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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Schtuff

So I found out yesterday that I am at risk of being laid off in March/April. This could not have come at a worse time (is there a better time?) as after 5 years of begging and pleading I finally convinced Michael to refinance and give me an addition. Yeah, well that's no happening now and I may have unfinished plywood stairs for the rest of my life at this rate! And I don't get my honkin big family room. :(

So I'm on the hunt for a job again. It took me 6 months last time, I hope it doesn't take that long again! I'm also cracking down on my spending and going to try to get some money into savings before this happens. Two months isn't long but every little bit helps right? Funny, I found this out on Friday, and it was confirmed yesterday. On Thursday I booked a flight to Texas to see my friend Amy for a weekend. Michael gave me some of his extra money from plowing a few weeks ago and told me I couldn't use it on bills so I said, hmmm, I need a visit to a warm climate. I had held on to that money for 3 weeks in a drawer for an emergency or something and then decided the heck with it I'm using it. It wasn't a lot but it would have paid a bill later when I am not getting a paycheck! Isn't that always the way?

I sent off my two altered items to Creative TECHniques magazine for publication! YAY! Hopefully I did all the instructions/photos right so they are happy and maybe will ask me again for stuff!

I also did some cleaning up in my scraproom. Man it was a mess. I made a pile of stuff to get rid of, got a few more baskets for storage and moved my sewing machine off my table into the armoire so there is more room for friends at the table. Debbie H, Dawn and Debbie F are coming over in a two weeks and we need some space! Another thing killed in the refinance idea is the cabinets for my room. Oh well.

And while I was down there, I also did some scrapping. Got 3 more pages for the Disney album done!

So that's it for me today, gotta go search the job boards now! Have a great day!

22 comments :

Karen said...

Hey, Pam. Sorry to hear about your job situation. At least you have a heads up. DH was laid of with no notice, just a gut feeling it was coming. So while you're visiting the warmer climate, you should consider a relocation. ;-)

~dawne said...

Oh Pam, sorry to hear about your job, but it really sounds like you're taking it well. I'm sure something better is waiting just for YOU!! Love your layouts too:)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for the job search.

Glad you liked the celery salute - does that mean you'd like one?

Hallie

kimmy said...

Sorry to hear about your job. I hope everything works out for you. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way!

Kimmy

kimmy said...

BTW - I love your scrapbooking pages!

Kimmy

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Ugh! Sorry to hear about your job. Hopefully it won't take very long to find another one. Who knows, maybe this new job will be much, much better than the current one?

Your scrapbooking looks great! Maybe you could find a new job that is related to that in some way? (wouldn't that be fun?!) :)

Lizzy

jencaputo said...

oh gees Pam.. I'm so sorry to hear that, it's not a sure thing or anything though right? Everything will work out in the end. *hugs*

Suzanne said...

Laid off, that stinks. Sorry Pam, but if its me, I'm thinking the next job will be bigger and better! Best of luck with it and love the layouts! :-)

Lisa said...

Pam, I hope that this layoff, if it comes, will lead you to a much better job and the remodeling that you want. Love the layouts and congrats on getting projects picked up for publication!

dawn said...

Pam I am so sorry to hear about your job, but I guess you have to believe that everything happens for a reason. Maybe you will find a better job that is closer to home?? I can not wait to come over to scrap. We are gonna have a GREAT time! BTW AWESOME LO's! :-)

Tammy said...

Pam - I am so sorry to hear about the layoff and that all of your plans have gotten squashed. You did make some awesome layouts tho ;) I agree with Karen- maybe a relocation?? Their is a really pretty house for sale just down the street from me on 10 acres.....

1RadChick said...

Pam, I'm so very sorry to hear about this... I hope everything works out and maybe you won't be laid off. It could happen!

If you were here, I know of a job you'd be perfect for, darn it.... the world is just too big sometimes, ya know?

Now I have to plan another canvas, I just read that my very best friend is lusting after the one I did the other day. hah!

If there's anything I can do, other than send hugs, let me know. :(

donnapiranha said...

Well that just stinks about being laid off! What a drag.

I do think though that when something like that happens, something even better that you can't even imagine is right around the corner.

We'll all have to send you positive good job vibes.

And I know all about that bad timing when you spend some money and then you realize, oops, I needed that!!!

kendra said...

So sorry to hear about your job Pam! Let's hope you're just at risk for awhile and it doesn't really happen.

Cool photo on the Bliss layout! And love the Flowers layout. Very pretty!

Lynette van Barrelo said...

oooohhh... I think everything happens for a reason and like others have said, there is something else He wants for you to do.

Keep the faith that good things are going to happen and optimism is the key!

Like... October something really wonderful will be coming your way... keep thinking of that! and then think of me! =D

kimmy said...

I must admit that I splurge on myself too. I love purses and shoes. My husband is completely baffled by my shopping habits!

Thanks for stopping by and have a good morning!

Kimmy

Rachael Giallongo said...

You know how sorry I am about your job! I didnt know you were getting published! How awesome! You rock!!!!!!

Kristi Smith said...

Sorry to hear that Pam, but I agree there will be better things in your future.

Love the layouts, esp. the flower one.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Pam!

Just wanted to say thanks for the kind words you left me yesterday, I really appreciate it! How are things going with you? Hope you have a great weekend!

Lizzy

Janette said...

Hi Pam,
So sorry to hear your job. I hope and pray you will find a new one soon. Hang in there.
Love those new layouts! Very pretty!

Mary E said...

Oh Pam :) So Sorry. But I know you, you'll bounce back ten fold.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Make a virgin daquiri or drink Rum and Diet Coke - NO CARBS!!!

Or don't drink and just have fun!

It's pretty hard not to have an aweswome time at a Super Bowl party!!

Whatever you do, enjoy yourself!!

Hallie