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2017-07-26 09:52 pm
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It finally happened

Well, the Photobucket bomb finally hit me. Both my journals probably look crazy now, but especially my LJ. At least my user icons and gifs are stored at my LJ. Everything else is on Photobucket. If I had the time I'd go and try and remedy that, but I don't. I have a job now!

About that... I am an assistant manager at one of the local Zaxby's restaurants. I've worked mostly nights so far, which is from either 5 or 6 pm to 3-ish am. Luckily, I was off today, and work days for the next 2 days. I close Saturday night, and I'm off on Sunday. I really like the job, but I am exhausted all the time. I'm hoping that I won't have as many nights on a regular basis. It's really draining.

That's it for now. I've had a long day, but I got to hang out with family, which was great. I have to get up early in the morning, so I better sign off for now. Later!
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2017-07-08 07:48 pm
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The move is done...

As the title says, we've finished the move. Now, we're just trying to unpack. I didn't realize how much stuff we had. At least we have room for it now, instead of having to put some in storage. This is the first time since we got here on Tuesday that I've had to time to really relax and get online.

Also, I have a job! It's for Zaxby's (where I was working back in Mississippi), but this time, I'll be a manager. I'm a bit nervous, but feel that this will be a great opportunity for me. I like the other managers I've met, and I think I'll like it at this store. Wish me luck!

Well, that's it for now. I'll update again soon.
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2017-05-19 03:04 pm
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One door closes and another one looks to be opening.

Well, New Jersey isn't going to happen. We just couldn't afford it, and we kept hitting roadblock after roadblock. It just got to be too much. So, like the title says, that door has closed.

There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, though. We are moving back home, sorta. We will going back to North Louisiana, about halfway between both our families. Hubby is going to complete his teacher certification that he started years ago before he started his Doctorate, and it looks like he'll be getting money from the school there to do it. Our moving timeline will be the same, but we will only be going 3 hours away.

This is a huge relief, even though it kinda feels like we're stepping back in time. The school is where hubby started his undergrad back in 1995. The first time around for him was not a good experience, but most of the people that gave him grief back then have moved on.

I feel, in my heart, that this will be a positive move forward for us. It won't be as big as an adventure as New Jersey would have been, but I think this could be a good first step for something else later on down the line.
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2017-04-30 06:37 pm
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Please help!

The hits keep coming. I swear there is some conspiracy going on. Someone really doesn't want us to succeed. We are determined to make things work, though. We will move to New Jersey if it kills us.

In an effort to try and get more help, my mom has revamped the GoFundMe page. It is now much more serious and touts hubby's accomplishments and what we hope to accomplish. Any help is appreciated, even if it is just a share.

Help Kristi and Tracy get to New Jersey

At this point, our move pretty much hinges on the money we get from this page. Apparently, I've gotten to the point of begging.
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2017-04-26 07:54 pm
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Not sure what to title this...

I hope y'all don't mind me venting a little. It seems to be cathartic.

I feel like the whole world is conspiring against us. It seems that we just can't catch a break recently. First, my hubby's hours are cut at work, then it takes me forever to find a job and when I do, it's only part time, and then my hours are cut back a lot. Our parents have helped where they can, but it's getting harder and harder for them to do so. Then, the incident other night happened that I talked about in my last post. Now, my car is starting to run hot, and I'm worried now that it'll start overheating on me. It is 17 years old, so not totally unexpected that it'll start having issues, but now is possibly the worst time for it.

On top of all that, we are trying to plan this move to New Jersey, and there is just no money. We can't figure it out. Our last hope was the GoFundMe page that my mom set up, but it kinda fell flat and we only got a small fraction of what we were hoping for. Truthfully, we weren't expecting to get the full amount, but we were hoping for a little more. Here's the link again if anyone wants to take a look.

Help me and my hubby move to New Jersey

I just really wish that the whole world didn't revolve around money. Sure would make things much easier. Why can't we live in the Star Trek universe?
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2017-04-24 08:00 pm
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What is wrong with people?

I have been contemplating all day whether to post about this or not. I decided, for my own sanity, to post it.

Last night, around 9:30 I think, I was in my bathroom and heard a small tap from the window (which is small and about 8 feet off the ground). I looked up and noticed the top half of a cell phone (the camera lens) pointed into my bathroom. It took me a moment to realize what it was, because it was so unexpected. It disappeared shortly after.

At first, I was angry and I wanted to run out and try to catch whoever it was. My hubby stopped me though, and called the sheriff's office. They sent a deputy right over. He looked around and noticed that there were some cinder blocks that had been stacked under my window. Even so, it still would have been quite a reach to get to the window. He said that he didn't see anything, but that he would do a foot patrol, and then for the next several nights, they would have deputies do foot patrols through the area to see if they can catch someone.

As soon as he left, my hubby covered the window with tin foil, and he moved the cinder blocks away from the back of the apartment.

It wasn't until this morning that it really hit me what had happened. I called management and wasn't able to speak to the landlord, but I left a message with the receptionist detailing everything that happened. She said that she would get him the message immediately and that he would call me back. My hubby called about an hour later and told me that he had also called and that the landlord was going to call me. Guess what?! He never called! This doesn't actually surprise me, but that's a whole other can of worms that I'd rather not get into right now.

My hubby is going to keep calling until something is done. The deputy mentioned how dark it is back there, and "recommended" that there needed to be more light back there.

I then told some of my neighbors that I'm friendly with. I think it was the repeated rehashing of events that really made it hit home what had happened. I started to wonder:

- How long has this been going on?
- Were they taking photos or video?
- What has happening to the photos/video?
- What have they seen me doing?

I'm really freaked out and upset. I could barely concentrate on anything today. When my hubby finally got home from work today, I started crying. I'd held it in most of the day. He has been so great through this.

I really hope they find who it was. I always thought I was safe here, but now, I don't feel so safe anymore.
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2017-04-18 04:49 pm
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What was that?

I've had a few days to think on what I posted a few days ago, and what was I thinking? I can't believe I spewed all of that out at everyone. It's no wonder no one has replied or even acknowledged it. My head was definitely not in a good place, and it's still not really, but I feel better.

I've decided to go ahead and post a link to the GoFundMe page that my mom set up. It's really cute. It's from my dog Pete's POV. I've wondered if that might be why it hasn't gotten many hits. I think it's adorable.

Help Pete's Mom (me) and Dad (my hubby) get to New Jersey!

If you can help, great! If not, no worries, but please share it. I would really appreciate it. Thank you!
sgflutegirl: (Work - Headbang)
2016-08-22 09:20 pm
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Job hunting sucks!

Just what the title says. Job hunting sucks... especially when I don't have a lot of experience doing it. Most of the jobs I've held in the past were found for me through an employment agency. I also haven't had a full time job in over 6 years. I hope I'm doing it right.
sgflutegirl: (Colorful Flute)
2015-12-18 08:21 pm
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Here, have some real life artwork!

Wow, it's has been a long time since I posted anything of substance. Part of the reason for that is the reason for this post. I've been taking classes. This past Fall Semester, I took a 3D Design class. It was hard, and sometimes painful, but a lot of fun. We used different materials, such as wire, masking tape, and paper, to make 3 dimensional pieces of art.

I thought I'd share some of the things I made with everyone. I left a bunch of my earlier stuff out because, frankly, it sucked. Wire was not my friend. LOL

Artwork behind the cut, because, lots of pictures! )
sgflutegirl: (Quote - Seriously?)
2015-09-01 08:17 pm
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(no subject)

Apparently, the lines on the ground in parking lots are just suggestions.
sgflutegirl: (Work - Headbang)
2014-11-10 09:24 pm
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I am so frustrated I could scream!!

I'm taking 3 classes this semester, well, 2 classes and choir. Both are art classes, Photography 2 and Design 1. I love both of them, and for the most part, enjoy going to them. I am so beyond frustrated in the design class though.

I am the only person in the class that has consistently been prepared for every class. It's gotten progressively worse as the semester has gone along, and came to a head today. I was the only person in class with all the materials we needed to do out current assignment. There are 10 people in the class. So, I am the only person that will prepared for next class.

The worst part of all of this is that I have to sit through this class and listen to everyone act surprised day after day when they don't have all their supplies, or don't have their homework done, etc... We've known since the first day of class what supplies we were going to need, and at the beginning of each assignment, we get a handout with all the instructions and what we need to do each.

The stuff we need for the current assignment is a special paper that you can only get online. It was sold out for a while at the beginning of the semester, but I kept checking back and was able to get it about a month ago. Even the teacher kept checking, and she knew it was back in stock. She told everyone else today that they have to have it, and there is no excuse for them not to since we've known about it since the first day of class. I hope she follows through.

Is it bad that I took great pleasure in flaunting the fact that I was prepared for class today? I think I may have been a little smug about it, and that's not normally something I do, but I was tired of the crap, and wanted to send a message. I finally told the teacher today how frustrated I was, and she understood. She is too, especially since the other classes had their supplies. I feel bad for her because this is her first year teaching here, and this looks really bad. I've never seen this before in any classes I've ever taken.

Maybe it's the fact that I'm older than everyone in the class besides the teacher.
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2014-10-26 07:23 pm
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This sucks!

This sucks! About a month or so ago, the fan on my laptop started making funny noises, and at first it was intermittent, but then it got to be all the time. Well, hubby told me last night that it was probably about to die, and he offered me his laptop that he has only used a couple of times since he bought it. I said I'd let him know if it got worse or whatever, but that I'd probably go that route instead of buying a new one.

Well, this morning when I turned my laptop on, it made a strange noise and then I got a screen that said that the cooling fan wasn't working properly and it wasn't recommended that I continue and use the computer. Of course, I went ahead and used it, and told hubby what had happened. He spent the better part of the day updating his laptop and deleting stuff off of it that I didn't need or wouldn't use.

Luckily, when I first noticed the fan problem, I backed up a lot of my stuff on an external harddrive. I'm so glad I'd done that. Instead of taking all day to back everything up, it only took me about an hour to backup the stuff I've added since.

I'm on it now. It's a slightly newer version of mine. It's nice, and the keys aren't as loud. It's amazing how fast things load on it. I hadn't realized how slow mine had gotten. I still have a lot of stuff that I need to load onto it, but I'll have to stretch that out over the next few days. I also need to upload Photoshop. I hope the disc I have will let me since I've already used it on my other computer. I really need a new version, but that'll have to do for now.

The timing of this couldn't have been worse. I have a paper due tomorrow, and I still have to finish up my art of the [ profile] marvel_bang. If worse comes to worse, I can still use the other laptop, but I don't trust it very much at the moment. I'm crossing my fingers that everything works out and I don't have any issues with anything.

ETA: I've also been downgraded on my Microsoft Office. I had 2010 on my laptop. This one has 2007. Nothing I can do about it now, as the one I had was a 1 use version. :(
sgflutegirl: (Colorful Flute)
2014-07-10 03:48 pm

Photo Challenge

For Challenge #33 at [ profile] gameofcards, we had to take 10 photos based on a photo meme. Behind the cut to save your f-list.

My life )
sgflutegirl: (Flute)
2014-04-19 01:54 pm


Here are some of the photos I’ve taken in my photography class this semester. They were shot with black & white film in a manual SLR camera. The negatives were then processed and developed by me. I also printed the photographs myself. This is only a small sample of what I’ve done so far.

The pics I took of the photos aren’t the best quality, but the actual photos are much clearer and more in focus.

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2013-07-09 06:23 pm
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Adventures in dumpster diving.

I had a bit of an adventure today. I live in an apartment so we have a dumpster that we have to put our trash in. Well, I took the trash out on my way to go pick up some food. I had put my car keys in my pocket, but a couple of the key chains were hanging out. I grabbed the bag and swung it in order to get it into the dumpster, and the drawstring caught on one of the key chains, pulled the keys from my pocket, and into the dumpster they went. Now, this isn't a small dumpster. It's about 7ish feet tall, and it has sliding doors on the sides that are about 4 feet up from the bottom. I had to pull myself up and through the hole on the side, untangle the keys from the drawstring, and then pull myself up and back through the hole. Luckily, the trash had just been picked up and so there was only the bag I put in and one other, so I didn't have to dig or anything. Unfortunately, there was nothing to hold onto once I was inside the dumpster, so I had to hook my hands on the outside of the top and try to pull myself up that way. Didn't quite work that well, and I ended up sitting hard on the edge of the hole/door. Then when I jumped down, I landed in a mud puddle, so I splashed mud all over my jeans.

When I finally got back to the apartment, I had to clean myself, my shoes, and my keys. I also started to hurt, and realized I have quite a bruise on the back of my left thigh from when I sat hard on the edge of the door, and one on the top of my left foot. I have no idea how I got that one. I'm a little sore all over. It's been a while since I've done anything strenuous.

I don't plan on doing anything like that again if I can help it.
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2013-01-13 10:51 pm
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Just a little update.

So, um... I start classes tomorrow. Yep, I went and enrolled in school. I needed to get out and do something, and since I haven't been able to get a job here, I'm taking fun classes. Only 3, well 1 is choir, so 2 classes. One is a drawing class and the other is an acting class. My first class is at 8am tomorrow morning. I have to get up at stupid o'clock, so I hope it's worth it.

Wish me luck!
sgflutegirl: (Marvin - Christmas)
2012-12-06 01:05 pm
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Christmas Wishlist repost

Reposting this as it's December now, and it says to in Step 3. It's not quite 2 weeks till, but whatever.

Step One
♥ Make an LJ post. It can be public or friends only, whatever you’re most comfortable with. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes, and these wishes can be anything - from simple (a fan fiction written about your favorite pairing), to medium (a DVD you want), to really extravagant (a brand new laptop or car). Just make sure these are wishes for things you really truly want.

Step Two
♥ Skim through your friends list and see who has posted their own wish lists. Then - and this is the most important part - if you find a wish you can grant, and it’s in your heart to do so, make sure that person’s wish comes true. Sometimes a person’s trash is another person’s treasure. If you have a leather jacket you don’t want or a gift certificate you’re never going to use, give it to someone who wants it.

Step Three
♥ Post this wish list any time after November 1st. Then repost it two weeks before Christmas.

♥ You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday fairy - to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not, it's your call.

♥ There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

My wishlist )
sgflutegirl: (H50 - Steve/Danny - Beer)
2012-12-02 01:36 pm
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Meme time!

Seen all over my flist.

50 Secrets About Yourself )
sgflutegirl: (H50 - Kono - Bad day)
2012-11-26 10:32 pm
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Help me f-list, you're my only hope!!

I need some serious cheering up. Please help!!!

Anything is fine, except for sad things. I need happy things. Lots and lots of happy things.
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2012-06-24 11:55 am
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I realized I hadn't mentioned this yet, so here goes.

We are going to Orlando tomorrow, and taking our nieces and nephews with us. We were actually supposed to leave today, but circumstances beyond our control forced us to push everything back a day.

I'm really excited, not only because we're going to the Disney parks and Universal, but we're going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

I'm worried about Debby sitting out in the Gulf, and hoping that it goes East instead of West. There is already a lot of rain and wind along the coast.

The biggest thing that has me excited though, is the fact that my nieces and nephews have never been, and this may be their only chance to, at least while they are still young. I can't wait to see their faces when we get there. Which reminds me, I need to charge my camera.