Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This is the work week where I can be glad it is Wednesday, because I have one more day to work before I'm off for 4. I have one more known scheduled week. We are in the process of trying to come up with a new work schedule using the workers we have left to cover the lab 24/7. As it stands now I am going to start working 3rd shift again. I did this for 7 years, but have been back on day shift for a while. It would be good in some ways, more pay and greater flexibility about helping Mother, but I am several years older than when I did it before, so I'm kind of worried about how I'll hold up working 10+hours/night. Before I only worked 8. But, I'm going to try it and see how it goes, that is, if it gets approved. My supervisor is leaving, so we will be under new leadership at some point. Also, some other coworkers might be leaving, so it is really a mess right now. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers if you think about it.
Here is a pic of the altered candlesticks. They started out as just plain-looking varnished wood. I think they look much more interesting like this. I ought to make up more like this to see if they would sell in our flea market booth. The moss-covered balls were formerly a softball and a baseball and the moss was that which you buy in a pack at Hobby Lobby. I bought a bag of used balls once at the Goodwill for cheap with the intent of doing different things like this with them. At Emily's first apartment, we covered several with shells and animal print wallpaper to display in a wooden pedastal container on top of more shells for filler. I want to try mosaic on some of them, too.