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Crafts, Blood, Stress.....lol

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hmmmmmm how can I tie those things together?

Well, a couple of weeks ago I decided that I needed to take on another part-time job. Hopefully, just seasonal....but who knows. I guess if they really want me to stay after Christmas I might consider it, if the hours work for me. So, I got a job at Hobby Lobby. The CRAFT Mecca . What an awesome place to shop! I picked this company to apply at because they are closed on Sundays and that way I knew, going into the holiday season, that I would always have ONE day off every week, no matter what.

I got hired and told them I wanted to work 15-20 hrs a week because I have another job during the day ......and, well, cuz I have a life outside of work too and my husband actually DOES want to see me once in a while. emoticon
and I need to sleep just a little.

Well, I had to compromise and agree to more like....20-25 hrs. Sigh.....
So, I've been doing that for a couple weeks now and everyone has been very nice and I'm getting the hang of things. The only problem has been that the stress of my long days (7:15am -10pm) has triggered my IBS.....which isn't a good thing when you're supposed to be standing at a register ringing up customers. Soooooooooo.... with tears welling up in my eyes, I told my manager that I wasn't going to be able to keep working there. The stress was just affecting me far more then I had expected it to. I have spent most of my life working anywhere between 2 & 4 jobs at a time, even while raising small children. I'm a hard worker. I have never had this problem before.
Swallowing my dignity I told him why. That was really hard and embarrassing. But he was sooooo nice about it and told me that he didn't want to lose me. So, he agreed to try to keep me off register and had me do other stocking etc so that I could get to the bathroom if I needed to. Wow. How cool is he? emoticon

So, things have been better and even though I'm exhausted and I miss my husband,I'm glad to have a few extra dollars coming in over the next few months. But I really hope that hubby and I can find a way to adjust our budget so that I can eliminate it after the holidays. I miss being home.

Last week I went and had blood drawn to repeat my food intolerance testing that I did a year and a half ago. I'm still struggling with what foods I can and can not tolerate. I'm getting frustrated and I need to see on paper what progress I have made in healing my body and moving foods into my safe zone. I go in for those results on Monday. I am anxious, I hope that there are no new surprises. emoticon

The last thing that I've thrown onto my plate, because everything else just wasn't enough.... ha ha ha
I've decided to short sell my rental house. This is a house that I turned into rental after getting married and moving in with hubby. I have avoided this as long as possible. I'm one of those people with very good credit and I'm responsible and I pay my debts.It was really hard to let go of those ideas and see the real picture, which is that we will never be able to carry out our plans with that loan around our necks. Never. So, I gave in and once I did I see that it's really one of the smartest things I can do for our financial future.
I do love that house though. emoticon
But it's not healthy for us. So, I'm good with letting it go.

That's my life in a nutshell right now. Super duper busy. In fact it's now 11pm and I'm supposed to be in bed. So, gotta go.....or I'll be dragging tomorrow.
I wish I could be on Spark more often, but there's just no way right now. I sure appreciate my Spark friends who stick around even though my attendance is pretty spotty. emoticon


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    Wow I don't know how you do it!! I am exhausted just reading about it. Hope you lab work turns out ok!!
    1969 days ago
    emoticon just reading your blog makes me tired. You are so busy!!
    1975 days ago
  • IONA72
    Nice to catch up, hope you can drop by now and then, but rest is more important right?
    1976 days ago
    Very nice of your manager to adjust your work! Good luck with your lab tests.
    1976 days ago
    You are a very hard worker! Please take care of yourself also and do not let stress get the best of you. It sounds like you have a great boss at Hobby Lobby. Please try to also get the rest you need to be healthy.
    1976 days ago
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