So about two weeks ago, my fiancé got put on an indefinite suspension from work. He runs a lamination machine and his scissors accidentally went through his machine and ruined belts and liner mats in the machine. The up side is that they value him because they didn’t fire him right away like the last guy who did that, the down side is that it has been two weeks and he hasn’t heard anything yet about any decisions they are going to make. It really sucks, but he needs to find a new job anyways. They don’t appreciate him there and he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves and they don’t give raises very often. There really isn’t much room for advancement either. He needs a job that he can go to and know he is secure and appreciated. I know that is hard to find in this economy, but there are still jobs out there like that.
One perk from this happening though is that we are getting to spend a lot more time together. I missed him so much because his job was a 12 1/2 hour day, a weird shift rotation through the week, and he slept most of the time he was off to catch up on his sleep. Our son is loving the fact that he gets to see daddy more often and play with him. Our daughter is on the fence though, I think, because she doesn’t get away with a whole lot anymore. hahaha
I wish I could say that I had a great crochet business that sold a lot of items to help make up for the loss of money, but alas, it didn’t catch on like I had hoped. People just don’t want to pay for handmade items anymore. They want the handmade, but they don’t want to accept the fact that someone put a lot of time and energy into making it. It’s sad, really.
I did make some dolls for two little girls for their birthday, and they loved them 🙂 I made Merida and Snow White. I have attached photos of them. They turned out so cute. I have a Belle lovey doll for a little 1 year old that needs a little more hair put in her head as well. My gram thinks I should make up a bunch of little dolls and have to take to a craft show and see how they sell. My fiancé’s father’s girlfriend is willing to get me some business cards made up too. I love to crochet, and I really wish that I could get some people to buy things. Even if it is only for a little while. The extra money would even help for the wedding we have coming up this September.
The wedding planning is coming along so well, knock on wood. We have gotten pretty much everything major we need taken care of. Now it’s just the little things that we need to get. I’m really looking forward to my bridal shower and bachelorette party. My fiancé and I don’t drink, he is a recovering alcoholic, and we will be having a dry wedding. For my bachelorette party, we are hopefully going to go to Laser Floyd!! 🙂 I am really looking forward to that, even though it sounds dorky. I’m a little dorky, so it’s ok. Hahaha 🙂
Well, my little one will be waking from his nap soon, so I guess I should sign off for the day….later all!