Saturday, May 16, 2015

My Companion

This was my companion at my desk today at my new job.

One of the other workers had some program to do and this snake apparently was part of it. I actually find them pretty interesting when they are locked in a box, I just don't like them when they are eating my chicks or eggs.
I was a little sick yesterday evening which made going to my second job this morning not as pleasant but I got feeling better as the morning went on and I learned several more things about my duties at my new job that I hadn't known before. I feel like I am doing well and am fairly comfortable already.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Second Job

So I have been constantly looking for ways to make more money because we can't afford a house if we can't save some money. An opportunity for a second job came up several weeks ago and I put in my resume for it. I didn't hear anything for 3 weeks and thought I didn't have a chance and then they called.
As most of you know, I work at the Boys and Girls Club. I work 35 hours a week from noon until 7:00 p.m. every day which only left mornings and weekends for a second job, however, during the summer my hours change because of our Summer Camp which makes it even harder to find a second job.
This job just happened to fit in perfectly. It is at a Mistletoe State Park. Yup, absolutely the most perfect place for me to work. It is a absolutely beautiful park. I will work weekends and Friday afternoons during the summer and then just weekends during the winter. It works out perfectly with my summer hours at the Club because I will work full days Mon. through Thursday for them and then a half day on Friday.
I have worked two weekends already and I really love it. The people are incredibly nice and the customers are all so happy to be there (not so much a the Boys and Girls Club). I am learning the system pretty quickly (so they tell me) which was a relief since I worried where I only worked weekends, it would be hard for me to retain all the information from one weekend to the next but it hasn't been hard.
Anyway, the extra I am making should definitely get us a lot closer to buying that future house and I still manage to get violin practice almost every morning, take care of the animals and even get in some crocheting now and then...haven't worked the cakes in yet but I am sure I will eventually.

Monday, April 27, 2015


I have been meaning to write. I had several subjects to talk about but I am having problems with the camera on my phone. It will not upload to may computer. It is all Suzie's fault. She chewed on one cord and now none of them will work. So I have to take pictures and then upload through Michelle's computer and I just don't want to bother her with that all the time. Those of you who are on my facebook page have probably seen these photos but they are the ones I have to work with today.
Here is the latest cake. I am quite proud of it. I was so stressed making it though. I never thought making cakes could be that terrible on your nerves. It was a dreary rainy day when I made this cake though and the fondant wanted to stretch too much but I finally got it just right and was pleased with the results.

In other news, the chickens are all doing well and I have more eggs than we can use and have started giving some away to friends and the new chicks aren't even close to laying yet. The meat birds are growing nice and fat as well. I have moved them to a larger pen and my brother was kind enough to make me two feeders. I was going to take pictures of them to show you but that will have to wait until the next post.
Spring has definitely sprung here in Georgia and all my roses are blooming.

So far we have been spared any terrible heat or humidity which is unusual for us. I have not done any gardening at all this year...just can't seem to get into that this year. Maybe someday when we have a better...more sunny, place to grow things.