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Time to Update Priorities

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I was looking through my notes and realized that I haven't updated my want-to-do list lately. I've been working towards changing my priorities but just haven't taken the time to write it all down. My priorities seem to have shifted a little lately and I need to incorporate this into my schedule. I have decided that I need/want to do the following:
1. Spend more time on my Avon business. Getting serious about it will only make more money. The job doesn't look at my age. It gives me some flexibility that I need right now.
2. Spend more time working on the job skills that will not only help me in my Avon business but help me be more marketable when I do find a job that I'd like to go for. This will help my confidence, too.
3. Don't waste time chasing jobs that I really don't want to spend the next few years doing.
4. Go back to school. Learn something new. Broaden my horizons. Again, I think this will help my confidence and marketability. It will just make me feel like I'm a better person.

All this will take some scheduling and dedication on my part. ~ Time to go make the list of stuff I want to do and to pencil out a schedule!

  
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SLIMLILA 3/8/2012 12:43AM

    Now that my bubble was burst with being a teacher, I don't even know what I want to be when I grow up.... like you allude to, age is now a factor, and where I was making such good money up north, it's hard to come down to reality and actually "want" to work for less money than I get on unemployment, but alas that ends next month and then want won't be playing too much role in things, then it will come down to NEED! Would have been a lot nicer to find something when I could pick and choose... not something I have had a lot of opportunity to do in my life... emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 3/6/2012 11:35AM

    Wow! Those are some great goals!


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SPIRALINGUP 3/6/2012 8:33AM

    Sounds great :)

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Sometimes I Impress Myself

Monday, March 05, 2012

Yesterday, my computer was acting up in the morning and I really got aggravated with it. I gave it a break and came back to it after church. I played around with it and got it fixed. I'm usually not good with computers and am proud of myself for getting it straightened out.

  
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BERGBA7 3/6/2012 6:15AM

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I will call you when mine breaks down...
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SLIMLILA 3/5/2012 10:11PM

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RAE_LEIGH22 3/5/2012 1:34PM

    That's great! Sometimes we surprise and impress ourselves LOL. Have a great day!

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SPIRALINGUP 3/5/2012 1:34PM

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Aggravated With My Computer

Sunday, March 04, 2012

I usually use Firefox as my internet explorer. It started acting up on my last night, but I struggled through it. I uninstalled and reinstalled it and it still wouldn't straighten out. It got worse this morning. It kept kicking me off Spark People while I was right in the middle of doing things. Uninstalling and reinstalling it a couple times did nothing. So...I'm giving up on it for awhile and going back to the old standby - the simple internet explorer. I hate struggling with my computer!

  
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SLIMLILA 3/5/2012 12:29AM

    Me too, OMG, how smart everyone is. I just give up and let dh fix it...

Sorry Patty, I didn't realize the job feel through... What a pain... my unemployment runs out in a little over a month, so I'm getting STRESSED for real now. I don't know what I am doing wrong that I can't get a job...or I could say, their loss, they don't know what a good, loyal and efficient employee they are missing out on. emoticon emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 3/4/2012 12:54PM

    Know what you mean-I sympathize with you.

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SPIRALINGUP 3/4/2012 8:48AM

    How frustrating!
I always use Firefox. When things act up I..

Clear cache and cookies
update firefox
update windows
disk cleanup
defrag
CC Cleaner or AVG virus check
restart

If those fail I system restore.
Any or all of these might help. Good luck.

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NANCYBOAT 3/4/2012 8:27AM

    I have no advice - just sympathy!!!

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FLORIDAJOE1 3/4/2012 8:24AM

    I'm an IE devotee. My kids use Firefox and Chrome and think I'm so old fashioned. IE is what I'm used to and it does everything I need. I'm glad it solved your problem. We've gotta stay connected to SparkPeople. Have a great day.

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Rough Patches Always Come In Bunches

Friday, March 02, 2012

It seems like things go wrong in bunches in my life. In the past two weeks, I found I had to upgrade my Turbo Tax in order to do my taxes. So I had to wait until the new CD came and then re-enter everything I had already put into the system. My car gave me problems. My TV gave me problems. I ordered something from a reputable department store. I got the order yesterday only to find that they sent a kid's shirt instead of the shorts I ordered. Although I am on the credit card account, they wouldn't talk to me because I'm not the main person on the account. My Avon account got screwed up. The little things seemed to add up quickly.

But, on the good side, I was able to work through these problems without getting really stressed out like I used to do. I'm going to take this as a sign that my life is becoming more balanced and that I'm improving.

  
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PEPPYPATTI 3/3/2012 8:05PM

    Way to go! I find that if I exercise my stress levels stay way down!
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BERGBA7 3/3/2012 5:15PM

    Better times will come and you are getting stronger!
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SPIRALINGUP 3/2/2012 1:23PM

    That's good news. You are doing great. emoticon

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SLIMLILA 3/2/2012 1:16PM

    emoticonYou certainly are becoming less stressed and more able to cope with things... I think regular income has to help in those areas... emoticon How's the job going btw?

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When You Don't Have Something...

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I can spend days not using my car and it doesn't bother me. But when my car is down, there's a million places I want to go. I have been reminded of this the last couple days.

The auto repair place called yesterday and said they were unable to fix my car (after they had it all day Tuesday). But they were able to diagnose the problem and let me know that they had received notices that some of the cars of that make, model and year had that problem and the dealerships warrantied them. So, I called one dealership. It told me that my particular car was made after the problem was found and fixed, so it wouldn't be warrantied. ????? It also told me that it couldn't get my car in until today.

I had a friend come get me and we went to get the car. We passed another Chevrolet dealership on the way there and decided to take the car there. They got the car in right away. It didn't take long for them to call me and tell me what was wrong. I got a price of over $650. My friend called them right back and questioned them about the warranty that was given other 2006 Malibu's. The price got cut in half. When we went to get the car, we were given a total price of even lower than that. Obviously, there was an issue with this model that year and somehow we weren't being told the whole story.

But, I got my car back and now I'm a happy camper again. Since the weathermen are predicting thunderstorms tomorrow, I can now use today to go do all my errands. When I don't have something, I miss it or want it. Human nature at it's best!

  
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SLIMLILA 3/2/2012 12:26AM

    Good on you! My dd had an oil change done a few years ago and they forgot to put any oil back in when they released it to her. (If you can imagine) Anyway, they were lucky enough to have an extended warranty and got it covered.. they actually still have that car... sometimes things do turn out for good.

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SPIRALINGUP 3/1/2012 3:32PM

    Wow! You lucked out getting the lowered price. Enjoy!

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PEPPYPATTI 3/1/2012 3:00PM

    That is so true! Glad things worked out for you!
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BERGBA7 3/1/2012 12:54PM

    Yep, it is interesting how you I can go for weeks without computer, but when it is down... I just need it more than ever!
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Have a great and healthy day running errands!
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