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Full Crazy Mode

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I promise I haven't forgotten you, SP! I began my temp job and that was kind of it for being super on top of everything!

I'm doing really well on drinking my water. I drink tons when I'm at work, I could be better at home though. Food is steadily improving. I eat salads now. With stuff in them! Nothing too crazy though. Candied walnuts and dried cherries, with a nice vinaigrette. Where I'm weakest is exercise. I've gotten some nice walking in this week, but if I want to lose weight, I have to be working out.

The problem is I'm tired. Exactly one month from today is the writer's conference I'm running. I took yesterday off to spend with my hubby, which we did a bit, but I also slept forever. Slept in really late, went to eat, then slept again all afternoon. And then I didn't stay up super late, either. And right now, I wish I was at home laying in bed with a book. I want to relax, but all I do is push on the list of things to do for the conference. It's going to be an amazing event, but the chapter I'm doing it for is...frustrating, as a whole. They are a pretty divergent group and I get so frustrated with volunteer organizations that don't understand they are volunteer organizations. What you did two months ago, two years ago, or whatever, doesn't change what needs to be done today. That's being part of a volunteer organization. So I'm tired. Like, really really REALLY tired. I have some really great people helping to make it so incredibly awesome, so that does help. But with a month to go, I'm sad to say we're all getting pretty worn out.

What little bit of my "personal" life there is right now is okay. The house is keeping fairly tidy, the mister is pretty happy ;) and I'm making enough money to scrap by. The crappiest thing aside from exhaustion and frustration is that I don't know when my temp job comes to an end. My supervisor is on vacation this week, but I need to ask her next week. Because I think it may just be through September and if that's true, I need to know NOW so I can start lining up something. I have zero savings because all I can do is pay my bills :( I paid off almost all of my medical bills. I have one random one that came in last month, but I have to find $80 first. I wouldn't even be able to afford going to my own conference if I wasn't comped.

So I need to exercise, and watch my bad food intake. I've had some fast food recently because I was just so tired, I couldn't care. How are you world? Better than me I hope!!

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MILPAM3 9/10/2014 3:32PM

  Hope your temp job continues as long as you need it to. My son had one and asked when the temp period would be over. Boss said, "today," meaning he was no longer needed. Nothing like a heads-up!

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Change on the Horizon

Monday, May 26, 2014

May has been kicking my butt. I've fallen off the wagon a bit, not a lot of activity, less water, though food has been not too terrible.
I've been through two interviews, and last Monday, unrelated to either interview, I was offered temp work that is data entry with a bit of copywriting. Should be extremely boring, 30 hours a week, $14 an hour, not even very far away in terms of driving. First paycheck next Friday, paid weekly. It will still take a good month for me to financially get back on my feet :(
I feel like stress has subconsciously getting to me. I've wanted to be a little lazy because I knew it wouldn't last much longer. I'm grateful for just 30 hours a week. I still feel like I want to ease back into work, and feel possessive of having time to myself.
What's funny is I've been lazy in some respects, but not in others. I've done even more cleaning, and am nearly done with EVERYTHING. Today I finished the utility closet. Took out the shelving unit, the cat box, cleaned the floors and everything before it went back in. I have some spots of the kitchen to sort and re-organize, but just a few. Then the tiny bit of organizing in the garage and everything is great. Changmin could use a bath, but I don't want to pay (or can't even, really...) for a car wash. Maybe I can go to Tom's house and use his hose, hmmm...
Almost done with my last few revision to my contest submission before I send it to my last person for edits. At least that's on schedule, as it's due the 10th. I feel like there's not much else going on with me. I applied yesterday for a job I really want located in DC. It'd be a big change for us, but one we want in some respects. My husband is from DC metro, and his parents and some friends are there. I also love DC, and the job would have me come back to Columbus on occasion. The temp job is only until (or through? I'm not sure) September. So the goal now is to find a 'real' job in the next few months.
I'm super tired tonight, and happy I want to go to sleep now. My lunch is packed, and I hope to get up early enough to go to the gym for a bit before work. So, here we go...

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SOUL2SHINE79 6/10/2014 2:56PM

    Good job on all the organizing...i really need to tackle my house, just makes me feel so much more at peace when everything has order. :)

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ASHWILLDOTHIS 5/28/2014 8:59PM

    I fell off the wagon around the time of my move and haven't been able to get things back together. I'm hoping since June is about to start that I'll refocus and get back on track!

Congrats on the temp job!!


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MUSCLE-UP 5/26/2014 10:45PM

    This is wonderful. I know it is a contract nob but you have pointed your life in the right direction. Dream big and go for it!

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Another Monday

Monday, May 12, 2014

Jury duty last week turned out to be (thankfully) immensely dull. After Monday, I was released every day at noon, never stepped foot in the courtroom, and was released Thursday. It made the week kind of odd overall because every morning I never knew how my day would turn out; I could end up in jury at any point.

But by Friday, I was back at Sassafras at Tom having my milk and cookies :) And we spent two hours hashing out the next phase of my novel. Cannot thank the heavens enough for him! I also read a piece he'd written a few years back and thought it was fantastic!

Now it's Monday, and I've finally gotten through a few things on my to-do list! And two of my three inboxes are now empty, woohoo! I'm thankful for a slow week ahead of me. Just some errands I should take care of outside of the house and that's all. Beyond that it's writing and the job hunt. I applied for four jobs through the temp agency last week. Now it's just waiting and filling out more apps outside the temp agency.

Weigh in was lousy, I went back up a little bit, but that was in part because there was no exercise and a few junky fast food meals in there. I've done much better with food the past two days and got a full set of exercising in today :) Oh, I also woke up at 5am on Saturday, yay!! I didn't today because I woke up with a coughing fit plus didn't sleep well because of the storms outside :( But tomorrow is a new day :D

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PHOXYM 5/13/2014 10:06AM

    Hope that this week turns out to be less blah!! Have a good one Kate!

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Jury Duty, Day One

Monday, May 05, 2014

I'm serving jury duty this week. I'm not bothered by it, I'm glad to do my civic duty. The hardest part is that I have to pay for parking and the drive is a bit long so there's gas I'm spending. We get paid ($20 a day!) but I won't see that money for a month. When you're broke, it makes this fact REALLY SUCK.

I had an awesome visit up to Cleveland with my mom and husband yesterday. Lunch in Little Italy, the art museum, and then Mozart's Requiem at Severance Hall. I also spent a lot of time writing this weekend. It felt great!! I even made my writing goal for my RWA chapter's Power Draft this past week, whoohoo!!!

30 Day Challenge with my FB/SP buddies is going well. I am a day behind from a wonky weekend. I think I might try to double up one day this week as it's not too exhausting just yet. I completed the April Done Girl's challenge and have signed up for May's. In April I lost 5.6 lbs total :D My long term goal is to be at my goal weight by my 32nd birthday, but I'm excited to see where I'll be on my 31st birthday (November 24th). If I can average out a pound a week until then? I'll be the thinnest I've been in more than five years. Maybe even close to ten years. I don't think I've been in One-derland since I was 19 or 20 :(

I'm kind of bushed from jury duty (Had to be downtown and in the courthouse at 8am! Yuck) and exercising AND getting to hang out with BillAlex70 this evening. It was great to finally meet him in person :D But yes, I'm tired!! xoxo

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PHOXYM 5/6/2014 9:50AM

    I got called to Jury Duty last February when I was 5-8 months pregnant, here we have to serve a three month term. I was on 7 trials and even had to reschedule my 20 week ultrasound due to deliberating running over time. It was the worst being pregnant, because I was sick the entire time and had to pee like 24/7. I even had to have the judge call a recess so that I could use the bathroom. I completely understand how not fun it is!

Thankfully it is only a week, hopefully it will fly by for you!!! And a good thing is that I am guessing there won't be any food temptations hanging around maybe.. lol

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RASPBERRY56 5/6/2014 5:13AM

    Poor treatment is why people resent jury duty - if it were truly respected, jurists would be treated much better!

I've never been successfully called for a case, so this has always been a waste of time for me - and right now I'm in a poor place, employment-wise, so I would lose big bucks would I be called again! With all the long-term unemployed folks, retirees and students on break available (believe you me, they do NOT need breaks!),, they should be called up before those who cannot leave their jobs!

Soapbox mode off, now......


Hope all goes well for you!

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CRABADA 5/5/2014 10:18PM

    Does that mean there's going to be Jury Duty, Day 2? Did you get chosen or are they still weeding through peeps?

Congrats on a productive week!


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Thunk Goes Thursday

Thursday, May 01, 2014

I was up at 8! I ate breakfast, showered, got dressed up before therapy at 10:30am to go to my interview at 1pm.
Before I leave for therapy I pick up my phone. Missed call from therapist. "You're always so punctual, are you okay?" Yeah, their schedule said I was at 9:30am. I'm ALWAYS at 10:30am AND I would NEVER have at 9:30am appointment on a Thursday because I sleep in with my husband on his day off! -_- So that sank fast.
THEN maybe 10 minutes later, the temp agency calls. Lane Bryant cancelled all the interview for the position as it is "no longer listed as open". So nothing to do with me, but ughhh. We'll see if they reschedule?
So I lazed around with the hubby, we went on a walk for almost an hour together, but when we got home I had a massive headache :( So we ate and I laid down. For four hours :P I woke up and still had the headache, too! What a miserable day in the end.
But I exercised. And ate okay. Working on my water still. Did the first day of the 30 day challenge with my FB Group Spark Ladies! Also making plans to go for a walk with BillAlex70 as we've both been having a hard year. Tomorrow is Tom Time, and I have a load of things to take care of after that. But this weekend is a networking coffee and then a day-trip to Cleveland to hear Mozart's Requiem. Then Jury Duty on Monday. It's going to be an interesting week ahead!
Thank you everyone for all the support and encouragement! emoticon

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SHANNENMARIE2 5/2/2014 11:35AM

    bummer about the job. chin up and keep moving forward.

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    Great job getting. Your workout in even with a headache!! Hope it got better!! I need to look into the FB challenge!! It sounds like you're having a fun weekend :)

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DOTCHILATHAM 5/2/2014 12:35AM

    Sounds like you had a long day! I've had days like that. I am always at 2:45 for my therapy and one week, I had an appointment at 3:45. So I walked there and had to wait an hour. It was SO weird. Threw me off! LOL

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