"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." -Marilyn Monroe

Sunday, July 18, 2010

And the Heavens Opened...

I went to Cartersville today to April and Kevin's house to hang out and have dinner, and WOW did it ever rain! It literally flooded the streets after about 15 to 20 minutes of raining! April and I were out trying to get a movie and some things from the grocery store when it started.. This is the view from April's van after it had been raining only about 20 minutes!

I found out later on tonight that the Cartersville Hobby Lobby had been struck by lightning and the roof had collapsed! Since they are closed on Sundays no one was inside. Thank goodness for that! It could have been a rela tragedy had people been inside! But losing my favorite Hobby Lobby store is bad enough..

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ahhh the weekend...

Well the orientation I went to at the GDOL on Friday was a joke.. Well, rather DALTON is a joke. My friend Kay went to the same orientation in Cartersville and hers lasted 3 hours. Mine lasted MAYBE 15 minutes.. Maybe.. It was supposed to start at 9.. Didnt get started til almost 10 after. Then we had the "orientation" (and i use that term loosely), met with the DOL lady, I looked on the computer for more jobs, AND was halfway across town by 10am.. So wow.. nice huh? In Kay's orientation they were given a HUGE list, front and back of a page, of jobs they could apply for the on the job training at. We were given one job to choose from.. one whole job.. Dalton is just pathetic. I am going to try and go to Cartersville and see if they can help me sometime this week. OK so I will quit whining now.. On to other things.

After I got home yesterday I had a nice nap and woke with lots of energy. I got up and swept every room except the kitchen and livingroom.. moved more things around.. changed my decor, or rather TWEAKED it, again, made dinner, and watched "My Bloody Valentine 3d" all before bed.

I woke with more energy again this morning. I unloaded and re-loaded the dishwasher, cleaner my counters, swept the kitchen and livingroom floords, swept my front porch, cleaned out the refrigerator and freezer, took out the trash, and moved some stuff out to storage.. All this before April got here for lunch.. She was so sweet and took me out! We went to Papa's Pizza.. They had this thing..not sure what it was.. but it was kinda like a calzone (on the buffet) with ham, onion, mushrooms, and cheese.. It was freaking awesome.. Papa's Pizza blows Cicis and Stevie B's out of the water, in my opinion. A very good local place to go.

Anyway, I came home and started in again on organizing my HUGE magazine collection.. Then I faded.. I took a nap and I just couldnt wake up. I slept for HOURS.. I think I just got bored and lonely and depressed so I crashed.. That's one thing I've been battling since being laid off. I do not do well with boredom.

Anyway, Kay is coming to help me with working on my dining chairs again in the morning. After lunch sometime Im going to April and Kevin's for dinner. Maybe that will perk me up. When I get to be with my friends.. Also, looking forward to Sam and Wil's visit this week! YAY..

Well Im off to make dinner then get back to organizing magazines.. Everyone have a good weekend!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Return to Being Personal...

LOL well, in this blog anyway.. I figured I could use this blog to vent and ramble a little. As most of you know, I got laid off on June 6th. I had been working at the same job for 10.5 years. The sad thing was that I wasnt upset about it other than missing the money and benefits. I despise Mohawk and all that it does to its employees. A stray dog gets treated better. Anyway, Now I am on Unemplyment and dying of boredom. Basically I have enough money for bills and food. well, a little for food.. My friends and family have been awesome. I may have about $20 a month to spend on me.. And thats if I get no gas LOL.. So it's sucking right now. I hav about 100 resumes in though, so I hope something good comes along soon.

Since I've been laid off I've done a TON of craft and decorating projects that I had left undone.. There's still more to do, but I'm getting there! My friend Kay has been coming over and helping me with a lot of them.. I've also started tutoring Kay this week. I'm tutoring her in Criminal Law. I had that class and aced it, so I'm helping her right now with her class. Her professor sucks, though. She doesn't even make up her own exams. She uses the ones from the book. How lame and lazy is that? But I am enjoying it so far. I like to teach people things. and I am good at it. I was always the trainer at work too..

Anyway, tomorrow I go for this Orientation at the Department of Labor for an on the job training program. I'm hoping that I can get my foot in the door somewhere with that program and go from there. Basically you work and still draw your unemployment. You get a small amount more. And after 6 weeks they decide if they want to hire you. If they do, you decide if you want to take the job or not. If you don't want to then you still get to draw your unemployment benefits.It sounds like a good program to me.

Well I guess Id better stop rambling and get to bed so I can MAKE it to the program in the morning lol.. Wish me luck that I get on with a good company!