Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I just wanted to say a quick thanks to those of you who have left me messages here and in private. It really means a lot to me. I will continue to post from time to time when something comes up in life... LOL, like my 16 yr old driving my Suburban tonight and pulling out in front of someone... my life flashed before my eyes!!! and I continue to hold out hope that I will put ink to paper soon and will definitely post if and when it finally happens.

A couple of you asked about my new job. At first I was nervous because the firm has an "at will" termination clause meaning they can walk up to you at any time and tell you to leave without giving you an explanation or warning. This is exactly what happened to my predecessor, although I don't know all the reasons behind it. Well, I absolutely love my job and I'm no longer nervous about it. I think it's a great "fit" - I have already taken on a couple of tasks and assignments that were unexpected but welcome challanges. I really like the people I work with and I can definitely see myself staying for the long haul.

I'll be around here for the long haul too...LOL, just consider me on the road at the moment and unable to post!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Taking a Step Back

I have decided that I won't delete this blog entirely, but I won't be posting to it in the near future, either. I've often wondered how many true readers I have. In my post yesterday I mentioned that I was at a crossroads and asked for comments or suggestions. LOL, I guess I got my answer because as of now, I still have no comments. That's okay, I never started this for anyone else, but for me.

I have already taken unsubscribed from the counter, and will be doing the same with the counter after I post this entry.

To those of you who have actually kept up with me here, I appreciate you and your support!!

Monday, October 30, 2006

At a Crossroads....

I don't know what to do. I haven't picked up a stamp in over a month, and I honestly don't see myself doing it anytime soon. I'm trying to be realistic with myself - my life when I am working fulltime and running two pre-teen/teenagers around for their sports and events doesn't leave much time for me. Once S is home, although the load will be easier on me, I then spend time with him too so again, no time for me. This is the way life has been and I don't see anything changing it in the foreseeable future.

So herein lies my crossroads. Why do I have this "stamping" blog if I'm not stamping? Do I change the name and make it center more about me and my life and drop in the occasional card if and when I get the time to stamp? Or do I completely give up the blog - do I really need and/or want to put my life out there on the line?

My answer to the latter question is no. I don't really want to put my whole life out there on the line anymore, nor do I believe it's anything everyone wants to read. I came very close earlier today to deleting all my counters and telling everyone to take off their links to me.... I haven't come to that yet, but I don't think it's too far away.

LOL, I'm so torn. I know the easy answer..... your input gladly accepted and appreciated!

Monday, October 16, 2006

A *very* Good Day!!!

LOL, no, I didn't get a chance to stamp but it's still been a great day!!

I got a job! Yay!! I start Wednesday. It is the smaller firm that I interviewed with last week that is close to the house. The offered, I counter-offered, and they accepted! Can't wait to start and have a stead income.... which leads me to my next subject....

OMG!! I am sooooooo in trouble and if you're a Stampin' Up! lover, you will be too! I thought the Spring mini last year was the best one yet, but this one is right there with it - Stampin' Up! does it again! The ribbons, the new tag punch, the die cuts, the kits, new papers, and of course - the stamps! The catty will start being delivered to customers mid-November and items in it will be available December 1 - February 28. Start saving your pennies (dollars!!) now!

Thank you for your continued support throughout my job search. There were many a day that I was down and dejected and was able to come to my SCS and bloggin' buddies for support. I appreciate you all very much.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Soon! I promise!!

I *PROMISE* to upload some pics this weekend - but first I have a *huge* favor to ask! Please say a little prayer, think good thoughts, whatever you do - that I will get favorable results today on my job interview. Yes, I am still searching for a permanent full time job, and I think I have finally found the match. I went on a first interview on Tuesday, and just finished with a second interview today. The firm is small - 5 attorneys - and soooooo close to my house I literally have a 10-15 minute drive. They are looking to fill this immediately so I should hear something back today. I hear I am the only one they called back for a second interview so it looks promising.

Thanks for your help, and thanks for coming back every day even though I don't have any new stampin stuff up. I really appreciate your support!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Off to the Fair

I have been settling down into the working mom roll. I *still* haven't had a chance to stamp although I get to stamp on my business cards this morning... at least it's stamping but *not* what I want to do!

I am on my way to the Carmel Mountain Ranch Fall Festival today to try to drum up some business. We're not selling anything handmade - we're promoting our businesses.

I still haven't done any parties since moving here and am at the moment my own best customer. LOL, I *really* don't mind having to buy stuff to stay active *grin* but with the changes to the demonstrator reimbursement plan that were made in July, I don't know if I will ever make money off of my downline again unless things change. I am hoping that going to the Festival today will start that change.

As for the job front. The 3rd interview went okay, I still don't know anything definite with them. I went to another firm that had a part time position I really wanted but they didn't want me. The firm I am temping with has asked if I would like to work with them full time. We are going to discuss things tomorrow. I would really love to put the uncertainty to rest!

I'll check in later tonight after the Fair!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Life Happens

Wow, I now realize why I enjoyed my summer of stamping so much - when I'm working and the kids are in school, I have no time to myself. I haven't had a chance to stamp in over two weeks and I'm dyin here! After I enter this blog, I'm heading to Michael's and JoAnn's. I have been eyeing the Marvy Uchida scallop punches with envy for a while now and just hadn't bought them because I couldn't justify spending the money. Now that I'm working I'm going to give myself a gift and I'm hoping to be able to use that gift later today!!

Speaking of work - I made it through the first week at my new job as a temp. I like the firm and the people, but they really don't have a lot of work for me to do. This is supposed to be a three to five week assignment, with no opportunity for a permanent position. HOWEVER!!! I have two - yup, two!!! interviews on Tuesday for permanent positions. One is with the original firm I interviewed with over a month ago - this will be the third time I will have interviewed with them - third time's the charm, right? I am also interviewing with a different firm for a secretarial/word processor position with the lead attorney in the firm. The appealing part about this position is that it's only part time. I have been told it would be around 30 hours a week. LOL, is this the "feast or famine" deal? Am I going to go from having nothing to being in a temp position and getting two offers? I would love to be able to hear from both of them that they are interested and that I get to choose between the two.

Got the wheels put on the truck - I love the look!

S says I "done good" and that it looks great. See below for the "before" picture.

OK, I'm outta here - I'm goin shoppin!