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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Work, school and pretty things

Okay well, the big news at Maurice's is that my boss, Shannon, put in her two week's notice.  This is ridiculous considering one of the assistant managers, Amanda, had to quit because she's having surgery and they wouldn't let her take the three weeks off that her doctor suggested she take.  Which means we are down to one manager, a manager in training and three associates.  So Amy, the only fully trained manager left, has been freaking out a bit, needless to say.  And while I understand Shannon's reasoning from a business standpoint, I pretty much think it's terrible to do something like this during the holiday season.  In the long run, though, I think we'll be better off.  It's terrible to have a manager who really isn't in it anymore.  And she hasn't been for awhile now.

I got absolutely nothing done yesterday.  I don't think I was really sick but I was just feeling really TIRED.  So I sat around all day getting nothing done except for taking a nap and watching The Family Stone and Maid in Manhattan.  Which means that today I have a ton to do.  And again I am so not in the mood.  Yuck!

The best part of yesterday is that I received my giveaway goodies!  I won Oh, My Darling's giveaway awhile back, which was $25 to Mandipidy.  I chose the following:

Itty Lovies earrings in red

A Crocheted Flower Cuff in cream

They are so pretty and I cannot wait to wear them!  I suggest you drop by Mandipidy and check out the other cute things she sells!

Now I am off to do far too much schoolwork, ugh.  Wish me luck!

P.S. A huge happy birthday to Ang over at Football, Sushi, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Go give her some birthday love!


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48 wonderful thoughts:

Diana Mieczan

Congrats on the win..I love the earrings you chose:) Hope everything will be ok at work:) Kisses,sweetie

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

yay, cute!!
good luck with all xoxo

sarah - dodeline design

Man sitting around watching chic flicks sounds so tempting! Hope you have a productive day today :-)

Emily Jane

Congrats on the win! Hope everything works out at work and best of luck with the schoolwork <3


Oh that's not cool about work. I am constantly amazed at how self obsorbed people can be, and i notice it more at Christmas time! (off to shine my halo now :0)

Cafe Fashionista

Being overly tired TOTALLY counts as being sick, as you'll end up sick if you don't get extra rest. So...I am glad that you took the day slow and easy - and I hope that you are feeling better now!

Congratulations on the win!! :)

Audrey Allure

Good luck with your school work, but cute items that you picked out!


Wow, what cute winnings! x

Teenage Bride

awesome choices!!!! have a great day!!! <3

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

cute picks! i like the red earrings :)

Jessie Szmanda

Congrats on the win, they are so cute! Hope you feel better!

Erika Grover

Cute goodies you won. Everyone needs a nothing day! Enjoy while you can :)

P.s. I love Maid in Manhattan!


Jealous... I'm hoping for some christmas/ birthday money so I can check out Mandipidy and score myself some treats too!
Or I could try to hone my macrame skills and make my own cuffs like I've been procrastinating...


what cute knitted goodies!! i love those earrings so much. what a lucky duck you are! :)

jeanette from everton terrace

Love what you picked, very cute. A little extra Christmas present!


that cuff is divine! just came across your blog great stuff!

check out my giveaway:

Melanie's Randomness

Good luck with the schoolwork & oh wow that seems like so much stressful drama at your job. I'm sorry to hear. Maybe after the new year when all the holiday stress has calmed down it'll be a lil better. Those lil items are so cute! Hope your feeling better too!! =) *hugs*

petite hermine

I really like the earrings! They are so unique and I love the colors!


ummm.. can i just say, the things you've picked out are right up your alley - so you!

Thanks for the birthday shout! YAY for 29 and one day closer to 30! :)


I love those croched lovlies! Hang in there this holiday season, retail is always rough this time of year!


You chose some cute pieces! :)

Tay Talk

That does stink to have every leave like that during the holidays. But you are right in saying that it’s not fun to have a manger who isn’t in it anymore. And with that said, you are in fact better off.

Those earrings are precious! Great win!

Have a great day! :)


Oh, man, sorry about the problems at work. It's never fun when people short staff you, especially during a busy time! I hope everything works out.

Wishing you lots of good luck and motivation to work on your schoolwork today!

Dancing Branflake

A Family Stone! A new holiday classic!

I hope all works out at the store. The holiday season understaffed is not fun!


Love the earrings!

Sorry about your work :( I feel bad for the girl who got fired.

Smart Ass Sara

I adore her shop! She is so talented and her pieces just go so well with anything. :)


OMG those earrings are adorbs!

The Blonde Duck

I hope you feel better!

Scientific Housewife

Love your winnings and I love watching The Family Stone around Christmas :)

Punctuation Mark

hate changes at work because it puts everyone very uneasy and it takes a while to get back to normal... good luck with your school work!


Cute I love those.

Good luck with everything at work, and on your schoolwork!


The cuff is adorable! yay!

Amber Blue Bird

congrats on the giveaway. i think you a re better off without a manager who wants to leave. no one wants a downer of a manager sticking around

la petite coquine

I'm sorry you're feeling so worn out-I think that's the hardest part of finals, is finding the energy to finish it all up! Believe me, it kicked my ass in a big way, and they weren't even my classes!

Hope schoolwork went well today-just remember, you're nearly done!


I looove your choices from that shop!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Good luck with work dear! Ooh and hope everything is ok with your manager leaving soon!

Elle Sees

congrats to you!
and you'll make it thru the schoolwork. if you need proof-reading on anything, holla!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

Those are pretty! Congrats!


Congrats on winning the giveaway! That is really awesome! They are such pretty things!


Those earrings are TOO cute!


cute stuff :)


I love the stuff you got in the giveaway!
Hope tomorrow is a happier/easier day, darling!


Those earrings are absolutely DARLING -- I love them!
xo Josie

Wendy Hammer

Seriously so cute!

Wendy - My Etsy Shop ♥ - My Blog ♥


That sucks about your manager, but it does sound like you guys will be better off. :)

I LOVE your giveaway winnings! Those earrings are too cute!

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Those earrings and bracelet is amazing, I know how to crochet and now I want to learn how to do that too!

Oh, My Darling

Ooh, such lovely Mandipity picks!

Also, happy holidays to you and your family!!! Hope it's been great!