Saturday, October 15, 2011


Hey everyone! I just wanted to update you on what's been going on in my neck of the woods. First and foremost, my son is responding well to his chemo treatment. He is getting a little sick with each treatment and is having to take his college classes from home using the Internet. He tried so hard to physically make it to class. Where his white blood count is so low too it's really not a good idea for him to be around a lot of people. He could get sick very easy and it could be catastrophic to him. One little cold or flu to one person could land my son in hospital. He is taking it one day at a time and is keeping his sight set on the light at the end of the tunnel. He will be cured of this once again but just needs to go through the hell of treatment to get there. I started working at Michaels in September. I was job hunting and I thought maybe I should work somewhere that interests me. I went online to fill out application and I saw they were opening a store close to my home. I filled out the application for that store. It is so cool to be part of the whole process of starting the store from the ground up. I helped with stocking shelves. I also got to play with the cricut to make display projects for the classroom and make signs to put up around the store. One night while working on signs, I was cutting paper with a guillotine paper cutter, I trimmed the tip of my finger off. What a nightmare! It took about two weeks to heal enough so I didn't need bandaid. I was the very first incident report for that store. Once the store opened, I was given the position of sales associate. I love that position. I get to greet people, ask them about their project, and they ask for my advice and opinion. I love to talk about crafts!! I also work the register too. I was really scared at first but I am getting really good at it now and am even training people on it now. I have done demos of products. I grabbed a free project from the yarn section and made a crochet chain link scarf. I have only 6 hours this week so I made the scarf and also got my jewelry teaching certification. I figured since I was going to be home a lot this week I might as well put it to good use! So now I'm certified to teach the jewelry classes. I want to be certified to teach everything! I'm an overachiever like! It also seems like its going to be fun. Now I'm better equipped to help a customer when they have a question about jewelry. I haven't worked outside the home in 14 years. I've been raising my kids and learning crafts for the 14 years. I love working at michaels. We have the best group of people working there. I love being able to make someone happy. I love being able to save them money with sales and coupons. It seems like I am taking everything I hate about the other michaels I used to go to and making it better at my store. My boss is the best too and the managers. That makes a big difference when the people who run the place love what they do and want to make people happy. I also learn from the message board about people's problems that they have when they shop at michaels. Each employee needs to come up with a tip or suggestion to make the store better and more successful and most of mine come straight from the customers. They are not afraid to say what's on their minds. I do have more hours this week. To tell you the truth I missed the place. I even brought my kids in this week and they got to do a make and take and I got to say hi to my coworkers who I have missed. I hope to be posting some projects soon. I have a cricut cake project planned for the end of the month. Have a blessed day! Heather