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Slowly Coming Along

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My goal of organizing my life is coming along very slowly but surely. I've made a lot of phone calls and got some useful information. I started acting on some of this information.

One piece of information I got was the catalog of classes for the local community college. I've gone through the catalog and there's a couple classes that sound very interesting. I think they would help me in my job search. Now to figure out how to pay for them. I have a few ideas on that. It's just a matter of doing some more research and planning a budget. Another thing is added to my perpetual to-do list.

I'm slowly coming along on going through the condo and getting rid of things that are no longer needed or useful. I had appointments with a couple resale shops yesterday to bring in some clothes that are no longer worn. Unfortunately, neither one wanted any of it at this time. But I did take some of the bags to the Salvation Army and donated them. With getting a receipt, I no longer have the items in the house and am able to write them off on my taxes.

I still have a couple big decisions looming over my head. But, I'm hoping that I will have more answers within the next few weeks. A few more phone calls and a few priority lists should help in my decisions. It will feel good to be done with them.

I read a quote this morning that hit home with me. "Don't worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~ Howard Thurman. I need to work on coming alive again.

  
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SLIMLILA 8/14/2012 11:32PM

    Great quote... I need to come alive... I have been doing everything for my dd and she has been coming first.. so now that she has kicked me out, I have to refocus again. and since I am only in Alberta for her and the g.kids, looks like I am going to head back to the maritimes.... so if you ever come to Halifax to visit your dd, make sure you let me know, I expect to live in Sydney, but we could come see you.

I have a lot to figure out and lots of it is very painful, but gotta be done.... still looking into that apt. building with dh and the pics look good, wonder what the drawback is.... emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 8/14/2012 6:00PM

    emoticon You are doing well!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 8/14/2012 10:43AM

    Good for you! I need to do that as well.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 8/14/2012 10:33AM

    enjoy the journey! emoticon

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Doing What I Can

Saturday, August 11, 2012

There are many things going on in my life right now that I don't feel that I have too much control over. It drives me a little crazy. But, it has given me the motivation to find areas in my life that I can control. So, in that respect, it's a good thing.

One thing that I have decided to do is go through and organize my house. I have already thrown away some things that have outlived their usefullness. This has made me feel a little better.

Another thing I am working on is determining the items in my household that are still useful but that I really haven't used in awhile or have no plans on using within the next year or so. I have always read that if you haven't used something in a year, you don't really need it. I found a resale shop that's really close to my house and have set up an appointment with them for 11 am on Monday. I've got a few things ready to take already. I'm planning on spending time today and tomorrow getting a few more things together. If I am pleased with the shop, I can always get more things together and set up another appointment. If I am not pleased, I have a list of other resale shops that I can try. Uncluttering the house and making some money is a win-win situation. A yard sale is not an option, as I live in a condo that is off the main road.

I'm anxious to see how much I can accomplish. I am hoping that by doing this, it will accomplish a couple things. I will be more organized and have a little more room for things that really matter. I will have a little extra money. And I will spend time and energy on something I can control as opposed to sitting and worrrying about things I can't control.

  
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MYSTERY-LADY1 8/11/2012 8:08PM

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NPA4LOSS 8/11/2012 7:34PM

    emoticon ideas! I love decluttering !

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BERGBA7 8/11/2012 2:29PM

    Yes, cleaning up the house - cleans the mind!
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AMYC0128 8/11/2012 1:23PM

    Uncluttering leaves you with a good feeling.

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MISSLISA1973 8/11/2012 10:47AM

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PHATPAT18 8/11/2012 9:05AM

    Good luck with the resale shop. Hopefully it brings you loads of cash.

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Jacob M. Bravdi Quote

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you.

The grindstone is getting off the rough edges lately. By the end of the month, it should be back to polishing me up.

  
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SWEETANGO 8/8/2012 6:39AM

    emoticon emoticon Judy

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Anxiety Turned into Determination

Saturday, August 04, 2012

My anxiety of Thursday gave me a swift kick that I desperately needed. I woke up yesterday with a renewed determination to get things accomplished and get my life back in the direction that I want it to go.

I spent the afternoon doing some research and found out some things that I needed for my divorce proceedings. It felt good to feel like I accomplished something as I sent the paperwork to the lawyer.

I got the schedule of fall classes for the local community college in the mail yesterday. There are definitely a couple classes that I'd like to take. I just need to get my finances in order so I can register. It would feel good to brush up on things and to make myself more marketable in this lovely economy that we are in.

I am hoping that this renewed determination will continue for awhile. I am making it a goal to have it last at least through the end of the month.

  
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SLIMLILA 8/6/2012 4:51PM

    Good to hear you're turning this around to your advantage....My dd told me about an intro class they have at the local rec centre, where you for about $35, you can try 3 different fitness classes 3 or 4 days a week for 3 months...How could I not sign up... Usually it is $46 a mth.... and I have been putting that expense off, but I really do have to figure out what is important to me and then realize I am worth it and do it. I took my client to the gym yesterday and I really enjoyed it, but as usual with my life, things are about to change again, so don't know what for sure or when. Am considering buying an apt. building with dh and have living space and also an income... exploring options.... emoticon emoticon

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BERGBA7 8/5/2012 5:09PM

    YES!

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LISAM1307 8/4/2012 2:59PM

    Congrats sounds like great plans!

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Anxiety Got the Best of Me

Friday, August 03, 2012

I had a court appointment for my divorce proceedings yesterday morning. My DH had sent papers saying he wouldn't be able to be there. When I showed up, there he sat. It surprised me and caught me off guard. We really didn't say much to each other and the proceeding itself was relatively painless.

I found myself very anxious the rest of the day. It was hard to concentrate on the things that I had to do. I can only attribute it to the way the morning played out. The mediator had reminded us that we really need to talk and try to iron things out on our own. Otherwise, the process will only drag on and cost us more money than need be. Although I knew this was coming for awhile, up until now, I guess I just kept it in the back of my mind. So, it's time to bring it to the forefront and get it over with. We have another court meeting in two months. This time I will be more prepared.

On a good note, I got back on my work website. The schedule for the week after next was posted and I am on the schedule afterall. Here I was thinking next week would be my last week. As much as this job is not my ideal position, at least it is a little money coming in. But I will be spending some more time today online doing some more job hunting. I've had a few interviews this past week and am still waiting to hear from them. The waiting is never fun.

  
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SLIMLILA 8/3/2012 11:41AM

    Well, certainly glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been.... Keep us posted on the jobs. I haven't even looked for anything lately..Good luck to you.. emoticon

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RUNNING-LIFE 8/3/2012 11:02AM

    Good luck hunting for a job. I can only imagine what it's like to be going through a divorce being nowhere near that stage of my life yet- but it must'nt be easy. You are in my thoughts!

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SOON2BSMALL1313 8/3/2012 10:18AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your divorce. HUGS it's never an easy thing to have happen even if you are expecting it. Good idea on being more prepared next time. And lastly GOOD LUCK on your job hunt emoticon

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