Friday, July 17, 2009

New Jobs

Yahoo-Today is FRIDAY! I'm so happy to make it the end of this week:) Lot's has been going on, and I'm tired. It's time to slow down a bit.

My hubby and I went to the temple last week, and it was so wonderful to slow down and not feel burdened by the day to day chores. We felt more at peace and not so panicked about our main source of income-his job loss, as an electrician. I was offered a new job at another store, with great pay. I'm back at the bottom of the job ladder-till I finish getting trained, but at least I'll have more hours.

This past Wednesday, we went to the temple again. One of my friends from work, was going through for the first time. So, I was happy to be a part of this amazing transformation. Something I hope and dream for my own married son and his wife. Once again, we were feeling at peace and ready for life's challenges. When we climbed into our car, we noticed that there were four phone-calls missed. It was someone asking my husband to take a temporary job this week out of town. We both smiled and knew our prayers were being answered. Life is treating us pretty fair right now:)

I trained at my new job yesterday and it was so fun. It's a small town gift shop-but one of the best places for high quality decor. Once I memorize the company names for vendor boxes-I'll be doing better. I practiced using the cash register and opening up the store. Very fun so far!

Here's some of the final projects I've been doing for Roberts. The fall colors are coming out this week and we've been using more browns and oranges. I set up a wedding display in golds and antique browns. I added rhinestone gems to grab your eye in the dark colors.

Then I made a plant cage into a bird cage:) I love the weathered green wire.

My last project was in red and whites. I wired together a flower wreath for a hurricane candle. The flowers are red zinnias, roses and white orchids with flecks of red on them-(cool!) This makes me think of my Aunt Sherry. She made candle decorations for my wedding in pink & white. They're not hard to do-and can also be created with styro-foam or oasis with fresh flowers.


Sher said...

Wow, you are really talented! That is one talent I've never been able to master: creativity. You are amazing!

Good luck with the new job and your hubby, too.

Amy said...

That last arrangement made me think of mom too!
I'm excited to hear about your new job! And we'll be keeping your family in our prayers as you go through these transitions.

You are a blessing and an example to all of us out here in blogosphere! Thanks.

Ashley said...

Those are gorgeous! I've got some more fun giveaways on my blog, come on over and enter!

davies-jennie said...

It is hard times for so many right now. I know the Temple is a place of rest. You are amazing as always!

Anonymous said...

Glad your hubby has some work. Love seeing all the wonderful things your making. They are truely beautiful.

Grand Pooba said...

Gorgeous arrangements!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Oh yes! Gorgeous projects, I'm always looking for pretty wedding examples these days :)


blogging and bliss~ said...

So glad things are looking up for you guys. I was sorry not to see you at Shari's wedding. Things came up for the house. I think your examples are wonderful. I wish I could decorate like you!