Archive for March, 2014

Wicked cool update for ya’ll…

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2014 by swinglizrd

Quick update for everyone! Our jobs are going well, and we are enjoying the work and the people at our respective stores! We are finally starting to pay down the accumulated bills *i think we were at least two months behind on every bill but rent*. Thanks to everyone for your support during the crazy few months of unemployment. I signed on at Michael’s as a temporary employee, but I have a feeling they are going to keep me past the April let go. The framing manager is dying to cross train me so they have more than 4 custom framers and the customer experience manager told me “you arent allowed to go anywhere! we are keeping you here forever!” LOL i guess i must be doing something right 🙂 I’m hoping once everything settles down with the resets that are going on in the area, i will have some semblance of a normal schedule. *but retail is never normal.. amiright?*  Some days i open and Brandon closes, some days are opposite.  The past few fridays have actually been great with BOTH of us having the day off *although Brandon has had some personal training clients in the afternoon and evening, so i guess technically thats not a day off for him.*

My weight loss kind of plateaued for a bit, but a couple of days ago i broke through and i weigh less now than i have in like 3 or 4 years… I’m thinking i’m halfway to my uppermost goal weight which is what i weighed when i got married, so that is about 28 more pounds to go.  I had to buy new jeans when i started work and those are now starting to get a bit baggy… IN A FREAKING MONTH..


So, anyway.  Thanks for everything everybody.  Those who messaged me with words of love and comfort, and those who supported in different and most welcome ways… Thank. You.


Love as thou wilt,


PS : My accent is becoming quite strange with a crazy southern twang on some words and i’m exhibiting a New England tendency on other words… And hoo boy, when i talk to someone with that southern twang, they love it the next time i’m at work, because i slide into old habits.. LOL


Thoughts of the Day *possible rants ahead*

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2014 by swinglizrd

*Note: I am recently back in the retail sector, so i shall be ranting periodically about this.  Ignore me if you feel you must… *


1. I REALLY cannot believe they are going through with making a 50 Shades of Grey movie.  I’m astounded. Seriously. Everytime i see news about it, i just want to vomit.

2. Guys and gals… It is SO seriously rude to be on the phone when you are checking out at a store.  How is this still a thing? Cashiers cannot communicate with you about your purchase, then you come in later angry or want to return something because you didn’t know about a coupon or sale? The customer may always be right, but you ain’t always polite. 

3. READING SALE SIGNS AND THE FINE PRINT ON COUPONS IS SO IMPORTANT!  Know what you are purchasing BEFORE you get to the register. If you need to find a salesperson on the floor to ask your questions, DO IT. The cashiers are there to complete your purchases and having to call a manager up to void said purchases because you didn’t read signs and make sure you understood them is not a great way for ANYONE *you, cashier, manager, customers behind you in line* to spend their time.

4. I’m bragging here… I’ve lost 22 Lbs. Yup.. I have. I’m hoping for more.

5. I really want to take the jewelry making and crocheting classes at work.  

6. I love winter.  I will love spring just as much when it finally comes to town.

7. I miss all my SC peeps. Yeah, ya’ll know who you are 🙂

8. Fajitas are really good.  

9. I confess,  I love MTV’s Teen Wolf.  Go ahead and make fun *but dont give me any of the new season spoilers. i will kill you*

10. Oh yeah, and Vampire Diaries *AGAIN, NO NEW SEASON SPOILERS… i will hate you forever for ruining my trashy tv viewing*

11. I will never not love Paul Newman. He will always be amazing to me… This gif of him and James Dean is EVERYTHING…