Little Thankfulness Sparks from Today

Each day, no matter how bad, i always have something to be thankful for. A rough Wednesday afternoon? At least i got to be with my adorable preschoolers in the morning. An AWFUL day at Hobby Lobby on Tuesday? At least i got in some good yoga in the morning and ate a pint of ice cream while talking with my manager, Matt, at Wegmans until 10:30 at night afterwords.

Speaking of Wegmans…
I was chilling and just doing my job this afternoon, when one of my other managers, Mike, asked if i was free tomorrow (Tuesday). I told him not really, because i had to be at Hobby Lobby, 1-9ish.
He said morning was exactly what he was looking for, and would i be willing to come in around 7:30-8. Because it’s Mike, and i know he loves me and appreciates my work, I agreed.
We talked for a minute, and he finally cocked his head and asked if i went to school; basically what i did with my life when i wasn’t there. I said i didn’t go to school; I just worked two jobs, and had my own apartment…and a cat. (“haha. ^_^ ” )
He nodded and asked if i was interested in getting full-time.
“Here?” I asked
“Anywhere.” He laughed.
I nodded about six times and said absolutely, I’d love to work full time here.

Something about the grin on his face and the light in his eyeballs made me smile too and i asked what was up. He just said “Good to know…good to know.”
I asked if he had a full-time job for me, and he shook his head and said “No…but i’m gonna push you along. I’m gonna get you full-time here.”

I know he was serious. I have no clue what kind of time-table he’s talking about. But it just kinda made my day; the realization that i have someone at work, who’s watched me, taught me and been there for me, who wants to see me go far there.
It’s exciting, its encouraging and it’s really great to see a company living out the values they claim to have. I love my new job, and i love my friends there so much. Who’d have guessed i’d move to a new state out of nowhere and find my own way, at work…in a grocery store?

I’m stoked. And thrilled to be coming in to work at 7:30 tomorrow morning for one of my favorite managers 🙂 Who wants to see me do well.

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Today was a good, good day :)

Dark and stormy nights call for Phineas and Ferb on Netflix, and white chocolate cocoa with cinnamon 🙂

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🙂 I got to eat french toast for breakfast, work out, fold laundry and do dishes today!! 🙂 And then i left for work at 12:30. I love my job so very much!! Me and one of the CSMs, Stephany, were working on pricing and organizing clearance stuff, and she said she and her co-CSM were talking and the other girl said I made her laugh alot, cuz i was super happy and loved being there. Later, I was talking to one of the assistant managers, Kirsten, about learning to work in the custom frame shop. Kirsten and the two other managers are the only ones who are trained to work in there, and only one of them is ever there at a time. She said she’d love for me to train to be in there, and I said i’d love it too, cuz then i could be indispensable. I enjoy learning to do stuff nobody else wants to or knows how to do. Kirsten just laughed and said i was already on my way there, “Cuz you’re super perky, and happy to be here, and you work really quickly.” I kinda hid behind my hands and laughed. They’re all so nice to me there!! I don’t understand how anyone could NOT love being there!! I’m really hoping to be here a long time, if i can. It seems like it’s gonna take alot to climb the corporate ladder, but i hope i can! 🙂 I’m just happy to be working again. 🙂
After work, I went to Marth’s house, and me and his mom talked for a bit, and then me and him and his dad watched Jurassic Park II (Not the best, but it’s Jurassic Park, so it’s pretty good 🙂 ) and part of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Marth was really tired tho, and we’re gonna make whoopie pies tomorrow after church, so we decided to go to bed sorta-kinda on time. 🙂