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3-Day Weekend

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I had Friday off because the girl that I'm working under was going out of town. She didn't have the time to get stuff ready for me to do while she was out. Although I could have used the money, it was good that I had the day off.

First off, Thursday was such a long day that it was nice to not have to get up so early. I was then able to do some much-needed house work in the morning. I got a lot of my Avon delivered in the afternoon and was able to help my mom color her hair. I was then able to kick out a few more things on my to-do list when I got back in.

Saturday morning was spent at a financial seminar at a local food pantry. Not only did I learn a few things and find out about a few places that may be able to help me, I am now eligible to go to the food pantry an extra two times this year. When work is so scarce, all of this is extremely valuable to me. One thing I found out was that hospitals will not hire a person with bad credit. I knew that about banks and credit unions, but didn't about hospitals. I can now cross them off my list when searching for jobs.

I got some more things ready to return to Avon after the seminar. That took me awhile as I had to go through my box of extra inventory, then find the right part number for the products. Some of the items were things that I purchased on sale thinking someone might buy them; others were items that people ordered and for whatever reason decided they didn't want them. It takes awhile to do and I was glad I finally had the time and the motivation to do it.

I have a wedding shower to go to this afternoon for my "extra" daughter. (She's both of my daughters' best friend and I do really feel that she is my extra daughter - she's spent so much time with us!) So, I finished wrapping presents yesterday. I then had the decision to make of what to wear. I had originally purchased a dress online thinking I would wear that. I tried it on again and decided I just didn't like the way it fit. So, back it went to the store. They gave me a store credit. I figured I'd look a little while I was there. I did find a pair of pants and a pair of jeans that fit me well. I didn't have enough credit for both, so I decided on the jeans since I needed them more. I have a little more credit left. But that shopping trip will be for another day, another time. It definitely won't go wasted.

I'm glad I am having a productive weekend. It feels good to be motivated and actually get stuff done that I needed to do.

  
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SLIMLILA 4/30/2012 12:53AM

    We're working opposites here, I just worked Sat. & Sun. Pretty easy job, but someone's gotta do it. I did find a job posting for Ab., Gas and copied it while I was there, so I can send out an application for that tomorrow. Really good pay.

I wonder if Canada is the same way about not hiring someone with bad credit.. bummer! Probably the reason a people won;t give them a job.. what we called in the old days "a catch 22"... so far that isn't my problem, so I don't know why I can't find a job.

Hope the shower was fun. I haven't been to one since my dd had her first baby, and he's turning 11....

Wish I could get in the mood to do housework like you. SIL put another big box down here in "my pantry" while I was away today. Im getting tired of biting my tongue, but I will have to pull dd into this... I hope the recyclers call dh tomorrow about that job I applied to for him... emoticon

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ANGIEINTRAINING 4/29/2012 5:25PM

    Glad you had a good weekend. Enjoy the wedding!

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BERGBA7 4/29/2012 2:28PM

    enjoy the wedding shower and the time off work!
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Yikes!

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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ANGIEINTRAINING 4/19/2012 6:09PM

    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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