Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Where have I been?

Wow, life. Sometimes do you find it hard to breathe? LOL! I need to take a step back every once in a while to just relax and enjoy what I have.


With the trailer sale behind us, we've fixed our water issue ( a hole in our pump line...who knew that iron would eat though metal?), finished the spring run of sports, I've wrapped up council activites including hot lunch and healthy snack days, and we're ready to focus on simplier things for a couple of months.


On the business front, unfortunately the employee that we brought over from Germany to work, has received his permanent recidency card and chosen to start his own company. This is a prime example of abuse of the system, but it's his choice to leave. After steady pay increases, bonuses, extended vacations home to Germany and any time off requested, this leaves us with a really bad feeling that we've been used.


On a positive note, Skribblz is doing really well.....very busy and with a few fantastic opportunities to come in the near future! Sorry I can't spill the beans yet, but be watching for future developments!!! I just finished doing a few designs for a cottage and am hoping to get some great shots to post in the gallery!
Today, I can play with the Just Cre8 kit.....I hope! I'm off to grab some photos and hope to create all day long! Isn't Scrapbooking just the best therapy?!?!?! I got some wonderful shots over the weekend at a birthday party.....what a gorgeous kid eh?
Life gets so crazy sometimes and I have to remember to take my camera with me! I get really low on shots just becasue I forget! How bad is that?
Ok, I've gone on long enough. Have a sun-shiney day!
Cheers!




4 comments:

Carmen said...

I am sorry Kat about your employee. Sadly, that is the "norm". It happens to us all the time. At least you got some work out of the deal. Our clients usually come here to "study" and use our school as their way in and then stiff us the tuition and disappear!! No joke. It is beyond frustrating. But it is a choice people make. What comes around goes around.

Here's to a more peaceful summer!!

MonaS! said...

So sorry about the employee Kat! I know too well how often that happens here. I have friends and relatives that have done the EXACT same thing to companies in the U.S. and Canada just to get here. It is soooo frustrating.

Would love to see the design for your cottage - you lucky thing!

Beautiful photo, BTW. Have an awesome weekend!

MelBlackburn said...

It's really too bad about that employee!!! I would be upset too. You have been busy for the last little while, hopefully the summer months will be relazing for you.

Heather said...

WOW that just sucks about the employee. Hopefully you can find someone skilled enough and loyal this time.

Can't wait to see the design for the cottage. Man I need to get my butt in gear or your going to be too busy for mine.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Where have I been?

Wow, life. Sometimes do you find it hard to breathe? LOL! I need to take a step back every once in a while to just relax and enjoy what I have.


With the trailer sale behind us, we've fixed our water issue ( a hole in our pump line...who knew that iron would eat though metal?), finished the spring run of sports, I've wrapped up council activites including hot lunch and healthy snack days, and we're ready to focus on simplier things for a couple of months.


On the business front, unfortunately the employee that we brought over from Germany to work, has received his permanent recidency card and chosen to start his own company. This is a prime example of abuse of the system, but it's his choice to leave. After steady pay increases, bonuses, extended vacations home to Germany and any time off requested, this leaves us with a really bad feeling that we've been used.


On a positive note, Skribblz is doing really well.....very busy and with a few fantastic opportunities to come in the near future! Sorry I can't spill the beans yet, but be watching for future developments!!! I just finished doing a few designs for a cottage and am hoping to get some great shots to post in the gallery!
Today, I can play with the Just Cre8 kit.....I hope! I'm off to grab some photos and hope to create all day long! Isn't Scrapbooking just the best therapy?!?!?! I got some wonderful shots over the weekend at a birthday party.....what a gorgeous kid eh?
Life gets so crazy sometimes and I have to remember to take my camera with me! I get really low on shots just becasue I forget! How bad is that?
Ok, I've gone on long enough. Have a sun-shiney day!
Cheers!




4 comments:

Carmen said...

I am sorry Kat about your employee. Sadly, that is the "norm". It happens to us all the time. At least you got some work out of the deal. Our clients usually come here to "study" and use our school as their way in and then stiff us the tuition and disappear!! No joke. It is beyond frustrating. But it is a choice people make. What comes around goes around.

Here's to a more peaceful summer!!

MonaS! said...

So sorry about the employee Kat! I know too well how often that happens here. I have friends and relatives that have done the EXACT same thing to companies in the U.S. and Canada just to get here. It is soooo frustrating.

Would love to see the design for your cottage - you lucky thing!

Beautiful photo, BTW. Have an awesome weekend!

MelBlackburn said...

It's really too bad about that employee!!! I would be upset too. You have been busy for the last little while, hopefully the summer months will be relazing for you.

Heather said...

WOW that just sucks about the employee. Hopefully you can find someone skilled enough and loyal this time.

Can't wait to see the design for the cottage. Man I need to get my butt in gear or your going to be too busy for mine.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Where have I been?

Wow, life. Sometimes do you find it hard to breathe? LOL! I need to take a step back every once in a while to just relax and enjoy what I have.


With the trailer sale behind us, we've fixed our water issue ( a hole in our pump line...who knew that iron would eat though metal?), finished the spring run of sports, I've wrapped up council activites including hot lunch and healthy snack days, and we're ready to focus on simplier things for a couple of months.


On the business front, unfortunately the employee that we brought over from Germany to work, has received his permanent recidency card and chosen to start his own company. This is a prime example of abuse of the system, but it's his choice to leave. After steady pay increases, bonuses, extended vacations home to Germany and any time off requested, this leaves us with a really bad feeling that we've been used.


On a positive note, Skribblz is doing really well.....very busy and with a few fantastic opportunities to come in the near future! Sorry I can't spill the beans yet, but be watching for future developments!!! I just finished doing a few designs for a cottage and am hoping to get some great shots to post in the gallery!
Today, I can play with the Just Cre8 kit.....I hope! I'm off to grab some photos and hope to create all day long! Isn't Scrapbooking just the best therapy?!?!?! I got some wonderful shots over the weekend at a birthday party.....what a gorgeous kid eh?
Life gets so crazy sometimes and I have to remember to take my camera with me! I get really low on shots just becasue I forget! How bad is that?
Ok, I've gone on long enough. Have a sun-shiney day!
Cheers!




4 comments:

Carmen said...

I am sorry Kat about your employee. Sadly, that is the "norm". It happens to us all the time. At least you got some work out of the deal. Our clients usually come here to "study" and use our school as their way in and then stiff us the tuition and disappear!! No joke. It is beyond frustrating. But it is a choice people make. What comes around goes around.

Here's to a more peaceful summer!!

MonaS! said...

So sorry about the employee Kat! I know too well how often that happens here. I have friends and relatives that have done the EXACT same thing to companies in the U.S. and Canada just to get here. It is soooo frustrating.

Would love to see the design for your cottage - you lucky thing!

Beautiful photo, BTW. Have an awesome weekend!

MelBlackburn said...

It's really too bad about that employee!!! I would be upset too. You have been busy for the last little while, hopefully the summer months will be relazing for you.

Heather said...

WOW that just sucks about the employee. Hopefully you can find someone skilled enough and loyal this time.

Can't wait to see the design for the cottage. Man I need to get my butt in gear or your going to be too busy for mine.