Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I love surprises!

So guess what happened today?!

I got a text around 9 from my Mom asking if I was awake.  I was seeing as I had just gotten to 'work' the family I have been working for asked if I could help them out today and Saturday woot woot!  Also informed me that they are going to have me help out as much as they possibly can and hope that Chris (the Dad/Husband) finds a job soon so they can offer me full time once again.  =)  We had already talked about this before but now it looks a bit more hopeful.

Anyways I got this text and replied that yes I was explaining I was at work.  My mom then replied that they were in town and that my little sister was with them.  She wanted to surprise her and I.  So we ended up meeting at a Greek restaurant I took the girls with me.  We sat and visited for a while and then we worked it out so that my sister could spend the day with me.  WOOHOO!  We had fun visiting wish it could have been longer but they had to hurry back to New Mexico since she has school tomorrow.  I am just glad that I was able to see her.

I considered simply taking her home with me and just telling my Mom and her boyfriend that, that was that.  She could just stay with me.  I am not too sure how well that would have gone down though.  

So other than that I noticed something pretty cool today in my employers laundry room.  Why I never took more notice to this before I haven't the slightest idea.  I have been in and out of that room a few dozen times and never paid attention but I thought this was a super cool idea.

 Now I am sure that this idea might be old news to some of you but it is the first time I have ever seen it.  Simple jars with their lids glued to the bottom the of the shelf.  You can then store whatever you want in them, in their case various nails and screws and save yourself some tool drawer space.  I see a craft room with jars full of buttons, needles, ribbons and string.  All in pretty clear jars so you can see exactly what you are looking for.

Hope all of you are having a fantastic week.  Gunna go ahead and wrap this up and catch up on some of the blogs that I follow.


  1. Such a sweet surprise from your family. That is very kind of the family you are working for, they must really love you and want you around!

    1. I thought the same thing and I have to admit it helped my anxiousness just a bit. Despite the fact that they had no choice but to 'let me go' there was that little worry in the back of my head. The question of did they really want me back if possible, you know? I guess it was just a nice reassurance.

  2. Excellent surprises for you! I have seen jars like that. I think it's a great idea ;o)