Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Giveaway- Wonderland Creek.

All right friends, it's time once again for a giveaway.  It is Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin.( I kept calling it Sugarland Creek before- silly me!) Ok, so for this Giveaway, answer me this question-  What is the toughest job you ever held?  I'm sure that however you felt, was how Alice felt in this book!
Please leave me your email as well. This will run until next week which will be 11/22.


  1. Yay, first comment, ha ;)

    Well, this may not sound hard, but my second year of school, I was a section editor for the university yearbook. I had to learn to use a Mac, a design program, and work almost every weekend to get my proofs done and ready to be sent to the printer! It was so time-consuming, and although I enjoyed it, I was glad when the year ended.


  2. Okay, so is it corny to say being a mom? I did not work outside the house for very long before I was married and with children. Before marriage I only had fast food jobs while in HS.

    I worked for a few years after I started having children but I was able to bring my children with me to work, which made me work twice as much! With my job I was at least able to clock out at the end of the day and leave my work there.

    Being a mom is an all day job. You don't get paid money but when you love the work you don't mind the time put in! I think it's a bigger investment because you are raising people! :)

    It's crazy to think I have been out of the work force for so long and have a few years before I can get back into it, if I want/need to.

    (Beth...love Macs, got one a few years ago and I will never go back to PC's! haha)

  3. Jocelyn, as a mom to 4 I completely agree, not corny at all and a great answer!

  4. Before my job as a full-time mom, the hardest and most challenging job I held was that of intern in a hospital's radiology department. That equals 40 hours of free labor all summer long in pursuit of my radiology degree. It also entailed doing every job that the paid staff did not want to do-I'm sure I've been doused in every bodily fluid possible. While it was the longest two and a half years of my life, the joy was graduating and being able to work the CT scanner with onoclogy patients.
    LaMonica M

  5. I was an overnight nanny for twin newborns. It was hard mostly because it messed up my days/nights. I was going to college during the day and then up all night with the twins!
    What made it worse was the mom was a stay-at-home mom who also had a day nanny. Can we say spoiled?
    I only lasted a week!

    My job is hard when I have two classes at a time in the library, especially when it's 50 plus kindergartners without any help!

    laurelprincess12 at gmail dot com

  6. I was wanting to get a little extra pocket money one Christmas and went to work for Walmart for the remodeling crew. We had to move whole aisles of shelved merchandise. I was so sore and tired at the end of my shift I couldn't hardly get out of my car when I got home. I did not want to go back but I did.

    plb1050 at gmail dot com

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  8. The toughest job I ever held was during a summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college. I took a job as a motel maid. The first few days were fine as I worked with another maid learning the job. But when they put me on my own it was a nightmare!! You had only so much time per room, and if the people were not staying again, you were expected to flip the mattress!! I am only 5' 1/2". It was fine when I was helping someone else. But by myself it was impossible. And trying to complete all the expected cleaning was really a stretch. I quit after 2 days on my own. To this day I really respect anyone who works as a motel maid because it is not an easy job.


  9. I had a job in an office supply store that I liked a lot but they switched me into selling by phone for copier supplies and this was my worst job because cold calling is not my forte. I did not know how to talk a sale through to make much of a commission. I was not a good salesman on the phone, much prefered sales on the floor with people.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)