Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jobless and One Dresser

It is official, as of today, I am jobless. Last night was my last night to work at Hobby Lobby. I had mixed emotions. Some things have driven me up a wall about the job, but I got along great with everyone I worked with, and will miss some of them a lot. They got me a chocolate cake with lizards on it that said "Good Luck". My assistant manager gave me a long hug and cried, and said she would miss me. It was sad, for though I intend to visit in the future, who knows if I will make it there, and would see the people I want to see. My co-manager told me it has been a privelge to work with me, and he would be happy to give me any references I needed, so that made me feel good. The main manager is taking me out to lunch Wednesday - he isn't allowed to fraternize with employees, but now that I am not an employee, he wants to take me out to eat.

It's kind of scary, moving and not having a job to go to, nor a place of my own to live at. I am hoping and praying that I will quickly find work and a reasonably priced place to live. I don't want to crash on Mom and Dad's sofa bed any longer than I need to.

We had the first broken bone in the family. My "middle" niece, Allie, fell off the sliding board and broke her arm, but it wasn't broke clear through, so she just has to wear a sling and try not to move it. We all figured it would be one of the boys that would break something first.

I have been doing a lot of packing - such fun! What makes it all the more interesting, is I need to pack for two places: storage, and things I need to keep at Mom and Dad's. She suggested I keep one dresser to put there, so I don't have to live out of a suitcase, so today I was cleaning out dressers and transferring things to the one I am keeping there. I am ashamed to find out how many shoes I have. I packed a pretty good sized box full, and still have 5 pairs that didn't fit, plus one beat up pair that is getting trashed. I am as bad as a woman. OK, not THAT bad, but pretty bad. :-)

New on the blame the president for everything fad: some moronic liberal idiot on TV is blaming Bush for the salmonella outbreak with the tomatoes. Good grief! They would never blame a Democrat for stuff like that and Katrina. Why can't they get a life!?

Went out this morning for a celebratory breakfast to celebrate no more Hobby Lobby. We went to Golden Corral, and man, did they have a ton of food on their breakfast bar. With a drink, it was over $10 per person, but I think it was worth it. They had 3 kinds of sausage, bacon, pancakes, french toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, grits, hashbrown cassserole, fruits, and lots of other stuff. I even had a piece of peanut butter pie for dessert. :-)

I get my truck Thursday, so Monday-Wednesday will be major packing, though I don't think there is tons left. Most everything in my bedroom is packed, maybe a couple more boxes worth, the kitchen and bathroom, and still some stuff in the living room. Packing is such fun!


Cindy said...

I will miss you, Mark! Be careful, and come back soon!

Kim M. said...

Arent' you glad we can keep in touch via blogs and such?! It makes it easier to say goodbye knowing we can just shoot an email over. Plus I KNOW you are gonna visit... right?