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October 22, 2008


Yesterday being Monday, or at least for awhile I was thinkin' it was Monday even if it was Tuesday and I was late with the Monday stuff....wait. Yesterday WAS Tuesday, right?

Is it Friday yet?

Anyway. I was saving Monday for Serious Stuff. Like seriously considering reviving my career (ok j.o.b.) as a nurse. I seriously considered it yesterday, seeing how I thought it was Monday and all.

Always start a new project/diet/life changing deals for the beginning of the week. That way you can procrastinate till Monday rolls around again. Or Tuesday. Whatever.

Up until 11 months 22 days and a couple of hours ago I had a real job. I was laid off on Halloween. I knew it was coming; the hospital I worked at was downsizing our unit, and the Powers That Be decreed that LPNs were worthless expendable due for an extended vacation.
I was working two jobs at the time, and Christmas was coming. Job number Two was our barn star business. I anticipated a busy couple of months and was looking forward to having the time to devote to the Season of Shopping. I wasn't planning on doing the shopping, I was lying in wait for customers to come buy stuff from us, which they were obliging enough to do.
Lots and lots of lovely customers.
We had so many orders that we were sleeping for four hours, painting.packing.shipping for as long as we could stand up and speak intelligently ~or at least point and grunt ~ and sleeping for four hours.

Good times.

Springtime was a more modest version of Christmas. I couldn't imagine going back to work. I WAS working. I'm STILL working. I'm the Painting/Packing/Shipping/Accounting/Janitor/Food Lady multi-tasking business guru.

When rumblings of "bailout" and "recession" ballooned into full-on bellowing this fall, folks got less eager to buy things that are more of a want than a need. Orders are a little on the slow side. There are just about enough orders to get by on, but I'm feeling the pinch.


I've been very blessed this year. We've managed to pay our bills, keep groceries in the fridge, and a roof over our heads. Thank You very much, God, I'm grateful.

But the Accounting, Janitorial, Human Resources, and Food Lady Departments are all sorrowfully shaking their heads and saying "Get a job already."

Maybe just a little job. Part-time. Now if I could just remember what day it is so I could show up at work on the right one..........

I want to give a shout out to The Nester. She's one of my favorite decorating bloggers. She's also a shameless promoter of all things handmade and mom-made. Today's promotion is Handmade Holiday. Head on over to her site here, join in the fun, festivities and giveaways that she's sponsoring, and check out the mass amount of goodies that moms are making!


American in Norway said...

Thanks for the bloggy love today... maybe you should do a part time something until things pick up? Not fun to worry about it... Off to go check out the Nester...

Megryansmom said...

Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by. I think we're all in for a crazy ride these next few years.

jill jill bo bill said...

I need another LVN. Can you commute to Dallas for hoe health visits? I pay well. And am NOT a stickler about knowing your days. Hang in there. The economic crunch is going to pass quickly.

J'Ollie Primitives said...


Yeah honey I hear those hoe health visitors make some serious $$$$

AND I get to wear my sexy lingerie. Under my raincoat.

Only I thought it was spelled "ho"

Pointing and laughing ~ with you not at you, I know you hate to be laughed at.

Heh heh

lifeinredshoes said...

No hoeing around!!! Just a little something to get by on til the storm passes. And remember to chant, "WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!"Now, don't you feel better?

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nikkicrumpet said...

LOL...that Jill...always trying to pimp someone out! Well I hope things pick up and you don't need that job...but what a wonderful skill set to have. I can't imagine that it would be hard to find one. Seems like in most places they are begging for nurses. And I sure hope today isn't Monday...because my weekend went WAAAAAAY to fast!

manic mariah said...

I don't know what day iy is either...I suck and I need a job too

tipper said...

Ouch-I'm feeling it too. Cute post-neat blog!

Susie Q said...

This is a great list! And we are both in Ohio!

You have such a great sense of humor and way with words. I have enjoyed myself immensely!

I added myself to your blog followers so i could return easily!