Friday, January 11, 2008

find ... me an umbrella

because when it rains it pours!

The good luck fairies have sprinkled their fairy dust on me or maybe mom and dad have put in a good word for me, because I've definitely been counting my blessings lately.

Why? You might ask? well...

I just got a job!!!! Whoo-hoo! Well, a temp-to-hire job, but it's a job nonetheless. I start on Monday with a company not to far away (Mt. Pleasant). It’s such a relief to have something. Now I know this might not be it, but at least it can get me on my way. Work begets work in my mind. And if it doesn’t work out, then it’s one more thing I can cross off my list of things I thought I wanted to do.

A few hours after I got the message about this position, I got a call about another one - this one just a temp job for a couple of weeks. And the next day, guess what happend? You got it - another offer for a third job! Yeah for me! Now the other two weren't really what I was looking for, but still. it feels nice to be wanted sometimes.

The thing was, earlier this week, I had just talked to my friend Rachel who always is so supportive, and she said – "I just know something is going to come along for you." And she was right. Sometimes you just need to hear it from someone else.

On another note, I just have to say, I married a nerd. In a good way. Mike got his grades, and found out he got a 4.0 for his first semester at school. I guess all the toiling and work while I was in Chicago paid off. I hope now that I'm here I won't be a distraction for him.

Lately, I’ve been reconnecting with a lot of friends and it’s been really nice. Some of these folks I haven't talked with in a few years, and others just since I left Chicago. While talking to two different friends, the topic of "if I could start my own company, it would be..." came up. Now this is an idea I talk with Mike about every now and then, and he always says go for it, but it never really seems feasible. While talking to my friend Abby, she gave me an assignment - to write out a mission statement - just one page, of what the company would be like. I like that idea. Putting it down on paper makes it more real and possible. Now isn’t the time to start a new company, but there's no harm in putting ideas down. So I'm going to try to get that out to her this week.

I thought pictures were going to have to wait again because my iPhoto is acting up and won’t load any pictures on my computer. It'll open, but it sits loading for hours and won't do anything else. Not sure what’s up with that, but I’m going to try rebuilding it as soon as Mike shows me how to backup the pictures I have. They’re there. They're on my computer, iPhoto just won’t read them. But I was able to find and upload them so here's a few pictures of my FO's of late, and I'll do another post all about the whole bunny process later.

Here's the Hannah hat I was working on. Although I thought I had gage, it came out a bit shorter than the picture looked, so I added some extra rows around the opening. The color matches more of what's on my head than the other picture.

The lone fetching is on it's way, and the foliage hat is going to be bound off and it's done. It's nice to be finishing things up and clearing the way for new projects.

1 comment:

Flack said...

Congrats, Kat!! My aunt's in Mt. Pleasant, very nice area - you'll have to email me what you're doing & where, and I can have her recommend some good eateries and such for ya.