Friday, January 30, 2009
It represents the blogs that truly love someone or something. It's a ladybug and they are known for giving us luck whenever we see one.
I am supposed to pass this on to Five other blogs, but you know mom. You know how much she loves, well, all of you. So I give it to you all! Because I am cute and generous and because my mom told me to. hee hee
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This is my Angel. She deigns to work with me every day. She is awesome.
When I first met my Angel, we were interviewing for the sort of but not really assistant position to me. In other words, to do all the stuff that I used to do 15 years ago when business was slow. The father of the woman who held the position had just been admitted to the hospital and I was left alone for a week and a half doing three jobs. (Lady Number Two went on vacation.) The Store Manager was in my office helping me out for hours. The General Manager took one look at me and decided to do the mail herself. The other employees decided that perhaps it was not a good time to need things. It got better when Lady Number Two came back but then we heard that Lady Number One's dad had brain cancer and she wasn't coming back.
Hence the interviews. Now, I hate interviewing. I am "not hard to get along with" according to my Angel, but I can't stand incompetence or laziness or just plain stupidity. (Sorry, there you have it, my deep dark secret.) I was really worried about finding someone who could do the job and I could just plain get along with. (The lady before Lady Number One was a stupid doofus. It wasn't good.)
The only woman I felt she could do the job made me sick to my stomach. I remembered that same feeling from the interview for the customer service woman 12 years ago (who was hired and has since left), so I wasn't particularly looking forward to hiring her.
Then, the second to last interview, in came my Angel. She was calm, matter of fact, had a brain in her head and a sense of humor. Right before she left she looked at me and said "You're funny."
Well, dang, I felt like the clouds parted and the sun shone straight done on me. I knew she was the one. She got me. She really got me. After she left I went running to my boss who told me she was the only one he liked as well. Life wasn't just good, it was totally freaking AWESOME. My Angel came to work with me. We'll have been working together two years in April and it has always been fun. She is great to work with. And she has this nifty talent that I am now going to share with you.
I know a lot of you have friends who make jewelry, but so does my Angel, and because I like her so much (and I want her to keep working with me and not have to look for another job) I am going to show you some of her jewelry and link you to her Etsy shop. This is not a solicitation for you to buy things, I know money is tight for many of us. I am just trying to give her some exposure that she wouldn't normally get. Her Etsy Shop is Cottage Charms and I invite you all to go take a look at her work. She makes bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. (I am wearing a pair of her red beaded earrings right now. I really love them, the beads are very pretty.)
If you have any request, she does do custom items. So go take a look and remember, no pressure. But if you like anything, and you want to buy it, cool. Thanks for reading this epistle. :)
We are supposed to get more snow Wednesday. Eight to ten inches. You may find me in a white padded room on Thursday.
Monday, January 26, 2009
She cleaned up today, did laundry, vacuumed under the fridge and stove (what's up with that?) but nothing truly physical. She feels she deserved a break.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
1. How long do you sleep each night? As long as I can. I am trying to go to bed at 10:00 pm and get up at 6:00 am, but if I don't get to bed until 10:30 or so, I can't seem to get out of bed until 6:30 or so.
2. Do you fall asleep easily? Usually within 10 - 15 minutes. Lately I have been thinking too much at bedtime, so it takes a little longer.
3. Do you fall asleep at times not in your bed? Rarely, and only in the recliner.
4. Do you listen to music or use white noise to sleep? No.
5. Do you sleep through the night or get up a couple of times? I usually sleep through the night, but lately I have been waking up a few times. I think it is because I want to make sure I get up and work out. I gotta relax about that.
6. Do you have trouble sleeping away from your own bed? YES!
7. Do you need an alarm clock to get you up? Yes, except on Saturdays. I wake up on my own then. But it is also 7:00 - 8:00 ish.
8. Do you ever take medication to help you sleep? NO.
9. Do you/have you slept with pets? Of course. It used to be Muffie and Bridget (the pugs who came before). Then it was Lucky and Roxy until PlusOne complained that he had no pug. Lucky sleeps with him and dad and I get Roxy.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
This neighbor's snow blower died. He was trying to do his driveway with a leaf blower. He was bumming until Dad went over and helped him out. They love dad now.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
But seriously, folks, go listen to some surf music and I guarantee you will all feel warmer.
Friday, January 16, 2009
They are new blogs that have discovered mom and mom thinks they are both very nice woofies. If you haven't visited them yet, you may want to go say hi. They are very friendly.
Second, over one hundred and fifty people are alive because of the incredible skill of Captain Sullenberger, who landed his aircraft in the middle of the Hudson River. That and the ferries who quickly moved in position to rescue the passengers made for a wonderful story book ending. I just have to mention this because it was so incredible and so very wonderful.
Have a Fabulous Friday.