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Thursday, October 23, 2014

I went to work today and got bad news that I lost my job, so now it's back to the grind of looking for a new job.  I was bummed and decided to get some comfort food today.  Including a brownie mix that i made at the kids house.

I may just take a little time for me.  Not a long time, but just time to catch a break and do a few things.  Knit and write.  I've got to do some more writing.

Good news was that recently I sold two of my knitting patterns on Etsy and over the last few days I sold two books on Kindle.  That one was really cool to see.  I had first sold Knitted Coffee Cozies earlier and told my sister n law.  She said she would download it.

Today I went to look and see if my sister n law bought the same book and saw another book was purchased by someone else.  It wasn't the knitting book that my sister n law said she would download.  I sold The Craft of Writing.

That was cool.  That means that both times the books sold, it was getting a little advertisement.  Like people who bought this book bought these titles as well.  I'm not sure how long it gets advertised for but I'm sure it gets a little exposure.

I should go back to the second book of the trilogy.  I left it at 127 pages and got writer's block.  Kind of needed to pick up where I left off and figure out what should happen next.

Anyway, I will start to apply to more jobs but just need some time.

And maybe time to watch some movies.  Including Twilight saga.  Not that I've seen that one enough but I can never get enough of Twilight.

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted October 23, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall is here

It's hard to believe that fall is here.  Seemed like we only had a short summer.  Oh well.  I just came back earlier this week from a much needed trip to Maine to visit family.  My nieces and nephew had a fun birthday party.

We hiked a small mountain, Bradbury Park on Saturday and later enjoyed chinese takeout.  It had a steep incline and I wasn't used to hiking.  I haven't been in years.  But anyhoot, it was a very short hike up.  Like I said, a small mountain.  Our walk back was easier as it was basically a walking trail.

I haven't been writing on this blog as much now that I have my job, but I will try to write at it once in a while.

My kids have started school and my oldest has moved into the dorms out in Washington state.  He's been out there for a little over a week and has already found his way around and has a big new friend group in the dorms.  He's loving it and doesn't miss Vermont.  Sad.  I miss him.  He misses us too of course but is having too much fun being on his own.

I may have to make a trip out there sometime when I can save up some money for a plane trip.  Not sure when but I think I ought to do it sometime.

I've been knitting more.  I finished one skirt and am starting another one.  The one I am doing now will take longer to do as it's on tiny needles and the yarn is sport weight.  It's a pink and camel striped one.

I had fun following my kids and my ex back from Maine.  Of course we took different exits at the end and I had to keep going to mine.

I've got a sore back now as one of my daughters jumped on my back yesterday.  It surprised me.

I'm liking my new job and have been there for well over a month.  We had a fellow worker decide to quit on us and he didn't give any notice.  But I'm hoping I get some of his hours next week.  That would be cool.

It's nice here today and am not looking forward to winter. Not fun to look forward to.

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted September 24, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I'm enjoying my new job.  I've been there just about four weeks now.  I probably am an old pro at the majority of it now.  I am still learning where everything goes.

The thing we have to watch out for is for people stealing from the store.  Why do people do this is beyond me and I think it is sad that they feel they need to steal.

It's a hot spot for stealing and we have security on so many things.  I never knew until I started working here that things like razors and tide have to be security tagged.  I've only been here for a little bit and already have caught a kid stealing men's cologne and several women who have walked out with something in their purse.

We can't check their purse of course but we can tell them that they are not welcome back in the store.  Really sad that people resort to illegal ways of obtaining something they want or need when most people use their honesty and decency to pay with their hard earned cash.

Anyway, liking the new job and I will try to post on my blog as I can find the time.

I've been spending these last few days with my oldest child before he heads off to Washington state for college next week.  It's going to be hard not missing him once he is out there.  It will also be a big change for his sisters and brother not having him around as much.

But he is excited to go out west and be on his own.

I've been doing some Christmas shopping!  I'm hoping to make a trip to Maine next month for my neices and nephew's birthday party and their Christmas stuff will be dropped off at that point.

I've been doing a bit of knitting.  I finished a yellow scarf for Julia and am working on a red and black skirt for me and a dishcloth.

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted August 27, 2014


Monday, August 4, 2014

I'm not sure how often I will post here now.  I've just gotten a new job and don't know how busy I will be.  I'm going to be working at Family Dollar and I start on Wednesday for training.  I'm so excited.  I was so excited to find out I got the job last week.

It's going to be a whole new thing  And I'm sure it will be fun.  I'm already thinking of little things I can eat on my break.  I went out and bought a bunch of oatmeal bars for break time. Dug up my little lunchbox for small stuff.

I will have to start seeing my kids on my days off and I'm thinking about starting to date again too.  I will take that one slow.  I will enjoy coffee dates and pizza dates.

And I've been sewing.  I will still have time to do my hobbies and write when I can get a chance.  I hit another writers block a few weeks ago after I got the story caught up with all the things I wanted to get into the second book.  Now I have to think about where the story is headed next.

Not too much else right now.  I'm cutting more circles for those yo yo's.  One daughter's blanket is done.  She just wanted it doll size.  The other daughter wants her's bigger.  And I may just have to make one for me that is larger.  I've got enough circles to make several I'm sure.

jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted August 4, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I got up to 116 pages into the second book of my trilogy.  I will see how I do writing this weekend.  It felt good to get those pages in.  It kind of got some of the things written I hadn't done in the first book.  Things I didn't want to reveal in the first book start to come out in the second one.

I'm not sure how the second book is going to play out yet.  I've got to think of new things that will have to wait to play out in book three.  I'm thinking I will kill someone off in book two but am not sure who yet.

I've got to decide who it will be.  There's a bad character that it could be but I don't know if I want her to linger into book three.  It may be too soon to kill her off.

My son had his birthday yesterday and it was nice.  He seemed kind of overwhelmed and didn't know what to think.  He is the one with Downs and his birthday has always been a small one.  Maybe felt it was weird celebrating his day.  He kept saying weird after.  I will see him this afternoon and see how he is doing today.

He will probably be wearing one of his new shirts.  He got a baseball shirt for the Vermont Baseball team.  He loves the mascot, Champ.

We had carrot cake.  I got some cool pictures.

Jennifer Fay
Copyrighted July 24, 2014


Monday, July 21, 2014

I made myself write over the weekend and it was great to get back into it.  I handwrote 128 pages to book two of The Glorious Money Tree Trilogy.  Or series.  Depends on how long I decide to write it for.    It's getting good.

I should keep writing it while waiting for a job and maybe I will finish it.  I forgot how fun it is to write it.  Today I need to type it up.

So this post will be short.  Webroot keeps popping up today.  It's expired and the message keeps cropping up.  Pain in the neck.

I did go see Tammy this last Friday and I was a little disappointed.  It was watchable once but almost not worth the money.  It wasn't really funny.  I would say it wasn't Susan Sarandon's best acting.  It was okay.  Several people left in the middle of the movie.

I'm back at my kids house.  They had a vacation in Maine camping and are back.  So now I am visiting.

Jennifer Jo. Fay

Copyrighted July 21, 2014


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's hard to believe July is more than half over.  I've been having a nice summer with my kids and even though I've been trying to find a job, maybe this is the way it should be for this summer that I don't find a job just yet.

I was pointed out that it may be a special summer for me and my kids before my oldest goes off to college in the fall.  And maybe fall time will be my better luck for finding a job.  Hopefully.  It's been hard not having one and only being able to call places to see if there is a chance they are hiring.

I'm faced with being an older adult against the college kids.  Not that I'm old but I'm not a young kid out of high school.

Today, was a bit of travelling for me.  I'm at my kids house for today and am going to miss them for a long weekend as they are headed to Maine for a camping trip.  I think that I may take in a movie and treat myself to Tammy.  I heard it was really funny.

I treated myself to a sausage biscuit today and got to talk with one of my son's friends who works at MacDonald's.

I'm going to work some more on a blue knitted scarf.  Boucle yarn.  It's probably halfway done and I checked with my daughter to see if she would want it.  It would be an extra scarf for her.

I've got my next knitting project lined up.  I'm thinking of a pink skirt for me made out of some lightweight rayon yarn.

I'm praying that next summer I have a job that is going to take up my time.  I need to find something and it's hard when it's taking so long to find something.

I'm doing some more drawing as well.  In a sketchbook primarily making paper doll heads.  Just sketches for the most part.

My cats left me a wet hairball surprise a few nights ago.  I got up to get them their early morning food and when I got back in the bed I felt something wet.  Turning on the light I knew what it was immediately.  Better the sheets than on the carpet.  It's harder to get it out of the carpet.

I do not know which cat is doing it but one of them is guilty as hell.

My other son has a birthday next week.  And on Monday I got treated to a double feature of Harry Potter the last two parts of it.  Deathly Hallows.

That was a fun day.

Enjoying my summer with my kids.


Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted July 16, 2014