Well, that was a crazy day. Seriously crazy.
So I woke up, got the kids off to the bus, and sat down to check my email before Andrea, Veronica, and I went on a morning walk. Without going into a long story (and no, I'm not gonna go into details), I found myself in search of a new store. All before breakfast :) Panic? Yeah, a little. I headed out the door, and met Andrea at her house at 8am. We walked to Old Fort Bliss, and met Veronica there. We walked most of your normal summer route, and then came back home.
When I got home, I made sure Jake was doing school, got Jimmy situated, and sat down at the computer. I had to decide what I wanted to do. Hmmmm, where to apply for a new store. I'm clueless when it comes to the Scrapbooking community. I know, I'm bad. I should TOTALLY keep up with that. But I haven't had to, since I've been at the same store for 2 years.
Anyway, I turned to my buddy Jen, and she gave me her top 4 picks. I put in applications at scrapbookgraphics.com, scrapmatters.com, gottapixel.com, and funkyplayground.com. I was hoping that by the end of the next few days, I'd have heard back from someone, at least. I was gonna finish out the month at Scraporchard, but I wanted somewhere to go starting April 1st.
So 10 minutes later, I get an email from scrapbookgraphics offering me a job!!!! I was SO excited. All my panic for nothing. I felt very blessed. Throughout the rest of the day, offers (or strong possibilities) from the other stores came in too, and honestly, I was overwhelmed with happy feelings :) *blushes* It had gone from a stressful morning to a happy afternoon.
I spent most of the day on the computer (when that was NOT part of my plan). But, luckily, the migraine had gone away. I think it was a migraine, because the sinus meds didn't seem to do anything, but the migraine pill sure did - hehehe.
Captain America came home at lunchtime a bit early today. He usually comes after noon, but it was 11:30am today. It worked out perfectly, because my friend Hilary came over at 12:30 during her lunch break. So I got to hang out with both Captain America AND Hilary. Score it!
I spent the rest of the afternoon trying to download contracts and previews and forms and such. I got a lot accomplished, luckily. I went to pick up the kids from the bus stop at 3:30pm, and brought my kids and Veronicas kids back to my house. She dropped off Tom and picked up William and Cassiana close to 4pm. I spent the next 45 minutes trying desperately to get a new preview ready (I know, I JUST got my Scraporchard one the way I liked it, now I have to start ALL over again), and headed out to door with the 5 kids to Football practice/babysitting class.
I was planning on making chicken for dinner, but if you have 5 minutes to cook dinner, chicken ain't happening. We stopped at Burger King for dollar burgers, and headed to Babysitter class. Jake was a bit late, but he was there. He found out that they did have Babysitter class last week, during Spring Break, so he'll have to go the 3rd week of April to catch the class that he missed in March. It was the 1st Aid class. He got CPR trained tonight. He was pretty excited. Apparently, next week, they're having a Graduation Party. Fun!
I drove the kids to Tom's Football practice, and we sat in the parking lot and at Burger King. I broke my double cheeseburger meat up into my side salad, and had at it. Jim and Eme both gave me their tomatoes, so I was happy. ha!
It was starting to sprinkle a little, so I only let the kids play at the park for a little while, then headed home. More football players had started to show up, so I figured it was ok to leave him a bit early.
I took the kids home, helped Joe with his homework, helped him read his book, and worked on the computer for a bit longer. I put the little kids to bed, and shortly after Captain America was home with Jake and Tom. Captain America's pretty excited about teaching Tom's age group boys. Coaching, I guess is a better word. He said they're a great bunch of kids.
After we got the older kids off to bed, Captain America headed back out to work at the battery, and I sat down to, you guessed it, work on my computer. I was getting closer. I'd read through the whole packet. I got the FTP worked out. I could logon to xcart. I got my logo and my preview and my store banner figured out. I got my gallery pic uploaded with my "about me" page. I got my email thingy kinda working. I even designed my part for the store Collaboration.
And then I looked at the clock, and it was 11:10pm. Captain America got home from work a few minutes later, and here I am. Just finishing blogging, but no WordArt designed for my freebie yet. I'll have to go and do that :)
K, done. It's now 11:30pm, and I'm off to bed. Feeling completely exhausted, and ready for some sleep. We'll see what tomorrow brings - hehehe :)
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