Thursday, July 9, 2009

Take it Easy on My Ego......

Well, the job hunt continues. I truly believe age discrimination is alive and well and I'm encountering it. I suppose 25 years of practical on-the-job experience and numerous accolades from large clients counts for nothing when you're up against the 20 somethings who have that shiny new diploma in their hands and are just starting out in the workplace. Go figure......

So, to compensate for my sad state of events, I'm slowly reviving my interest in sewing. I have to admit that my first tote creation experience was interesting. I'm more of a seamstress than a crafty sewing queen, but there you go. At the end of the day, I suppose there's really nothing different between the two disciplines. And what's with charm packs, layer cakes, turnovers, and jelly rolls, etc.? I had to get a very crafty friend of mine to explain all the fabric lingo. In my day, you just bought fabric from the bolt and away you went. Now it sounds like a weird baking experience. haha

So, the tote is completed and fairly presentable. (BTW, I cheated and had another very good friend make the other tote for me. Sad but true.) My next venture was to buy charm packs for a very cute coupon clutch. Now check this out....I've bought everything I need to make the clutches but I'm finking out and having my friend Anna do the sewing . Is that considered cheating in the world of crafty/quilty cults? I reviewed the web page and before I was half-way through the lovely pictures and step-by-step instructions I immediately IMd Anna and politely asked if she would sew them for me. Okay, I admit it, I freaked.

Now, I've ordered two more charm packs (getting pretty good with this fabric lingo) and will eventually create something myself. But I'll warn you that the first time I pierce my finger with the sewing machine needle, I'm changing hobbies.

And it's only fair that I give my friend Anna a plug. She has some great items selling on Just click here to visit her site and I hope you find something you just can't live without.

Best to all,


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Things May Be Looking Up

I finally was able to secure a face-to-face interview with a local company. Will wonders never cease? I was beginning to think that I'd never get past the horrific "phone screen" process!! I started to imagine they could mysteriously see through the phone that I was older than "21" and heavier than "115 pounds". Boy, I really need to get back to work.

I should know something by June 1st, so stay tuned. If this one falls through, I'm definitely going for the greeter position at Wal-Mart.

BTW...change of subject but thought you might like the latest "movie reviews". It's a new feature for my blog (haha).

Star Trek is great, especially if you're ancient enough (like me) to remember the original Star Trek series. So, don't miss that one. I'm still on the fence with Angels and Demons. I just don't think it had the suspense of The DaVinci Code. Perhaps I prefer movies that debunk religion rather than rescue it. The new Transformers movie looks interesting, as well as Night at the Museum, Smithsonian and Wolverine. I'll let you know how those turn out on my next post.

So toodles for now and remember...if life gives you lemons, throw them at someone!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Job Hunt Continues

Why is it so difficult to find a job in San Antonio? And, if I hear the words "You're overqualified" one more time I think I'll scream. I have to admit that being at home has it's advantages until it's time to pay bills then it becomes a pain in the tushie.

I hope things pick up soon. Let's face it, you can only dust the furniture so many times a day before you begin to wear off the finish.

Enough ranting for this evening. Tomorrow is another day and we'll see what challenges it holds. Maybe the coffee maker will explode!! That should be good for a few hours of clean-up excitement.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Well, we're back from our European vacation. It was certainly lots of fun but it's taking forever to get used to the "time shift". My poor husband had to go back to work immediately but I'm lucky enough to be able to stay at home and sleep. I anticipate he'll "hit a wall" soon and I don't want to be around when that happens!!

All in all it was a great trip and wonderful to see our son and his family. They'll be back in Texas soon and we're so glad. I think it's exciting to live in Europe but 5,000 miles is a little too far for me. I want them all home safe and sound.

So, that's it for now. No opinions to share other than Europe is beautiful and love the people.