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Camping

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I got the chance to get away for a couple days and go camping and I'm taking it. I haven't done anything yet this summer. It's been ages since I've gotten away. It will definitely do me some good to take these couple of days for myself.

  
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SLIMLILA 7/20/2012 1:44AM

    ENJOY!! emoticon emoticon

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INGMARIE 7/19/2012 12:00PM

    Good for you, enjoy emoticon

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BONDMANUS2002 7/19/2012 11:26AM

  great

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Challenges

Monday, July 16, 2012

I am finding out that this job that I have is playing havoc on a few things in my life.

The first this is my schedule: I don't have a set one. I am not getting done things that I feel are important to me. This is bothering me.

The second thing is my self-esteem. It's not my favorite thing to do and doesn't make me feel good about myself.

The job is stressful. It's difficult to know all the products and to get the customers through the line quickly and as correctly as possible. It also is hard on my back. Many times I go home with such a backache that I can't accomplish anything after work.

I am realizing that it's time to make a decision. It sure would be nice if I could have a job lined up before I let this one go. But, for my own peace of mind (and body), I may end up choosing to give it up before that happens.

  
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SLIMLILA 7/17/2012 6:33PM

    I hear you... I ended up in hospital with those back pains and I didn't drag that out any further, I made the decision I needed to do, and I haven't looked back. We both had to keep praying that God does have something better in store for both of us and his time for us will come soon.... emoticon emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 7/16/2012 7:04PM

    You have to take care of yourself. You have come back before and you can do it again. emoticon

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Eventful Day

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Yesterday was supposed to be a day off for me. So I started the day by painting the ceiling in the bathroom and cleaning it well. I had laundry to do, bills to pay, jobs to apply for, etc. The morning and afternoon were filled with activities.

I got a phone call from work when I was going through the car wash asking if I could come in for five hours. I desperately need the money, so, of course, I went in. Every day is an experience there, but it seemed especially different yesterday. The HR lady stood nearby me for what seemed to be 20 to 30 minutes. I've actually only seen her in the store three times before this (and two of them were orientations the first week I was there). I may be paranoid, but I got the feeling I was purposely being observed. It definitely made me self-conscious and hoping I was doing everything correctly.

The girl on the self-check-out lanes caught some guys who had made up fake UPC codes and glued them over the UPC codes on some big ticket items. They had gone through all the trouble to do that and it didn't dawn on them to print them on glossy paper to match the paper on the items. And they didn't make enough to cover all the UPC codes on the products.

There was only two of us cashiers working at one point. A guy in my line decided to loudly yell at the other cashier about how he thought that there should be someone else in the store to take cash and how he didn't think it was right that he had to wait his turn I always think about the "Every thing I needed to learn, I learned in kindergarten" line about learning to wait your turn.

And the end of the day was the usual one customer in the store after closing that took awhile to decide what they wanted. Every day at this job is definitely a little different. It's may be a little easier, but not much. But I can't say that I get bored.

  
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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/14/2012 5:47PM

    sounds like an eventful "day off!"

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NPA4LOSS 7/14/2012 5:11PM

    Glad that you are having a little bit of enjoyment at the job. emoticon

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SWEETANGO 7/13/2012 6:18AM

    emoticon Wishing you sunshine today!

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SLIMLILA 7/12/2012 8:13PM

    I interviewed for an admin job today. and that's what I said, it sounded like it would be a good learning experience with lots of variety. Their first question to me was, "How do you feel about checking other people's work? I said, "give me a red pen"!!!!

Glad you got the extra hours, and that it was interesting and not as difficult... Did you ever find out why you were being observed? It's not 3 months already to make it permanent of anything, is it?

You always get so much done.... Way to go, Patty!!!! emoticon emoticon

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FIT-HEALTHY1 7/12/2012 10:26AM

    Hang in there!

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Day Off

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I've had five busy days in a row. I worked long hours and had lots of errands and chores to do. I have today and tomorrow off. emoticon I started by not setting my alarm and sleeping in until 8:30. I've started my morning, but am doing it leisurely. I will do a few chores and errands today, but won't bust my behind trying to get everything done. If I don't get it done today, it will get done tomorrow.

I'm writing down my new goals as I think of them in my notebook. I've got a couple checked off and a couple that I'm working on. I now have a new dining room light installed as well as a new bathroom fan. I had to have drywall replaced in the bathroom, so I still have to do some sanding and some painting. I'm about half way through the book that I'm going to read for the month. Maybe I'll even get another book in. I've got a couple drawers organized and a bag of clothes ready to take to the Salvation Army. There's a list of places that I want to go to. I even found some coupons for a couple of them. Now it's just time to pick a day and go to one of them.

It's hard to plan things with this job that I have. I have to wait to find out my schedule, match it up with anyone that I plan on going with and then come up with the money. I keep applying for other jobs, but haven't gotten too far on anything. I've gotten a couple phone calls, but no interviews yet - unless you want to count the company that wants me to do some selling. It's far away and it wants to pay me on commission - not really something I want to do.

So, that's been my busy life lately - staying busy but not feeling like I've accomplished anything. Gotta get some structure in my life!

  
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NPA4LOSS 7/11/2012 7:30PM

    It sounds like you have some great things going on. You are a busy lady. I hope that you have a new job come available soon.

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SLIMLILA 7/11/2012 2:02AM

    And I got a call today and have an interview for an "admin" job on Thurs... I can't even remember when I applied for it, so we'll see....

Looked at houses today cuz dd has spent $50,000 on rent in the past 4 yrs., but $309,000 would get you a 1963 house with minimal upgrades, how insane is that?
Enjoy your day and I know what you mean about trying to schedule with others who aren't working same hours... emoticon emoticon

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New Goal Time

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I've been thinking lately that I need to set some new goals. I read a blog yesterday that really got me thinking and may have just been the kick that I need to get started in making my list. I have the day off today and will get started. I want to come up with some goals (maybe as many as 50 or so) that I want to accomplish within the next one to two years. I think this is a do-able task for me today. I will right it down, type it up, hang it on the refrigerator and check things off as I go.

I have a few goals already:
1. Read at least one book a month. I have read one in June and will start my July book today.
2. Keep job hunting until I find something that is not so stressful and hard on my body.
3. Contact friends that I haven't spoken with in awhile. Go visit them.
4. Visit with members of my family at least a couple times a month. I went to a couple of my great-nephew's baseball games in June and thoroughly enjoyed it.
5. Go to church more. Say prayers daily.
6. Paint the rooms in the condo that desperately need it.
7. Replace some things in the condo that need replacement. The dining room light and the bathroom fan are the first two things on this list.
8. Get involved in doing crafts again. I'm not exactly very good at it, but it's something I enjoy.
9. Work on budget.
10. Think of things I have wanted to do for awhile and do them.

This is just a quick off the top of my head list to get me started. I have written them down in my note book and will go from there. It shouldn't take too long to get a good list going. I always have the option of taking stock once a month and updating it. I can do this!

  
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SLIMLILA 7/5/2012 1:04AM

    I like your goals, Patty... especially the 1 Book a month, I find for some reason, I've read nearly none since the first of the year. But I am into this "The 17 Day Diet" and it is helping a lot.. 2 lbs. in the first 2 days!!!!

I too read a blog yesterday that got me thinking, about Putting myself First and that's what I really have to do too. It's hard to do that and look for work and everything else there is to do, but keeping the stress down really has to come close to the top of my list too..

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Lila

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MOMMA48 7/4/2012 8:08PM

    emoticongoals, Patty! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 7/4/2012 1:14PM

    emoticon very doable tasks!

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