Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's been a while

Things have been rather chaotic in my life since my dad passed 19 months ago. I finally have a job. I've been driving a cab 12 hours a day 4-5 days a week, and when I'm not driving, I'm either doing something around the house or trying to put some kits together.....a couple of pieces at a time when I can find some time and energy!

I never thought I would be driving a cab, but it brings in some money. It was a job that was actually hiring, though I had to wait 2 1/2 weeks to start because of the background check. It definitely is NOT a consistent paycheck! One day I could take home $100, and the next $30. It's a yo yo job....up and down as far as money goes. It is definitely an adventure everyday I drive! I may stay in town, or I may get sent out of town. I've been to Springfield, IL, Peoria, IL, El Paso, IL, and various other towns around Bloomington/Normal. I never know what vehicle I'm going to be driving from one day to the next. I never know if the thing is going to work or not. I never know if it's going to break down....which I have had happen when I was in Decatur, IL! I was NOT a happy camper that day! It took 3 hours for me to get picked up and taken back to the office. By the time I got back to the office, I was not in the mood to drive anymore, and I still had 5 hours left to drive! I only had TWO runs for the day, but I did make money for the day. I could have made more money IF there had been something else for me to drive when I got back. But all of the working cabs were taken, and the rest were waiting to get fixed.

I really do need to find another job. Something that I like to do. I like to cook, so restaurant jobs are going to be an option....even if I have to do dishes....wouldn't be the first time doing that. It was my very first paying job! There are so many restaurants here, not sure if they want a 58 year old, but hey, at least I KNOW how to WORK!! I liked driving a forklift and loading trucks. Yes, I have a very diverse work history. I can do whatever I put my mind to, and my mind is still in good working order!! :)

Been thinking about making jewelry and other accessories and selling them at the local boutiques and shops here....and maybe online. I know this won't be a consistent paycheck, but it will bring in extra cash. Maybe create my own "Junk Gypsy" type business....oh how I love my Junk Gypsy girls on the Great American Country channel!! Yep, I'm too creative for my own good!!

I'm also going to keep up my blog, though maybe only on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. It's fun to create things for others to create their own scrapbook pages with!!

Hopefully I will have a new kit done in the next few days and get it out to you so you can create that special page for your loved ones!

Thank You So Much for hanging out (and hanging on) with me! You are very much appreciated!
Many Blessings to You and Yours