Tuesday, July 26, 2011

To the daily grind tomorrow

I can't believe it. Never really thought I would have a job like I am starting tomorrow, but it is my reality. It is a "perfect" job for me, though we shall see how I feel in a few months. Anyway, I had one last day of freedom today. And I just had to share one of my favorite images of my day.

FREEEEEEDOM!!!!

Many thanks to my friend Andrew who was basically my human tripod while I jumped and ran in front of the camera. We then played frisbee for an hour. Ahhhhhh summer. How I love you. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 19, 2011

This date marks the end of a six year career. I started working at the produce stand my sophomore year of high school, and have worked it at least for a few weeks every summer since. Even though I officially won't be working there anymore, I might still help out a weekend or two if needed.

And to celebrate this official ending, I needed to take a last picture with the major seller and one of my favorite Eastern Shore things to eat.

White Sweet Corn

Since this is my final summer work picture, I might start another project. Debating!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Butterfly!

Made a new friend today at the stand.

Love the colors!

Just chillin'

And don't those blackberries look delicious?! I personally don't eat them... I'm a raspberries girl. But they look so good!

Anyway, today has left me exhausted but happy. I had a good time at work (though I had to stay way past when we "close") and then I met up with a friend at the local park. And he brought Lemonade in Mason Jars! Hope we do that again. :) 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Progressing on

Wow what a whirlwind life can be. Today while I was working the other stand, I was constantly doing something. Stocking, or reading... or talking on the phone. Today was a big day, and I am so grateful for it.

While today was not my last day at the produce stand, it kind of felt like it. I received a job offer and I accepted! I will start this month, which is unbelievable to me as it was this same month I submitted my application. Funny how I wasn't even looking for a job, but God orchestrated so much of my life this month that I can't deny it was Him. I do not know if He placed me there for more my benefit or the company I will be working for, but I very excited to start this new journey of my life.

Warm Endings and empty shelves :)

*Huge shout-out to my cousin Ryan for sending me the job description, and to his wife Amy for giving great interview and dress advice. 

*I also want to thank my AMAZING references who literally told this company to hire me. I am so grateful for them and the confidence they have in me. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The other stand

The produce stand I manage has two different locations. For the vast majority of the time, I am at the bigger stand. But since I had been putting in so many 10 hour days at that stand (with a long commute) I decided to try working at the other stand. I think it was EXACTLY what I needed! It was a change of both scenery and pace.

A painting of tomatoes
I have tomorrow off to run errands and get projects done, and then on Thursday I have a second interview with this amazing company in my home town! I am really excited about this opportunity. Please pray that I get it! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Playing around with cam settings!

I love warm tones, and bright simple pictures. So the past few days I've been playing with over exposure. Here is one I took at work...

Back work station

And my friend Dane, after he competed in the tractor pull


What do you think? Fan or not? 

Friday, July 8, 2011

My best friend at the stand

Since I mostly work by myself and am to afraid to bring my laptop out, I have plenty of time to do what I wished I could have over the school year. And that is just read a straight up book.

I read everyday articles and blogs posts, but rarely did I take the time to read through a novel or something published that was more than 10,000 words. Now I've read through 3 fiction novels, 5 magazines, several "mini-guides," and am currently reading through Seth Godin's "Lynchpin." All of this (well, minus the magazines) was because of....



I started browsing at the stand and found a book I REALLY want to buy. Maybe if I get a new job I will... well, it is only ten bucks. I shouldn't be such a cheapskate. We shall see! :)

*Highly recommend getting a kindle/nook/etc. E-readers are super convenient. And you can still highlight and take notes on what you are reading. Pretty nifty!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A funny insect

Totally forgot to take my picture at work on the 4th of July. It was just to hectic and exhausting. Oh well. I'll post a fireworks picture instead. And I saw a really odd ant-thing at the stand today. It was moving so fast I barely caught it. If you know what it is, please tell me!

Happy 4th of July!

Odd little creature...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A sister work date

My lil' sis and I worked together at the stand today. And we each made $30 in tips. People were so generous! Definitely helped to make the day go well.

Sisters being silly

I might have to end up working for a short while tomorrow to help on a busy day, but I'm hoping not... so I probably won't take a picture. We shall see!

A picture and an excuse

Towards the end of a very long work day...
# 6!

After I let the produce slowly dwindle as customers bought them... I cleaned up and almost immediately went over to my half-sister's house to watch her boys while she went out to support her husband. I just got back, and I am soooooo tired (getting up at 6:30 too) but it was worth it. I love those boys! I can't wait to spend more time with them this year. One of the biggest pluses of moving back home.