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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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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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Sunday, July 01, 2012

I don't like my job. I get very little pay, it's hard on my body, and it stresses me out. Now, the powers that be have decided to cut everyone's hours. I've got to find another job ASAP.

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SLIMLILA 7/2/2012 8:58PM

    Does this stress ever stop? I got a job lead from a couple I met at the retreat and I called her on Friday,...didn't even know what the job was! But, we talked a few minutes and she told me they don't pay $60,000 like teachers get... I said, that's OK, I got a lot more than that, but I am glad to get it out of my was as another hurdle... So, #1 I told her who referred me; #2, I talked to her personally; #3 I got the $ questions out of the now I will have to get a cover letter sent off to her's for a Foster Parent Support Person, don't know much else, but interesting the connection and How I got referred... God does work in mysterious ways..... who knows? HE does, and who am I to question?
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Sorry you hate your job, we have been travelling this parallel path for quite a while now.. and let me tell you, I am so glad I quit that pharmacy job....I seldom give up, but ending up in hospital with such severe back pain really got my attention...Praying God shows you where he wants you to be and puts your there soon, (I mean - not my will but thine...).

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NPA4LOSS 7/1/2012 10:22AM

    You have crossed this bridge before! emoticon I believe in you! emoticon

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KMSIMMONS1 7/1/2012 8:41AM

  Better days are coming. You will be a stronger person because of these stresses. Have a gratitude moment and count your blessings. I'll shoot up a prayer for you!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

I've been staying busy this week and am slowing getting back into my old routine. But I've been thinking all week about my routine. It's not what I want it to be. I want to have a job where I have regular hours and one that's a little less hard on my body. I want to be able to get back involved in my church activities - which has been difficult with the job I have. I want to start doing new things and things that I once did and enjoyed.

All these thoughts have me wanting to quit this job that I have. I don't like it. So, I'm back to applying to as many jobs as I can in hopes that something will turn up. And I'm back to the point where I know I need to set some new goals for myself. Time to do some serious thinking!

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SLIMLILA 7/2/2012 9:00PM

    You know the saying, the more things change the more they stay the same....story of our lives, isn't it? Now, ex is talking to me a couple hours every nite, and asking where we stand, I tell him to offer me options and make a commitment, but that's still beyond him...

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NPA4LOSS 6/29/2012 7:12PM

    I hope that you can find the answers that you are seeking. emoticon

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BERGBA7 6/29/2012 11:02AM

    When one had a good time with people like you had with your daughters and then suddenly is back alone the mind is often searching for a replacement. I know you will figure it out, find a better job and some new things to do!
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EOWYN2424 6/29/2012 9:33AM

    I would suggest you pray about it! Remember, God is always there for you! We are NEVER alone!

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It's Over

Monday, June 25, 2012

I had been looking forward to the last two weeks for months. I prepared the house during the two weeks before that. My girls finally came to town. It was the first time since Thanksgiving 2010 that I have had both my girls with me at the same time. I was thoroughly thrilled and excited.

The time went by so very fast. We did little things together, visited with family and spent time with old friends. Both my girls had to leave yesterday. It was a very difficult, emotional day for me. I miss them so much already. It was so hard to come home to a house that only had my grandkitty. Even Lulu was upset.

The first thing I did was get a good night's sleep. Especially since I was at the wedding late on Saturday and had to get up for work at 5 am, I knew I needed this first and foremost. I have a list of things to do today and tomorrow to keep me busy and to try to keep my mind off missing my girls.

I am so blessed to have two great daughters. I can't wait to see them again. But in the meantime, I need to find something to do - to look forward to. I don't know what this will be yet, but know I need to find something soon. Everyone needs a purpose in life. I need a new one right now.

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JAHILLEBRAND82 6/26/2012 10:12PM

    I'm sorry, it's hard when the ones you love so much are out of arms reach. emoticon
Hopefully your girls can come home again soon.

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SLIMLILA 6/25/2012 11:03PM

    You and me both. Isn't it amazing how parallel our lives are running... Make sure you read my blog from today. I put a vivid description of my glorious retreat weekend...

I remember the time your dd left for Halifax, and how much you missed her.....Good idea to keep busy... Do you do Facetime? emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 6/25/2012 9:19PM

    Our empty nest gets lonely at times. emoticon

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SUSANS706 6/25/2012 6:29PM

    That has got to be so hard. Both of my girls live close, I have been lucky so far. You all need to plan for the next visit, and you will have something to look forward too!!

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SWEETANGO 6/25/2012 1:51PM

    It is so hard to be away from our children whatever their age. emoticon
Now it's time to take care of YOU. Judy

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