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Thursday, April 26, 2012

I definitely feel that I have overextended and over-booked myself this week. It really wasn't intentional - it's just how everything happened. There's my temporary job. It's the week that the Avon order comes in. I had two scheduled meetings and an emergency one. I have a seminar that I signed up for on Saturday and a bridal shower to attend on Sunday. So far, I'm hanging in there and making sure I get enough sleep. And I'm looking forward to next week when there won't be anything that I'm committed to after work. A few weeks ago, I couldn't imagine me saying that. It's definitely a challenge, but I think I'm hanging in there so far!

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SLIMLILA 4/26/2012 8:45PM

    You and me both, it always seems like either feast or famine... Like today, sil just got suspended from his work.... I know it's not me, but it affects me, the stress in the house and the reminder of how unfair things were that led to me being out of work myself. Luckily, dd and I spent the afternoon sending out resumes for him and he actually got call backs from 2 of them, had a phone interview by phone and an in-person one in the a.m.. Hope he gets it....

I'm too upset to be talking on-line this afternoon, so talk later. emoticon

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BERGBA7 4/26/2012 3:25PM

    Enjoy the busy time... slow moving time will come again, no worries!
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INGMARIE 4/26/2012 7:44AM

    emoticon Hang in there ,you can handle this.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 4/26/2012 7:17AM

    You can do it Patty! emoticon

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Busy Week

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Especially with me working this temporary job, it seems like I'm extra busy this week. I got out of work yesterday and spent almost a half hour just returning phone calls to people that had called before I even got out of the parking lot. I then had to go to the bank and the library and be back to the house in time for a friend to come over for awhile.

it was hard to get to sleep last night because I was so wound up. So, of course, it was hard to get up this morning. I made the mistake of not really taking a break at work and I could tell it by the end of the day. I will make sure I don't do that tomorrow. It was an hour of phone calls after work again today. Then I had to meet up with a new Avon customer. She lives close by, so I was able to get some extra walking in.

I was supposed to go to a Bible Study tonight, but decided it was in my best interest to not go. I'm hoping to relax a little and fall asleep a little earlier tonight. I'm at least keeping up with my journaling each day, even if it is just a paragraph or two. And I'm keeping up with writing down my schedule. These are two goals that I'd had for awhile and am finally in the habit of doing. Yeah!

I've got another busy day on Thursday. Not only a full day of work, but a regular meeting at chruch and an emergency meeting right before that. The church secretary has quit and we have to set the wheels in motion as far as getting a replacement ASAP. I did check: it's only 16 hours a week and they think it would be a conflict of interest for a parishoner to hold the job.

That's what I get for thinking that I was getting a little bored!

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SLIMLILA 4/25/2012 12:50AM

    You guessed my thoughts... 0nly 16 hrs isn;t enough anyway. I dropped off another resume at my dr. office today, they're hiring a PT receptionist.. they are ok wit hiring someone who is a patient there..d I

I got my taxes all finished today...Hallallujah, tis Done!!! And I got a refund where I was very worried I was going to have to pay in big bucks...Relief....

Then I went to the orientation for my job... Went very well.... 3 more hrs. tomorrow nite and then I work the whole weekend.. HOpe I still feel great after that... And you know what they say, when you are working it;s always easier to get another job, so hope things start going my way too. How's the job btw?

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It's That Time Again

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I start my two to three week temporary job tomorrow morning. This means getting used to another new schedule. This has happened a few times already this year. You'd think I'd be used to it by now. In a sense, I am.

I remember the first temporary job that I had this year. The first week of the job, I did practically nothing after I got home from work. I was definitely tired. By the time the second one came along, I prepared myself a little ahead of time. It seemed like I had a little more energy this first week.

I plan on preparing myself as much as I can today. I'm going to make sure my basic housework is done today. I'm going to plan out my work wardrobe. An early bedtime is definitely in order. If I wake up early, I will use my early morning motivation and energy to my advantage and get as much of the day's duties done as I can before I have to leave. I've already made a dry run to where it is I have to go. I didn't want to be fighting morning rush hour traffic AND try to find it.

Most times I wish I could find a permanent job and have a regular schedule. Other times, I'm glad for the flexibility I have in my schedule. But this type of schedule doesn't always pay the bills and once in awhile produces boredom. It reminds me that there's no such thing as an absolute perfect schedule. So, I will take each day and opportunity as it comes and learn what I can from each experience that I have.

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SLIMLILA 4/22/2012 11:04PM

    I've told you so many times Patty, how proud I am of you for not giving up and your continued persistence...
I don't want to sign on as a substitute teacher because I don't want this kind of life... but it may be the only way I can get paid to teach. So, I guess I have learned from you how to look at this as a positive.

Good luck on the new job tomorrow and as always, I hope this is the one.. emoticon emoticon

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LINDAMARIEZ1 4/22/2012 8:25PM

    I am pleased that you are working! You will get use to the change! You can do it Patty! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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If I'd Only Known...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I finally picked a place to volunteer at and made arrangements to get some training next Tuesday at 11:00. I signed up to do a couple things at church and made plans to go out with my sisters and Mother the day before Mother's Day. I have a CT Scan scheduled for Wednesday morning. I thought it was great that I finally had things to look forward to.

Then...I went on a job interview last night at 5:30 for a part-time temporary cashier position at Home Depot. I went this morning for the usual drug test and know that the company is doing a background check on me. They weren't sure how long this process would take.

I've gotten four phone calls this morning from employment agencies. A couple wanted to submit my resume for some temporary positions. One wanted to know if I could work a job tomorrow and Monday. One wants me to start a two to three week assignment on Monday.

The last one sounds like a sure bet and would bring in much needed money quickly. If I say yes to this, what if Home Depot wants me to start within this two to three week time frame? Have I finally opened the floodgates by committing myself to do other things? I've never been in this position before and it's a little mind-boggling.

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SLIMLILA 4/21/2012 1:22AM

    Yeah! Finally some success... I had my interview today and they did ask me if I had been working in the past year... hope that wasn't a negative. I didn't get any feeling either way, but then I think my job radar is off any way. Maybe I should do the same thing as you and see if it works for me... try some volunteering, it gives you experience and another reference, and usually the do appreciate you for working for free... Hard decision, hope you slept on it and prayed about it and you feel comfortable with your decision in the a.m... Have a great weekend!! (BTW, what did you volunteer for?)
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BERGBA7 4/20/2012 1:28PM

    So happy you have so many options! With all that something is surely going to work out. Follow your gut feeling.

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DIDMIS 4/19/2012 6:53PM

    Patty God has a purpose for your life so now you just need Him to reveal that purpose. The volunteer jobs? They would understand if you had a paying job and couldn't do them. We all have to live. Do what God and your heart tell you.

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    If you take the temp job and Home Depot calls, you just tell them that you have a prior commitment and would be able to start as soon as that job is finished. They will appreciate the honesty and it will look good that you are working. Good luck with all of this!

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MOMMA48 4/19/2012 3:54PM

    Doesn't it seem like that sometimes! I know you'll make the right decision and be heading in the right direction, hun. Do what feels "right" for you and I hope everything works out perfectly for you! emoticon

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 4/19/2012 3:42PM

    Some people say that variety is the spice of life. So trying new positions and new things can always be mind boggling but the thing to think about is...
If you do not take the temporary position and home depo does not call and need you to start will you spend time wondering if the position you passed up on could have been something you should have done.
I would take the position and if home depo calls then tell them I am looking forward to working for them but due to not having a confirmed start date I have committed to what ever amount of time is left in the temporary position.
Best of luck in what ever your choice is may it make you happy and give you the feeling of accomplishment.

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Time to Kick it up a Notch

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I have spent so much money on my car this past month that I am really broke and worrying about getting money coming in. I have to do whatever it takes to get some more cash flow.

I spent the afternnon yesterday going through my box of extra Avon products that I had purchased at sale prices thinking I'd give them as gifts or be able to sell if someone ordered them. I took stock of what I have. I am able to use a few of the items to fill orders that people have just placed. I decided that I will return some of the items back to Avon and get credit for them. Avon can sometimes get cranky about that, but I have no choice right now.

I have to get more organized and aggressive as far as selling Avon. I see others making more money at it and I want to be one of those people.

I will keep working on my job skills and find more places to look for jobs. I know what a lot of these companies are looking for. It's just a matter of me mastering some new skills. This is sometimes a little difficult for me. I'm not always the best at reading something and being able to do it - sometimes I need someone to walk me through things the first time. So, I will see about finding people that can show me some things and I will work harder to read things myself and learn things.

The hardest thing I have to do is to get some more confidence in myself. It's always been hard for me. I have to get out there, do things, and know that I CAN do things. This is where I think volunteering will help me. I've made some phone calls, but got answering machines. So I will call again today to see what I can come up with.

I will do some investigating and see if there are any agencies out there that can help point me in the right direction. It can't hurt to try. I'm at a desperation point and know I need to take drastic measures.

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SLIMLILA 4/18/2012 1:14AM

    My unemployment runs out this month, could be this week,next week.... don't know. Dd.'s ran out last week and she's just discovered it, so it was crises time around here again today. I wish I had your motivation. How does it work in US? Can you retire? I know my dh turns 60 in June and he is eligible to collect a Canada Pension Plan, which he won't apply for.....I can't understand it.... $333 is still money!!! I never thought I would be even considering retirement, but trying to find a job has been so much more difficult than I could ever have imagined.... emoticon emoticon

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KOUNTRYFIDDLE 4/17/2012 7:44AM

    Hang in their! I know exactly what your going through. I don't worry hardly and have great faith and pray alot and things always turn out for the better just when I think it won't.

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