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Scheduling Update

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm getting a little more used to going to bed a little earlier and getting up and going on time. I'm taking things to accomplish at work on my lunch hour. This act makes sure that I get some things done that I sometimes have been putting off and frees up my evenings a little.

My evenings are still a little bit of a problem. I find that I'm not very motivated once I get home. I have made sure that I've run some errands right after work before I get home. I know I won't go back out once I'm in. I don't like that I'm not very motivated at night. I'm hoping to get a little better at doing something, but I also know that I need some downtime. I just haven't found a balance yet.

I've got some nights where I am committed to going out and going to meetings/appointments. I'm hoping these days go smoothly and that I won't get so wound up that I won't be able to sleep. But, I'll have to take one day at a time and see what happens. There won't be too many of these days in the next six weeks, so I will manage somehow.

I know that this is a more regular schedule - something I haven't had and wanted for a long time. The real trick is to keep incorporating this schedule into my life after this temporary assignment ends.

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SLIMLILA 1/31/2012 3:23PM

    You said it, you need some downtime, and to get re-oriented , so readjust to your new schedule and realize you are losing about 40 hrs. now to work right, so you can't do as much as you used to..... I need to do the same thing as you, get onto a regular schedule and stick with it.. emoticon

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C11ELF16 1/31/2012 1:36PM

    Take one day at a time. You can do it !!!!

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A "Me" Day

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I realized that I have a "me" day today. There's nothing pressing that I have to get done. I got enough sleep. I made it to church and that always makes me feel better. I've got the rest of the day to do whatever I want. I can't remember the last time that I felt that I had a "me" day, unless you count the gift my daughter gave me when she brought me down to Alabama for Christmas. Even then, though, I still felt that there were things I should do to help my daughter out. It's a strange feeling, but I'm going to take advantage of it and enjoy it.

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C11ELF16 1/30/2012 10:29AM

    Hope that you had a wonderful day !

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SLIMLILA 1/29/2012 10:33PM

    That's sounds awesome.... I would be honoured to have you call me BTW, it would be good to talk out loud to a friend and share things.. maybe email me the day before and we will set up a time, so I won't be absent when you call..
Hope to hear you soon.
(check out my blog, I bared my soul in it today)

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GLASSART43 1/29/2012 10:03PM


Hope it was great!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 1/29/2012 7:28PM

    I hope you enjoyed it Patty

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DIDMIS 1/29/2012 5:25PM

    I am going to have a me day Tuesday. I am going to pamper and reward myself with a pedicure.
Let's enjoy life and take me days more often.

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LASARRE 1/29/2012 1:15PM

    emoticon hope you have an emoticon day.

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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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