Saturday, May 21, 2011

Good-Bye :D

Who knew one of the happies times in my life would be quitting my job!! I know everyone has said before you should never quit a job unless you have another one lined up. I admit I was trying to hold out as long as I could. But I had my last straw - I couldnt take it anymore. Since I quit my Job - Things have been less stressful in my life...Im defiantly more relaxed. I moved back to Columbia. Its nice being in a city again where everything is with in arms reach. I do miss my house - especially since Ive re painted and stuff since January. lol. Its not like I have applied for jobs, ive been applying for a bunch. Ive had call backs on 2, just waiting on final word. Even while waiting on those - ive still applied different places. Right now Im just living each day as they come and not worrying about a thing... I think thats called RELAXATION!! lol :D Its nice. You should try it some time....

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NEW HATS for my Studio....

Ive been working with a friend of my from STUDIO 85 (you can find her on FB). She has been making me custom crochet hats for my newborn shoots. She does very good work with great prices. She can make any sizes from Newborns to Adults. She can make anything you need. Tell her I sent you :D

Zodiac Sign CANCER

THE Zodiacal Sign of Cancer commences on June 21st, but for days it does not come into full power until on or about June 28th. From this date onwards it is In full strength until July 20th, and is then for seven days gradually losing its strength on account of becoming overlapped by the "cusp" of the incoming sign Leo.

Such people are easily hurt by the slights of others. These are very complex people, sometimes appearing extremely strong and at other times to be as vulnerable as a child.

These people are remarkably good at accumulating things; indeed, they can be unwilling to throw anything out, even relationships that have passed their use-by date. They are generally over-anxious in financial matters, and make great efforts to gather in money; as a rule, they have unusual ups and downs in their early life and so they are compelled to work to keep ahead, but once they get on their feet they keep there. If channeled in the right direction, their enormous sensitivity can become a great source of strength. Once they overcome their touchiness and master their turbulent emotions, their intellect and imagination enable them to become a success in almost anything they undertake.

The main problem for them is to remember not to let the powerful, turbulent emotions of the moment crowd out their normally rational judgment. Their intuitions are reliable and should be trusted.

They are generally gifted with strong imaginations, and it is very easy for them to become excellent artists, writers, composers, or musicians. At heart they are romantic and of a very loving and affectionate disposition.

On the other hand these people are perhaps the most sensitive natures from any other class of people and if aren’t recognized they quickly give up or get depressed and melancholy. Above all, they require encouragement and appreciation. Their deep sensitivity presents them with valuable and illuminating intuitions, especially regarding those they care for.

They often make excellent psychics, and usually have a yearning after the mysterious.

They should never marry young, for their nature seems to change at different stages of life.

People born in this part of the year often reach very high exalted positions. In their home lives, however, they usually go through a great deal of trouble, and are seldom surrounded by happiness, no matter how successful they may appear in the eye of the world.

Such people have deep love for what they call "their own people," for family customs and for tradition.
Cancer - The Sign of the Crab
The people born under the sign of cancer are very timid and are afraid of refusal more, than all other marks even summarized together. However, they are ambitious . Their way to success is similar with their symbol Cancer. They advance slow towards their aim, and then at the most unexpected moment they grasp the victim and just like a cancer strong holding it and do not let off. The moon operates the woman, and the men - cancer are not very aggressive in love . However, they create an attractive facade of naivety, that compels the woman to make the first step.
People who were born in this sign are the ones to whom others turn with problems, worries and life choice concerns. Despite their ability to support and nurture their pals, it is pretty difficult for them to make friends. This may be because they take friendship seriously and don't bother to indulge superficial associations. Their affections or friendships last longest with those who are born in their own period, June 21 to July 20-27, or from October 21 to November 20-27, or from February 9 to March 20-27.
They are chiefly inclined towards gastric troubles, and they must be extremely careful in regard to shellfish and such things. Inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatism, are also likely to attack them, and trouble with the legs and feet. Physical fitness or sports activities can become important ways for you to work out emotional stress. Team sports are fun, for them can adopt team members as part of an extended family.
The colors most in harmony for them are all shades of green, and cream and white.
The birth stones most favorable for this period are pearls, diamonds, opals, crystals and moonstones.

CANCER SUN : Somewhat harsh, indolent, wealthy, unhappy, constipation, sickly, traveling, independent, expert astrologer.

Mothering, emotional and physical nurturance; experiences and imprinting during infancy and childhood; family, ancestors, heritage, relationships to the past; belonging, feeling "at home"; maternal love, caring; feeling supported by the world, that your needs are provided for; insecurities and fears if your needs haven't been fulfilled; possessiveness, "twisted love", inability to nurture others are negative expressions.

General behavior: Cancer (the crab) is one of the most difficult zodiac signs to understand. Cancerians can have many different personalities. Most Cancerians like to be at their home, and enjoy large families. You seem unsociable to some people, but you enjoy chatting and gossiping as much as anyone else. You tend to day-dream very often and can be found in a state of fantasy. You enjoy art, writing, and drama, but acting may not be a good career for you because of your tendency to Overact. Cancer is the sign most likely to believe in the zodiac, as well as other psychic happenings. You make a loyal friend and also very patriotic.

Physical Fetaures: Some astrologers choose to associate Cancer's physical characteristics with being average or below average height, having an athletic body and short legs. Their athletic build allows for strong, confident people. They see Cancers as usually having brown hair, a well-defined face, a tan complexion, a prominent forehead, penetrating eyes of green or blue, a shortish nose that curves straight or slightly up, and a full mouth with full lips and a wide smile, as well as long arms and fingers resting on defined hands. In essence, the upper body is proportionally well balanced in proportion to the lower, which may make for a rather smooth-going, attractive athletic appearance.

Cancers beam when the full moon reflects from their rounded "lunar temples". Watch for the full deep eyes, the high forehead, the wide eyebrow plate and the small recessed jaw.


The dual nature of Cancerians will determine their life in 2011. The position of Pluto at different periods in 2011 will indicate that all events, one way or the other, will revolve around the same problem.

In any case, 2011 will see Cancerians irresistibly wanting to improve their image, becoming a leader, and being in the spotlight. Unfortunately, as before, they will find it difficult to open up fully. Almost every Cancerian individual will be overwhelmed by a strong desire for internal and external changes. They will want to look more significant, more beautiful, and more intelligent. And to fight for this, they will suddenly see that the outside world is much more difficult and more varied than they previously imagined. However, this does not mean that they will stop trying.

Cancer love 2011 horoscope

2011 will begin miraculously for Cancerians in the area of romantic relationships. They will start to love someone who would also love them back. The single ones should however bear in mind that easy relationships and flirt would mark this period. Those who are newlyweds are the only people who will not be lucky in this period. They may be bitterly disappointed with their partner. However, everything can still be corrected.

Spring will see a traditional revival in all unions. Cancerians at this time will be very sexy, and their partners will be nearly perfect lovers. However, there may be fracas and aggressive behavior.

In summer, the fever will cool down and become a level constant light of mutual affection. Unmarried ones should bear in mind that they might meet their love in this period.

At the end of the year, free Cancerians will thoroughly examine their relationships with the opposite sex. An unmarried Cancer will meet a decent partner by the end of the year. Bachelors should know that it is in this period they will surely decide on establishing a family.

Cancer career 2011 horoscope

2011 will begin with very big changes in business. This is the time when Cancerians will move to a new, higher professional level. They will be full of energy.

Spring will be a period of main battle in professional activities. Cancerians should bear in mind that they will have to use everything at their means else, they won't win. Besides, the support of allies is more important than ever. Any dishonesty in achieving their goals can stop the positive momentum and lead to regression. They should never make unrealistic promises.

In the summer, there will certainly be excellent opportunities to strengthen work position. This chance need to be used. However, there is the likelihood of unforeseen obstacles and real force majeure. when Cancerians will not be able to influence the situation and therefore should show restraint, and await the outcome, before they could continue action. This will be a perfect period for newcomers who would make the first steps in professional activities.

The year 2011 will end in a not very pleasant note. Despite some specific achievements, when they will feel unsatisfied with their profession. At this time, they should not conflict with anyone, or keep away from problems. This would be incredibly difficult, but the only condition for success lies in the balance of interests and level interrelationships with partners.

Saturday Morning Questions...

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the 1st thing you thought?
-my freckles are stand out more and more these days

2. How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?
-about $150

3. What's a word that rhymes with "door"?

4. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
-my mom, she likes to call me when im at work..

5. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
-the signature iphone ring

6. What are you wearing right now?
-black and pink plaid pj pants and a blue tshirt

7. Do you label yourself?
-not really

8. Name the brand of shoes you're currently wearing?
-im barefoot :D

9. Bright or dark room?
-mmmm BRIGHT (my kitchen is lime green)

10. What do you think of the person that took this survey before you?
-MEL, we havent hung out in over a year - but shes always been a close friend. Even with our ups and downs.

11. What does your watch look like?
-i have an iphone

12. What were you doing at midnight last night?

13. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?

14. What's a word you say a lot?
-fuck :(

15. Who told you he/she loved you last?
-my mommy :D

16. Last furry thing you touched?
-mmmmm um idk lol

17. Favorite age you have been so far?
-i like where im at..

18. What was the last thing you said to someone?
-you going to sleep?

19. The last song you listened to?
-Teach me how to Dougie...

20. Where did you live in 1987?
-mmm i was 4 - Pittsburgh

21. Are you jealous of anyone?

22. Is anyone jealous of you?

23. Name 3 things you have to have on you at all times:
-iphone, chapstick, pink pen :D

24. What's your favorite town/city?
-Charleston, SC

25. What was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper & mailed it?
-yesterday :D

26. Can you change the oil on a car?

27. Your first big love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
-that his buisness is doing well

28. Does anything on your body hurt right now?
-to many things

29. What is your current desktop pic?
-my photography logo

30. Have you been burned by love?
-you betcha.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Good Morning Notes...

Found this on a sticky not on my desktop :D      

As I watch you sleep the night away,
I wish I could take your pain away.

 I wonder what your dreams are,
as they can be quite bizarre.

while we work we are separated all day,
while on my drive home i wonder what Ill say.

No matter how sad I am you always brings me smiles,
no matter how far away you are, ill drive any amount of miles.

Im in love with you and I know this to be true,
I know deep down you love me like I love you.

Daniel Truesdale III


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Random Day

I had the day off from work the other day because I had some appointments - after all that I layed out in the back yard. The back half of my year was covered in Daisies - more like weeds but laying their at eye level, they looked so pretty. So of course  I go inside and grab my camera.... And clicking away I went....


For the last year and some change Ive been working at a call center in Sumter. From the outside it looks like a good job, but when you reach the insides - your world gets turned upside down!

I spent the first 4 weeks in a training class! Things were great - my world was looking up! Met some awesome people - who have become great friends and who have taken this journey with me.

If you ever worked at a call center - ITS CRAZY!! Its a very structure environment, your told when you can go to lunch, or break, or even leave your desk - to be honest all this was fine. I only spent about a week or so on the floor after we went "live" and became production agents. The last week of training I was asked if I was interested in the OMD position - which indeed I was. I was asked to apply to see if I was even qualified, but my initial application and interview was marked. So of course I applied just like any other agent who was interested... went through all the interviews and even the excel testing ( remind you I hadn't touched excel since college, back in 2002 ). Even know it was basic excel - I wasn't sure if I was gonna get through it... but to my surprise I did. YAY!!

Things went down hill from there.... Agents weren't happy that I got the position as you had to be in your current position for 90 days before you could even apply for another position. But the OMD department was in a bind, as the only OMD Analyst had quit. But I did the same thing that everyone else did for the position, I cant help I was more qualified.

I enjoyed the position as I did scheduling, payroll, time off request, even did reports (that part was my favorite). I always followed policies, but did everything that I could to help an agent when needed. I understand agents got upset when you cant give them the day off because you dont have availability - but really, AM I TO BLAME FOR THAT? I was just doing my job.

Its been over a year, and the lies and drama has just escalated around me.  I never understood as why I was always the topic of everyone's conversations... Its ridiculous. I feel like I work in a daycare. Come on people - YOUR ADULTS.

I was the only analyst who worked for this specific account, (now we have 2 clients and more analyst - but they all did the other account ) So I was the only one answering emails, doing time off request, scheduling, payroll and even watching queues to make sure agents were where they were suppose to be. That's a lot of work for one person. But I did the best I could. And when something wasnt done with in 5 mins or they didnt get a yes - I had agents and TM's on my back.

At the beginning of the year we thought things would get better as we did get a new site director and shortly down the road a new OMD Manger - Not a happy camper on that end... but it is what it is!

Things have just gone down hill completely! My stress level has been on max for quite sometime now. With in the year I have been diagnosed with MCTD and Fibromyalgia, not to mention I already have psoriasis. A few years ago I fractured my L5 vertebra and both feet. I spent 3 months in a wheel chair and learned how to walk again on my 21st birthday. I don't brag or mention this to people as I dont want sympathy.... The pain I deal with day to day just gets worse. I dont care to take the pain meds that doctors give me, only because Ive taken everything possible and nothing seems to work. So I just learn to deal with it. Its a part of my life and me. I admit with the stress level and pain level rising in my life - the "bubbly" side of me has slowly disappeared - especially at work. And I hate it. I wake up ever morning saying this will be a good day - its A NEW DAY, but the second I get to work, I have emails and people jumping down my throat about stuff that isnt even my fault or issue. I will help you in every way possible - but dont get an attitude with me. Thats no way to fix things. How do you expect me to respect you if I dont even get respect from you?

To this day I still dont hate my job, I love what I do. Its the fact that their is no organization, a huge lack of communication and the upper management is all over the place. I cant take it anymore.

For months I have been applying for new jobs, and everyone knows this economy is not good. Most people are lucky to have a job. Which indeed Im one of them. But I cant work in this environment anymore....

Between the frustration in my life I just dont have the will power to do anything else. I bring my frustration from work home and the frustration I have at home I take work.... When Im at work I just want to go home, and when Im at home I just want the day to end. I dont have the energy to do anything else.

I need a new start. I need a new chapter in my life. I just dont know where to begin...