Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Giveaway Winner

The interview went well today! Hopefully I get a call soon that I got the job!! As much as I love the kids I work with right now I am so ready to be back in the corporate world...at least that's what I think right now :)



On to the giveaway winner

Random.org selected 

Congrat's girl!! 
Thank you everyone who stopped by..hopefully I will be able to have another giveaway soon

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Giveaway

Nothing real exciting happening here...

Oh, except I am having a giveaway
And your last chance to enter is tonight by midnight...that's less than 3 hours people!
Check it out you could win a CSN Gift Card.



Other not so interesting things going on - 

I have my creepy interview tomorrow morning
I am getting the oil changed in my car on Thursday morning
I leave for Ohio to see my real sister and all my sorority sisters on Friday!  - That is exciting!!
I am running my first 5k & BGSU Homecoming is Saturday!  - Also very exciting!!

So really only the next two days are boring :)


Enter the giveaway so I can at least spice up your Wednesday!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Giveaway

~~GIVEAWAY~~


CSN Stores are at it again and you my lucky readers get rewarded!

CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from
 stylish handbags, to a funky end table, or great cookware!

I know everyone has at least one thing they need/want right now. And this might even be the time to start thinking about holiday gifts - it's never to early to start shopping!

All you need to do is head on over to their awesome website
Come back and tell me what you would spend a $35 gift card on when you win.


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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian readers only.
Entry 1: You must be a follower - show some love
Entry 2: Tell me what you want

Last chance to enter will be Tuesday, Sept. 28th at midnight.
 I will announce the winner on Wednesday morning!


GOOD LUCK!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Shady Jobs

Alright, I am going to go ahead and order business cards! thank you to all those that shared more ideas about them! I really appreciate it. Currently, I am all booked up this weekend a job tonight and one tomorrow night! Both of these are new families! Yes, I realize that I have no social life what so ever. I am ok with that because this is only a temporary situation.

On my way to work on Tuesday I received a call from the Crowne Plaza. I interviewed with them about a month ago. They are going through management changes and were looking for people for a two different jobs. Neither of the jobs sounded that great so I wasn't too unhappy when they never called back. I was very surprised when I heard from the General manager the other day! He told  me that they were looking at my resume again and wanted to know if I had found a job in the meantime. I explained that I have something part-time but I'd be interested to hear what he had to offer. The GM says ok sounds good I'll call you tonight or tomorrow.  - This is where it gets real weird

At 8pm I get a call from a woman, who is with the Crowne asking to have an interview next week at an off site locations, she gives me her cell phone number and says if anything changes please call that not the work phone because she doesn't want anyone to listen to my message or anything like that. So I'm meeting her at a Panera next Wednesday. Sounds a bit shady right! hahahaha.

My only thought is that they are letting go of someone soon and want to fill their spot before they do but not let this poor person in on it.

I have serious doubts about this interview and the hotel. But I loved my last job at a different Crowne Plaza so that's why I'm going back.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Babysitting Business Cards?!

Have you seen the commercials for Care.com? Well I have about 100 times. I finally decided to check it out. And what do you know it's actually pretty cool! I have received a few jobs through the website. There are actually many websites out there just for people looking for child care. At first I thought this might be a little weird, you know having strangers watch your kids. And there was one who didn't even need to meet me before I babysat their kids....I was a little nervous about what the family would be like. But it all turned out ok!

I want to increase my client base if you will. I really want to have something planned for every weekend. Weekend babysitting is super easy since usually half the time the kids are sleeping! And it's nice quick money. Most importantly I am a big fan of having my job be to play with kids.  I am kicking around the idea of printing business cards that I could hand out to people I regularly work for. This would be something tangible they could give to friends and possibly result in more business then just word of mouth. I'm not sure if people would think it was dumb and not really use it though.


I know not too many people read this but if you do...what do you think of a babysitting business card...be honest!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Frosty Paws

We got these for our dogs


Who happened to love them!!


See that huge black and pink tounge!


She licked the whole thing till it was gone


I love ice cream so I thought they should too!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bullies

Today my little buddy came home from school very sad....a bully at school today called him a dumbyhead and a dumby. The 4 hours we were together that was all he could talk about even though I reassured him over and over that he wasn't dumb. This bully also called his friend dumb and kicked a girl in their class.

I even went as far to try and tell him about how the other boy had low self-esteem and that's why he was picking on him. I'm not sure how much of it he understood but I really didn't know what to say when he asked why the boy did those mean things.

This bully is on my shit list!

My heart was breaking for him because, it's only his second day of school and the world is a cruel place. I just wanted to hug him and keep him with me all day all the time!


lol ohh man, I know, I'm in trouble when I have my own kids!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school here in Southern Virginia!

I took the dogs for a walk this morning and saw all the excited elementary school kids out there with moms and dads taking pictures starting a new chapter in many of their young lives.

The little boy I nanny for is going into kindergarten. He is so cute and so excited. For the past two weeks and probably more all he has talked about is going to school. And today he was not disappointed. He rode the bus and sat next to a boy who he went to preschool with. And a big surprise to me is that his older sister (5th grade) walked him to his class this morning. She can be very mean to him the majority of the day.

With school in session now I don't have to be at work till 11am and I am loving all this extra time!! I am still waking up at 6 but now I'm not rushed.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Beach Day


Today is a beautiful beach day!


Hope everyone has a great Satuday!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm bored.

I need a new project.

I'm feeling restless and want something...anything to focus on.

I'm really enjoying the new job but I have a lot of down time and I don't have to think about it at all once I leave the kids for the day.

I'm on the search in someone out there has to have a great project idea for me!  

In other news I ran 3.6 miles today! It was wonderful. That's the farthest I have gone since I started running again this week. I am so proud of my self.