Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Things have changed drastically since I was last here. That perfect job I thought I had... turned out not to be so perfect... and slowly one by one all the people I worked with originally gave notice and left... I don't know why I stayed on so long, every time someone left I was assigned part of their duties since they were not replacing the people that were leaving... This job was really wrecking havoc on my life, my health... I was getting sick all the time.. I wasn't sleeping well and my hair started to fall out by the handfuls... there were a few other things but it was time leave. .. I excepted a new job... gave notice.... last day at old job was March 3rd 2014. Heard from new job Feb 24 2014 that contract was not going to be renewed and there actually was no job... so sorry...
My question is... if this is supposed to be a bad thing? A wrong turn...? A run of bad luck? Why am I secretly over joyed... That whole week leading up to March 3rd I could have asked for my old job back, they were not hiring anyone to replace me... but every time (it wasn't many) I thought about it.. I felt ill.
Over the last week I have really evaluated what is important to me and loosing my health over a stupid job is not worth it... It is time for change and getting back to what is important. Spending time with family and friends.. It's time to start my own business doing what I love. Sewing, crafting and vintage patterns.
More to come in the next couple of weeks.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
You know how sometimes, you are not really sure you should do something and then you do actually end up doing it and it turns out to be one of the best things that you could have done. Well I had debated for months about doing this. So much so, that I waited till the last minute to sign up, waited till the last minute to pack... i was totally unprepared. I have to say it was one of the most restorative vacations that I have ever been on.
I ate at fabulous restaurants with wonderful new friends
Had a wonderful catered dinner.
shared a laugh or two...
Learned a valuable lesson about reading directions... and eye safety....
If you can not read the warning on that bottle of Clear Care... it states 'Do not rinse lens with Clear Care prior to insertion' There are warnings all over that bottle... Friday morning, guess where this went? Exactly where they told me not to put it... :) my excuse... I had been up for almost two days and was tired and jet legged... I know how to make a good first impression... lets move along...
I went to 'school' and saw some wonderful garments and learned some great tricks with knits...
Added to my stash and was seranaded.
This photo, I see, is missing my Jalie tie top pattern... and an embarrassing amount of trim... elastic, stretch lace, petersham ribbon... I could open my own store and still have enough for me.
And the piece de resistance... vintage clothes up close and personal.. Wow...
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
And this one in Febrary.....And found the light at the end of the tunnel...
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.
Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.
Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Well I am still in school but I am full time now and I am only working three days a week, so maybe sometime soon I will be able to get back to sewing and crafting. I am keeping my fingers crossed anyways..
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
"We had assembly today and all we got is that awful singing You like. Damn!! I thought Oprah was coming to town and I was going to be on TV!"
Mind you, my daughter is only eleven and I should be washing her mouth out with soap for the swear word but I was laughing so hard I couldn't breath.
Kids say the darnedest things...
In all fairness though, I did keep my word. I have only bought one item of clothing (we will not count the two, yes I said 2, full school bags full of books) since I originally unoffically joined in late April. there was no getting around it, My daughter needed a swiming suit... summer camp was calling me saying that DD's front acreage was not being covered by said suit and we just can not have that sort of thing at our camp and she wont be swimming till this matter is corrected... :):) Some people can be so darn offical when they are repremanding you..
Her step-mom bought her a very nice swimming suit right before summer camp but DD outgrew it two weeks later. And who's fault is this anyways.. Oh I am really not pointing a finger at you-know-who, SHE has no kids of her own how would SHE know that, You must buy said item a few sizes too big for it to fit more then a few days...
so without further adieu here is the post from April.
Well I like a good challenge and I am really going to need to save every last penny I have if I am going to be starting college in a few weeks. So I have joined this for the next 6 months. My contract doesn't start till June but I thought I better get started now. It will take me that long to figure out how to add that Wardrobe Refashion graphic to my side bar. :)
I ___Kelly_______________ pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!
Signed: Kelly At Tana's Attic
No buying new! (handmade is excepted; So this allows for Etsy purchases etc!!) All clothing must be Recycled, Renovated, Preloved or Thrifted, or Handmade only for the term. Employment related and special needs clothing (ie sports, school), shoes and undies are excepted from the rules, although you are encouraged to have a go at making these.
In extreme circumstances, maybe a special event, or the worlds greatest and most amazing never to be repeated sale that you simply can not pass up, you may use the Get out of Refashionista Jail Free card. You are able to use this card once during the 2 month part of your contract; ie 1 for 2 months, 2 for 4 months etc. Of course you need to fess up on the blog and display the button!
You must post on the blog at least once a week to let the community know what you've been up to. This will not only give you brag points, but inspire and encorouge others! Of course you need to display the button on your blog and have copied the pledge in at least one post, and provide a link to your pledge under the button.
You need to be honest and admit when you've fallen off the Refashionista Wagon! Go directly to Refashionista Jail, do not pass GO and do not collect $200! Apply for parole once there.
PS.. I still have not figured out how to add the button in my side bar.. :)