Friday, April 29, 2011

Lots of creative juices flowing!

It's been a busy couple of weeks again.  Last week I had a temp assignment at a place about 10 minutes from my house.  $10 an hour, Mon-Fri, 7-3:30 for 2 weeks.  Woo hoo, I thought!  Monday morning I reported to work.  It was a steel factory, very casual.  The office dress was jeans & a shirt.  It looked like they hadn't had anyone doing filing for about 6 months.  I dug right in. By 3:15 Wednesday afternoon, they had nothing left for me to do!  They asked if I would be willing for them to call for me to come do paperwork on a temp basis every month and I said yes.  The temp agency was amazed that I had gotten the assignment done in only 3 days!

This week I have finals - World Culture and the Arts & Algebra I.  I've finished my paper for World Culture & emailed it to my wonderful teacher friend for review.  I'm reviewing for my algebra final and I should be able to take it by tomorrow night. Then I can take Sunday off.  I start my new classes on Monday - Intro to the Exceptional Learner & Algebra II.

Wednesday, the temp agency called me and asked if I would be interested in interviewing for a part time job.  A landscaping agency near us is looking for someone to run the office, occasionally run supplies out to one of the crews.  It would start out at 3 days a week, from 7:30 to ?, for $10 an hour.  I said sure!  The interview went well (I think), they said they had 2 more people to interview that day and they would make a decision by the end of the day.  I talked to the manager at the temp agency today - we're still waiting!  I hope that's a good thing!

In the meantime, I started a new crochet project.  I'm learning to make socks.  The first one went pretty well.  I kept trying it on every so often & it fit nicely.  The yarn I used was a little thick so they were going to be slippers.  Cool, my feet tend to get cold sitting at my computer anyway.  I had problems with the heel, but Carla talked me through it & I finally went to town and finished it up.  When I got down to 24 stitches around, I took up needle & thread and stitched up the opening.  1 down, 1 to go!!
Or so I thought.  Uh oh!! 

The part that Mariah is holding on to is the heel.  I think I miscounted somewhere.
Monday I'm going to go get some sock yarn and start all over!

 I worked on Vickie's RR piece and finished it up today.  I did 4 squares, 1 for each season.  Mine are Hope
the sunflower

the acorn

and the gingerbread man.

And how is your week going??


  1. That is a cute RR you are stitching. Good luck with the sock and the job.

  2. The RR looks great. Very cute. Good luck on the job interview!

  3. Thanks, Meari! We STILL haven't heard anything!