Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Another Random Update

As of next week Sunday, I will be working 3rd shift at Wally World. This makes me extremely happy. My schedule will be more settled, and I'll spend much more time with my kids and my wonderful husband.

Caleb is FINALLY potty trained, more or less. He goes all by himself all day long. It makes me very happy. The end of over 10 years of diapers is almost at an end. YAY!

I have done some knitting. Working on a pair of slippers for Kim Carson still. Getting about done with those. I'm almost to the heel on my hibiscus socks too. I think the 3rd shift will give me more knitting time, too. All good things. I do have pictures (finally!).

Friday, July 10, 2009

Update on needles/knitting

I do have my needles back, btw. I got the KnitPicks Options Harmony tips/cable needles (for the smaller sizes) and some cables to go with the tips. Haven't put the lace back OTN, but it's hanging out here. In the interim I'm doing two at once on the Hibiscus socks, they're coming along nicely. Making a pair of slippers using grandma's pattern (have errata to fix on the pattern when I'm done). And that's about it.

What's it gonna take?

There once was a time when I could apply for a job, get an interview, and get hired. Since taking 3 years off regular work to care for my children, I can't even get to an interview. I'm going to school, I know I can do the job better than people who appear more qualified, and I know if I get the chance to talk to someone I'll be able to show them that.

I miss doing support work.

I miss having a regular schedule.

I am going to completely overhaul my resume. It needs it. I am going to keep looking. It just kills me to see the messages come back... "We found people with more experience..." and "it would not be mutually beneficial at this time to interview you..."

At least I have a job, even if it is working as a Cashier at WalMart. And you know what? I do a darned good job of it. I can be proud of my work. Just wish more people realized how it translates into other customer service positions, because really, that's what tech support is.