Tuesday, February 24, 2009

HELLO, My Name is IDIOT!!

Well.....I am always complaining about not having enough time to do what I really want...blog, read, create, decorate, socialize, take care of my family.....well....I guess my prayers were answered....In a twisted sort of way. On Friday, I received the news that my employer is shutting down my division....I have joined the ranks of the unemployed. Even though this happened on Friday, I am sitting here on Tuesday afternoon, fighting back the nausea in my stomach, still unable to completely digest the whole thing. I am a VERY (annoyingly so, at times) upbeat, positive person. I suppose my desire is to always bring a positive outlook to those I touch, and when I simply can't put my "pollyanna" spin on things, I just go silent.

I know I am rambling a bit but I should have felt this coming....I mean who doesn't watch the news and think, "that could be me"??? I was literally told to "pretend" to be busy at work.....thus....I began blogging! (I know.....I am a naughty secretary!!!) I would be an idiot to feel secure in that job!! Hello, my name is idiot!

I guess with all of that being said....It is time to see what I am really made of....I mean, this blog was created to share the creative ways that I was able to re-use, re-cycle and re-purpose my thrift store and garage sale "finds" with little to no money! Well....looks like someone is "calling me out" and asking me to prove it when the chips are down! It will take me a bit to digest all that is happening with me sooooo...please be patient and walk through this "adventure" with me.

Lotsa Love and HUGS,
Idiot (Tracey)


Janene said...

I am so sorry to hear of your job loss!
But, on the postive side, pull up those boot straps and get your butt in gear and start thrifting and creating!
You are right! Don't look at this as a bad thing...look at it as a chance to let your inner creativity take over!
I have and always will be your faithful follower!

MFull said...

You can do it. This creative bug has been nippin at your heels for a while now and now you have time to concentrate on it! I expect to see some really great things : )

BTW I have an idea for you!

bec said...

Sorry to hear about your job, honey! Just remember, He has a plan!!!

Mandy said...

I agree with all the previous posts - if He brings you to it He will bring you through it. Just let me know if there is anything you need. Also, did you ever get my email I sent you?

Angie said...

Maybe God just has bigger plans for you. I will still be inspired by your blog no matter your employment status. You are still you, just tweeking like you said your tips and tricks to saving money! I pray things will be better for you. Angie

Jennifer said...

You are far from an idiot. You are a very talented and creative woman. The sting of what happened will subside and you will move on to the next chapter. (how cliche, ick!) However, good luck in your endeavors. I can't wait to see what you do next.

mishebe said...

God it sucks. I am sorry you lost your job. i am barely holding on to my salon. ( slow). But they say things happen for a reason, and turn out to be a good reason. Fingers crossed. mishelle ps, You could start watching those crazy talk shows all day long and realize their is some screwed up people in this world. That might make u feel better!!I have. lol.

Anonymous said...

Miss Tracey!
Everyone already said what I wanted to, but you will be fine!!!
Just be your thrifty, positive self and you will be feeling a lot better before you know it!
God will never take you where the Grace of God cannot protect you!
I love you lady!
YOu're awesome!

Kristina P. said...

Tracey, I am so sorry to hear this! I completely understand how scary it is. We received word that there will be significant cuts come July. Awesome!

You have some amazing talents that I'm sure lots of people will pay for!

bec4 said...

Tracey--so sorry about your job loss. I do believe when a door closes a window opens and with your creativity and spunk, you are bound to make lemonade out of lemons! God knows your needs.

FlipFlop Mom said...

I am sooooooooooo sorry honey pie!! so sorry... ( does that mean we can thrift shop together NOW!! Ü) I'm trying to keep you smiling!!!
I'm sending you hugs and prayers... if you have a hospital around you.. I know that they are ALWAYS looking for administrative assistants... you would do well!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed meeting you at Michael's today - thanks for taking the time to talk to me about your blog - I love it and your bracelets too! I will keep checking in to see your new creations.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed meeting you at Michael's today - thanks for taking the time to talk to me about your blog - I love it and your bracelets too! I will keep checking in to see your new creations.