Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hello Everyone!

It's been so long since I've posted, I have almost forgotten how to do it! Same thing, different not much to talk about! Let's see, what is new.... Well, I quit my job last week...but they talked me into staying. It really has turned out to be a miserable place to work. Everyone is in a really bad mood because we are apparently busier than ever before, and it is not letting up. The moment that you walk in the door, you are defeated. It's a bummer, but the owner does seem to be trying to help the situation. We seem to be the only gig in town that is hiring right now, and believe it or not, we do not get many applicants! If it wasn't for our ads in the "help wanted" sections, there would not be a "help wanted" section!

I was going to to set sail down the Mississippi River at the end of September with my Aunt on her sailboat. We were going to take a couple of months and work our way down to the Florida Keys. Plans have changed though. We have decided that we are not giving ourselves enough time to prepare for that kind of journey, so we are going to re-evaluate the situation in one year. It makes sense to wait, but it was a cool idea while it lasted. There is a lot of preparation and planning for a trip like that, and we were only giving ourselves 6 weeks to get ready. Most people take at least 1 year to plan this sort of thing!

I am looking at Cricuts and Cuttlebugs online, and thinking about heading out to Walmart today to get one. Any suggestions? I don't have a clue how to use either one of them, or which one is better...Or what they even really do! The weather here has seemed very "fall like" lately, and it has me back in a crafty mood! I woke up today with a touch of the Halloween Bug. I have vowed to not buy a single scrap of new paper until I use up what I already have, but I need new inspiration! I think I need one of these machines...I think...Do I need it?

Anywho...thank you to everyone that has sent me emails during my very long absence. Although I have been gone, you all have not been forgotten! I am trying to get some catching up done today as far as blogs go. I have missed out on so much!


Lannae Johnson said...

So good to see that you stopped by my blog! I'm glad to know you are well and what you are up to. I've missed your regular updates. I've not been great about it, either (as you can tell!) You'll have to let me know what you find out about those machines. I've been thinking about something like that for our preschool. I think it would be a nice addition, but just don't know for sure. Would love to know if you get any advice!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Nice to see a post over here, lol!!!

The cricuts do alot of nice things, BUT....they are very expensive and each cartridge is very expensive too. I have a cuttlebug (50% off coupon at Michaels so only $40!) and a Slice machine. The Slice is awesome, cheap and works sooo great!! I got mine off of ebay (new) and most of the cartridges there too. There's really nothing that a cricut can do that I can't do with my Slice, for a small fraction of the price!

Good luck!

Nicolle said...

Hi Cassie! I'm SO glad you are back. I thought maybe you had just decided to not blog again. I know how busy life can get. I've missed you! Things are good here. Boyd is growing way too fast and we just stay super busy each day.

I'm sorry about your job, but hopefully things will get better soon!

Audrey said...

That trip with your aunt sounds like a blast. Hope it works out yet.
Welcome back - you haven't forgotten how to blog.

Laura said...

What a great post and I love your blog sweetie!

Dawn said...

Awww Cassie it is great to see you back blogging you make me laugh with your fun posts!
Ooh not so good on the job front especially when you were job hunting for a while, it must be quite bad for you to consider leaving... see how it goes, there has been quite a few jobs in my area lately which has been a real surprise, at last I got offered two jobs and had to decide - it was a hard decision as they were both good jobs...


I have the cuttlebug and love it but the cricut is so much bigger and does heaps more.The cricut is digital where the cuttlebug works by turning a handle.

4 Lettre Words said...

Glad to see you back (via Nicolle)...and I sooooo have a Fall/Halloween bug, myself.

It's crazy, especially since it's like 100 degrees in GA. :o(