Saturday, April 11, 2020

April CupboardScape

Today is Saturday 
Easter Eve.
I would normally have told you my
plans of taking FIL to the grocery store,
doing laundry or even what I was creating.

This weekend I volunteered to work.
Both Saturday and Sunday.
Now you might think I am crazy
working on Easter weekend.

Well since I will not have family over,
it will be a quiet one with just Bob and I.

I am not even baking a ham.
We will have a beef roast with all of the fixins.

I chose to work for a very good cause.

Some of you know that I am a banker.
Some even know the major bank I work for.
However I cannot tell you here.

I work in our loan department,
and all last week and this week
I have been taken from my normal job,
to train on how to review the 
many loan applications
for the government's paycheck protection program. 

This is the program where small businesses
with less than 500 employees can apply for loans.
Each Bank and Credit Union is tasked
to review these applications and documents
before sending to the SBA (Small Business Association) 

Owning a small business myself,
I know the importance of getting these 
loans reviewed in a timely manner,
so that these businesses can get
 their funds to stay open.
We ourselves have also applied at our local bank.
{not the one I work for}
[conflict of interest]

So you will find me not working on anything,
but will be at my computer,
going over paperwork for those who
need it most to keep our economy going
once we finally can re-open
across the country.

I hope you all enjoy your Easter Weekend!


  1. Thank you for doing that! Your displays are beautiful.

    1. Thank you Jacky. I was exhausted Sunday night...but it was the right thing to do. Janice

  2. Have a Happy Easter. It will be very low key here also but we will have a Happy Easter. I like the flower arrangement.
    Hugs, Julia

    1. Thank you Julia. Hope you had a nice Easter. Janice

  3. The work you are doing for the bank is truly important and perhaps never more so than it is now. Thank you for doing that, for being "out there" to help businesses.

    I think a lot of Easters will be different. But they can still be lovely.

    1. Thank you Jeanie, Ester was so different this year. Nothing I had ever expected. Janice

  4. Hi Janice,
    Thank you for working for such a good cause!! I trust you will be able to get what you need as well!!! Love your sweet display, as always!! It certainly will be the most unusual Easter that I have ever had, but one we will NEVER FORGET!!
    Take care, stay safe and well, and have a Blessed Easter!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

    1. Yes an Easter we will all never forget. Hope you hada nice one! Janice

  5. We must do everything we can to help small businesses. I'm sure it is hard on a good day to be a small business, but during this plague...unimaginable.
    Hopefully you and many others will get the help you need.
    Easter blessings to you and hubby.

    1. Hopefully we can open our country back soon. Janice

  6. Happy Easter Eve Janice... It will be an Easter to remember (or forget??) for sure...On. Top of not being able to be with anyone, we are to get up to 14" of snow. Really??! Bless your heart for working for the "cause"...what this is doing to our economy is scaring the heck out of me. Pretty Easter baskets (I have one almost identical to your first one...think it was a cemetery planter??)...and Mr. Buns is adorable. Wishing you a blessed matter how it's spent. ~Robin~

    1. SNOW...EEK. It's been quite windy here today. Yes the basket was a cemetery planter. Hope you had a nice we will all never forget. Janice

  7. It is important work right now.

  8. 'Did not realize that you are a banker. It is so wonderful that small businesses have an opportunity to apply for loans during this critical time for everyone. Truly a really memorable Easter. Ours was a stormy, windy one.

  9. Yes so glad our government is helping them out. Janice


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