Journey toward happiness

April 23, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tara @ 8:42 am

I apologize for the absence. A lot has happened in the past few weeks that has prevented me from blogging. I have experienced serious internet withdrawal!

Last week, I had a temporary job as an Environmental Technician at the Orange County Landfill(Chapel Hill). Six of us were doing a Waste Stream Study. Trust me, it sounds much more glamorous that it actually was. We physically sorted through 5 tons of garbage in one week. Bags were opened, items sorted into 30 categories, categories weighed, then it all started over again. It was definitely the most disgusting experience of my life(and I have seen some nasty stuff!). The good part of it all, is that the study showed what areas of town recycle the most and what areas need more exposure to the recycling program.

During this week, we were also setting up fence posts. 54 holes, 54 posts. Since everyone in the house was working, the posts went in slowly. After I recovered and finally removed the stench from my nostrils, I became more helpful. We actually finished the fence a few days ago. The arbor still needs lattice and we need to make gates.

I forgot to mention that we had a house guest last weekend and part of this week. He was a pleasure to have around, but you  know how guests put your home in disarray. The animals get off their schedules, house work is put aside and replaced with visiting, and eating out becomes the norm. I love our BIG friend from Kentucky and he is always welcome!

Yesterday, I participated in an Earth Day Celebration in Greensboro. It was a lot of fun, but I did not have many sales.  I did make some great contacts, though. I don’t think anyone had many sales. The organization hosting the event did not advertise the vendors very well. Most people loved what they saw, but did not bring money. They did not know that vendors would be there. Anyway, it wasn’t my first rodeo. I am a little disappointed, but not quite heart-broken.

So that is the recap of my crazy two weeks. Probably doesn’t sound like a lot, but trust me it was! Glad to be back in the blog-o-sphere. I will try to put up pics of the fence later.




  1. Keep your chin up darlin… Sales are slow everywhere but the contacts are the best thing!!! Love you and miss you! Less than 2 months and I will see you!!

    Comment by sb — April 23, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  2. No need to apologize! I’m tired just reading about it! Rest up 🙂

    Comment by Beth — April 23, 2010 @ 11:12 am

  3. You are wrong…it does sound like a lot 😛 A kinda gross lot at times LOL. The visit sounds like much more fun 🙂

    Comment by Tilt — April 24, 2010 @ 6:49 am

  4. Wow…you’ve been one busy gal!
    Quite the mix of events in there too…LOL!
    Glad to have you back 🙂

    Comment by Memories for Life Scrapbooks — April 24, 2010 @ 11:46 am

  5. Welcome back! Sounds to me like you’ve had plenty on your plate, and I do not for one teensy minute envy you your last week’s job. EEEYUK! I’m grateful, though, that there are intrepid souls who will take something like that on. It’s important, even if it is disgusting.

    Comment by Anitra Cameron — April 24, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

  6. Sounds like a busy time! And that garbage sifting sounds GROSS

    Comment by Ruthie — April 25, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

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