I thought I’d do a life update since it has been a while since my last one. Lots of things have been going on and have kept me occupied outside of the creative world.
The past couple of weeks at work have been long…long, long, long. I worked from a Wednesday to the following Thursday (yesterday) without a day off….usually 7-8 hour days…whew! I survived off of naps and a very long sleep today. Most people probably think working at a Target Starbucks isn’t that complicated…guess again! For the past few months, I’ve been working on AST training (advanced store training), which is 40 hours of training in addition to what I already have to do. I finally got signed off by our district manager!! Excited! My team lead has been promoted to another area of the store, so I’m currently running the area. I’ve got to go through interviews to make the transition official, but I’m almost a Starbucks team lead! With this comes a lot more responsibility–“with great power comes great responsibility.” HAHAHA I had to insert that…I couldn’t help it 😛 Here are some outtakes from my work life from the past couple of weeks.
If that’s not enough insight into my job, I have two more for you all—what the back of my car currently looks like and the current state of my shoes. Prepare….for you are about to be horrified!
My car doesn’t normally stay in this state…I just get home and go in because I’m too tired to do anything else. I usually only see it when I go to the store and make a mental note that I need to clean out the car. Well, that note gets erased as you can tell.
That mess on my shoes is flan syrup that leaked out of the trash bag that I was in the process of changing. No real way to clean them. I’m sure there are more things on there…coffee grounds, mocha, etc.
I really like my job and enjoy working with the people there even though it does get complicated at times.
Life & Home:
I’m loving our “new” old home. Plenty of space and it’s nice and quiet. We’ve still got a lot of things that need to be done to the house, but we’re taking it a little at a time. So far we’ve been getting things to maintain the outside, so not much has been done inside. We’ve got a little garden going…the weeds are a force to be reckoned with, but we have a garden no less. I’ve got some peas growing in a planter close to the house. These are finally producing pea pods and some are almost ready to be picked!
I planted these from seeds, so it’s been fun to see the process of them growing. Glad that I’m slowly getting a greener thumb! I killed a cactus if that tells you anything.
I’ve also had a project in the works for the past month or so…probably more like two months now. My boyfriend and I are huge fans of the show “Rehab Addict.” It’s a show about a single mom who restores old houses to what they once were. In one of the episodes, she used an old door as a headboard. We looked at each other and knew what the other was thinking–“We need to do that (we don’t have a frame or headboard for our king size bed)!” So after about a good 24 hours (more but I stopped counting) of sanding and scraping, one side of the door is finished and part of the other side.
I think there were over 10 layers of paint, polyurethane, and stain on this door. Let me tell you, it is a job..not anywhere as easy as I was expecting! After I finish the other side, I’m going to stain and polyurethane this sucker, mount it, and place it behind the mattress. I’ll post it on here after I get it completed.
Last, but definitely not least, I FINALLY have my cat, CoCo with me again!!!! I’ve missed her so much! At first, I thought she was having trouble adjusting, but she is doing well and has found her perfect hiding spot. She has also displayed some skills I didn’t know she had…like climbing up and down a ladder you lean against a house. She’s always surprising me. I love her even if she’s a cross-eyed crazy sometimes!
I’m sure you all would have rather me addressed this first instead of the life updates, but this is how it turned out as I was typing..haha. I’m going to add a new weekly post!!! Finally, right!?!? What I have chosen to do is to change the direction of the blog a bit from one focused mainly on jewelry to more of a lifestyle blog. I’ve felt a little cramped staying in only one little area. It’s like my crafting in general–I want to do a little of everything. Same thing here–I’m building on what I already have going. So without any more of my ramblings, I’m going to introduce a Recipe of the Week post…probably on Friday, but I haven’t decided fully, so make sure you stay tuned for the changes! Feel free to like and share as many times as you like–I want to get everything out there and give my tidbits to everyone who wants them!
Until next time,