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.
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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