Donna Lynn's Blog

I'm a 34 yr old, happily married woman with the 2 most wonderful doggies in the world! I live in Florida and love all types of crafting! Right now my fave thing to do with my hands is crochet!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Details from Crochet Class #2

Well this week I had 4 students. 3 adults and one tween. It was a lot more fun than the first class but I honestly think it's because 4 was much easier to teach than 5. This class lasted a bit longer than the first class but I didn't just say "Class is over" at 6pm. We hung around til everyone felt comfortable taking their items home and working on them there.

The tween had a hard time at first as she could do the stitches but she had no idea how to hold her hook and the yarn and such. Once she got that down pat she was good to go. I showed her how to actually do a scarf instead of the cozy. Everyone else had a really good start on their cozies by the time they left.

I am still debating whether or not to have a class next weekend or not. I think I need a breather so I will probably do the next one on the weekend of the 7th.

I am planning to teach the small Easter Egg Pillow that a fellow Crochetviller created. It's small, relatively easy and neat to make.

Getting ready for Crochet Class #2

Well, my 2nd crochet class is this afternoon. I only know of 3 people that have signed up so if they all show up it'll be a nice, small group. I'm not completely pleased with Hobby Lobby at the moment. When I went into the store Wednesday to see if anyone else had signed up, I couldn't find my easel or sign up board anywhere. I was told they moved them all to the back by the classroom as the wind kept blowing them over by the door. I expected them to be "up" by the classroom but they weren't. They were all in a big pile on the floor! Ummmm, how are people supposed to know about classes if the signups are in a pile on the floor? There are plenty of places they can put these in the store without being by the door where customers will see them. I'll have a talk with the manager this week about placement.

That's about it for today. Just a lazy, boring Saturday.

Monday, March 20, 2006

What does your birthdate mean?

This is totally accurate for me! Weird!

Your Birthdate: June 30

You have the type of personality that people either love or hate.
You're opinionated, dramatic, intense, and very outspoken.
And some people can't get enough of you - they're totally addicted.
Others, well, they wish you were a little more reserved.

Your strength: Your flair

Your weakness: If you think it, you say it

Your power color: Scarlet red

Your power symbol: Inverted triangle

Your power month: March

Another Workplace Rant!

With the business that I'm in I deal with deadbeats. I am the manager of a cash advance store so I have a lot of customers who obviously cannot pay their bills and come to me for cash til their next paydays. 90% of my customers are good people and always pay off on time, however there are the exceptions and then good customers that go bad. One of my customers is a 20-something married woman who works full time and never seems to have enough money. Her DH also works and they seem very nice. A few months ago she told me how she and her DH were trying to have a baby and that when she did get pregnant she would quit work. I couldn't help but think "If she has to come in here for money all the time, how in the world can they afford a child and have only one income?" Well, sure enough after several good transactions she had an excuse as to why she couldn't pay on time. Being as nice as I am I agreed to let her make payments til it was paid off. She agreed to $20 a paycheck and the first couple of times she came in with her payment then all of a sudden she wasn't there. It's been over 3 weeks and nothing. I remember the last time I saw her she told me she was going to Hawaii for her sisters wedding and would be in with a payment on March 8th when she returned. It's now the 20th and I have not seen her nor can I get a hold of her. I finally reached her on her cell this morning and again I got every excuse you can think of and then some. Finally I had enough and went past my breaking point. I simply said to her "why in the world are you actively trying for a baby when you can't make a $20 payment a week to me?" at this she went nuts and started crying and screaming on the phone telling me not to judge her. Hmmmm, am I wrong or is this what is wrong with America today? Sure people get pregnant and I am thankful for those who don't have abortions but instead keep them however I'm not talking about "accidental pregnancies". I'm talking about people who can't afford to keep their phones turned on but have child after child and end up going on welfare in the end. Judging her? Maybe I am, but I can't see how a responsible person could think that way.

My DH and I have been trying for a baby for 2 years now with no success. If we were to have a child today it would be very difficult for us financially but we would be able to make do. There's a reason we didn't try to have a baby right at the start of our marriage, it's called NO MONEY! It just seems like people think that a baby will solve all their problems when in fact it causes more and more.. Maybe I am a bad person for juding this customer of mine who does have a lot of love to give a child, but I am tired of paying for every woman in America to sit on their behinds and have child after child while I work 6 days a week to keep food on the table...