Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I found a job!

After three months of sending out hundreds of resumes and going on multiple interviews, I got two job offers today, one was temp to perm while the other one was perm and for more money, so I took the second job. I start Monday and am so grateful! It's a smaller company with a more laid back atmosphere but seems to have greater challenges and opportunities - which I like.

I'm trying to decide what do about the WalMart job since I just started there about two weeks ago and hate to leave after only being there a short time, but the new job is in Provo and it will be very difficult to get from there to Murray in time to work an evening shift. I'll be getting off at 5 and it takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours to get home depending on traffic. Guess I'll have to talk to my manager at WalMart to see what to do next. It's a hard job but I actually enjoy it other than the back pain and my feet killing me ... LOL!!!

I do have a cute story that happened on my first day as a cashier. I was shadowing another cashier and a woman came up with her little girl in the shopping cart. The girl was about two years old and holding a doll. When her mother tried to take the doll so it could be scanned, her daughter wouldn't let go. The lady calmly picked up her daughter, held her over the register, and the cashier scanned her. Was soooo cute!

One thing I like to do when kids buy stuff or their parents are buying things that are obviously for the kids, I'll use the real small bags and put each child's items in their own bag. The kids love it and the parents are happy too. One lady just beamed and said, "Oh! You have just made his day!"

Oh, almost forgot, when my sisters and I were growing up, our mother made us knitted slippers every year for Christmas. We always looked forward to them, not just because they were warm, but because our mother had made them just for us. She tried to teach me to knit but it never clicked. I taught myself crochet around 1994 after a friend and co-worker made a doily for me for Christmas. Once I found out how to knit Continental style, I started asking mom to find that slipper pattern for me. Well, she found it a few weeks back and today, it came in the mail. I'm just thrilled and am going to make a pair as soon as I can.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Socks completed

In between getting Crochet Uncut ready to publish, working part time at WalMart, doing some contract work, and looking for a full time job, I was able to finish another pair of socks using Zitron Trekking Hand Art yarn. I selected the yarn because of the colors but thought it might be too scratchy for socks, but once I started the socks and tried them on, I was pleasantly surprised. The yarn is warm and comfy. I think I have enough left to make a pair of wrist warmers.

Check out my Fall Socks Ravelry project page.

On my lunch hours at WalMart, I'm working on a new project for Crochet Uncut and am hoping to have it completed before it's time to publish the first issue.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Working hard

The deadline for submissions for articles and patterns for the premier issue of Crochet Uncut is coming up on 10/15/08. I've been working hard on figuring out the magazine software I'm using and getting things ready.

Of course, I'm still looking for a full time job and should be starting part time at WalMart in a few days. With the contract work I have and working at WalMart, I just might be able to squeek by ... maybe.

Shorah Y'all!