Life and Business UPDATE!!

Hello, all!

It’s been an extremely busy week for me in lots and lots of ways. Good ways but nonetheless time-consuming, frustrating, great, etc., ways. So let me fill you in on what’s been going on behind the scenes in my life.

(1) Job: My primary job is at a Starbucks Target. My manager is out of town on vacation. So what could be the good news here? I’m being AST (advanced store training) trained…technically I’d be able to run the Starbucks on my own if I needed to do so. Yes, lots of responsibility involved here, as well as a lot of time. Since my manager is on vacation, I’m her for the next two weeks. Her schedule is usually early mornings, i.e., 7 AM, until later afternoon, i.e. 3:30-ish. This is absolutely killing me, because I’m not use to being at work that early. I’ve mentioned before that my schedule isn’t predictable, so I’m sure it’s obvious how this is working so far. I’ll get into the groove of it though because I like the job.

Sloth

(2) Health: I’m also a little bit of a health nut..I try not to eat too terribly bad and I maintain regular exercise. I do a combination of pilates, yoga, and other workouts each day (usually about an hour). It keeps me feeling good, and relaxes me. I do have rest days, and believe me, I can be super, super lazy. Work has stressed me a little bit, and I store it in my neck/shoulder/back area. Exercise and work have affectedΒ that area, but my boyfriend doesn’t mind rubbing the lovely, painful knots out. Kudos to him for being a trooper with the shoulder rubbing!! I’ll be doing a post later on at some point about the exercise I like, but if you want to check out my absolute favorites in the meantime check out : ToneItUp, Blogilates, and Yoga With Adriene.

(3) Home: Totally awesome news here, everyone! After a year of trying to get this one particular house and get out of the renting loop, my boyfriend and I have finally closed on the property!!!! Technically, not until next Wednesday but EXCITEMENT abounds!! We both will finally have a normal work area (HIS WORK and MY WORK) instead of sharing a tiny desk or me working on the bed. I can’t say how excited either of us is about this great development.

the development in the housing situation leads me to….

(4) Moving: Lots of stuff to do here. If you’ve ever moved, you know what I mean. If you’ve separated, gone back, finally divorced, moved on with life, Β moved again, and finally are moving one more time, then you truly understand how this is…HAHA. A lot of my stuff is still in my parents’ basement 3 hours away. They don’t know where most of my stuff is since they had a water line explode in the basement. Hmmm, sounds fun, eh? We have basic stuff, but not much other than that. His mom and grandparents have been amazingly good to us and purchased some furniture for the house. The current owners of the house have also given us some furniture as well, so we won’t be sitting on crates exactly. Couple moving with my work schedule and you get one stressed out individual. I’m EXCITED, so most of it isn’t bad stress…the bad stress is me trying to figure out how to do it all and keep my creative side going at the same time.

All of these are reasons you’ve not seen a large amount of my work on here. I’ve not had time to try to create my jewelry, in addition to adding more ideas here. So at least for the next couple of weeks, bear with me as I still post my regulars (Food for Thought Mondays and Weekly Wednesdays) with the occasional life updates. Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m terrible with keeping up with blogging, but this time is going to be different!

Before I sign off and continue the day, I will share my latest creation that I’ve listed on Etsy in The Prickly Pear shop…

I’ve got another idea going, so if I get time today, I’ll be working on that as well!

Until next time,Β 

-M

It’s Been a Rough Few Days…

Do you ever get that feeling of, “oh no, not again…I can’t get sick?” Well, I had that feeling when it was close to time for me to get off work this past Saturday. I felt the need to go blow my nose and BAM! I knew I was sick. That was when that feeling hit me. Crap.

If you’ve read my first post or my about me section, you know I work at a Target Starbucks (I also do sales floor work when I get scheduled). Imagine beginning to get sick and that’s the area you primarily work. Not good, right? Nope it’s definitely not. Fortunately I did have Sunday off, but I really got sick on Monday and have been battling this cold/sinus/allergy combo since then. The past two days were ones that had me getting up at around 6:30 A.M. to be at work for a nice 8.5 hours. No rest for the weary.

I’m sure a lot of people would ask why I was going to work doing the job I do when I’m sick. Well, you want the short answer? Here it is: If I don’t go into work, I don’t get paid. It’s also not a stomach virus. It makes the day difficult to get through when you’re feeling miserable and sneaking into the back room to go blow your nose or cough something up. (Sorry for the details, but I know you’ve all experienced the same symptoms at some point or another). Not all people have salaried jobs. Not all people have understanding management (My manager is great, btw). Not all people can afford to miss a day of work. I’m one of those who can’t afford to miss a day because I have bills to pay, and my current pay rate isn’t at the point where I can miss a day and still survive. Always be understanding of this when you run into someone in retail or at a restaurant that’s stopped up–we have to be there because that’s how we survive and continue to pay our bills.

I’m slightly getting better now after having taken Sudafed and guaifenesin regularly (every 4 hours) and blowing my nose almost constantly. Hopefully, the progress continues, and I get over this mess soon…I’m tired of being friends with these:

Puffs Tissue

I’ve done some creating, but I’ve got to get the pictures uploaded and listed on Etsy. I’ll share them with you soon!

Until next time,Β 

-M

Here We Go!

Ok, I’ll go ahead and admit right now that I absolutely suck at keeping up with a blog, especially when life is busy (and believe me, it’s busy). Target has cut hours back significantly since the holidays, so I’m going to go ahead and get started on here sooner rather than later. I’ll be sharing my products, articles that I feel you might find interesting, and general insights into my life. I also am going to present myself as I am and not as someone I’m not, so my language could be rude at times and I’ll probably make you think I’m absolutely nuts at times. Regardless, I hope that you enjoy reading and following along.

Until next time,

-M