Thursday, August 30, 2012
And You Had What Job?!!!!
I've got a couple of things to talk to you about today. My hubby's 'stick figure' drawn photo that is my header photo today, I'll tell you about in a minute! :-) ... First I wanna tell you a couple of other things.
First let's talk about my old chairs I told you the story about a couple of days ago...I got the most wonderful message right after I posted the story. :-] It was from Sissy, of LoveSissy on Etsy. She was very touched by the story and made me a wonderful offer.
She absolutely thinks the chairs should be redone, rather than thrown away...So do I, by the way, but..........! O_O ....But to that end, she offered me some help. She offered to talk me through a re-do of the chairs, if I wanted. Uhhhh.....I don't wanna! :-))
Then she offered an even more wonderful thing...She offered to re-do the chairs for me! She even said that she would happily take care of the cost of supplies! The only problem is that I have to figure out how to get the chairs to her in Chicago, and then back again......Chicago is almost 800 miles away! O_O
Oh! How I would love to see these chairs redone and useful!...So, I'm trying to figure out how to turn the story of these chairs...which, as Sissy acknowledged, technically would bring about $5 each at a thrift store around where she lives, ...into a story worthy of the friend that gave them to me to keep safe...and worthy of the kind heart of Sissy...If you have any suggestions bloggers.....fork 'em over!!! LOL
Now, on to another wonderful story...a lapel pin/boutonniere story! :-) ... I got an email last night from one of my customers. Her husband bought three of my boutonnieres...YAY!!!!...and she sent me photos of her husband wearing them!! :-] ...
Is that cool, or what?!!! :-) ... I love my customers!!...She went further though! She had an idea to run by me!...She teaches, and at her school all of the teachers are wearing little clips in their hair. She sent me pictures...
Some are apples, or just plain bows. But some are little animals! She thought it would be adorable if they were crocheted, and wanted to know if it was possible to do something like that!....Hmmmmm...She even said that if it 'was' possible, she'd love to buy some from me!!
Now, you and I know that I'm NOT gonna try to make no animals!...Baby Wuglyee bear was enough animal creation for me! LOL Just the thought of the scary look on the face of some patched together owl or bird makes me quiver! ^_^ But the thought of hearts, apples, and flowers on little hair clips makes me smile! :-) So, I'll be working on that....sometime or the other....soon. I'm in full on lapel pin and boutonniere production right now though. :-))
NOW! About my hubby's 'stick figure' drawing!...He came running in the house yesterday, all excited. He said: "I wish I had your camera with me earlier! You should have seen the guy in the basket swinging in the wind!!! Oooooo! I wouldn't want that job!!!!"
That started a long conversation about what jobs he and I have had in our life...I was a 'pea picker'. I literally picked peas in the hot Georgia sun...row after row after agonizing row!!...Hubby countered that by telling me the story of him being a paper boy. He said he was yelled at by customers, chased by dogs, rained on, put in uncomfortable positions...by women yelling: "Come in!" when they were not dressed well enough for a young, twelve year old, unsuspecting, impressionable minded, kid to come in!! O_O He says he still has visions burned into his brain that he wishes he could get outta there!! LOL
I was an assistant kindergarten teacher for a short while....very short! There was too much 'booger' talk, wiping of noses, and eating of things I didn't wanna eat....because I had to set an example for the kids! ^_^ Along those lines, I wanna say that whoever started putting spinach in a can needs to be forcibly placed into a room for 80 days with 130 runny-nosed, sugar-laden pre-schoolers!!!....They're cute, but they're little walking Petrie dishes! :-))))
Hubby was a dishwasher for a seafood restaurant called "Red Lobster". He couldn't even form whole sentences when he was trying to talk about it! ^_^ ...He said things like "hot"..."sweaty"..."waste"..."quick"!...Too quick for him in some cases. 'Bussing' tables is no joke! ^_^
I didn't realize how many different jobs I've had until I started to write them down...hubby either!...I've been a camp counselor for a group of 'off-from-school, full-of-energy' kids...I've been a personal assistant to a very forgetful patient...(some days she didn't know why I was in her house! O_O)...I've been a nurse's aide...etc.....
Hubby was a machinist, working with graphite (the stuff pencil lead is made of)...a bus driver...*Hmmm...we both seem to have surrounded ourselves with kids. Maybe that's where our child-like personalities came from!....I said 'child-like', not 'child-ish'!...just so you know!!*... LOL...He worked for a newspaper company (UNBELIEVABLE to me, after the experience he had as a paper boy!!)...He worked for two different vending companies (Stocking the vending machines with snacks)...He worked for a 'temp' agency, where they sent him out on temporary, non-permanent jobs, like one where he worked at a warehouse wrapping packages...and he was a cafeteria manager....WOW! He cooked and planned meals before he started doing it for me!!...Aha! That's where the 'Cooking Fool' was born! ^_^ ...There were other jobs he had too...like his last one, as a sales route driver for Hostess/Wonder Bread...maker of the "twinkee"!
What kind of jobs have you all had, dear bloggers?!...(pause).....Look at that!.......Ha! Ha! Ha!....Mike Rowe, the former star of the TV show "Dirty Jobs" just happens to be on the Rachel Ray show today!!! Ha! Ha! I just looked up and saw him!! ^_^ ....Anyway!...as I was saying, I'd love to hear what kind of jobs you all have had in your lives...were any of them 'dirty jobs'?! Jobs you really didn't like I mean....ones you would never want to do again?! :-]
Okay....I'm off to do some jobs I love. Take a wild guess what them include! ^_^ Have a good day. Everybody!
Yes, I looked at it again,
because I couldn't believe what I saw!
Was it meant to catch attention?
Or to make you drop your jaw?
Was it what I thought it was?
Was it real, or was it fake?
Just like life and all it's wonder,
some things need a double take.