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A Busy Couple of Days

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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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/10/2011 5:04PM

    Wow what an amazingly full day, don,t know how you fit it all in!

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SLIMLILA 9/10/2011 12:48AM

    Hope you filled in yourToDo List today. Sounds to me like you must have completed every single item on it. Have great weekend.

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MISSLISA1973 9/9/2011 11:23PM

    I've been told that the brakes start squeaking long before they are a real problem. I wouldn't worry too much about them yet, especially since you had them checked and he "sent you on your way."

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Hoping for a Better Day

Thursday, September 08, 2011

My boss wants me to come in for a few hours to finish the "instruction booklet" on how to do my job. To give her credit, she is at least saying that she wants me to take on more responsibility. But...she still thinks I remember things she showed me once about six weeks ago. That just doesn't happen with me...especially with my ADD. So...I wonder how patient she will be with me this time around. At least I'm grateful I get two days of work this week as opposed to last week's one day.

It was a miserable, cold, rainy day yesterday. I definitely had a sinus thing going and felt like I was ready to hibernate for the winter. I'm a little better today, but the headache still is letting me know that it doesn't completely want to leave yet. (Today's weather is a repeat.) And I really want to accomplish at least a little bit of what I should have done yesterday, and, if I get really ambitious, some of what I should accomplish today. Gotta just play it by ear today and see how it goes.

It's kinda ironic: I can find lots of stuff to do when I don't have to go into work. I've gotten into the habit of having the time to do this stuff. It just doesn't get the bills paid. If only I was rich instead of beautiful.....LOL!

  
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NANCYBOAT 9/8/2011 8:28AM

    Hope today is better!

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KOREENREGIS 9/8/2011 8:05AM

  Too funny.. I wish I was rich too.

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Not A Good Feeling

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I had my day planned all out today. This included going to a job fair at a local company. I got a call about 8:45 last night from my boss wanting me to come in today. She wants me to take my notes and make a booklet on how to do my job. This gives me the feeling that my days are definitely numbered (not that I didn't have that already - this just makes the feeling worse!) Why else would she want what I do written down but to have it for anyone else that would do the job?

Of course, I did not sleep well and had strange dreams all night. I also woke up with the start of a migraine. I seriously thought of calling in. But I so desperately need all the money I can get. I'm doubting seriously if I will have my rent money this month as it is. Not looking good for the home team. Come on new job hunting plan: please work for me!

  
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KKP4673 9/8/2011 1:08AM

    I pray you get a new job soon!! Keep up the great work!!

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KAMAPERRY 9/7/2011 3:26PM

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PASTORJO 9/7/2011 10:30AM

    Being treated w/out respect is difficult to handle. I had a temp job about 8 years ago - when I had to take off from seminary for $ reasons - and a co-admin assistant and I found out we were going to be replaced after discovering ads in the local newspaper!

I'd also showed up one Monday at another temp job - had been there a couple of months- and the management was noticeably uncomfortable. As I opened the front desk and switchboard, I didn't discover for almost 1 1/2 hours that they'd called the agency and asked that I not come it. I ended up greeting and training my replacement. No one would face me or tell me why they wanted me replaced.

My point in sharing is - first, unfortunately you are not alone. Save these experiences if only as reminders of how NOT to treat others. This too will pass...stay focused on your long term goals. emoticon

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INGMARIE 9/7/2011 9:02AM

    emoticonkeeping my fingers crossed. Something will come along. emoticon

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ANGIEINTRAINING 9/7/2011 8:02AM

    What a bummer. You would think she would know how to train a new person. I'm sorry that you are going through this. I do hope that you find your perfect job sometime soon! Keep your head up and stay focused on long term.

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Unofficial End of Summer

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I don't go to school and my children are grown. But there's something about the unofficial end of summer and the start of school that makes me want to take stock of myself. I'm thinking a lot about what I should do with my life and how I will be able to get from here to where I want to be. I've already resolved to re-do my resume and practice skills that should help me get a (better) job with more hours than I get now. I'm thinking about how to go through my condo and decide what I really want and need and what needs to be gotten rid of. I'm hoping that I can find stuff that can be sold. I'm racking my brain on how to bring in any type of money into my budget at this time. Lots to think about. I know it will take me some time, but today is the first day of this process.

  
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SLIMLILA 9/6/2011 10:02PM

    I was so stressed out about quitting that little part time job that was making me feel frozen, but what a relief that I not only did it today, but he was so nice about it and asked how my real job search was going and gave me some more tips.. He even made me sign the yellow paper so I will get the $50 for at least sitting through the meeting the Saturday before last. I hate being a quitter, but I just couldn't do it....

No, it can't be the end of summer, I won't let it...... we seem to have an Indian summer in store for the next 10 to 15 days anyway...

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NELLYCFIT 9/6/2011 8:55AM

  Best wishes Hope you have a good fall!

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A Definite Labor Day

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day is a day to take off work and celebrate the working people of the world. Subconsciously, my mind and body must be aware of this today. My motivation today is not very high yet - I've been very slow to get moving this morning. I've got some of my exercises done, but need to get the rest of them done. I haven't found my ambition to start any of my chores or projects yet. So, I will just listen to my body this morning and get some R & R. Maybe later on I will get ambitious.

  
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SLIMLILA 9/6/2011 1:49AM

    Hey, your body knows best, so slow down and listen to it..
Did I tell you about the metaphysical test my sister does to see if something is right for her body? I tried it and it says my Metformin I've been taking for over 10 years is not good for my body....now what?

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KAMAPERRY 9/5/2011 5:24PM

    I have been moving slow too, but hey, it is our day off! I do plan a workout this evening.

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NPA4LOSS 9/5/2011 12:06PM

    Maybe you r plan for today can be to relax and enjoy the state of just being. We all need days to just lean back and let the stress go somewhere else for awhile. Enjoy a little fun today! emoticon

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