So, I'm working. I got a job about 2 weeks ago at a woman's clothing store about 10 minutes from where I live. I barely make minimum wage, I'm on my feet the entire shift and I have to smile and make nice with people. The oddest thing, though, is that I don't hate it. Nope, I really don't. I've never worked in retail before, the closest thing to it would have been the years I bartended
and/or waited tables. Only then I actually made decent money...actually pretty great money.
I'll still be subbing when school starts, along with keeping this job. They've said they'll work around my schedule, we'll see. I'll have to work the two jobs to make ends meet until I find that o.n.e. job that pays enough to be my only job. But right now, I'm just thankful to have the job. Seriously, I'm very
Yesterday, it was Christmas at the Bratcher
home. My ever so sweet friend, Lisa
, went on vacation with her family to Hawaii and in the midst of having a wonderful time on her family's first vacation, she got enough stuff (and by stuff, I mean goodies
) to send us the best ever care package. Okay, so it took her a month to get it to me after she got home, but who cares? The boys and I got boxes of chocolate covered caramel and macadamia nuts (like Turtles?) and a box of macadamia nut cookies. Yuuummmm
! There was a really cool carved shell night light and some real 'purty'
jewelry. She sent me some green earrings, which really
look good on me. :)
AND she sent me a bracelet that I love...not just because it's a gorgeous cuff bracelet made of various rock, but because I had seen it on her in one of her vacation pictures (that you can see HERE
) and had told her that I'd liked it. When I saw it in the box, I immediately loved it and put it on. Then...because I'm not all that bright, I thought 'this looks familiar'...hmmmmm
. I was really hoping it was one similar to the one I saw in the picture and not the actual one, because then I'd feel awful that she'd sent me her actual bracelet, but YUP
, that's what my friend did. I can't believe how generous she was. It was her souvenir. Don't get me wrong, I'm not sending it back
. I'm just overwhelmed at her kindness and generosity. Everyone should have friends like my Lisa. I may not have a lot of friends, but the few I have, they're keepers.
Oh, almost forgot...but I didn't. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DABICH!!
May God bless you richly. Much love and many hugs to you, my friend.