Sunday, June 03, 2012
I could tell that I have been working too much lately and not resting enough. I had the day off yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I got to sleep in a little. I cuddled with my grandkitty when I got up. I took my time and caught up on some stuff that I had been putting off but really needed to get done before my girls come to town. I visited with the neighbors. I took the time to get my hair cut.
The day made me think back to a couple months ago when I was getting bored with my days and looking for something to do. With my one job ending, I wonder if I will get that same bored feeling again. The job I have is so inconsistent with its hours, however, that I wonder how much I will be able to do and plan for. As it is, the job has already interfered with plans that I have, such as my church commitments. They're important to me and it bothers me that I can't do them.
So, I'm back to touching base with the employment agencies that I am registered with. And, of course, I am spending time every day on line applying for jobs. I need to get back to practicing my job skills. This will keep me somewhat busy. But, there are only so many jobs out there to apply for. And after awhile, my eyes go cross-eyed after spending so much time on the computer. A necessary evil, however.
Friday, June 01, 2012
I found out yesterday that today will be my last day at my morning part-time job. It was originally supposed to last eight weeks and this is the end of week four. Bumming about that one!
I went to the doctor about my back problems. All she could do was give me a shot of cortizone, a pain shot and three prescriptions. She did offer to send me to physical therapy. But I have been there four times for my back. I constantly do all the exercises that I was given to do. I'm not sure they could teach me anything new. She did tell me that if the pain persisted, another MRI would need to be done.
When I got home, there was a hate letter from Consumer's Energy to please pay my now past due final bill. I thought I had that one straightened out on April 18. A guy that lived two doors down had inadvertently given my address when he moved out on April 11. Now, they are telling me someone called on May 15 and requested service at my address. The guy that moved in said he moved in on April 27 and has already paid his first bill. So that rules him out. I was on the phone over an hour with the company. They said they got the bill back in my name and it should generate a bill. I'm afraid to find out how much the bill is since it's been so long since I've gotten one. And, of course, they will charge me for the time it was supposedly in someone else's name and want their money all at once. I realize it is my bill. I'm just aggravated that this happened so easily twice in one month. And they said there's no guarantee that it won't happen again. Anyone can call up and request service at a certain address.
The verdict is still out on my other part-time temporary job. I know it's the culprit behind my aching back. It's playing havoc with the things I like to do and have commitments for - such as church activities. But, for the time, I have to tough it out until something else comes along or the back pain becomes too much.
I'm still dilligently seeking other employment. It's so time consuming, but a necessary evil. People keep telling me something will turn up. I've been lucky so far with the temporary jobs. It would be nice to have a permanent one, however.
Monday, May 28, 2012
I am scheduled to work 8:30-5:30 at the Home Depot today. It will be my longest day yet. Before today, I had time sitting at the computer taking some training, then some time watching other cashiers and ringing up some orders. The little time I did spend behind the register definitely took a little toll on my back. I ended up taking aspirins and going right to bed after those days.
Having had three breaks and three major surgeries, I know I am a little paranoid about my back. But, knowing how desperately I needed a job, I had to see if I could handle this one. I figure today will be the day that will give me an idea if I could handle it. Granted, I will probably have only one or maybe two long days a week like this. But...I still remember what it was like trying to recuperate from my back troubles. Maybe I'll do fine....I'm hoping I'll do fine. I just know that today is the test and I will probably have my answer by the end of the day. Wish me luck.
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