get there. It's free cap night and I can always use another Texas Ranger's Baseball Cap! My collection is growing.
I'm off to the shower right now then I need to get to the post office. I sold several cards. I still have plenty left if you're interested in any. They are a bargain at the price!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs & Blessing!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Yes, I'm scared to take a breath. I know that sounds silly, but it seems every time I think things are going along OK, something else happens. Maybe if I just sit and don't make any noise, no one will know I'm here and things will be OK! How many of you have ever thought that way or maybe I should say how many of you are thinking that way right now?!~!
Today I have a meeting with Texas Workforce. It's our unemployment office. The state rep's office we've been working with called them to help me find a job. It sounds great until you understand this agency. I've worked with them before. Way back when I was laid off with American and Barry has been working with them this last year. Yes, this is the same people that doesn't know their right hand from their left. I'm going with an open mind (what's left of it) and see what they can do. When the man called to make the appointment, he said that at least they could tell me what to do with my resume! Big Help! That's what I've been missing for applying for jobs with McDonald's!! Speaking of them, I have applied for several jobs with them. First off, they are close by and second, I thought maybe they would hire most anyone! I have to go to the WalMart store that Barry worked at this afternoon. They have a M's and the manager called yesterday to ask me to come in and take some tests at 2. Process! So, at least today I have something to do. Spending my last bit of gas going up to Denton to meet with Texas Workforce was not how I wanted to use that gas!
On the mortgage front, my sister's husband is trying to help us with that. We'll know something hopefully by the end of the week. I don't even want to think about it because I know something bad will happen if I do. I seem to have a black cloud following me and I don't want it to rain!
I was able to make two cards yesterday. Neither one was outstanding, but not everything has to be. I hope they'll sell. Maybe for not as much, but sell anyway. I have to list them later today.
I'm hoping that Barry will stay in school today. He's come home the last two days early. He said he couldn't think about his classes. Nothing was sticking in his mind. I understand. This morning I told him he better stay in school ALL day! We did speak about him having to go back to work part time. He said he understands. That's on list of "to do's"!
Well, I'm off for another fun filled day in the land of the lost. Texas is going to run out of money to pay for the unemployment our state has soon and still our Governor doesn't want to take the money!! I think all the people affected by this should show up at his place with our suitcases in hand and knock on the gate. Since you don't have a job, and no unemployment, that means no home to sleep in, the least he can do is take us in!!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Hugs and Love to ALL who enter!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Today we are going to take a little trip. Barry is involved with a Lions Youth Exchange program. He's been on the board for years and for years we hosted the youth that came to visit from other countries. Now we don't host, but it's always fun to see the kids. They come to the US from all over the world for 5 weeks. This past week they were at a camp all together. They stay at host families the rest of the time. It's the talent show they put on themselves today. It's always a treat and we get a free lunch as well. Can't beat the price! It's just a 2 hour drive to get to camp, but worth it to see there smiling faces. At least I won't have to think too much today!
Did you get your free Chick Filet meal last night? We chose Arby's instead. We got HUGE free sandwich. Free is good!
Sorry there's no cards to post today. I can't seem to get my act in gear right now. Let me know if you know anyone who is a millionaire and can lead me some cash. Yea Right!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Do you just LOVE this paper? I picked up two pieces last week at the LSS. I wish I could have bought more, but I had to settle for what I could. I enjoy making these little postcard sets. They are fun and easy to do. In no time flat you have a perfect little gift. I put on my eBay store this morning. I'm hoping it's gone before too long. Check it out!
I went on my job interview this morning. It sounds like a good job, with good pay and good working hours. Now comes the waiting part. To see if they call you and offer a job! If they do, then they do all the background stuff and then if that's OK, you get the job. We'll see. The man had been interviewing all morning and it was only 10:30! When I signed in at the front desk in the book was all listings for people interviewing with him!
I had a bit of good luck. Just enough to think there is some good left in the world still. I woke up to an extra 100.00 in my pay pal account. My brother surprised me. I know he's having it tuff right now as well, but it means the world to me to know he cares. It came in handy since I wasn't sure how I was going to pay for Barry's med's today. To top all that good luck off, we're going for our free Chick Filet Dinner tonight. We only have to dress up as COWS! Small price to pay for a free meal! I printed off the costume and then we'll tape it in place.
Now I really have to get to work. I have nothing done today. I'm so tired from running around at such an early hour that a nap sounds like the best thing to do! At least until Barry comes home. He said he'd be home early. LUCKY ME!
Please keep saying those prayers because I know they are doing some good. I say mine every day for how blessed I am. No matter what!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
To think it's only Tuesday! So far my week is going gang busters! Maybe I should busted instead! Barry had his "so-called" hearing this morning with TX Unemployment for the appeal hearing. It was a joke. It lasted 18 minutes and the woman seemed more concerned about Walmart, then getting Barry his unemployment back! Like I said---sick joke! Now we have to wait another two weeks to hear anything more! I've been talking to our local state rep's office and today was no different. They are going to look into what's up. Barry was pretty down about it this morning. I don't know what will happen.
This afternoon I went to the temp agency and learned more about the job they have. It sounds so bad. Working 8-10 hours a day in a line boxing up cell phones. I said I'd still be interested since nothing else is around right now, but that job won't even start for another week or two! I want my luck to change. Today is one of those cry in your shirt sleeve days. I came home and applied for a part time job at Mickey D's. Maybe I'll hear back from them. I sure hate being such a bummer today, so I'm hoping a little bit of sunshine will come peeking through.
Besides all of that, I've been trying to make a card for the last two hours and nothing is working. I messed up the face of my latest Tilda girl. Of course it looks OK, if you like blue on her nose! I was trying to work on a long skinny card then with chipboard letter. That didn't work out either. So today I'm sharing a card that did work just fine. I love all these girls. I'm lucky to have a wonderful customer who has become a friend who buys so many of these girls. I hope she enjoys this one.
Well, I'm off now. I must do something. Maybe I can take a nap!!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Have you ever made a great bow and then didn't know what to do with it? I know lots of us crafters keep these perfect little creations right in front of us, just in case we find a use for it. Well that happened to me this weekend. I made this black and white bow and then had to find something to use it with. I knew I wanted it on this card, but it didn't fit. It was too big! So instead of letting it go, I worked and worked until I found a way to use it. I took a small piece of scrap ribbon and just taped it down under the flowers and then glued the bow in place. It worked out OK. Since I already had my square nesties out on my desk, I used it for a layer on this card as well. I am loving all the images that Marilyn sent!
We had a great dinner at Larry's Saturday night. After the long day we had on Friday, we slept off and on a good part of July 4. I woke Barry up to make it to dinner. Larry has a new grill and it cooked the ribs to perfection! The company was pretty good too! Yesterday we just rested and I worked on some cards. Now it's back to the regular stuff. Wash, clean, cook! I have to wash my kitchen floor since I spilled a cup of coffee this morning all over the place. They should have a way to have your coffee before you have your coffee. Know what I mean??????
Well, I'm off to do something this morning. I've uploaded a bunch of new cards on my eBay site. Please check them out. Just click on the link on the right side of this page. Take a look, it won't hurt!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
It's good to have friends! I've said it before, but I will stick with it, friends are a blessing in times of need. This week I got a HUGE package of Tilda and Edwin images in the mail from my friend Marliyn. She knows just how much I enjoy making these darling little kids, not to mention how well they sell, and she thought of me. For this card I used some old paper and some new. Remember I bought 8 sheets of paper on Saturday, and this is one of them. The "old" is the green gingham that I used in the background mat. It was from a holiday stash of paper. Tilda is always perfect with ribbons, flowers, and glitter!
Barry is at school today for at least a half day. School is only a half day tomorrow and off on Friday. What am I suppose to do with him home all that time?????? I must think of something VERY cheap. We have NO money right now. I really have reached the end and I'm tried of trying to fight it. I don't know how we'll make it to the end of this week, let along the end of his school. It's getting so hard to put one foot in front of the other, but what else is there to do? I guess I could create some more cards!
Well, I'm off to the shower. I'm in need after a warm humid night in our house. Have a good day and please keep us in your prayers. We need a miracle right now!