Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Stress, stress, stress too much, that is all I do…(Sing that to Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

I need to find a job. I need to find a job! I only have a week and a half until I have to go back to work. I really do not want to go back to my job. It’s really crappy pay, it’s long hours, it’s an hour away from home, it’s evenings and weekends and I get stepped all over there. I can’t afford to spend over a thousand dollars on gas alone every month just to get back and forth from work (plus the running around I have to do for the job). I can’t do that and child care. I don’t want to be so far away from my monkey either. And I most definitely don’t want to have to work through my lunch, get paid for only 44 hours a week and work about 50 or more. My job doesn’t pay overtime and they like to use and abuse their staff members. Even though there’s a company truck, the staff has to use their own vehicles for work purposes. The company doesn’t pay for the gas the staff uses. They offer a “car allowance.” It doesn’t cover all the gas the staff uses on company time, a part of the insurance or the wear and tear of the vehicle.
I had high hopes of moving up in this company and fast. That is what I was lead to believe when I first agreed to come on board. None of the promises that were made have happened. I’m over it and need/want to move on.
I’m not getting a break here though.
I’ve applied for jobs every day for the past month and have gotten nothing. I am slowly starting to get stressed out. I am slowly going crazy. One, two, three, four, five, six, switch. Crazy going slowly am I. Six, five, four, three, two, one, switch. Oh, I spend too much time with a baby.
Subject switch.
My baby is almost a year old!!!! Where the heck did the time go? I didn’t cry the day he was born, but I might the day he turns one. I’m starting to plan a little birthday party for him. His daddy should be home for a visit and Auntie Missy is going to be here too.
Hopefully, monkey will slow down in his growth rate. So many people think he’s somewhere between 18 months and two years old right now. My boy is tall. I joke that he’ll be the six foot tall 12 year old.
Another subject switch.
I have been scrapbooking for a few months now. I’m such a beginner, but I’m really enjoying it. I’m hoping to learn as I go and someday be a master paper crafter. I have recently been introduced to a company called BamPop. I love them! The papers are so cute. I have no stamps currently. I had no interest in the stamps when I started building my scrap tool collection. I love the BamPop line so much, I wouldn’t even mind their stamps.
Just in case you’re interested and are into scrapbooking too…Some of my fave companies are: My Mind’s Eye. Rusty Pickle and Bo Bunny. I find my self attracted to bright, fun colors and patterns. I am a turning into a paper addict. I have more paper than I need. I just love, love, love it. There are some papers in my collection I bought with a layout idea in mind; and I don’t want to use the paper because it’s just too pretty to rip and cut up. I have other pieces of paper I bought just because I loved it. I have no idea what I’m going to do with some of them. The right project will come along some day I suppose.
And for those of you who don’t scrap…I’ll stop boring you now. :)
Until next time….


Rebecca said...

What's new on the job front? I didn't know you were looking, keeping my fingers crossed for ya!

Jen said...

I'm looking and looking and looking and looking. There's not too much around here. My fault for moving back to no man's land.