Thursday, April 28, 2016
I am taking a break from blogging, as you can already tell, I haven't been blogging much. I find that I really don't have all that much to share, and I have gotten lazy in the picture taking end of it. So, I am leaving for a while. When and if I have something to share, I will post. I hope you all have a wonderful spring and summer. I will be keeping up with the ones that are on facebook. My husband is a little disappointed that I don't blog. When he is away from home, he likes to see what is going on at home. Sorry, dear, but I just don't feel up to posting much.
You all take care, and I will be back to posting once in a while. With the new job and changes that have been going on, I don't get on the computer all that much. Take care!
Monday, April 18, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Hope you are having a great Sunday, The sun is shining and the degree is going up to 70 here in upstate New! Have a great day.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
April is now one of the worst months of the year for me. My dad died a year ago tomorrow, and my step-dad, he was the best step-father anyone could ask for, he passed away on the 7th. He taught me how to drive, he would take me to work with him, when he worked in the rock quarries. I got to move a track, rock drill. I was able to stand under a Euclid dump truck, while they would blast rock. He helped me move to New York to be with my husband, when we first met, and were only girlfriend and boyfriend. He was always there, when I needed him. I loved him like he was my real father! He came into our lives when I was about 18 years old. He will be missed.
It was nice to see family, that I hadn't seen since I lived in New York, which has been over 15 years. It is just too bad, that it takes something like a family member passing away to get together. I was glad to go and be able to see my mom, since it will be a while before I can see her again. Now that I have a full time job, it will be a while before I am able to get back out to Illinois.
My mom is a pretty strong woman, she had shoulder surgery two months ago and still has two weeks, before she is able to even start physical therapy. She is dependent on my sisters now. to help her do a lot of things, until she gets her shoulder back to normal. Plus, having to deal with the aftermath of dad passing away. I don't think anyone is ever ready to have to do the paper work, and getting things settled, when a family member passes away. Life insurance, mortgage, retirement, pension, getting rid of personal things, social security, etc. Plus having to deal with your own grief. She brought up us four girls all by herself for most of our lives. She had been married two times before the best one came along. She has had back surgery, knee surgery, a broken ankle, heel surgery, two shoulder surgeries and she deals with high blood pressure. I just hope I can be as strong as she is when I grow up. :-)
Monday, March 28, 2016
I did get the job. I start on Monday and will work three days to start then work into full time. I am going to be a payroll clerk for an accountants office. The accounting department is on the bottom floor and the payroll department is on the second floor. We do payroll for other businesses. I will be doing data entry and answering phones. I have never really worked in an office. It will be a great change from working in a factory. I even have my own desk. I will be working with the manager for about a month. Then, I will hopefully have the hang of things and will be on my own. She said that it will take at least three months to know really everything, that I need to do the job and it takes a good year to be really proficient on the job. I am nervous, but I do know the people that I will be working for, and they are really nice. I am excited also, even though I am nervous at the same time.
I am going to miss being able to come and go as I please. Weaving and the farm just isn't enough to stay home for. I still plan on doing weaving on the side and doing some craft fairs and things this summer. The farm is so small that it doesn't require that I be home all the time. I am looking forward to interacting with other people again. I am left to myself all too much at times. I miss having other people to talk to. (besides just my kids)
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I was lax on getting on the Internet and wishing everyone a Happy Easter. I did dinner for the family and the Aunt and Uncle. It was a nice day, but busy. So, Happy Easter late to all my wonderful friends and family.
Friday, March 25, 2016
I went for an interview for a Payroll Clerks position at my accountants office. The interview went well, and they called me this afternoon for another interview on Monday! Looking good for the job. I am now nervous because now I have to interview with the two owners and the manager! I will be so glad when the interviewing process is over. Then it will be nerves on the job, and learning if I do get the position! I hate going back into the workforce after being out for the last four years.
Everyone says that I will have no problems, but I am my own worst critic. Today I went and had my hair done, yesterday was doing the grocery shopping and my interview, then tomorrow we have the ladies auxiliary easter breakfast. I still need to make bread for the next week, and Sunday I am making Easter dinner for the aunt, uncle and the in-laws. I am exhausted just thinking about it.
Never a dull moment, or much quiet time around here. Hope you have a great weekend, and if you are one of those, that the weekend is the same as a week day, hope it is good.