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Still Haven't Made a Master Schedule

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I blogged on Tuesday about making a new schedule. I spent most of the day yesterday tying up some lose ends and organizing a couple things that needed to be done before I could really sit down and make this schedule. So, it's something that I am penciling in to start on this evening.

I've got a 10 am meeting with a local Outreach Program that I anxious to attend. I want to see what they are all about and if there is something they offer that can help me.

I have a 1 pm appointment to (hopefully) sign up a new Avon representative. I've never done this on my own. So, I watched a video on it on the Avon website and I asked my District Manager to meet with us and help a little. This is something I really want to get comfortable with. By having a certain number of representatives selling under me, it helps because I can earn a percentage of what they make. One way to make more money and to make life easier for me.

Avon is one of my stumbling blocks as far as setting up a master schedule for myself. I need to figure out how much time I need/want to spend on it and decide at what times I want to do this. A little more training may help me get motivated and judge how much time I want to spend on this.

Another stumbling block is my desire to go back to school. I feel that it will help sharpen the job skills I need to get a job that I enjoy and that will pay well. I've been talking to one school in particular this past week. It's taken some time to get my ducks in a row to see if this is do-able. So, I need to figure out how much time this will take each day to make it successful.

These are the main reasons I know I need to work on a schedule IN PENCIL. I know I will have to adjust a few things as I get new customers, go to meetings that pop up and have big assignments that have due dates. I am looking forward to the challenge.

  
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JIBBIE49 3/10/2012 3:55PM

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BERGBA7 3/8/2012 12:54PM

    Happy Woman's Day! Great you started the list.... it will be written down soon. I am sure of that!
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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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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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