Friday, May 8, 2009

Wow ... What a Day!

Couldn't sleep last night ... kept thinking about the job interview and coulda, wishta, shoulda said but didn't. Oh well ... if it's to be, it will be. I've got to stop worrying about it. There's a way to tell about yourself in 30 seconds or less, and I've got to learn how to do that. I'm a doofus when it comes to selling myself. I totally can do everything they needed, and I would be such a help to the company. Oh well ... I stopped thinking about it around 1:00 a.m. this morning, because Dieter has been sequestered from the bedroom because he jumps on us in the night and hogs the bed ... and he's hot and lays his little back right against mine and I can't turn over. I have power surges anyway and he doesn't help the situation any! So after scratching on my bedroom door a zillion times last night I finally got up and put him in the laundry room. He's going in there again tonight. Think I'll buy a crate for him tomorrow!

Had a great day! Got up early this morning and went to the church welfare square to help bottle strawberry jam. The services that we provide touch people all over the world. It's quite a system. I can't remember how many thousands of bottles of jam we put up today, but it was a lot. I should have taken my camera. I thought about it too late. You would have died laughing looking at me in my hair net and white lab coat and blue rubber gloves! My job was to take the empty glass jars off the pallet jacks, empty them upside down, right them again and place them on a spinner that automatically puts them onto a conveyer belt where they're taken into the sanitizer. I even got to operate the pallet jack and lower and raise the lift. I felt pretty sweet about that. I was feeling pretty cocky until I accidentally swung my arm around and knocked off about 4 jars onto the cement floor. Yes, of course they shattered! Yes ... I was embarrassed. A cute little German worker said, "In Germany, it means good luck if you break a glass!" I said hopefully I won't break anymore ... and I didn't!

After loading thousands of bottles, I traded places with a cute little gal and made boxes and then put the little divider things inside for the strawberry jam to be packed. That was easy. I was taller than she, so it was easier for me.

After working for 4 hours I drove and picked up my grandaughter and tended her for the rest of the afternoon while her Mom went to see the baby doctor. We're getting a new one in November! Since we've been having sooo much fun she decided to sleep over, and my youngest daughter Lindsey is here for a sleep over too. Lindsey organized a mother's day brunch for all of us mothers and she's the master baker in the family so she wanted to be here so she can get an early start on the fixins. We're going to have a fun sleep-over.

More later .... Happy Mothers Day to all of you!


Terry Molineux said... are an amazing woman! I could never have done an assembly line job....I would have broken all of them LOL! I just know in my heart that any company that hires you will excel. Maybe this job isn't the right one will come!!

Joni said...

What a fun day you had! I hope you & all of your beloved girls have a lovely wonderful Mother's Day! Thanks for being so upbeat, reading your blog & comments just brings a lift to my day-thanks for taking the time to post-we so enjoy you!!! Hugs Joni

Butternut Sage Designs said...

wow there missy aren't you having some fun. You don't know me but, I have become a stalker. I love your enthusiasm...and it will keep me where I need to be...thanks for sharing your life with us! hugs

Lydia said...

The jam is such a *sweet* way to touch people! I got a total Lucy/Ethel image when you described the mishap!!

I'm sure the interviewers love you.

I think you should let Dieter in and not crate him. A dog's love knows no bounds. I'm just saying. You only have him for a little while. Let him love you :)

Michelle said...

Linda, I'm sure your interview went well.
I am SO excited for Oct.3! I KNEW it was going to be you, I even called Caroline to confirm and she swore me to secrecy! But now that everything is confirmed, I'm telling EVERYONE! I can hardly wait!
I will also be a presenter, so I'm really excited!

Michelle said...

Happy Mother's Day!! You are so awesome. Your enthusiasm and positive attitude are inspiring. So I have given you a Blog Award-The Lemonade Stand award! Go to my blog at to learn how you can pick up your award!!!

DonnaJ9 said...

OK, my Lou, give us an update! Have you heard anything yet? Thanks for leaving a note on my card -- I appreciate that. Love, Donna

Lynn Larson - Learn to Stamp and Scrap said...

Linda, thanks so much for posting your Blueberry French Toast Bake. I still have some frozen blueberries from our blueberry bushes that I want to use up. I will be trying this out this weekend. I will be sure to use sugar instead of salt:))

You are such a great story teller. I love coming back to your blog to get my fill of my favorite lady!