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Still Rescheduling

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I set my clock for 6:30 this morning in order to get up and do my must-do morning chores (such as go to two banks). I decided to lay in bed for another five minutes. It was almost 8 before I woke back up. So, my schedule is already off-kilter. I am trying to remind myself that it takes awhile to get into a routine and not be hard on myself. By this time next week, my new schedule should be starting to fall into place. Exactly what the schedule will be is a work in progress, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.

  


Made it!

Friday, January 27, 2012

I made it through the first day alone at my temporary job. I still don't know the names of everyone and I'm beginning to get the hang of who gets what call. But I still have a lot to learn to feel comfortable. I'll probably just get comfortable and it will be time to leave.

I know I'm not on a schedule yet. I ran a little close in getting there yesterday and was there before anyone else today. Then I got home to realize I didn't open the shades for the plants/cat. I found I miss having a little more time to myself in the morning and will have to adjust my going to sleep/getting up schedule. Again, I'll finally feel comfortable and it will be time to leave.

There's not really very much for me to do. The phones don't ring very much and there's not many visitors. The usual receptionist chose to delegate a lot of her work to others as opposed to leaving some of it for me. I understand that it's probably because she figured it would be hard for me to learn who does what.

It's going to be nice to have the weekend to regroup, especially considering that I worked long hours the last two weekends. By Monday, I'll be more ready to start the week and will be hoping that things go smoothly.

  
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GLASSART43 1/28/2012 11:01AM

    Be kind to yourself - hopefully you can use the week-end to recharge your energy and get some rest.

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KITKAT717 1/28/2012 8:12AM

    Glad you found a new position. Things will run smooth; it just takes a little bit of time! Hopefully it will lead to something. If not, you gotten more experience to find something else.

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SLIMLILA 1/28/2012 1:18AM

    Don't let any bad reminders of your old boss have you questioning your confidence!!!! It takes time, don't be too hard on yourself.....Enjoy!!! your weekend and your new job.... emoticon emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 1/27/2012 7:46PM

    I missed that you found work. What great news! Congratulations. I'm sure you'll settle in fine. Hopefully it will lead to something else when this assignment is done.

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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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Countdown

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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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!
emoticon Relaxing music...

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