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The Best Laid Plans...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Although I got some things accomplished yesterday, I didn't finish a lot of what I had set out to do. Sometimes days have their own plans and yesterday was certainly one of them.

The girl that wanted to meet me and buy a mirror that I have called when I was busy at my mom's. When I got done there and called her back, I didn't get an answer. I will try again today and hope that she's still interested and we can meet up sometime today.

I did manage to put in a job application and fill out a few online. There was more posted yesterday than I had seen in awhile. The pickings sure have been slim. I must still hang on to my hope of finding something - two days at only a few hours each day of a job just does not pay the bills.

My daughter from Alabama sent me a box of clothes that she thought I could use. I love it when she does that! She also sent the newspaper from when the south had that outbreak of tornadoes. It hits home easier when you actually see pictures! I'm so glad that she made it through with just minimal damage to her house!

Driving around doing my errands, my brake pedal started to squeak when pressed. So, off to Midas I went. Back breaks and a drum definitely bit the dust! Ouch! Just when I thought I had a little more control of my budget....

So, this means that today after my 9:00 dentist appointment, I will be going out trying to drum up some more Avon customers. Then, it's back to the internet to see what kind of job postings are out there. No rest for the wicked!

  
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NORASH3 8/20/2011 9:57PM

    Patience girl!
Something will turn up!
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NPA4LOSS 8/20/2011 10:58AM

    Keep the positive attitude going! emoticon

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PAMSDAZED 8/20/2011 10:24AM

    What type of work are you looking for and in what general part of the US?

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I Think It Will Be a Good Day

Friday, August 19, 2011

I woke up a little earlier than I had anticipated, but woke up motivated. I've got a few things accomplished that I wanted to get done already. I'm getting ready to jump through the shower so I can take advantage of the rest of the day and see how much else I can accomplish off of my to do list.

I've got a lead on a possible job and may have an interview for a one-month part time job with a company that I have subbed at before. This company must like something about me if they are willing to take a look at me for this job. The part-time job that I have now is giving me fewer and fewer hours and not even bothering to give me a set schedule. They call me the night before or the morning they want me to come in. It's getting to the point where it's not worth the aggravation or the gas that I use. Maybe the temp job will lead to something permanent.

A girl is going to meet me to buy a big mirror that I've been trying to sell. Hoping the rest of the day is as good and productive. No, wait - the rest of the day is going to be a great day!

  
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MISSLISA1973 8/20/2011 7:20AM

    I'm glad things are looking up for you. emoticon

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SLIMLILA 8/20/2011 1:51AM

    Sounds good... \i saw the sign today, \'be part of the change you want to create... or something like that...so hopefully your assertive attitude with do you good...

I got an email back asking me to call the personnel agency to talk on \monday.....

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KAMAPERRY 8/19/2011 1:16PM

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NPA4LOSS 8/19/2011 10:16AM

    emoticon I love the positive attitude that you have. Enjoy your day and all the fun that you can fit in! emoticon

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My Attitude is Changing

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I realized that I am getting past being stressed about my part time job that I don't like. I am actively seeking ways to improve myself. I am using these improvements as I diligently seek new employment. I am asking people if they know of any company that's hiring. I am asking to speak to a hiring manager when I go in an apply for jobs. I am practicing my typing as I registered to take the typing test for county jobs. I am seriously considering going back to school for my Master's Degree.

I know I'm using the "I" word a lot. But I'm feeling better about myself for starting to be proactive about the situations in my life that I am not happy with. Life is too short to be as miserable as I have been about my job and money situations. Woo Hoo for finally getting mad enough about my situation to take the bull by the horns. Now I'm just wishing I have a little bit of luck sprinkled in with what I am doing. If anyone has any extra laying around, please send some my way.

  
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PASTORJO 8/19/2011 9:41AM

    Using "I" is great when realizing that "I" am in control of the choices I make...you have a great attitude!!!

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KAMAPERRY 8/19/2011 12:41AM

    So happy to see this!! You are in control!

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MONKEYJO3 8/18/2011 9:39PM

    Here's to it!! Good for you for making those life decisions and not letting those decisions make you. If you're not happy in your situation, you have the power to change it. Luck, peace and light to you in all of your current and new endeavors emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORASH3 8/18/2011 3:40PM

    emoticon Girl!
Love your attitude!
Tough times don't last
but tough people do.
Keep on keeping on
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FITMARY 8/18/2011 11:29AM

    Wow! Sounds like you are on a roll! Go For It!!!!!

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STRONGERLEANER 8/18/2011 10:42AM

    Congratulations!

With you being that positive, I know positive things are headed your way!
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NPA4LOSS 8/18/2011 10:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Maybe this will help a little. emoticon
emoticon and emoticon coming your way too!

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C11ELF16 8/18/2011 9:17AM

    You go girl....you can do anything you put your mind to!

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Motivation Update

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I started off yesterday full of motivation and promise of doing a long list of things. I got a lot accomplished, but not everything I wanted to. I did take a break to visit with my mother for awhile, and I enjoyed that.

One thing I did was check into going back to school to get my master's degree. The person at the school wasn't very helpful, but at least she gave me a number to call. The guy I talked with was very helpful. But I can't believe all that I would have to do to get accepted. There's a $25 fee, a 500-1000 word essay that I would have to write on why I want to go back to school, and I have to get 3 letters of recommendation. This all has to be done quickly, so there's a lot to think about. My biggest hesitation is that it's all on line. I don't know how that would work for me with my ADD.

I got a good night's sleep last night - I must have really needed it. So, I got a late start this morning. But, I'm already working on what I want to do today. (since the boss called at 9 last night and told me to not come in). I'm curious to see how much I can get done today. And I'm determined to fit in one thing just for me and for fun (like my impromptu stop at my mom's). Of course, the main things will be to hunt for jobs, pass out Avon books and practice my typing so I can take a test to try to get a county job.

  
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DIDMIS 8/18/2011 1:11AM

    If that is what you want to do go for it.

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SLIMLILA 8/18/2011 12:12AM

    What would you say in the essay? I read one other teacher's Thesis and let me tell you I was not impressed at all! And when I saw her work, I didn't think she was vry smart or helpful. I guess I have a different view of a Masters from that experience. But, really, what will getting a Masters do for you?
I had to write an essay after I had my interview to get into university for my B.Ed., so if you really want to do it and have good reasons, I don't think the essay will be too difficult.

What's the time rush?

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KAMAPERRY 8/17/2011 1:25PM

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NPA4LOSS 8/17/2011 1:04PM

    Great plans. I am so glad that you are getting in some fun time! emoticon

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IDYLATOO 8/17/2011 12:01PM

  For me, online classes didn't work because they're not conducive to the way I learn. I think that is the biggest factor in why they work great for some people and not others. I learn more my listening and being able to discuss things immediately with my teacher or peers - the longer I have to wait for feedback on a problem, the more apt I am to ignore it.

I think if you learn better on your own and through reading and trying things yourself first, then online classes would be great - whether you're ADD or not.

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MSKITYOCAT 8/17/2011 10:28AM

  Sounds like a plan Blessings to you on your day. I have a girlfriend who got her masters and phd on line from Phoenix. So it must work well. She is gainfully employed in her own practice now. Good luck

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Motivated

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I woke up motivated and full of good intentions. There's a lot I want to do today. I have errands to run, chores to do, etc. I've got my list made and am anxious to see how much I can really accomplish. I think that it will help my state of mind if I can at least accomplish most of what I want to do today.

A main priority is to look for another job/find a way to bring money in. I'm done with letting this job that I have drag me down. It's not worth it any way I look at it.

I also want to organize the house and get rid of a lot of stuff that I just don't use or need anymore. There are a few reasons for this: I could possibly sell some things and use the money, I will feel like I am getting a clean start, and when/if I have to move because I can't afford this place anymore, I won't have so much to move.

I will take stock tonight and see how far I've come.

  
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SWEETANGO 8/16/2011 7:44PM

    emoticon Great to hear! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 8/16/2011 7:11PM

    emoticon I am so glad that I downsized. My life is so much easier and a smaller place means less stress. emoticon Great ideas!

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FULLOFFAITH 8/16/2011 3:33PM

    Keep that motivation on High emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 8/16/2011 3:05PM

    emoticon Keep it up!

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