Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Holy wow. Was my last post really on June 14th? So much has happened and I have been very very busy.

The Good
  • Hit 3000 pageviews! YAY! *dances* I have to have a giveaway soon!
  • Celebrated my 2nd anniversary with my boyfriend on June 21st.
  • Got a job!

I'm so happy I've reached 3000 pageviews. It means people are actually looking at my page! I don't post much on etsy and want to change that but I'm glad that I'm getting pageviews on the blog. :)

My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary on the 21st of June. And what better way to celebrate (and start off the summer right) than with a barbecue?

Rod grilled the steaks. I made the potatoes and corn. It was delightful.

On top of all this, I got a job! I was laid off a few months ago from Borders (so was my boyfriend... it was so very sad), but was told a position would be available for me at a smaller store. I jumped on it. I started this past Monday and am so happy to be working again.

The Bad
  • I'm not sure when I'll be making regular posts again. Or even finding the time to make jewelry.
I'm working full time again and it's taking some getting used to. I worked five days straight last week which isn't a big deal but I was exhausted yesterday (my first day off) and just wanted to do nothing. Today (Happy 4th of July, everyone!!!), we went to the 4th of July street fair by the lake and looking at all the handmade jewelry made me kinda wish I hadn't taken the job so I could be making more jewelry... but that leads me to the ugly...

  • I'm out of money.
It's interesting, really. I have a job. I was receiving steady unemployment checks while I was looking for a job but apparently the week before I accepted the job at Borders, I hadn't received my last unemployment check. They said I filled the form out wrong and though I've tried calling them and they say that all I can do is wait for them to call me back since they're busy, I know I won't be getting that check that I was supposed to get three weeks ago. I won't be getting paid from Borders until the 16th and it won't even be a full paycheck since the first week of work is set aside in the event of your lay-off or something like that. I don't fully understand it.

I'm down to $16. My speeding ticket is due on the 13th. And I'm running out of food and gas is so expensive. My boyfriend is helping me out some but I'm still completely freaking out. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I have to do something.

I'm trying not to let all the bad get me down. It's hard but I'm hoping I'll find a solution soon. I wish the ticket would just go away. But it won't. I'm told I can go talk to the judge but I'm not sure when I will have time with my new work schedule. SIGH. My goal for this week? Do another blog post before Saturday. And post to etsy!

Have a good week everyone! I'm hoping to get a regular blogging schedule down before the end of July. I miss my links posts very much :(

OH YEAH! And Happy 4th of July!!! Everyone be safe!


  1. That's fantastic news about your job Rose. I'm sure everything will fall into place over the coming weeks so try not to stress too much. I'm so happy your employed again and can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Once you get used to FT work I'm sure you'll find some time to set aside for jewelry.

  2. Congratulations on getting back to work.

    Hang in there! It will work out somehow, it always does.

  3. Congratulations on your job, that is great news. Try not too stress too much about the other stuff, I hope it sorts itself out for you soon.

  4. Great news about the job!! everything will fall into place. Focus on the job and get situated. The jewelry is in your soul - you can always come back to that. Thankfully talent like yours does not expire. When you get back to making jewelry you will see yourself blossom and you will have new and exciting pieces!!!!