Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Where have you been?

I have been such a BAD blogger and I apologize to you that I have not been leaving comments on your blogs. I promise to be back soon. You all know that both kids are in school now. I have been trying to now figure out what to do with my time and have been working on my resume. I have sent out my resume (it is now via e-mail) to various hospitals for RN jobs. One hospital that I applied to four of the different job positions e-mailed me back stating “after careful consideration they gave the job to someone else”. In my resume I was upfront and stated that for the past 5 years I have been a stay at home mom. If they put two and two together they know that I quit my last job as a RN 5 years ago when I was pregnant with Joey and had all the complications to be a stay at home mom. I guess I don’t blame the people in charge for wanting to go with a RN right out of school and one that has no ties to a family and kids. I still have two hospitals that I applied for. It has been over two weeks now and have not heard from them.
On the other side all my readers and nonfamily members may be surprised to know that I am an eBay powerseller. I do a lot of research and know what is hot and go find those things to list on eBay. Last year around Christmas time I made a pretty nice profit that was helpful for Christmas and when Jeff and I went to Hawaii. This can be like a job and can be time consuming at the same time once things are listed and if you are able to sell the same thing multiple times then there is not a lot of work involved. Like everything in life it has its good points and bad. I am good at selling on eBay and I do really enjoy it. I enjoy the high of going into a store and being on the hunt for something and then finding it. I also love to send people mail. One of my favorite things to do is get mail. I ship fast. If you buy something from me it will be out of my house on 12 hours maybe before. I have even slept out for things I am on the hunt for. Last year I spent many nights outside for the Nintendo Wii. Yes, I am one of those crazy people you see on television. It really can be fun though. Being around other adults. Last year I met a couple that was married and also selling for extra money for Christmas. This guy was a genius and knew how to hook up some sort of heater to his van. So I would talk to him and know where he would be for free heat. If you are wondering I probably sold over 50 wii systems last year. As for the kids they would be with Jeff. Sometimes Jeff would also go and the kids would stay with my parents that way we would get two. The wii was pulling in a profit of $ 100.00 a Wii last year.
So again I have been busy buying, selling, researching, and listing. This is what I do and something I enjoy. There are many people who would say I hoard toys. To that I just say this; I stay at home with my kids. One family income with the way the economy is today and the life style we live is not enough. This is something I can do to help provide for my family as well as be home with the kids, pick my kids up from school, and go to sporting events. Either way I look at this as a job. I also know that if I did get hired tomorrow for a RN job that I would see my kids a lot less. I am still looking for a RN job, just not as aggressive as before. I want to sell again through Christmas and then try to get a RN job in January.

I have a little widget in my sidebar. My eBay seller name is Bluecakes22. Please remember me if there is anything you are looking for.


Mrs. Greer said...

Awesome! I will defintely keep that in mind for Christmas this year! Glad you are doing okay...was getting worried with ya being MIA!

Jocasta said...

Why Bluecakes22? Any reason to the name?

Good luck with the job search - I had 6 months of looking for work once and it seriously did my head in!

I'm so impressed that you manage to make ebay work for you - I've had the same sort of thoughts with trademe (our version) but it hasn't worked out that well - alot of work for little profit - But then again I haven't found the right product!

Good to see you back!

angie said...

I didn't know this about you, Laurie! Laura sells a ton of clothes on ebay.

I logged on today to ask where you've been. Now I know! :)

Tracy said...

wow - I don't think I'd have enough patience for this - and I bet this is like a part time job eh?
the extra money is always nice though!
glad you are back.

Jaime said...

I was wondering where you had been hiding.
I love ebay!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I didn't know you sell either. And please dont' ever apologize for not blogging - that makes it totally not fun quick (trust me, I feel like apologing every day too). OY.


Laura said...

I have missed you! I sell on ebay (just my girls clothing) and its a lot of work. So its certainly a job... researching, selling and shipping everything. So what items should I be getting before they get hot this year. Email me. i would love to know so I don't have to buy on ebay (we are getting a Wii but need games). I won't tell :)

Kim said...

That's great that you can do ebay! That's an awesome job for a stay at home mom. You're making cash and you still get to be with your kids! I wish I could stay at home with my kids so you are very lucky!!

Good N Crazy said...

Soooo THAT explains it. I missed you. But I've had a hard time getting out and about on blogs too!

Can you PLEASE find us a wii!

Mrs. Greer said...

Just checkin in on ya! Hope everything is going good and the family is great! Take Care!

Will Piper said...

I hear ya on time getting away from you with blogging. We are at best a once a week post these days with school, being best man in two weddings and the girls. Good news is that I think things are going to be settling down a bit.

Hope life is treating you well. Go Dodgers!


Mrs. Greer said...

Hey stranger! When you get time I tagged ya on my page! Hope all is well I am missin your posts! XOXO

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