While I’ve still been working on my swap projects, I took a few moments to hover over the keyboard for a down and dirty bidding war over at eBay for a new digital camera. I was lucky enough to get a Canon PowerShot SD630. A used camera, but it’s an upgrade from my last digital camera. And especially an upgrade from NO camera!
I will be SO happy when it finally arrives!
I’m also happy that I completed my ATC cards for my swap and mailed them upon their way. I was so very happy with how they turned out that I was seriously reluctant to part with them. I also started on my extras for my ornament swap. Some cute crocheted trivets in Christmas colors. I made some for my mom last year and she really loved them. They’re pretty easy to work up and are wonderful when you want to set a hot pot down on the table or counter. Great for buffet-style dinners with the family.
Unfortunately it’s not all white snow and glitter. On Tuesday I found out that I’d been let go from my job. It was a temporary position and the decision was based upon the budget issues here in California; but that doesn’t make the decision they made any less devastating for me and my dd. Before working for this company I’d been out of work for a long while, so there’s really no money in the bank. I was freaking out the first day, but now I’m breathing a little better.
I’ll be filing for unemployment and I’ll continue to apply for jobs. Actually, I never stopped applying for positions while I was in this one. That will continue. Once I took a big deep breath (that lasted about a day) I figured that this will give me ample time to get my swap ornaments done and get started on some Christmas gifts.