Lakeshore- Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off!


Here’s the newest coupon from Lakeshore. It’s buy one get one 50% off.

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In Limbo


I’ve been in limbo for the past couple of months. I wish I could have a happy ending to all of this. I’m soooooooooooooooo tired! Something has to break soon. I just hope it’s not me!

HERE’S TO 2010!

I Didn’t Get It!


Well, as the title states, I didn’t get the job. I’m not upset though. I really didn’t want it but I would have taken it ’cause a sister needs a job. It would not have been fair to them when I didn’t return in the Fall. They would have had to start the job search all over again.

This clears my mind regarding the next job that I’m interviewing for. I actually want to work for them. So, I’m playing phone tag with the HR person. We’ll see how this plays out.

HERE’S TO 2010!

Another Interview!


Yes, dear readers, I’ve got another job interview. I haven’t heard anything from the other place, but it happens. I still see the job listed on Edjoin.org, so obviously they haven’t stopped looking. Like I said, if I get it fine, If I don’t fine. I have another interviewer to impress.

I don’t know where I’m going to end up, but wherever it is, I will make the best of it. Only time will tell.

HERE’S TO 2010!

Must Love Dogs???


This weekend I watched (you guessed it) Must Love Dogs starring  Diane Lane & John Cusack. I won’t bore you with the particulars. The part that I want to blog about is when Diane Lane & John’s characters finally go out on a date & he asks her what her story is.

“What do you mean?,” she asks.

He tells her that people are brutally honest when they first meet each other. The problem begins once you’ve been together for awhile, when you get bogged down with the minutiae of everyday life, resentments & water under the bridge. So, he tells her his story, but she doesn’t really tell him hers. She holds back a little. Maybe she forgot they were in the beginning where she could be completely honest! ;D

Well, that’s my point today. I have so many questions in my head dealing with John Cusack’s statement. I’ve found that I have a hard time getting to the heart of things with people I’ve known for a long time. I can no longer be brutally honest. I don’t know how to conquer this problem. I feel like I’m going backwards sometimes. I’m having problems with a long-standing relationship because of this. I know I’ll get past this. I’m looking forward to it!

HERE’S TO 2010!

If At First You Don’t Succeed…


I’ve been working very hard trying to learn bookbinding. Trying is the key word. I’m afraid I am not having much success. Every time I think I’ve gotten a technique down, I screw something up the next time I try to do it. I am so frustrated right now. I’m even more frustrated because I was trying to teach Phillise as I’m learning. It is so hard to teach a hotheaded child something. Hmmm…I wonder where she got that from?

I’m not sure if I want to teach her anymore. It frustrates me and her. I think I’ll just pay for someone else to teach her. The problem began when I was trying to show her how to make a simple origami box that did not seem to want to cooperate. I was getting frustrated and needed some time to calm down. It certainly didn’t help that she was frustrated & tried to run off at the mouth. I told her that sometimes you need to start from scratch. By this time she was almost in tears, but I made her go through the process anyway while I tried to throw a little wisdom in there.  Although I didn’t, I wanted to, we continued.

Moral of the story? I’m still not sure. I’m thinking that it’s if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. But that will only bring her to tears. I’m also thinking that I need to continue working with my daughter, ignore the big crocodile tears & march on. It could also be…

I don’t know. I’m tired & need to calm down. Maybe I need to make a lesson plan before I attempt this again.