I got some really sad news today. Some of you know I live in a very small town, but we do have a beautiful little scrapbooking store called Raining Fresh Daisies. I stopped in there today after work and when I got home, I had an email from them saying their doors will be closing next month! This makes me very sad as we do not even have a Michael's or JoAnne's here--we have to drive an hour one-way to get to one, and with kids in school and me working 2 PT jobs, I just don't get to go often enough.
Last week (actually on the same day), my sister and my dad both lost their jobs. My sister up in WA had worked for a house-cleaning company for 5 years, and then she and another gal broke away from the big company to start their own. They've been doing pretty well the last 2 years. But then the other lady hired her best friend (who had no experience) and with the economy, they just aren't getting enough work for the 3 of them, so she kept her best friend and fired my sister. Then, I found out last Wed. that my dad had been layed off last Monday as well. He lives here. He'll be okay though as mom's working 2 jobs and he can start drawing retirement in January. 3 of our major businesses layed off hundreds of workers this year. My husband's work is starting to feel it--he works in agriculture and many farmers are not purchasing the seed...afraid prices won't go back up.
Please join me in praying for our economy--I'm sure it's not just here, but all over. I do know that God is in control, and I try not to worry, but you know how that goes. Hope you and your families are doing well.
And now for some HAPPY news:
My girls love to play restaurant! So, Sunday after church they got on their aprons, made up some menus and had their dad and I "call in our reservations." It was so funny. Our 8 yr. old played hostess while the 9 yr. old "cooked" (kinda). They took the leaf out of our table and since they couldn't find flowers for the vase, they shoved a doily in it and it wasn't bad! They found these old valance and wrinkled up placemats and some silverware napkin holders that are about 15 years old and I forgot they were pushed clear to the back of the drawer! Their menu included items like:
corn dogs, mushrooms, soup, sour cream, flat bread sammies, left-over mashed potatoes/gravy, sunkist (orange) floats, milk or water, fruit salad which she cut up the apples and bananas with a butter knife. Needless to say, we had a very interesting lunch Sunday, LOL. Kids are so funny. OH YES, I forgot the "entertainment"...wish I could've gotten it on video for you. The chef came out with tap shoes on her hands a did a silly dance like a crab (?) Well, she was supposed to resemble a crab, LOL.
MORE Happy News!! Tomorrow I will be posting my blogiversary candy post!! Have you taken a guess yet as to who you think I'll be celebrating with? You have until 8 p.m. tonight! THen join me tomorrow morning for the announcement.