Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Giveaway!

Kristine over at Creative Crochet is having a giveaway. I want to win this wonderful beading book, or maybe another one about how to do Mosaic Crochet. Y'all go over there and check it out, maybe you can win something.
She is giving away four books, each separately, so you have four chances to win, and there's something for everybody. Good luck, y'all!
On another very cheery note, I got me a job. It's part-time at Walmart, as a cashier, but it's a start. It's not nursing, but let me tell you a few things. Walmart has benefits. I don't know how their insurance is now, but it's insurance, and back in the day, when Dan and I were married and I was having babies, it was great insurance. I think it just cost me a couple hundred dollars to have Danny and David. Cheap! Also, they have a stock plan, a 401K or comparable plan, vacation time, and you can't discount that ten percent discount! LOL But it adds up. Also, I just found out that Assistant Managers at Walmart make anywhere from $48,000 to $60,000 a year. Now look, that's more than I've been making as a nurse. I just may check into that. Y'all do you know that a Store Manager at Walmart can make $100,000 a year? I had no flippin' idea! That totally surprises me. In fact, a lot of the salaries at Walmart surprise me. Don't get me wrong, I won't make that starting out, but the salary is better than one might think, and they give regular raises.............
And, I have to add......... LOL
My kids are just so great. For years, I have listened to them talk about games, cartoons, you know, things that don't interest me. LOL I just kind of nod my head and say 'Oh, cool.' at what are hopefully the appropriate places. But I have told them, you know, if you keep talking to me about the same things over and over, I am gonna need to be telling you about crochet! Of course, that's a topic that bores them. Ha! Don't get me wrong, I love to hear them tell me about their day, and what's going on in their lives, I even like to hear about the upcoming games they are interested in, you know, so I'll know what to get them for Christmas. But I don't need to hear about it 20 hours a day, you understand. Anyway, I have noticed now, that my kids will occasionally come up to me while I'm crocheting and say *gasp!* 'Whatcha makin' there?' Wow, way to act interested! They have even gotten to where they will point out cool colors of yarn to me at Hobby Lobby, and have even told me they wouldn't mind having that blanket, or this afghan. In fact, occasionally, they tell me, 'Mom, can you make me a ball, please? Orange.' I love this! I mean, it's not interest, but it kind of is, too. Makes me feel good.


Clara said...

They do love you and appreciate everything you do.
That is wonderful that they can ask you to make something for them since that is the confidence and love you project.

Debi Y. said...

Congrats and good luck with your new job. :)

Jane said...

Oh gosh, I had posted earlier, perhaps I forgot to wait and put in that silly word you have to type, the security thing.

Anyway, best luck on that job, I know you'll be great! I hope you win the crochet book, becus I know that collection of patterns isn't nearly big enough, LOL.