Monday, June 30, 2008

First Day of True Unemployment

And what have I done? I actually slept in...a miracle for any of you out there that know me in real life. Did my usual internet surfing. I did go for a 3 mile walk around the lake that Joey and I live on. Went to the bank to deposit money (thank you Daddy and Joey). Hung out by the pool to catch some sun and finished a book. And now it's almost 2pm and I'm just basically doing nothing. Laundry is going-that's always fun. Sigh...this better end soon. I do have an interview tomorrow. Doing something that I have no experience doing and probably won't get it but I'll try anyway...unless of course, I opt out on not doing it. It's a sales job and I'm not a fan of doing sales so.... Now I'm off to find more places to send my resume to.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Still haven't broken down but I'm finding it a little dangerous that I'm more wanting to drink beer at all hours of the day instead of what I normally drink. Gotta keep an eye on that.
I'm trying to look at this as a little vacation where I'm not getting paid and I can't afford to go anywhere.
I did file for unemployment yesterday so we'll see if I get anything from that.
Man, this sucks.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Well, it's almost 4am and I've been up since 2:45. Now some of you who know me would think that it's because I go to bed early or that jokingly this is my normal time to wake up. Wish that was the case. I'm up because I can't relax and get my mind off of my employment situation. Today will be my last day at the agency as I cannot afford the gas money to keep going and not be paid.
I'm also concerned that I haven't even begun to break down about the whole situation. The only tears that have been shed were when I was writing the email to my father requesting money. Maybe later on today, after I leave...but of course I'll blame it on the fact that I'm so tired.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


I just got home from the interview. I think that it went well. She told me that she's interested and will let me know by next Thursday. Thank you to all of you who had their fingers crossed and wished me luck. I'll let everyone know as soon as I do.

Cutie Alert

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cutie Alert (for Allison)

Einstein Quote

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

On the stitching front

I did manage to do some stitching Sunday. This is the latest on my the gift for my mom.

It's Official

I have no job. We received word today that we did not get our contracts back so basically, there is nothing. Probably not going to get the rest of my pay that is owed PLUS my pay for June. They expect/hope that I'll stick around to help close and transfer the clients but I have no idea if I'm even going to stick around to do it. I'll finish what I was doing and file what I can, but I have no idea if I'll even do any transfers.
The good news is that I do have a job interview Thursday afternoon with the same agency as I had before. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Work Saga

Well, my agency made the paper and not for a good reason. Luckily, the article was very short and basically just focused on us needing to pay THOUSANDS of dollars back. Because of this and other financial woes, there is no guarantee that we will be getting the rest of our paycheck next week. And there is no plan after next Monday if we will get another or what happens to the agency if we don't get our contracts renewed. Everyone is in a tizzie about what they are going to do and everyone is miserable.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Rainy Weekend

What better to do on a rainy weekend but watch movies, read, and take a nap? That's what I ended up doing yesterday while Joey was at work. Then we headed out so he could get some computer software for his audio production schooling, Barnes and Noble where I had a gift card for, and Sears where I had another gift card for. I got me some books (like I need anymore) and a vacuum cleaner. It's amazing how dirty an apartment can get....
Today, I'll probably do some work, watch some more movies, and relax.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008


This week's SBQ is:

Do you currently subscribe to any stitching publications or have you
in the past? (Either in print or online) If so, which ones?

I have subscribed to Cross Stitcher in the past but since it's an overseas magazine, I can't afford the cost anymore. :(

Happy Birthday Garfield!

On the job front

Well, I didn't get the job that I interviewed for. I'm not really that surprised as my interview was several weeks after I sent my resume. But, on the positive side (there's me trying to be positive again), I was asked if I would consider a different position. This one would be supervising the foster care unit of the agency. I told them yes and am waiting to hear back regarding me returning for an interview for that position. My only concern is that the person that would be my supervisor is the woman that I didn't get a positive vibe from when I went in for the original interview. Well, we shall see.

Ansel Adams

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Trying to stay positive

In the midst of financial bs at the job and the very low morale of people that I work with, I've been trying to stay as positive as I can. I learned a long time ago that remaining negative doesn't cut it. So I've been basically trying to isolate myself from everyone at work since no one is happy. I've been able to accomplish some of the things that have been lingering over my head but then it seems that everyone wants a piece of me at once. So a small thing to be positive about.
I had received a package from Carmax that had to deal with the error on my title for the wrecked car. I was hoping that it was because someone from my lienholder agency actually contacted them to help correct the error. Nope, it was just because someone happened to be going over the records and saw the error. Either way, I hope that this is a small step in correcting the problem with the insurance check going to the appropriate agency and I won't have to see my sad looking car anymore in the parking lot. So that's another small thing to be positive about.

Einstein Quote

"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant."

Monday, June 16, 2008


I can actually say I had a relaxing weekend. Friday afternoon/evening, Joey and I just vegged out-went out to dinner and stopped by GameStop. Saturday we went to Umstead State Park-a place that neither one of us had been to. Despite losing car keys (by Joey) and walking in flipflops for almost 3 miles (by me), we really had a good time. We saw a beautiful young buck in the forest. I definitely want to go back, even if it's by myself so I can go walking. Of course, not in flipflops again.
Sunday, we headed to the library where we had another little adventure. We noticed the traffic lights were out and were curious on what caused the power outage. When we got to the library, there was a minor bit of chaos. No lights, people stuck in the elevators, others waiting for the computers. Joey and I proceeded to look for his books for his research paper for school (I can't even begin to tell you how proud of Joey I am in regards to how well he's doing in school). As we were being told by one of the library staff that we wouldn't be able to check out the books or even get me a library card (anyone else remember the good ole days when everything was done by paper?), the power came back. Joey was able to get his books and I was able to get my card.
After a somewhat emotional rollercoaster thanks to work and a couple of other incidents, I'm glad to have the weekend I just had...even though CSI PS2 game is frustrating me!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I Survived Friday the 13th

And it held up to the evil stereotype that it has. Found out yesterday that I'm not getting my full paycheck on Monday. Wow...thank you for giving me ANOTHER reason to leave my job. Needless to say, not a lot of people worked yesterday. We kinda just hung around the office.
I haven't heard back from the people that I interviewed with last week. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.
I haven't done a crafting thing in I don't know how long. I'm going to try to make that a focus for some part of my day today.
Hope that everyone's Friday the 13th was better than mine.

Cutie Alert

Einstein Quote

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Einstein Quote

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Einstein Quote

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Monday, June 09, 2008


I had fun watching Sex and the City Saturday afternoon. Did a little shopping and price comparing before the movie as I waited for my friends. Yesterday, I basically did a little work, watched movies, and even finished a book.
Now it's back to the dreaded grind. Hopefully I'll be able to get some work done so I won't have to take so much back home.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


I had my interview yesterday afternoon and I think that it went okay. I interviewed with two women. One, loves my experience and I was able to answer her questions pretty well. The other, I feel that I just didn't answer her questions the right way. Like I would be talking and then forget what I was really trying to say. I should find out in the next week or so if I get a second interview. The person that likes my experiences emphasized that she was making calls starting early next week so...We shall see.
In other news, I'm heading out today to see Sex in the City with a couple of women from work. Should make for a fun afternoon as all we did yesterday was rotate in each other's offices avoiding work.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Cutie Alert 2

Cutie Alert 1


Well this is the start of the 3 H's for 2008. Hot, hazy, and humid. It's supposed to be in the high 90's feeling like 105. This was the one thing that made me hesitate about moving down here in the first place. I figure that if I was able to handle the heat and humidity in NYC (gotta love all the blacktop) and Florida in August, I should be able to handle NC.
In other news, I got the job interview for tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I can get the job as things at my current agency have really been going to hell in a handbasket. People being served by the sheriff's department....not good. Plus me working 12 hours a day has got to stop.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Pictures of my car after the accident

It doesn't look like my car was totalled but that's what the insurance company determined. Sigh....