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Eventful Week

Friday, August 13, 2010

I've had a busy week this week. Part of it was doing my usual routine: exercise, walk, cleaning house and applying for jobs. That usually keeps me busy all morning.

I've found a couple groups that I may be able to join. Some of this was after hunting on the internet; some was asking everybody I saw.

I went to one Wednesday night. It's through the church I started going through - a dinner then a discussion on what someone picks. Everybody brings something to eat and we alternate who decides on the topic. I thought it was a great way to get to know some of the people and the discussion was very lively. It's every other week in the summer and no decision has been made for the fall. I will be going to the next gathering.

My doctor lowered the dosage on one of my prescriptions. The last two days, come about 2:00 pm, I can hardly keep my eyes open. I don't function very well. A call to the doctor is definitely in order this morning! I can't keep going that way.

I enjoy being busy and it's a good way to keep my spirits up and the depression at bay. I wonder what my schedule will be like when (and if) I do get a job. In the meantime, I will just enjoy!

  
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SONGOFJOY27 8/13/2010 11:35AM

    I'm glad to hear that you're busy and that you have developed a good routine. Glad to know that you've found a discussion group to attend! A great way to get to know others.
Have a wonderful day!
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Seeking Attitude Fine Tuning

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My attitude Sunday was in the dumpster. Since then, I've made some plans to have things to do and people to get out with. I've also kicked up my exercising today. I'll be seeing my psychiatrist and counselor today to get some of their imput. So, all in all, the attitude should be better by the end of the day.

I just feel like I've still got the blahs and that my attitude needs a little more fine tuning. While I was walking, I couldn't help but remember having the blahs about this time of year when I was in school. A little bored, not much new going on,...I just need some kind of consistent socialization in my life. I don't have that yet since I've moved up here. Granted, it hasn't been two months yet, but I was hoping to see some imporvement.

  
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SONGOFJOY27 8/10/2010 5:43PM

    I hope you have a terrific day and that you find the adjustment you need from your counselors.
In the meantime, check out Psalm 103. David told himself, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name." Psalm 103:1
He's telling himself (his soul) to get busy and bless the Lord. He gives a list of reasons to bless Him, and he ends up with inviting the angels to the praise party.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
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I Need An Attitude Adjustment

Sunday, August 08, 2010

There hasn't been much to do lately or anyone to do it with. I've been applying to companies right and left and can't get past a phone or first interview. I guess I need to hone my interviewing skills with someone. I'm trying so very hard to fight the depression setting in, but it has seemed harder the last few days. I guess it's good I go to my psychiatrist on Tuesday.

  
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SONGOFJOY27 8/8/2010 4:52PM

    Never never never never give up! (one of my favorite's from Churchill) You CAN do this! Remember that Father is truly your source ... not just for salvation, but for protection and provision and purpose as well. He's got the perfect job for you and I know He'll bring you to it at the perfect time. Trust Him!
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HLTHAPPINESS4C 8/8/2010 4:16PM

    I can understand your discouragement. However, chin up and no giving up! You Can and WILL find a great job. The market is tough, but in His perfecting timing you will find something that meets your needs.

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NPA4LOSS 8/8/2010 3:55PM

    Things are rough in the job world right now. Try to keep your Spirits up and keep looking for others who can help you. I always feel better after I meet with my therapist. Don't forget to get a little movement in as that often helps clear away the cobwebs. We are here for you, just a click away. emoticon

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FITMARY 8/8/2010 3:15PM

    Summer is tough because the world seems to slow down, but you don't have that luxury! Keep trying. Don't give up, no matter what. Hang in there! You will get there!




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Accomplishing Some of My Goals

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I have been good about making a list each day of the things that I want to accomplish the next day. So far, I have been able to mark off most, if not all, of what I have written within two days. That makes me feel like I have accomplished things.

I do feel like I haven't been exercising as much this week because of appointments I had. To compensate for this, I try to spend at least a half hour each day doing some heavy cleaning around the place.

If my daughter wasn't so busy, I would be able to get more done. Most of the work to be done is organizing her closet and all her make-up. But when you have two jobs and Epstein-Barr Syndrome, it's hard to find time to do even a little bit. She hasn't gotten much sleep lately, and the Epstein-Barr is starting to act up. She'll get colds easily with this. If she's not careful, it goes into bronchitis or something worse.

I try very hard to help her around the house. But, trying to find a job and trying to sell Avon has taken up a lot of my time lately. Something has to give!

  


Better Attitude

Monday, August 02, 2010

I got a few things accomplished that I had been putting off last night. I got a good night sleep, did my exercises, took a long walk and read my emails already this morning. I've got my day pretty much planned.

Needless to say, I have a better attitude today than I did yesterday. I just hope my attitude doesn't take a nose-dive this afternoon like it did yesterday.

  
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SONGOFJOY27 8/2/2010 11:15AM

    Glad to hear you had a good night of sleep. Now's the time for you to take control of your attitude. Choose to have a good day. You CAN do that!
Have a great day!!!!
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