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Last Day Before Changes in Schedule

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I got my second good night's sleep in a row last night. I can't remember the last time I had two good nights in a row. I am, however, grateful, as I'm not sure how well I will sleep tonight. Tomorrow starts a new adventure - a temporary, full time receptionist job filling in for someone on medical leave. I'm nervous already. It's been a long time since I've worked full time. I'm hoping my stamina and concentration won't let me down. Working the auto show was probably a good way to get ready for it, though. Those hours were definitely killer, though.

I plan on spending the day doing odd projects that I'd like to get done or at least started before my schedule change. I want to go to bed early tonight so I can get up early and give myself enough time in the morning. But, then, I don't want to go to bed too early and just lay there. And I don't want to get up so early that I run out of steam half way through the day. Decisions!

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SLIMLILA 1/26/2012 2:25AM

    All the best tomorrow, hon.. well actually I guess it's today, Hope you are currently have a restful sleep and you have lots of happy things happen tomorrow and you don't feel "TOO" anxious.... Breathe!!!! emoticon

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STR0NGERON3 1/25/2012 5:32PM

    Thrilled for you! Congrats on the new job for awhile. Whenever anyone starts a job there's always nerves attached. New people, schedule, learning tasks, etc. (Always a worry for me too.) Just have to try your best to stay present in the moment and take deep breathes! I'm sure you'll do amazingly! tc ~S

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C11ELF16 1/25/2012 11:41AM

    You are going to do great! Give your self a week or so to adjust. Eat right and get plenty of rest. You will get used to the schedule. Sending lots of LUCK for a fabulous new adventure.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I finally got a good night's sleep last night. It felt so good! My back was a little stiff when I woke up, but it was nothing that a couple aspirins couldn't fix.

I sat here this morning thinking that I only have today and tomorrow left before I start my temporary job. It's going to be a definite adjustment to have a 40-hour REGULAR schedule. Add this to my Avon and my church commitments and I will definitely have a busy three months. It's hard for me to believe that this is really happening.

So, that means that I only have today and tomorrow to get some things done that I've been putting off for awhile. There's some weeding out I need to do. I want to pass out my Avon books early so I won't have to do it all on Saturday. A trip to the library to make copies of paperwork that needs to be sent out, return books and print out some things is in order.

I'd love to put a few more projects in there, but I must be realistic. There's no way that I'm going to finish everything. I've been wanting to do so much since the beginning of the year and just haven't fit it in. I have realized that a lot of it is partly due to my ADD and partly due to years of conditioning myself to over-schedule myself. I am hoping that this job will be a good thing for me in that it will force me to not over-schedule myself and waste time. I get involved in a project and lose track of time. I've gotten a little better by setting timers and time limits, but it's still something I need to work on. I'm definitely a work in progress!

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SLIMLILA 1/25/2012 1:17AM

    Talking about WIPs, one year a friend and I exchanged half done projects we had started and got bored and never finished, it was new to the second person, so I finished a latch hook mat for her and she finished a sweater for me.... a change is as good as a rest...

Enjoy your last day off tomorrow. I'm sure it will be good to get back into a normal schedule. I know it is really starting to drive me nuts that I don't have a normal schedule and a place to go every day and of course, the money that comes with it. I even took my resume to my counselor today and she thought it was great, but her only suggestion was that I should be doing a follow-up after an interview, that is really hard for me, but like she said, how will I learn what the problem is or if there is even a problem if I don't ask.

I was on-line on weekend and they showed how many people had viewed the ads and when I would see that 592 people had viewed it already, I wouldn't even bother to pot my resume. I wonder how many others did that too? AT least nowadays, it's just an email, not letter, and paper and envelope and stamp like the old days...

I'm so happy for you!! emoticon

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LASARRE 1/24/2012 1:02PM

    It's not just you. I think we are all a work in progress. If everything always went smoothly, I don't think it would be called life :)

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C11ELF16 1/24/2012 11:43AM

    Great to hear that you are going to be working some regular hours for a while. Your going to do great !

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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!
emoticon Relaxing music...

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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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