Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Has it really been that long?!

So, I have just realized that it's been FOR-EVAH since I updated my blog! I feel like such a slacker - but life has been getting in the way. Too bad for me with no internet at home, it makes things a lot harder. I used to be such a good little blogger, but not so much anymore... Is anyone still out there?!

Things have been rough... I am still looking for a library job (seriously, if anyone knows anyone who needs a good librarian - I'm your girl!!!). Unfortunately, my hubby was the victim of company restructuring due to the economy, and lost his job last week. We are hanging in there, and are full of positive energy and good hopes and all that good stuff. Things will look up soon, I can feel it!!!

I do have some things on the horizon, though. I have a review to post about the book The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a life through the pages of a lost journal by Lily Koppel. I'll give you a preview: this was an entirely engaging story!! I can't wait to tell you all about it, because it truly rocked my face off!! I also have another book that I am currently working on for review - Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? From the projects to prep school by Charlise Lyles. So far, so good!!!

And now I'll leave you with a Dear Customer letter. This is a good one, I promise...

Dear Customer,

I am so happy you chose to return these items to our store. I am sorry that they didn't work out for you, and would be pleased to take them back. Next time you want to return something, however, I do have some advice for you.

Please don't put them in a bag, and then proceed to blow a carton's worth of cigarette smoke onto them. The stench from the clothes caused my eyes to water from 10 feet away. I understand the need to smoke, as I was a smoker for quite a number of years (quit 6 months ago - whoot whoooooot!!), but DAMNATION. If you and everything you touch smells like that, it's a wonder how you have any human contact at all. Even soaking them in Fabreeze didn't allow us to put them back out on the racks.

Thanks for your consideration.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Customer Service Specialist.


bermudaonion said...

So sorry to hear that you're facing tough times right now. I'm hoping and praying for a turn around in the economy too. Oh, and congratulations on staying smoke free for 6 months!

brainella said...

My dad has been smoke free for about six months too! Yay! :-)

Keeping fingers crossed for you (and your husband) with the job outlook.

Stephanie said...

I love your stories! Congrats on saving money and smelling better by not smoking:)

:::::Sending the best vibes for you and hubby:::::

Amanda said...

Missed ya- hope you are well. And congrats on 6 months NS...that's fantastic!!

Claire said...

Times are hard sugarbugger! I'm going through the same thing down here - tutoring high school kids and delivering flowers. Wow, what an education will get you these days, huh?

It has been a long time since you posted. I enjoy reading, so keep it up often! I hope that other than the economy sucking and then sucking some more, you are doing well. We all miss you down here!