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Expanding My Volunteer Experiences

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I went to church today to attend a couple "mini" meetings on how to get involved in the church more. I'm confident it will make me feel better physically and emotionally to be more involved. And I know there's a great side effect: getting to know great people even better.

  
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KAMAPERRY 1/30/2011 8:25PM

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SLIMLILA 1/29/2011 9:16PM

    Not to mention spiritually..... I live almost 2 hr drive to a church so I don't get there much any more and it used to be a very big part of my life.

What kind of work are you looking for?

Thanks for commenting on my blog and the applause... nice to have someone appreciate me...

Take care of yourself, looking for work is hard and often depressing.... I don't even want to think how many times in my life i have had to look for work.... guess that's why people can't understand why I stay where I am despite the very negative atmosphere I am in.

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My To-Do List Keeps Growing

Friday, January 28, 2011

I've been off work since Sunday night. I have a list of to-do projects written down in my notebook. It seems like for every one that I cross off, there are three more that get written down. Either I'm taking advantage of having the time off and finding more stuff that I need to get done, or the list is reproducing on me. At least I have the time to accomplish some of the things. I just hope I can get them done and get a job quickly.

  
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CTEMPLE 1/28/2011 6:11PM

    Yes to do lists always tend to do that in my case, but this is the good side of having free time.
Fingers crossed Patty.
Claudia

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KAMAPERRY 1/28/2011 3:57PM

    One thing at a time, like I tell myself.

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PRAYINGSUZIE 1/28/2011 10:16AM

    Do overwork yourself! Those to do lists are never done! I have the same trouble with it growing!

Suzie

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Trying to Keep My Spirits Up

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I know it's only the first week of unemployment, but I find I'm trying to work hard at keeping my spirits up. I am trying to stay busy and I'm following every lead that someone gives me. I am realistic in knowing that it takes time to find a job; just wishing the time is short. Good thing I have practice in knowing how to save money and look for bargains when it comes to shopping. And I've somewhat learned how to barter - I just need to get better at that. Any suggestions on how to do that?

  
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CTEMPLE 1/27/2011 6:57PM

    I'm hopeless at bartering I'm afraid!
Claudia

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FITMARY 1/27/2011 8:14AM

    I don't know how to barter, but I bet there is lots of advice on-line, probably even a group devoted to that near where you live. Keep trying! You will get there!!!! Just keep hanging on! You CAN do it!
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Sagging Spirits

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Despite my good report at the doctor's yesterday (I lost 2 more pounds!), I feel myself getting a little discouraged. I know I've been seriously looking for a job for only two weeks now, but I haven't gotten one interview out of all the applications I put in. I know I should be patient, especially in this economy. I'm finding it a little hard right now.

  
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CTEMPLE 1/26/2011 3:51PM

    Very stressful, yes, keep trying and congrats on you weight loss.
Claudia

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DONNABRIGHT 1/26/2011 9:41AM

    Hang in there - the right thing will turn up for you.
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Helping Myself by Helping My Niece

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I have a 15-year-old niece who is having confidence and slight medical problems because of her age. I am starting to show her the ropes of living right through the use of Spark People. Hopefully, not only will she show improvements in her life, but I will get some added motivation by showing her.

  
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CTEMPLE 1/25/2011 6:38PM

    Well done Patty, it would have been so nice to get SP at an earlier age!
Claudia

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KAMAPERRY 1/25/2011 1:59PM

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SONGOFJOY27 1/25/2011 9:58AM

    Awesome! You're spreading the spark!

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