Monday, May 28, 2012

A Full Plate

Hello..Let me introduce myself.  I'm the person who is supposed to be posting on this blog.   Let me tell you life has gotten crazy!  I mentioned the Cedar Creek store (which is actually in Mabank) getting a new space, well I have been traveling down there every week to help out with getting th store ready for the grand re-opening.  I'll try to take pics and post them (snicker).

Also, the oldest child is graduationg high school next weekend.  I know I'm going to blubber like an idiot and I'm totally dreading it.  He's headed off to college in the fall, and I will probably be a total mess.  You would think that I would be used to it by now since the child is never ever home anymore.  Plus, he has finally admitted to a girlfriend...and she's real, I actually met her.

All the family is coming in for the graduation and it should be complete and total chaos.  Maybe I should take a few days off to recuperate.  I need that anyway, I've been working 60+ hours as it is.  I absolutely love my job though, I never thought working at Goodwill would be so fun.  Everyday is a new adventure and even though some days are spent chasing my tail, it's never dull.  When it gets particularly crazy and I'm about to lose every shred of sanity, I just remind myself of the people I have met that Goodwill helps.  I know it sounds like I'm on a soapbox, but there are people out there who have turned their lives around with the help of Goodwill.

I've set my sights on a new building for my little store.  There aren't any suitable buildings in little 'ol Mineola so I'm making my pitch for a newly built store.  I've got a good chance as long as I keep sales up.  This month my store is #2 in sales, not too shabby.  I'm gunning for #1 next month.  I even found an awesome piece of property along the main highway in Mineola.  I can already see the building in my mind, and it's awesome!

I hope everyone has a great Memorial day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shut The Door!

I can't believe I made it to 44!  It really was an irrational fear that I would croak or get sriously ill at 43.  The McBride side of the family (AKA my Mom and her Dad) did not do well at that age.  Mom had her first heart attack, and apparently her Dad died of a heart attack at 43.  Something like that will totally screw with a head case like me.

Had a good day though, even though I spent the day in Cedar Creek Tx. at the Goodwill in that area.  That store is getting a new space and I think I turned ten shades of green with jealousy.  The store that was in that space previously was a Western Store and they left all their displays.  Interesting, no?

The powers that be at our Goodwill district have decided to go with all new displays that match the other stores that are getting renovated (Goodwill East Texas stores are getting facelifts).  I totally get that sentiment.   My store is not getting renovated yet...which means I drove my happy little ass down to Cedar Creek to plunder and scavenge.  I put in my dibs and I'm waiting to hear an answer.

Mr. Plantfreak and I have been planting seeds to get ready for Spring.  I'm so excited about that this year!  I think we have a hance to make some real money this year!  We are doing a ton of annual vines in addition to our regular crops.  Last year we did about 100 pots of vines and sold them all in 2 days.  I was totally flabbergasted at that!

The crew at work gave me a surprise lunch from my favorite little Italian lunch.  They are really a good group.  And I really love lasagna and the cheese tortellini soup they ordered.  Sneaky employees...they learned that the way to my heart is through food!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Back To The 80's

80's day at school.  He looks a little like the guy in Loverboy...well, more like the guy in Dire Straits.    I just can't get over that hair.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Homecoming Week

Yesterday was pajama day.

Today is Cowboy and Indian day.
I might be a little biased, but I think he's very handsome!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Special Time of Year

My favorite weekend of the year!  Highway....80...Garage...Sale!!!
 I got this Fab little shelf for $5!!  The little elf on the bottom and the milk glass bowl also came from this weekend.  I  made the skull last year.

I could not resist these little boxes.  Another $5
I did a little re-arranging and added some new finds.

I got more stuff but I haven't put it all out yet.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Two Goodwill Aniversaries

The other day we had a luncheon for Chris and Andrea for their 14 year anniversay at Goodwill.  14 years!  I don't think I've ever lived in one place for 14 years, much less worked somewhere that long. 
 I think they were truly surprised.
We had S'mores cake, it was surprisingly good!

 Chris "Sargent" Largent, Andrea "Doodlebug" Gilbreath, and Jeanette "Cheeseball" Jones
 Now Chris is "Admiral" Largent
Someone has a tiger in their pants!  I wonder who?!