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Starting of my Schedule

Monday, March 26, 2012

I penciled in a schedule last night. Today, I'm starting to put down what I do and how much time I'm actually spending on doing it. I plan on taking a good look at it and the end of the week. I can then tweek it a little, keep track again next week, and again take a look at it. I figure two weeks will give me a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, how I'm doing, and if I'm wasting time on anything. My intentions are not to micro-manage things. My intentions are to fit in more of what I need and want to do. I'm looking forward to having somewhat of a report at the end of each week. I know things will come up that will have me rearranging things, but that is to be expected. I still want to make sure I get in some time for things that really matter to me right now.

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SLIMLILA 3/27/2012 12:42AM

    Can't remember when I had a normal week and could try to figure out where my time goes.... keep us posted,how you make out.. emoticon

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CORKY1303 3/26/2012 11:26PM

    I started doing that last week at work to see where I'm wasting time. (Don't tell anyone but Spark was a big time sucker! Ooops!) But I agree, its a great way to get a feel for things! Good luck on making your schedule work for you and finding a way to get it all done!

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MONKEYJO3 3/26/2012 9:53AM

    That is a great way to organize your time. Good for you!!!

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PAMRAM4 3/26/2012 8:49AM

  good idea and hope it works out well..

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VEUVEGIRL 3/26/2012 8:40AM

    Great idea!

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Another Shot at Scheduling

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I realized this morning that I get to re-think and re-do my schedule AGAIN. Today is the perfect day to do it. I am going to take into consideration the stuff I feel I need to do every day, such as job search, skill practice, and spend time on Avon along with my everyday household chores. There are things I want to do that I really want to schedule in: read more, visit with friends, spend time doing stuff just for me. It may take me a couple hours to get a flexible schedule set, but it's time to do it. I cam across a SP quote that seems quite fitting in remembering while doing this scheduling. "Never hide behind busy work. It takes just as much time to fail as it does to succeed." ~ Og Mandino. I want to succeed this time.

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SLIMLILA 3/25/2012 8:10PM

    Awesome quote....makes a lot of sense... and I think life would even make more sense if you could follow that idea. I did get up and make a list to do today, like my income tax, which I haven't even started cuz I was audited (for the 7th time) and I did provide them with what they needed, but then I had found out where I was living in the remote area, I was allowed to claim travel costs for medical etc. So, they agreed with that, but now I have to prove I made the trips... Fighting govt!!!!!!

And also it is very likely I will owe them big time this year since I worked over half the year at a good salary, and then got unemployment, so I could owe a lot of it back.... scarey thought...

I'm tired again, and I am so envious of you that you keep on going after all the challenges you go through.... emoticon emoticon

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GLASSART43 3/25/2012 11:55AM

    Since I retired last June I can't seem to maintain much of a regular schedule except on the 3 days a week I go to Zumba. Hmmm, now you have me reflecting on creating a plan to get more important things accomplished.

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KENTUCKYGIRL01 3/25/2012 9:21AM

    This is so true! I have that problem too. emoticon

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

I've been in a funk ever since Thursday when I got the call saying that the job wasn't working out and to not go in. I've been trying to stay busy, I've been applying to jobs, spending time running errands, doing things for myself like getting my hair cut - anything to try to keep my mind off the fact that they didn't think I could keep up with the fast pace. It's only worked a little. I imagine my mood will improve a little each day, but I'm not sure how to get my confidence back up. I went into the job with the attitude that I was going to give it my all and make it work. I also knew that it was a lot of work with odd hours and little pay ~ this doesn't make it any easier. I'll keep trying. Something eventually will have to work.

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SLIMLILA 3/25/2012 12:12AM

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I so know how you feel. I'm so sorry Patty. I reiterate that it's just a job, and it wasn't a personal rejection... (now if only I could believe that when it happens to me too!)

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BERGBA7 3/24/2012 2:47PM

    Perseverance always pays off in live! I am sure you will find a new job.
It is not nice to hear that an employer does not want you anymore, but it is just a job. He did not reject you as a person! You are a very good and dedicated person as far as I can tell and am sure you will find a better job that suits you better!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

I know that I felt that I still had a lot to learn on the job that I just started last week. I know that it is a fast paced, high stress office with weird hours and little pay. I just didn't expect the phone call that I just got from the employment agency. I was told that my assignment has ended. The company told them that they didn't feel that I would be able to keep up with the fast pace. How could they tell when I only worked 7 days?

So, now I'm back to looking for work. Not a good time to be doing this, as my car is still in need of $600 worth of repairs. Needless to say, although I suspected the job wasn't right for me, I'm still bumming. All they talked about last week was giving me a chance to learn everything. I definitely have a complex now.

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DIDMIS 3/23/2012 7:55PM

    I'm so sorry Patty. May the Lord give you just the job which would be right for you and be in His perfect will.

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SLIMLILA 3/22/2012 11:26PM

    Oh Patty,
I don''t know what to say. When will this all end? I talked with a friend of mine last nite from many years ago and she was telling me a story so similar to yours. I even told her about you.

I have an interview tomorrow at a day care. Even she asked me why I applied at a day care if I am a teacher... maybe cuz I want food on the table and a roof over my head.. it certainly does get frustrating....
Sorry, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 3/22/2012 11:30AM

    The right job will come along at the right time! You have to believe in that! You didn't want that one anyway-lol!

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LANSELMI 3/22/2012 9:41AM

    The Lord works in mysterious ways. He has something better in store for you.

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FARRAH511 3/22/2012 8:48AM

    Don't worry, God will provide. Be faithful.

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Aggravating Day

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My computer was acting up this morning and I was told I needed a new wireless router. I stopped on the way to work and got one. When I got home and my computer guy got there, the computer was find. So, now I get to return the new one tomorrow.

I'm still trying to schedule all the work that I need done on my car - another nightmare and scheduling conflict. This week is just not my week.

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MRE1956 3/22/2012 6:53AM

    BTDT myself with both (gotta HATE it when that happens) - hope all goes well with your wheels!

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SLIMLILA 3/21/2012 11:21PM

    Nor my week and next week will also be mixed up till I get down to my mother's and see how she's doing and what we're going to do. It's been many, many years since I spent time with my mother and now with my dad gone, it will be a big adjustment...u

How'd you make out with your car? emoticon

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