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Whew!

Monday, January 23, 2012

I made it through working the North American International Auto Show! But working it took more out of me than I thought it would. I am exhausted! I'm glad I have three days in between that and the new temporary job that I start on Thursday.

The days were long and grueling. The crowds were the most since 2005. Most of the people were great. But there definitely were some interesting characters and a lot of people pulling scams. I've been working with the public so long that I could see them coming!

I thought I'd sleep in today because I was so tired last night. But, no...I was up early. I am taking advantage of the day and got an early start on the things I want to get done and didn't have a chance to get done on the weekend. I know I'll call it an early day though.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/24/2012 1:32AM

    Sorry, I sent you an email because I missed your blog... People don't realize how much energy it takes out of them dealing with people all day. That's what I used to think as a teacher, that wow, I didn't work that hard, but I was always exhausted come the end of the day.. Glad it went well.

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FITMARY 1/23/2012 7:47PM

    Crowds can really take it out of you! Glad it's over and you have some time to rest up for the next big deal. Hang in there!
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Life's Good Today

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I got a call yesterday from the only employment agency that's been calling me for assignments, They offered me a 3-month temporary job as a receptionist that starts next Thursday. Hooray! It couldn't have come at a better time. I am really low on money and was really getting discouraged as far as trying to find work.

I also got a call this morning from the people I am working for at the auto show. They do need me to come into work tomorrow after all. (I was originally scheduled, but the schedule had gotten shuffled.) This means that I will have another very busy and long three-day weekend, but the money will be greatly needed and appreciated.

The weathermen are talking about Detroit getting it's first significant snowfall Friday night onto Saturday morning. With this being my second year back in Michigan, I'm already a little nervous about driving in it. But, I've done it for years and know I just need to give myself an extra half hour or so to get to work. Thank goodness it is on the weekend, as there will be less traffic.

After working a three-day weekend last weekend, having to do it again this weekend, and then starting a temporary full time stint next week, I realize that it's going to change my schedule drastically. But I will somehow adapt. I will try to start adjusting my schedule the beginning of the week to kinda ease into it.

I may be a little MIA on SP until I get into my new schedule a little better. But I always think about everyone and cheer you all on no matter what.

  
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GLASSART43 1/21/2012 8:54PM

    Congratulations on the temp job - great news!

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FITMARY 1/20/2012 6:55AM

    Now that's just GREAT news!!!

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KKP4673 1/20/2012 2:54AM

    So glad you got the gig for 3 months!! Way to go!!!

I hope this transition is great!!

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SLIMLILA 1/19/2012 9:31PM

    Yea, double good news.. you deserve it... As a matter of fact, I too had double good news.... no, I didn't get a job yet, but yesterday I weighed in and had a 7 lb. loss over 3 weeks.... and today, at my nutritionist appt, I got my AIC and it was 6.9...

We both need more weeks like this....WooHoo!

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Interesting Insight

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

After working three long days, I purposely didn't plan to do a whole lot yesterday. At the end of the day, I realized that I had accomplished a whole lot of things for myself that I had wanted to do for awhile. I got a couple books out of the library and started reading one of them. I got some good job hunting and job skill practicing in. I had nice talks with my daughters and my mother. The day, all in all, did me a lot of good. And it made me realize all the more that I am probably over-planning my days. This only leads to me being a little disappointed in myself for not fitting everything in. Time to re-vamp my scheduling of my days.

  
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BERGBA7 1/18/2012 5:09PM

    Have a good and relaxing week before next weekend!
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KKP4673 1/18/2012 4:01PM

    You can and are doing this!! I'm so glad you're having some good days and are persevering through all of this!!

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Out of Sorts

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

After three long days of working and not doing my regular routine, I feel a little out of sorts this morning. My resolution of getting into a routine has definitely been derailed. But, the weather today is lousy, so I am not planning on going out anywhere. I will spend the day figuring out where I left off on Friday and picking up where I left off. I get a few days to get back into my routine.

Originally, I was told that I would be working again this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I found out yesterday that the schedule was re-arranged and I will only work Saturday and Sunday. I really could have used the money that Friday would have brought. But after working this past weekend, I realize how badly the long days affect my body and my schedule.

I so wish I could find a job with normal hours and days. I believe there is some job out there for me. I'm just getting a little discouraged trying to find it.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/18/2012 1:15AM

    I hear you Patty, as you well know.... did you hear the stupid thing I did today? i for some reason thought it was Weds., and went way down town to my appt, only to meet with quizical looks.... My appt was tomorrow, not today!! Didn't feel too silly.... But, I took advantage and went walking around the mall. I bought healthy food like blueberries and grape tomatoes....

So far I have unemployment money, but that ends in April, so then I will be getting really stressed out too. Right now, it's enough to deal with the temps... -47C expected with the windchill tomorrow!!! At least, sil got my car going....Whew!!!

God bless you! What he brings you to... he will bring you through! Lots of prayers for you...
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HTH1976 1/17/2012 8:56AM

    keep your head up. you can do it.things will work out for you.don't get discouraged.hang in there friend.

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 1/17/2012 8:43AM

    Hang in there! Getting back into a regular exercise and sleep routine helps. Hope you have a great day.

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A Struggling Day

Monday, January 16, 2012

Yesterday was my second long day in a row of working the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. There were record crowds both days. I work in a booth with another lady taking money and passing out tickets. It's in the main entrance and cold, despite my layering of clothing. I had such a hard time focusing all day yesterday and really struggled with it. It's been awhile since I've had such a hard time focusing and it really bothered me. I tried to get a little bit more sleep last night and am hoping today will be a better day.

  
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SLIMLILA 1/16/2012 11:13PM

    Well, I was supposed to go to my 2nd nite of Relaxation Class, but it was too cold. Even my car won't move... Sorry you're cold, that is enough to make you feel miserable anyway, but it's money to help you out. How many days of this job do you get? Must go by pretty quickly with lots and lots of people. Keep warm... Feel better. emoticon emoticon

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KKP4673 1/16/2012 5:03PM

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BERGBA7 1/16/2012 4:40PM

    Hope your day went well! I wish you a good night of sleep today too! Have a great week.
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CHARLIESGIRL69 1/16/2012 7:26AM

    I have been where you are. I have days like that. My therapist tells me to breathe through the anxiety. Believe it or not it does help some. Good luck to you and my prayers and thoughts are with you. emoticon

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