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First Week Down

Saturday, February 04, 2012

I have made it through my first full week of work in over a year. It was definitely a challenge, but I think I was getting a little better by the end of the week. I was able to do some of my paperwork during the day in between phone calls (discretely, of course). This really helped as I had been putting it off for awhile. The person I report to mentioned that she had heard some feedback yesterday. It was that I tend to be too quiet. I realize this, but will definitely work on voice projection next week. I'm not sure what I will bring next week to work on between phone calls next week. I hate just sitting there; it makes the day go by so much more slowly and it's hard to stay focused.

I did have a job interview yesterday after work for a part time cashier position at a Lowe's that's literally one mile from my house. I know that I was one of three that interviewed. I made sure that I mentioned that I worked as a cashier at the auto show ~ I know it wasn't listed on my job application as I filled it out in December. I don't really know how I did. It was one of those "Tell me about a time..." interviews. But I know I did my best. I will find out something by the end of the week.

Today and tomorrow will be spent doing things that I was too tired to do during the week. I've got my laundry going and need to start working on other projects. As I was definitely tired after work each day, and had some meetings to attend during the week, it will probably take most of the weekend to do what I want to do. I will not stress if things don't get done. I felt a little better energy-wise by Friday and know that next week should be easier as far as being able to do things after work. (I'm hoping....!!!)

  
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SLIMLILA 2/5/2012 1:48AM

    Oh Yeah! You know they always say it's easier to find a job when you have one already... so let's hope..... only a mile from home too... I got quite spoiled when I was working, that although it was in isolation, they provided housing within walking distance...

Glad you completed a whole week and got some "not negative" feedback too.
Rest up and be ready to really show them next week.... Sodouko puzzles for the down times.... emoticon emoticon

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BERGBA7 2/4/2012 12:19PM

    So great that you found work and are still interviewing! I am sure that something nice will come your way if you continue working on it like you already do! Have a great weekend at home! You could do some squads, calf raises, and wall pushups between the calls if your chef doesn't mind it. It would keep you awake!
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My Apologies

Thursday, February 02, 2012

This is my first full week at work, and I'm still in the midst of trying to adjust my schedule. I'm getting some of my paperwork done in between answering phones, which is good. The weather has been warmer than normal and I've been able to take my walks at lunchtime ~ another good thing. That part has definitely made me feel good to be outside and to be getting some exercise in. But, I haven't quite figured out how to spend more time on the SP message boards. So, please forgive me as I get acclimated. I will figure out how to fit more in by the beginning of next week. At least I know that I will have some time over the weekend to catch up a little. I think about all of you and I miss spending the time on SP.

  
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NPA4LOSS 2/5/2012 3:00PM

    We will see you when we can. You have been waiting to work for so long so getting acclimated to that is a top priority. emoticon

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SLIMLILA 2/3/2012 3:52AM

    I know what you mean, and I haven't even got a job yet, but here it is just about 2am and I missed doing much sparking yesterday, but I am trying to catch up now. And I know, I should be in bed...Great on the walking at lunchtime, that's a big help! And nice to get some of that paperwork done...

Relax and think, I know you will figure out a way! emoticon emoticon

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GEEKSMEGGLY 2/2/2012 7:31PM

    Wishing you the best Patty. emoticon

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MOMMA48 2/2/2012 9:28AM

    Don't you worry about a thing, Patty, and no need for apologies! Everyone understands schedules and I'll help you with your teams. You just take care, as we're always here with a great big emoticonand emoticonfor you!

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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.
Lila
(check out my blog, I bared my soul in it today)

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GLASSART43 1/29/2012 10:03PM

    emoticon

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.

  


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