Sunday, February 20, 2011

Little Blessings

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -Thomas A Edison

I've missed blogging the past few weeks, but there just hasn't been enough time in the day. 

These past weeks I am thankful for the little blessings in my life.  As you know, I've been trying to find a second job.  Life always seems to offer opportunities when you least expect it. 

After work one Friday, I stopped by to visit a dear friend of mine from high school.   She happens to own her own tuxedo rental/prom dress business, in fact, the most popular one around.  This visit turned out to be just one of those little opportunities.  My friend, G, has always been a supportive, giving person.  Even if we go months without talking, I know it won't make a difference in our friendship.  We had many fun and crazy days in high school, there was never a dull moment with this girl around.  Some of my best and most vivid memories involve G. 

 When I casually mentioned I am still looking for a second job, she immediately asks if I'm available to work on weekends, now is her  busiest time of the year, as it is officially "prom season", so she is even open Sundays.  She lets me know she will get back to me,  I had not been home 15 minutes before she called and asked if I could come in the following day.  Her shop is right down the street, so the convenience could not be more perfect.  The gals she has working are a fun group of ladies and the atmosphere is always upbeat.

So at least during prom season, my Saturdays will be spent helping young girls select just the perfect dress for one of the best high school memories they will hopefully have.

Working 6 days a week does not come without sacrifice, of course missing time with my daughter is the biggest.   Trying to get all the errands and chores I usually spend my weekened doing, will be a little more challenging to accomplish.  The past two weekends I have been lucky enough to have Monday off due to the President's Day holidays, so the real test in organization has not yet been passed.

In addition to my work away from home, I also recently completed a little project for my boss and friend at the school I work at.  I loved doing this for her, I feel blessed to work with such a wonderful lady.  She threw a shower for her sister who is having her first baby, so I was honored to be asked to be a part of her special day, by designing some candy bars and a banner.  I can't wait to hear how it all turned out, and hope her sister will know how special she wanted to make her baby shower.
A fun banner welcoming baby Noah!
Little placecards to set at each plate for the guests' selected entree.
Love the color combo!

I hope your life is filled with wonderful little opportunities as well! 

Happy Thoughts,


  1. Congrats on the job! It sounds great for you. :) And the shower items are pretty too. I'm happy things are going your way. :)

  2. The second job sounds like it will be fun. Love the banner and placecards. :)

  3. Everything turned out so cute!! You are so crafty and creative!!

  4. you are very inspiring! All the very best to you and thanks for the great soundtrack!

    Be happy and well


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