Monday, December 04, 2006

Been busy!

Things have been busy here. We had the reindeer van repaired a few weeks ago. I took it in for 2 new tires and an alignemt. turns out the front end needed replaced! I guess the people that owned the van before us were really hard on it! It only had 17K mi on it when we got it too! That set us back a few 100 crispy chicken nuggets. So our already low budget Christmas is even lower budget than before. Last Year the kids didn't mind only getting a few things. Actually they were pretty happy with what they did get!
Work is unpredictable. Sales are down, which means hours are cut. This week and last i was only scheduled 2 days each week, where the week before i was working 4 or 5 days per week. I decided that i really cant work 4 or 5 days and take care of school, house, baby and all the other things a mom for now i am enjoying the 2 days. Although the pay will be much less....
I talk to the women in the Viking Sewing Dept a lot. the viking dept is right next to the cutting counter. they are hiring several new people to work for viking. One of the women gave me an application and told me i should apply! It is very tempting! I love my job at Joann's, but it is very hard work and i come home tired and sore. If i worked for Viking, i would still get to work at Joann's (not FOR Joann's) and not have to do all the work that makes me tired and sore. One thing that makes me hesitate is the fact that I am not good at up selling, nor am i pushy. I don't know any of the other details as to hours and such....
In between being busy, i have been sewing a lot. I cant post any pics till after Christmas! ;o) I like how my projects turned out! I want to keep the ALL! :oD But, i hope the recipients like them as much as i do!
It is too cold out and my roast is not done....i have to work tonight so i just may miss dinner. :o(

1 comment:

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Well, our van had a few more miles, but the problem we have with ours was caused by not-frequent-enough oil changes, so ours came with a few bugs from the previous owner too, but it will cost more than a thousand crispy chicken nuggets to fix. :(

Sorry your work hours are cut down for the $ aspect, but you're right that it's hard to homeschool and work and maintain a home and all of that.

If you like Viking sewing machines, it might not be that hard to upsell. As in, well, you could do "such and such" ever so much easier on *this* machine! I'm not very pushy as far as sales either, but I can get enthusiastic about products. BTW, I like my new nail polish. ;)