Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Sunday!
I hadn't realized it has been almost 3 weeks since I last blogged. Been a busy month for sure.
I got pretty sick about a week ago...ended up out of work for 3 days with strep throat and a cold. That was not so much fun. I was sick the whole weekend last week, and felt like I got SO behind on everything: scrapbooking, cleaning, laundry..ugh. So, this weekend was a catch up weekend! I got 5 layouts done - can't show three of them, though..did MUCHO cleaning..lots of laundry..worked for two hours on an excel spread sheet I'm putting together for my mom & her boss - finally, finally feel like I'm getting caught up! It's a very nice feeling, by the way :-)
This past Tuesday evening, I was informed at work that I am once again losing my job. *insert GIANT sigh here.* I lost a really good job last May - the company consolidated its call center in Kansas. I looked for about 4 months and finally found another job with the local newspaper. It was most definitely not my ideal job - and not something I was planning on staying with forever, but it was helping put groceries on our table and gas in our cars. Getting laid off two times from two different jobs in about 7 months time, pretty much sucks. So, now the job hunting begins again! I had applied for one of the Census jobs in our area early in January (thank goodness!) and scored a perfect score on the test - so, when I talked to a recruiter from their office, they said I should definitely get a call back for hire. Hopefully, that will come through. I think the job starts in April...so, we shall see what happens. Worse case scenario: draw unemployment until that job kicks in.
Other than that - this month has just been busy with a little bit of everything. I did have a very good appointment with my OB last week! More on that another time...
Have a very restful, relaxing Sunday! It's pouring buckets here - so, I'm thinking about taking a nap :-)
*Layout done for the Studio Calico Sketch Challenge for 01/17/10*
*Layout done for the LCOM Sketch Challenge Week 2 01/10/10*

6 comments:

Beth said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Beckah said...

Nice to hear from you, stranger! lol :o) Glad you're feeling better. (((hugs)))

Simona said...

gorgeous works Melissa, love them!!!

Mark said...

Melissa, with the loads of creative talent I come to appreciate more and more every day through looking at your pictures and reading your posts, the world will one day soon take notice you and the unique gifts you bring and you will be doing what you were made to do. Hang in there, girl!

Kristi said...

As usual, loving the layouts. Totally sucks about the jobs, but you seem to keep pulling through so I'm sure you will again!

(HAHA, word verification is grant....)

Beth said...

again....
beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Did you know that I like to frequent your blog (even after I have seen all the posts), just to get inspired before I start creating? well, I do. :P