Saturday: I was thinking the other day I really missed garage sales. My plan this year was to go to every one in walking distance, so much for that.
I found my Anything Goes ATCs in the mail:
I also completed challenge #12:
Sunday: I got the 13th challenge done:
I was about to sit down for lunch and a friend asked if I wanted to go to Dollar Tree. I convinced her to go to Walmart as well.
I keep cleaning out Walmart's supply of double stick tape when I go there, I just need a lifetime supply of it. The shirt has Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar and Elmo and says Everything I know I learned on the street.
As I was paying I asked the guy to just keep it to 2 bags, and when I got home, I realized, he just haphazardly put things wherever. It would have been better if he had a food bag and an everything else bag.
We ate some fried chicken and headed over to Dollar Tree:
Monday: work was nuts, we had 4 carts of holds come in over the weekend and the world finally got the message to return stuff. Everything was very full when I came in.
I found a spring notecard swap when I got home:
Tuesday: I went to work in the morning, it was our first day of curbside pickup, it went pretty well, we had a couple issues, but they got worked out.
I got the 15th challenge done:
I found a cute card in my work mailbox:
Wednesday: I worked the morning again, I was at the phone station and it was pretty slow, I put in a ton of renewals on items we borrowed from other libraries. I finally put in my last (hopefully) order with Hollar, they used to have great stuff there, a bunch of the stuff had been sitting in my cart for at least a month, if not more. I decided it would be my birthday gift to myself. Originally, I was going to buy a pinata and fill it up with blind bags, but I also assumed I'd be buying them by now.
I finished the 16th challenge:
I also got an owl card ready to be mailed:
Thursday: I got the 17th challenge done:
I put together a couple birthday packages:
I found two items in my mailbox, A ladybug card swap:
And a May flowers pocket letter:
I had planned to go out to eat with a friend, but I couldn't deal with the world, so I just stayed home and did my own thing. I realized I hadn't been to Hobby Lobby since February, but I've been a couple other places that sell crafting supplies and participated in a ton of swaps and tags where we're basically swapping crafting stuff.
Friday: I worked the afternoon shift at the library. We had opened up hold requests on the website on Wednesday night and had about 500 come in, I felt like all we did on Friday was check in holds and check in holds and on and on. I went in to work early and mailed my stuff. I was going to do it Monday, until I remembered Monday is a holiday. I received my Hollar box and put it away to open on my birthday.
I had an email from the You Matter box saying it was mailed and it should arrive on Tuesday. I haven't heard anything from the Blessedly Coping box. I'm so annoyed with these, I realize the world fell apart shortly after I ordered them, but I wanted them to get through this time. I think I'm done with subscription boxes.
Saturday: Slept until 9:40, which is really late for me. I accidentally got a 4-day weekend. I asked my boss if I could have Tuesdays off and do mornings. She was able to schedule me for when I asked, I didn't think about next week being a holiday. I watched ER and read on the computer all day.
Sunday: Slept until 9:30, and basically only got my laundry done. I dropped one of my facebook groups.
Monday: finally got out of my slump. Put together a May flowers embellishment swap:
I also put together a scavenger hunt swap:
I really liked this swap, I got to search through all my crafting stuff to find it. I found most of it within in 10 minutes. I have too much stuff.
I found this online:
Just wanted to say this is all a real lot for everyone dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, compulsions, addictions, grief, poverty, toxic relationships, chronic pain or other types of ongoing battles. I see you and it's not your fault. You are more than your struggle. You are more than your job. This reality isn't normal and there's no normal way to react. The way you react is valid. Your mental and physical health is essential and a priority. You do what you can, when you can, with what you can. I'm sorry it has been so hard. Wherever this takes us, there will be better days.
I totally needed to read that today