Yeap, I was an angel ONCE!! Long time ago now!! I did everything to get to stay at home when the kids were young!!
I took up sewing...Oh my what a thing that was..BAD idea!! I made it through it okay. I did typing at home. I had to take my work back everyday and then get more. That was on a typewriter too!! Becky was little and required a lot of time but so did the typing!! That did not last long because I could not keep up with all the work they sent to me and taking care of my daughter.
Then I did macrame'!! That was really popular in the 70's and 80's. I learned how to make half of one of those owls. Hubby took the pattern to work to copy it for me and came home with orders for me!! That is how it started!! I sold TONS of cords made into almost anything and everything. I remember making 70 owls...every color too!! I finally just sat in this one chair and worked and worked. I made one of those BIG hanging tables!! What a feat that was!! If it ever comes back I am on it!! I had parties and I even taught others at my home to do it. What a run that was!! It stopped just like it started!!
I worked at several banks over the years!! Not long at most of them because I needed to be home with the kids. At one of the banks hubby was working nights and i was working days. I got home one day and our daughter, Julie had been eating cat food..hubby had fallen asleep!! I thought what else would she get into. I tried getting sitters and never earned enough salary to keep that up either.
I did baby sitting!! I am so proud of my daughter Julie. She has been doing this for tons of years now and i only lasted about 5 years. I just could not do it any longer!!
During the 80's I cleaned house for others!! I had a good business going there but after awhile your back and everything just wears out!! I lasted for 7 years at that hard job!!
Finally the kids got older and moved out!! I got a few jobs then and got very stuck at State Farm in Illinois. We had the opportunity to move here to Savannah!! I knew that the stressful job that I had been at would be out of my life and mind!!
I retired there in March of 01 and hubby said that by April I was a new person. He said the OLD SANDY was back. I guess I don't handle stress very well..SMILE!!
Well that is just a look back on my business career!! Ha!! Mostly a mother at heart though!!
In other news!! No news really..just the same ole' stuff!! I do get my hair colored tomorrow!! Should look some better...about all that I can do for myself any more...old shucks!!
Thought for the day: ""Who am I, if not my memories..." William Calvin