Sunday, January 20, 2013
My husband is officially working full time starting tomorrow. Two problems with that. First, it's basically an hour away. Second, he won't get home until 8pm. I go to bed around 9:30 so I am not waiting to eat supper until 8. He'll have to deal with heating his up.
Anyway, with him working an hour away we need to think about moving. Where we live is really expensive so this may be good. He said we can look for a place between where I work and he works so neither of us are driving an hour. That means we could find a place in a smaller town so I finally get out of the city. Or I can look for a new job closer to his. He knows I like my job and I've been there for 3 years. They are going through some issues right now though. Hours are being cut, the supervisors took a pay cut, and we're losing some of our vacation pay. I told him I could try getting a job at Hobby Lobby if the one in the other town is hiring. They pay more than what I get now and have benefits. They're closed Sunday's so we'd always have at least one day off together. But I don't know if they're hiring full time. He thinks I should ride it out at my current job.
With him working later I will have almost 4 hours to myself every night. I have time to work on my crafts and get exercise in. I may even go to my Avon meeting tomorrow. Haven't been in awhile because life was getting too complicated. I started selling a year and a half ago to get my MIL off my back. I was going to stop, but the girls at work wanted their books. Now I may start spending actual time on it. I'm also talking to one of my friends about setting up an Etsy shop tomorrow. I can sell hats, ruffled scarves, Easter ducks, picture washcloths, maybe soap and flower pins. All sorts of things. I'm trying to come up with a name for my shop. I'm leaning toward Grandma's Spirit. I come from a long line of crafters. Knitting, crocheting, quilting, photography, writing, etc. I think all the women do something.
If I can get my shop on Etsy to be successful I won't have to worry so much about my hours being cut at the center. Plus, my mom is bringing my sewing machine over when they come in March for Easter. Then I can add tag blankets to my list. I'm very excited about Etsy I think.
I took my cats to the vet for their annual check-up and shots. Both seem ok, even though Cleo has a lump on her neck and spots in her eye. The vet says to keep an eye on the lump because it could be from a scratch or bite from the other one. If it grows or gets "ugly" I have to take her back to get it removed, but it isn't anything to worry about. Her eye is just changing colors a little. She's 13-14 years old so it's normal, especially for a Himalayan. The bad news is they both need to join SparkPeople (SparkPets?) and lose weight. Especially Cleo, of course, since she is my problem child. So I am starting by limiting their Fancy Feast to one can a day and found indoor food that is supposed to help with weight management. Same brand I've been giving them for years, except it's indoor advantage instead of hairball control. Besides it is supposed to help with the wonderful hairballs as well.
Here's to a new week and a new adventure.