Hello. Are you there? Do I write like someone is actually reading this? I’ve read so many blogs, but I feel like a bit of a newbie writing one. Blogging is one of those things I’ve thought about doing, but never took the plunge. But now here I sit, unemployed once again, and contemplating what to do next. So I thought I’d start here and see where it led.
Now, where does one start these things? A little bit about myself would be a good place?
I’m a daughter, a sister, a wife and an auntie. I enjoy cooking (people keep calling us ‘foodies’), cleaning/organizing, house DIYs (within reason, I’m no contractor), and I am a yarn junkie. I love nothing more than to spend my time knitting and crocheting. I will knit or crochet just about anything, for anyone who wants something, as long as I get to keep the yarn flowing. But I’ll get back to that.
As I’ve mentioned already, I’m currently in between jobs. I seem to be a magnet for working at places going through financial cut backs, and layoffs are the result. I was laid off from my job of over 7 years last April. I started a new job in mid-July, and found out yesterday that they are now not making the money they anticipated making when I was hired, so they let me and the other new guy go. Short and sweet. Both of these jobs were IT based (I write code, if you must know, mainly ColdFusion, but my most recent job involved a heavy amount of CSS). I could go into more detail, but its likely that unless you’re in the industry, geek talk is of little interest to you. But if you are in the industry, and looking for someone to do web development, I can start fairly soon 🙂
While I look for a day job, I thought I’d notch out a little corner of the web for myself, and possible see if I could turn my crafting into a small side business. I have more than enough knit things in my house/wardrobe that I don’t need to knit for myself (how many afghans, scarves, toques and mittens does one person need??). After cleaning out not one, but two desks in the last six months, I realized that I have enough knit stuffed toys to stock ToysRUs for the Christmas season (yes, I decorated my offices with my stuffed animals – what else does a 30-something do with them?)! Why should they all sit in totes in my basement when someone could be enjoying them. I’d ask your thoughts, but I doubt anyone has found this yet to be reading it.
For now, I’ll see where this blogging thing leads. Not sure if anything will happen with my plans. This first week off will be quite full of house cleaning, organizing, and continued work the outside of the house (not by us, some things we know are best left to the experts).