Friday, November 30, 2012

Working for the weekend

Here I am again.. *grin* Surprised aren't you?
Well yesterday at work was pretty uneventful. Class went well they all worked hard and I did my best to be attentive to them all and help them with their skills. But there were no registrations.... I don't know why... Maybe the big guy is trying to tell us something and we are just refusing to listen to the direction he wants us to go. About 6 months ago Jack's mom was talking about opening up a 2nd business. I being a crafty person and she loves making things it was decided after an enormous amount of debating and researching that a craft "type" shop would be a wonderful business. Now her idea for a crafty business is not the same as mine but she is the one investing the money so, she started making moves to open it. Got a business name/license, looked at places to rent. When the shop next to us decided to relocate and the space next to us opened up. She debated for a couple of weeks and then decided to rent the space. It seemed like everything was falling into place. And then... dun dun dun! The bottom dropped out of the school and registrations plummeted so there was/is no money to go forward with opening the new shop. I don't know what this is telling her/me/us but some direction would be nice.

I know this is only my 2nd day of deciding to be positive but it seems like I'm being met with negativity every time I turn around. Stress, worry and fear do not make it easy for a person to be happy and positive. Here is one example of several of the negative issues I already encountered this morning. Instructor #1 who has been with us the longest like almost 5 years  says he is quitting if we continue to employ Instructor #2. I won't got into the details of why these two refuse to get along. So now because of the ultimatum given to my boss, Instructor # 1 will not be kept on after this class completes. And here is yet another shoe dropping Instructor #2 who is not innocent in this private war that is being waged will be out till March with a broken leg. Thank God we still have Instructor #3 who is blissfully out of this battle. I'm knocking on wood and saying a silent prayer as I type this as to not jinx myself. But the upside to losing 2 instructors is we don't have the students so we really don't need them. See look at me I'm being positive!!! Hee hee hee!

Last night I did get 2 more cards done for that Bundle of thank you card swap I hosted. I'm so happy that my partner Nica agreed to push back the deadline as we maybe just maybe have overloaded our plates with projects. So here are the 2 cards I finished. They are all 4.25 by 5.5

For all cards in the bundle of thank yous I'm making, I let my partner Nica choose the paper collection. She had a choice between MME cowboy and SEI Couture since her favorite colors are purple, green and blue and she chose SEI Couture paper collection it's a pretty blend of all of them. I know it's an older collection but a very pretty one I'm happy I bought it I have used it in several projects now. I'm not going to go into details of what I used where if you would like details on supplies send me a message or leave a comment.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Not a crafty entry

Not sure where to start this post now that I have started typing it. When I first thought about posting early this morning when I got to work I was going to tell you the uninteresting story of my crafting from last night and show a picture of 1 of the 6 cards I have to finish for a swap I am hosting on MSR. (which will be posted below) But now seeing how I have now wasted most of the day prowling blogs here on blogger I sit here at my computer in a quandary of what to type. So I'll tell you about my blog "hopping" this morning. I first looked on some of the blogs that I subscribe to and none were quite scratching that itch I was feeling. So I wandered over to YT and watched a few videos. When in my feed of YT channels a certain video appeared. It happened to be from someone that I had issue in the past with. Why I can't bring myself to unsubscribe or delete people I don't like?  Why do I have the un-natural need to continue to see what is going on? Some may say it's stalking I call it being informed. hee hee hee! I say tomato you say potato.  Well I know the answers to all those questions and  I blame Paul Harvey and I'll tell you why! He ALWAYS followed up and gave me the rest of the story, and I soon was conditioned to rely on getting all of the information. Now I'm handicapped by my need to have the "whole" story, I don't accept missing bits of information in any story. Ok but back to where this story was originally going now that I myself have just now figured out where I want to go with it.
Where was I...... Oh yes I was on YT. Well I watched the video just to check out/be critical of what the video was of. When towards the end it gave me her blog address. So away I went....checking out the blog and passing my judgements as I went. I went back to the beginning of this year and started reading. Now I'm not going to feed you a bunch of bull where I now feel bad and apologized to her over the issue or where I want to make amends and be BFF with her. But I do feel like I have a bit more of an understanding of her. Don't get me wrong I still think she is crazy as a loon but I can say that I admire her consistent proclamation of her faith with out embarrassment, shame or hesitation.

This hasn't sparked a complete revolution in my attitude but it has made me realize that my negitive and judgemental ways need some mending. I got to thinking all the negative thoughts and actions that I have are a slow poision to my daily life. Case and point is the school that I work for it's a small vocational school, also a family business has been slow. Slow to the point it's getting to the point we are not sure if the dooes will remain open much longer. We have made all sorts of excuses from the economy to the school down the road that has copied our entire program taking students but after today I have determined that it's my bad attitude and not being thankful for the small number of people who have chosen to spend their hard earned money as tuition with our school. Instead of focusing on the postitive of being greatful for the registrations we do have, we instead focus on the ones that we didn't get.

I also realized that my bad/lazy attitude directly affects the school in every way. If I'm a witch on the phone or to a walk in or even to the enrolled students why would they want to register or refer a friend to come to us instead of the other 4 schools that are close to them as well. Small changes can have big effects and I'm going to start with changing my outlook and attitude and give the rest to the god. So with that being said I'm going to close this blog entry and move ahead with a better attitude and a thankful heart for what I have. I hope that others can also take that and do the same for themseves. I'm not trying to change the whole world but the little patch of space that I have carved out and call my own.  Negative, poor attitudes destroy everything in their paths.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Some where between here and there

So another few months has quickly slipped away from me.... Uuuugh! Before I know what has hit me Christmas will be upon me and I'll blink and the New Year will have passed too. So I'm somewhere between here and there... I'm not sure where there is exactly but I'm gonna get there. I have been keeping very busy the last few months by joining swaps over at run by the lovely Gina who is also Scrapinology on YT. I have been terrible about taking pictures of the things I have created and even worse about updating here and on my YT channel. Which is I haven't already mentioned the name of my own channel it's TaesTatters. I must warn you I haven't updated there in a while either.

In the past couple months I have made altered tickes, b'twinchies, holiday charms with beads, my very first ATC's, cards, a halloween tag swap, a tag mini album swap, a halloween goodie bag swap, and the list goes on. I also agreed to be a swap hostess for a couple of months over at the scraproom as one of the ladies had some unforseen house repairs to attend to. This month I have been working on an altered x-mas ornament and matching card, a Calendar swap and my month was July, and a sceret santa swap complete with a mini.

I wish I could talk more about the seceret Santa swap!! I am dying to share pics of my mini! To this entry I will add several pics of projects I have completed.. I won't link supplies or talk about techniques I just want to share the projects. I will try to upload the rest of the photos.. I wish I  could figure out how to add a slide show instead of this post being a million miles long and make them post in the order that I wanted them so all of 1 project is together! lol! So if there is anyone out there reading this and your blogger savvy let me know I could use some serious help!
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