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October 28, 2010 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Ahhhh. The weather is finally cooling off some. I am thankful. I despise the heat. My tolerance for cold weather is MUCH greater. I don’t know that it’s great enough to tolerate the winter my little sister and her family have signed on for up there in the great white north, though. That below freezing mess can stay well on up there above the Mason Dixon line as far as I’m concerned. Last year the heater broke in my minivan on a couple of days when it was around eleven degrees outside. Now, THAT wasn’t exactly a chuckle-fest. But, so long as I have the luxuries of a heater in my home and vehicle, then this girl is completely happy with winter temps. Throw some snow in there and I’m ecstatic! I told my sister she’d better prepare her chilluns for the cold hard facts—Wisconsin students don’t have snow days. Those mornings will be tear-jerkers, I’m thinking. Earlier this week Susan said their weather forecast held the promise of snow for TODAY.

Very happy to say I’m still be painting all the time. Here lately my painted pendants and my earrings have really taken off. So excited about it! And the Christmas gift buying season is approaching. Remember me as you plan your gift list. My jewelry is perfect for teacher gifts! Well, they’re great for any of the ladies on your list, really. And the price is right! (See artsiesmartsie.wordpress.com) One stop shopping…no lines, no waiting. I’ll even gift wrap. (Now that’s hard to beat, y’all!) I do have pendants painted up, and earrings, too…ready to go. So local folk— let me know when you’d like to swing by after work and peruse the ArTSieSmarTSie inventory. Out of towners…order now so we can ship it to ya in time to put under the tree! I’ve been trying to beef up my stock some for those who want to come by and shop from my dining room table again this year. Y’all I just feel sooooo blessed to have found this niche. Sometimes I worry—I hope everyone understands there’s just one of me! My breakfast table is covered in order bags with names of customers penned in calligraphy. It’s become my order fulfillment station. As I finish an order completely and ship it, I mark it off my to-do list! But, there IS no assembly line. I’m a one-woman show! = )

Tomorrow’s the last work day before Halloween. Trying to decide if I’m gonna go through with going to work dressed as Flo the Progressive Insurance girl. I’ve got the whole get-up. I’m just not sure I give a flip anymore! I guess I should since I’ve been gathering the clothes from sales racks for months. But, now I feel sorta unmotivated to follow through. I really should go to a Progressive Insurance office and get a photo made out by the PROGRESSIVE sign at least.

Today we’re attending a farewell luncheon for the man who told my now supervisor to hire me 4+ years ago. I remember very well getting that telephone call. I had interviewed at 11 o’clock on July 17, 2006. I got home from the interview, and before I’d even had time to get out of my interview clothes, the phone rang. It was the office manager, Patsy. And she told me very plainly that Tom had put my resume on her desk after our interview with the instructions, “Hire her.” I really hate to see him leave our company. I’ll truly miss working with him. Shelby County Public Works division is definitely blessed to have Tom Needham coming on board. May he be blessed in this new endeavor.

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