Happy Saturday one and all. Before I get to today's card, let me fill you on my job interview. If you aren't into reading the personal stuff, then feel free to scroll on down to see the card.
Before I get to the actual interview, I have a story to tell you that I think is quite an odd thing. I've been into all kinds of crafts my whole life. For quite a while I was big time into knitting on a knitting machine. I'd go to conventions and buy yarns and patterns and knit all the time. Well, after stamping and cardmaking entered my life my knitting machines got less and less use. When we moved to the house we live in now eleven years ago, I didn't bother to put my knitting machines back up. I've just had them in storage all these years. One of the machines is stored at my office building, and while clearing all of my stuff out I thought about this knitting machine and if I really wanted to keep it or not. I finally decided not to keep it and posted it on Craig's List as a give away. Within minutes I had a girl contact me saying she'd love to have it. In our conversation she was telling me she didn't get off work until 6 pm and I asked where she worked. She happens to work at a church daycare right up the road from my house. This also happens to be the same church my employers attend.
I told her that I could meet her at my office the next evening, but that I had another machine and pattern books she might like at my house and that I lived right near the church she works at so she might come by and pick that stuff up that day when she got off work. She said "great!" and she and her boyfriend came over a little after six. She told me she is into all kinds of crafts too, so I boxed some other things up that I haven't used in a while that I thought she might like and of course I told her all about Squigglefly.
I invited her in to see my craft room and I told her to "please excuse all the clothes I have laying on the bed but I've got a job interview tomorrow and it's the first interview I've been on in 33 years and I've been trying on clothes to prepare for it." So, after viewing my room we go back out to their car making plans for her to pick up the other machine the next night and her boyfriend mentions to me that he used to work for Miller Lite, but he now works for a beverage company. Well, the company I had my interview with is a beverage company so I said "Is it by any chance Best Beverage?" and he said "yes"! I then told him that that is where my interview was the very next morning and he proceeded to tell me all about how laid back the place was and how I shouldn't be nervous and how the girls in the office are all great. He made me feel much better about the interview. I just thought it was such an odd coincidence!
Anyway, moving on to my interview. I got there on time and met with the girl and she reviewed my resume and then asked me a few questions. It didn't take but about fifteen minutes and overall I think it went well. She then told me that the interview is a three part process and this was a preliminary interview. I would receive an e mail in 3 to 7 days scheduling a day and time for me to come in and take an office test. I assume it will be testing on typing and various computer programs, but she didn't elaborate. After that, if I pass the test they will schedule me to come in for third and final interview with the owner. Later that same afternoon I had an e mail from her scheduling my test for Monday morning! So, I am taking that as a good sign that they contacted me back so quickly. Now, keep those prayers and good wishes coming that I don't flub up this test on Monday!
I have told my boss that if I get offered a job that I want, I'm going to take it. I did promise him that I'd continue to come in in the evenings and on weekends though to help him finish things up. I'm his whole office, and I know they need me and there is no way I'd leave them in the lurch. They've been way too good to me. I have been working at this place since I was twenty years old, and it's more than a job, they have become my family. I get a lump in my throat just typing this!
Whew! that was a long story and if you stuck with me than thank you! Now let's get to today's card! With the stressful and emotional week I've had I needed to create something that was peaceful and serene, so I made this
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This image is called The Old Front Porch, and is drawn by Lynne Stansbery. Doesn't sitting on this porch swing feeling a cooling summer breeze sound relaxing and peaceful? I colored it with Copic markers and printed the saying on the card and then pierced a square around it. I did chalk a little blue in the sky behind the swing, but it doesn't show up well in the photo.
Today there are some new images at Squigglefly, so be sure to pay them a visit! Thanks again for all the caring thoughts about my job situation, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!