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My Day Ended Badly

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I started off yesterday with lots of motivation and a positive attitude. Once afternoon hut, it seemed to go downhill. I blame a lot of it because I got up at 3 am and couldn't fall back asleep. But, there were a few other things that brought me down a bit. I got a call from the employment agency about the job interview I went to on Thursday. The company didn't select any of the people it interviewed. This was the job I really wanted and I was definitely a little disappointed. I can get the 13-week part time filing job if I can pass 6 medical questionaire tests. I've got all but one done. I took it for the second time yesterday (only one try per day) to get a lower score than the day before. I'm not sure if it was because I was tired by that point or my ADD meds were wearing off or what. But it was depressing. The others were easy. I didn't finish putting my room back together - I just ran out of steam. I really wanted it to be done yesterday. Today is another day, though. I've already worked on my room a little bit and my daughter is going to help me with the test. Hopefully soon all will be done and well again.

  
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CTEMPLE 2/12/2011 11:26PM

    Dear Patty, I know all about those wake ups at 3 AM, the day is not the same. As for the job, sometimes we want something and we don't even know if it's going to be good for us or not, it might not be the right one for us, who knows.
I had jobs that weren't for me and they only made me waste time having built up all the expectations and then soon after having to quit and renew the search.
Good idea to get a bit of help to go through the questionnaire. I hope you sleep better, it will make you feel good about yourself.
Think about all the people that give up and feel bad, you battle on taking new challenges constantly and that's huge. Very brave.
Claudia emoticon

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SLIMLILA 2/12/2011 8:43PM

    emoticonHope you relax and enjoy church tomorrow and can get your mine off the disappointment.... what do you mean they didn't even hire anyone? Makes you wonder? I'm sure when you are all done of your room, you will feel a great sense of accomplishment that will pick up your mood... Glad you dd is going to come give you a hand... enjoy your weekend.

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STR8RCR 2/12/2011 5:12PM

  Appears to me you got a lot accomplished. One of the things I try to keep in mind for me any way. I seem to run out of day before I run out of projects that need completed. That way I always have something to do the next day. One thing at a time and you can do so much. Hang in there, high five for all you have done.

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NPA4LOSS 2/12/2011 12:34PM

    I do those early wake ups and our steam only lasts so long so I am not surprised that you wore out with all you were doing. Be kind to yourself. You have accomplished a lot!

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MOMMA48 2/12/2011 11:14AM

    emoticonto hear your day ended badly, but I'm wishing your day starts great again today! That's one great thing about life and staying positive, we sometimes fall down -- but we know how to bounce back up and go for it again! You can do it, hun! Super hugs!!

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I Haven't Accomplished Everything I Wanted to This Week

Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm still working on painting my room: at least I'm down to the trim. Then the fun of putting everything back starts! I'm looking forward to changing things around and seeing the finished results. I just hate that I underestimated the time it would take.

My to-do list that I keep every day still has some things on it from two weeks ago. I get aggravated at myself when I procrastinate on some things. I will have to do better at finishing some of those projects.

I made a graceful entrance at my job interview yesterday and fell in the uneven parking lot on my way to the building. At the time, I just prayed no one saw me and that I didn't have any holes in my pants. But, this morning I noticed a sore to the touch spot on my knee and there's a spot in my back that's knotted. I know just to give it a couple days to see what happens. If my back is still hurting next week, I know to have it checked out. Oh, the advantages of being graceful and having a bad back!

  
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SLIMLILA 2/12/2011 8:40PM

    Sorry to hear about your fall... hope the interview went well.... I hate that in-between-job time.... (probably going to be there again myself this summer!) I know I don't want to come back to this job - it's so far from civilization and the environment is downright hostile, why would I want to come back?

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CTEMPLE 2/12/2011 2:06AM

    What colour are you painting the room and did you like the people that interviewed you?
Take it easy for a bit on your knee and back!
Claudia

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NPA4LOSS 2/11/2011 10:13PM

    A woman's work is never done! Take care of yourself. emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 2/11/2011 9:16AM

    My to-do list grows and changes all the time - I never get it totally finished! Thanks for stopping by to let me know you appreciate my comments. I appreciate what others do for me so it is nice to know others also appreciate what I do. After all, that is what we are here for - right?????????????
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Another Busy Day

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I've got another job interview today. Of the three I have this week, this is the one I really want. I hope I'm prepared enough and give a good impression! (I still think interviewing is one of my weaker skills.) I will spend a little more time preparing before I have to leave.

My bedroom painting is slower than expected. I realized last night that I will have to put a third coat of paint on as the old color was so dark and ugly. It is a project that I just didn't expect to take so long. But, at least it gives me something to do as opposed to waiting and worrying about my job interviews.

  
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KAMAPERRY 2/12/2011 3:28PM

    Good luck!

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SLIMLILA 2/11/2011 12:16AM

    And it's great exercise.... hope you hear good news and get this last job you interviewed for.... that should go a long way to lessening your stress!! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 2/10/2011 10:05PM

    emoticon I hope that the interview went well. Keep us informed. WE care about you! emoticon

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CTEMPLE 2/10/2011 4:28PM

    Good Luck Patty, and remember it's only an interview.
The more you do the more practise you get until you lose the nerves. Be yourself, so they can make up thier mind if they want you, and not try to change you into a different person and expect things you cannot do. Better to be honest and also if you are yourself, it'll be easier to work with them without being stretched to limit or trying to be different later on.
Claudia

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C11ELF16 2/10/2011 9:14AM

    Good luck ! Hoping ou get the job you want!

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ANGELSLOVE29 2/10/2011 9:03AM

    emoticoni wish you the best of luck on your interview AND your painting. emoticon

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INGMARIE 2/10/2011 8:54AM

    Good Luck emoticon emoticon
Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Overplanned Day

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I believe I have over-planned my day today. I have my usual to-do list. I have a 2:30 job interview. And I want to paint my bedroom. (I'm SO tired of the ugly dark blue that my daughter's soon-to-be ex-husband painted it!) I don't think I will get everything accomplished, but I'm anxious to see how much I really can do in one day without collapsing.

  
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SLIMLILA 2/11/2011 12:14AM

    You know what I did one time was I put some border up over a room that just needed some extra Umph... cheap and really worked. It was taupe colored front room and with a border with a green vine and a little red berry in it, it was just the crownign touch... I bought some border at a dollar store even!
How'd your interview go? When will you know? Good luck.

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CTEMPLE 2/10/2011 3:26AM

    Haha, I hope you make it! Paint gets like that, we reach the limit of our patience and it has to go.
Fingers crossed for your interview!
Claudia

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KAMAPERRY 2/9/2011 1:05PM

    I do that too. Good luck!

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Trying to Stay Busy

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I've got a couple meetings today to keep me somewhat busy. But I am running out of stuff to do around the house; there's only so much that I can catch up on. I don't have the money to go out and do a lot of stuff.
So....this means that I'm going to have to do some creative thinking and come up with things to do to keep me active and motivated. This may take a few days, but I am determined to do this.

  
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CTEMPLE 2/8/2011 7:26PM

    Have you thought about volunteer work a couple of times a week? It's good for the spirit and you get to meet others and who knows what other options might bring.
It also takes your mind off yourself and your problems.
Claudia

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NPA4LOSS 2/8/2011 2:06PM

    You have come such a long way in your life over the last few months. This is just another bend in the road and you will conquer it with your grace and determination.

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KAMAPERRY 2/8/2011 12:30PM

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DONNABRIGHT 2/8/2011 9:08AM

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TBRANTNER3 2/8/2011 9:02AM

  March in front of the TV during boring times, instead of sitting.

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