Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bad News, Good News, and some Great News...

I will start off with the bad news so that this post gets better. I always like to get the bad stuff out of the way if I can. :] So, here it is... I have been holding out for this job. It is actually a job that I had before and wanted to go back to, but it looks like that isn't going to happen. At least not at this point. Our lovely state is in such a crisis right now that they have put a freeze on all hiring, even though we have a huge list of children that should be getting services right now and are sitting on a waiting list! So for now I wait... just like those kiddo's. It just makes me mad because there is a need for my services, heck we (the state) even owe back services right now! It is so frustrating knowing that I can help those who need it, and they can get the help, but the state is such a bad spot that we all loose out. And right now really sucks for me because I was really really wanting to get this job. It would give me more time at home with my family as well as provide some financial stability. Oh well... I guess for now I will have to learn to be more frugal and continue to wait it out. I guess on the bright side of things is that if I don't get the position, I will have another month off from school to enjoy the summer with my family! That is always a good thing.

So the good news is... they were able to recover my photo's from Disneyland! How great is that! Okay, so I guess this should have been titled Bad news, Great News, Great News... I am so super excited about this! I don't have them all uploaded yet, but here is a few...

The first meeting with Mickey....

Fantasmic...

Monster's Inc. ride...

Mommy and Matteo in Toon Town...

Matteo's pirate tattoo... (right up there with meeting Mickey I think)

And the second great news is.... I won the kit over at Collage Press! How awesome is that! It is from their new line... Knave of Hearts collection! It is amazing! Look at this kit...

Jeez... I am so lucky! Yeah!

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot... I didn't have any one link their pages to my blog, so I don't have anyone to give my giveaway too, but I did complete my layout for Aleida's Challenge. You can read about what a wonderful lady she was here. Here is my layout....

And a few close ups...


And by the way... those fabulous stamps are Studio Calico exclusives.... and they are fabulous! Well that is all for me today... Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

3 comments:

Lyn said...

Best of luck with your employment, these times are so stressful!!
I love your layouts, and I'm glad your photos were saved! We love Disney!
Have a great week!

Denise said...

Sorry to hear about the job. That is so sad. i hope the economy improves soon. Your photos of Disney are wonderful. i am so happy they were recovered!

Amy Christine said...

i'm so glad that you got your photos recovered! seeing the ones you posted has me totally wanting to go to disneyland right now. i just love it there.

i love the layout too... the stamps look awesome, and you've motivated me to want to use mine. :]

p.s. i think we should try to plan a trip to g.t. when the new stuff starts to ship. there is so much that i'm going to want. haha.