Thursday, September 15, 2011
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
This quote that was posted today really hit home with me. I know I am at a stalemate in my life. I must keep trying to move forward, open new doors, keep my curiosity up and learn new things. I want to change the path my life is on right now. Today is a great day to start.
I'm going to go through my job interviewing skill notes and apply for more jobs. I am going to work on getting more Avon customers, as this seems to be the only way right now that I can possibly earn more money. I will take time to organize my house a little in hopes that I can feel some accomplishment and feel more orgaanized in my head (and life). I will set time limits on each of these as I know it cannot be done in one day. Then I will start all over again tomorrow.
Monday, September 12, 2011
I woke up motivated today and I hope it lasts. It's going to be the best day of the week weather wise, so I definitely want to walk outside, run some errands and get some Avon books out there. I also have a long to do list today: I'm beginning to wonder if this is becoming a bad habit of mine. I most often don't get everything done. But I do have high hopes again today. Never knowing when my boss will call me to work makes me want to do everything I can when she doesn't call. Is this just an excuse I'm using? Am I becoming a Type A personality in my aging process? Is this my way of making sure I'm not bored/thinking of my problems/not dealing with my loneliness? It's probably a combination of all of the above. I need to take the time to sit and think about all this and make my new goals. I've been threatening to do this for at least a month and haven't penciled it in. I think it's time.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
My daughter bought me tickets to a Detroit Tiger game for Mother's Day. The original game date brought lots of rain and a rainout. The game was rescheduled for a day that was inconvenient for me, so I exchanged the tickets for tickets to yesterday's game. It rained pretty good all night Friday and part of yesterday morning. Soon, the rain ended and the sun started peeking out,
As the weatherpeople were calling for on and off showers all day, I went prepared: a warm hoodie, a waterproof jacket and an umbrella came with me along with my camera for lots of pictures. I used to live at Tiger Stadium with my brother, but I had never been to Comerica Park that was built ten years ago.
The sky got a little cloudy as we approached the stadium, but the clouds soon parted. The game was a low scoring, close, nail biting game the whole way through. The normal big hitting bats were silent. The game was tied at two in the ninth inning. After the first two batters got out, a player with an average of .180 and two home runs all year came up to bat. The poor guy has been struggling at bat all year and even spent some time down in the AAA farm team for awhile. BUT, he made up for it yesterday: a home run to win the game at the last minute!
The good company, the great weather and the great game made a wonderful Mother's Day present. It didn't matter that it was late: it was well worth it. I can honestly say that yesterday was the best day I've had in awhile. Thank you, my baby daughter, for making a great memory for me. I am so blessed that I have two wonderful baby girls who do things like this for me.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Every day, I wake up with grand intentions of getting things accomplished. I keep applying for jobs in hopes of getting job interviews. I feel like I'm not getting anywhere in either area. I think I need to re-think how I'm doing things and re-group. I feel myself getting a little discouraged at times and I know that's not what I want or need at this time. So...back to making small, medium and long-term goals and taking stock in my strengths and weaknesses. Then, it's time to pull all of this together and get my act together.
Friday, September 09, 2011
It's a good thing I make notes and really try to pay attention to things. I looked at my calendar yesterday to realize that I had a three-hour Avon meeting right after work.
On my way to the meeting, my brake pedal started squeaking again. I just got the back brakes put on the car on August 19 and had already had the car back twice: once to put the ordered correct brakes on and once to replace the new brake drum that was warping. I couldn't tell if the rain had anything to do with the issue or not, but I knew that I had to go back to the shop first thing this morning. The guy put some lube on the brakes and pedal and sent me on my way. Now I'm going to be paranoid about them for awhile.
The Avon meeting was good - just three hours long. I got to see the new things coming out for Christmas (cute stuff including clothes!). I got to "spin the wheel" for three prizes for having three recruits (who, by the way, aren't putting orders in most of the time; therefore not helping me make money - but that's another story.) I also won a raffle prize. I got to order the new night cream Anew Genics at a big discount. THIS STUFF IS FANTASTIC and I am NOT one to say that. I've used a sample for about four nights now and can really see a difference in my face. I also ordered a talking stuffed animal for my mother for her birthday at a discount. So, all in all, the meeting was successful even though I was stressed about my brakes.
My day today started at the shop, then went to my daughter's bank to make a deposit for her. Then, I delivered one Avon order. When I went to deliver my last Avon order, the lady had forgotten to bring her checkbook to work, so I'll have to go back on Monday when she's working.
Then I got to run back home to grab some cleaning supplies and picked up my mother. We cleaned a friend of hers' house and made a quick, much needed, small amount of money. I felt like a dust bunny by the time I left, though.
When I dropped my mother off, she asked me to take a look at her checkbook. Found a couple things for her, made a few phone calls for her, but never could get the checkbook to balance. She's the only person I know that can get it really screwed up. I can not figure it out!
I did get to fit in going to the grocery store, cleaned my car and got my hair cut.
All this took longer than I had originally intended. So, I am now home doing laundry, cleaning house and attempting to do some of the other stuff that I wanted to accomplish today. I can probably say I will sleep well tonight, but I can't say that I've been bored the last couple days.
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