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Let The Games Begin

Friday, May 11, 2012

I've got seven more weeks of my part time 8:00-12:00 job. I'm still selling Avon. I got a call from Home Depot yesterday wanting me to start a part-time temporary cashier job today. I also got a call from another company yesterday wanting me to come in for an interview. I've been working so long at finding work that I am having a hard time believing that it seems to be coming together for me. I'm not sure how I am going to fit everything in that I need to do in the next couple months.

It's time to take it one day at a time and definitely set some priorities. I'd much rather have just one full time job, so I suppose that means that I will have to fit in some time to job search still. I'm afraid that my time on SP will be limited, but I won't give that up or let that suffer. I still need the consistency in my life and I've come to depend on it and the friendships that I have developed because of it. It's been so much a part of my life for two years now. I'm not sure where those two years have gone.

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BERGBA7 5/12/2012 11:25AM

    Great! Jobs are flying in!!! You sure deserve it!
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I understand that you would prefer a full-time job and am sure you will find one. Just give you some more time!

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AZURELITE 5/11/2012 7:25AM

Just happened upon your blog, but don't believe I've 'met' you before.
Want to say that it sounds as though you're on the right track.... setting goals, setting priorities. Good luck with all your new work adventures! May everything work out just as you visualize it !!

Blessings of joy,

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Getting Ready for a Shift in Gears

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I had a busy week this past week. I finished my time at the first temporary job. The girl I was working under mentioned that the fiscal year for the company ends in June. She's hoping that there will be money in the new budget to hire someone at least part-time. She's keeping my resume. That would be nice; the people were nice and I enjoyed the work. It didn't really take me long at all to get to and from work.

My niece, who is also my Goddaughter, was inducted into the National Honor Society on Wednesday. Of course I went to the ceremony.

I had a long job interview on Thursday that I went to on my lunch hour. I really can't tell how I did. I know I was the first one to be interviewed and that they're looking to make a decision soon.'s wait and see. After work that day I had a long meeting at church. It really made for a long day for me. By the time I got home from work on Friday, I didn't have too much energy to do anything.

On Saturday, I went to a Diocean Ministry Fairwith other parishioners from my church. For the most part, it was interesting. The last session, however, was rather boring and not what we had expected. Afterwards, I had an Avon order to deliver to a new customer. She's a nice enough person, but was trying her darndest to get me to convert to her religion. So, it made for an interesting time.

Today I am cleaning house and getting ready for the week ahead. I start yet another temporary job in the morning. It's supposed to last two months and it's only part time, but it's something for right now and I'm grateful for it. I made a dry run to the place this afternoon. I'm glad I did. I got the directions off the internet and I have found that in doing this, the directions are not always correct or the easiest way to get somewhere. The directions were right on the money, but didn't tell me that I'd be trying to cross a busy street during rush hour without the aid of stop signs or a light. So I now have modified my directions to avoid that problem. I have to be there at 8 am sharp, so it will be an early evening for me.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 5/9/2012 5:31AM

    Good luck with your job, it seems things are going wel for you.

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BERGBA7 5/7/2012 2:49AM

    Have a great week at the new job! Just be yourself and your dream job will come!
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SLIMLILA 5/7/2012 1:40AM

Good idea to do a trial run... I have done that too. All the best tomorrow, hope this job is as good as the last one... and glad you're calling it an early nite. emoticon

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Enjoy your new temp job. One of these days it will be your turn for a permanent position. I will continue to pray for you on this.

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Lost Motivation

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

After making phone calls all day Monday and not getting anywhere, I seem to have lost my motivation to do much of anything. It was an effort to get accomplished what little I did do yesterday. I'm so used to having the motivation to do at least a little more every day that it really is a strange feeling for me. I did get a decent night's sleep last night and am hoping today is a little better.

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SLIMLILA 5/3/2012 1:22AM

    I hope you just needed a break. I am always so impressed with how you keep going through thick and thin and are always such an inspiration to me. Did you get the email I sent you about a cruise on the tall ship. That sounded like a really nice, cheap way to to treat yourself, if it was close enough,

Hugs to you and hope tomorrow is a wonderful day for you. emoticon

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DIDMIS 5/2/2012 10:26PM

    Patty we all have our ups and downs. May your emoticonbe more than your emoticon

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SWEETANGO 5/2/2012 1:32PM

    So sorry to read that you are experiencing the blues today. Do something special for yourself, and maybe that will lift your spirits a bit. Have a beautiful day today.
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FITMARY 5/2/2012 7:53AM

    There are those days..... Hope today goes much better!

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ANASONIC 5/2/2012 7:42AM

    Hope you have an awesome day!

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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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    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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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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