Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I'm Still Here!

WOW! Has It really been two months since I've written here? I've been so busy, the time has just flown right by! Let me bring you up to date ...

I was laid off from my job with the County of Sacramento in late September, however they re-hired me in mid-November as an "on-call" (i.e., temp) to help with the County's H1N1 vaccination clinics. During the clinics, which ran from mid-November to mid-January, I helped coordinate more than 500 people who volunteered at the clinics; this involved phone calls, lots of emails, and even more data entry. Now that the clinics are over, I'm helping to prepare reports and will be assisting with a "thank you" party event in the near future. DHHS will probably be presenting the volunteers with a certificate and maybe a small token of our appreciation (debate continues about whether that gift should be a cloisonne pin or a leftover bottle of hand sanitizer ... lol!).

Since mid-November, I have had FOUR different offices and "cubes" ... crazy, eh? Actually, there was one day where I had four different offices and cubes ... it's a long story!  For most of the last couple of months, I've been housed in the Public Health suite, and today, I will be moving to a new cube in (or near?) the Office of the Director, so this will be my fifth location in just over two months! My manager will be just a few steps away, for which I'm sure she will be grateful! I will definitely miss my peeps in Public Health, but I'm sure they'll let me come and visit now and then! :-)

What else have I been up to? Well, since the beginning of the year, I've been listing handmade things on eBay again. Some sell (mostly stuffed hearts), lots of things don't (mostly the dolls and critters). Many of my items get a bunch of watchers, but very few, if any, bids ... what's up with that?

This doll is still looking for her forever home!

This is only the second Topsy Turvy doll I've ever made; they can be a bit challenging! I adapted it from a pattern designed by Emily Franz of Hootin Annies, and she (or should that be "they") is (are?) now up for adoption in my Etsy shop. If you don't have an Etsy account but would like to adopt this sweet doll, just let me know and I can list her in my Artfire shop (where you don't need an account to make a purchase!) or I could even sell her to you directly! PayPal is my preferred form of payment and, yes, you may use your credit card through PayPal! If you'd rather pay by money order, I also accept postal money orders (the kind you buy at the post office).

And this is Bridgette the Valentine bunny. She was also an eBay auction, which ended yesterday evening with several watchers (as usual), but nary a bid. This makes me sad. Why do people "watch" eBay auctions, yet choose not to bid (especially when the opening bid is more than reasonable)? I will be listing Bridgette in my Etsy shop soon ... probably when I get home from work this evening!

I see it's time to get ready for my day job! I'll try to get back into the habit of posting more often. :-)