Thursday, November 03, 2011
I had a pretty good night's sleep last night. My dreams were actually pleasant. It made me wake up in a better mood and full of morning motivation. So, I want to accomplish some things today.
First, I want to do some deep cleaning of the condo. I want to get rid of the junk that I don't need. I want to sell what I can, however I can, to make at least some much needed money. I'll put some stuff on Craig's List or ebay. I will take some stuff to a place close by that actually buys stuff to see if they will take anything. I am having such a hard time finding a job that I'm afraid I may have to move and I hate moving a bunch of stuff that I probably won't ever use again. I'm having Thanksgiving here anyway and I want the place to look as good as possible.
Of course, I will spend my usual time job hunting and honing my skills. I won't get a job if I don't do this. I'm including taking Avon training courses in this as right now, this is the only job I can count on. I've decided to make the most of it and see where it takes me. The effort certainly can't hurt.
The boss hasn't called in two weeks, and the rope is at the end as far as that job is concerned. I need to cut my losses (monetarily and mentally) and let go. I feel that I will be mentally healthier and my car will be physically better if I do this. Two to two and a half hours of fighting traffic not only gets on my nerves, but my tires, shocks, and gas have really taken a beating for four to six hours of work a week. If I put my mind to it, I can stay local and ramp up on finding Avon customers.
Of course, this is me talking before getting started for the day. But, all this has been on my mind for at least the last two months and I need to either change my situation or decide to live miserably. I'm getting too old and I'm running out of time. I want to enjoy life, not stress over it. Maybe I'll have second (or third or 100th thoughts) about this; maybe I won't. I'm asking that good vibes and advice be sent my way.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I was in a down mood all day yesterday. I tried to stay busy, get out of the house, talk to friends to get out of the mood but nothing worked. It happens a bit this time of year and I don't like when it does. So, I spent the afternoon applying for a bunch of jobs and practiced some job skills like typing and ten key. I tried to learn Access, but got absolutely nowhere with that, which didn't help my mood. So, when all else failed, I just went to bed.
I slept better than I did the night before and feel a little better this morning. So, I'm hoping today is a better day for me. I will again be looking for jobs in between doctor appointments. It's probably good that I have the appointments - just to make sure everything is okay physically. I believe it is. It's just that I usually get melancholy around this time of year thinking about my father, who passed away on November 10, 25 years ago. One would think I wouldn't be affected anymore, but I still go through it.
And my job situation doesn't help. I didn't work for the company at all last week and haven't gotten a call yet this week. But I get so depressed when I do have to go in. It's hard to work only a few hours a week for a critical boss. I need to find something and find it soon. Just don't know what....
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I got a bit of paperwork done yesterday at work that I had been putting off for a long time. I'm glad I got the chance to do it. The mental work really made me tired, though. I really didn't do much of anything when I got home. I think I fell asleep about 9 pm. But, I slept well and woke up refreshed and motivated. I hope it lasts well into the afternoon. As usual, my to do list is a mile long and I'd love to tackle as much as I can while the motivation lasts.
It's getting cold here in metro Detroit. I have a friend who is coming over tomorrow to help me winterize the condo. So, this means I want to wash windows today and clean the blinds and curtains. And, of course, since this friend doesn't come over that often, I want to make sure the house is as clean as possible.
Somewhere in this mix, I must run some errands. My grandkitty will have my head if I don't go to the grocery store and get her some more treats. (That's what Grandma's are for, even if they are four-footed.) There's other things I need to get anyway, so I will just take a break from cleaning and make my rounds of errands.
My daughter and son-in-law are coming in for Thanksgiving and dinner will be here. (Mom volunteered me.) So, this is all the more reason for me to get the condo in shape. This is actually the first time in my life that I have lived alone and I do want to be able to have a nice, clean, cute place for the family to come to.
I thought of having some of the Christmas decorations out, but I don't think that's going to happen. The Christmas decorations are in the front closet BEHIND all the items that my youngest daughter couldn't fit in her Jeep when she moved out. I've sent a couple boxes of stuff that she needed and that's helped. But sending stuff from Michigan to Nova Scotia isn't the cheapest or easiest thing to do. I understand the purpose behind customs, but some of the rules and questions baffle me. If I don't say that I'm giving the items to her, she has to pay to have them sent over. I get that if you buy something, you should pay a sales tax. But a tax to bring your own stuff with you doesn't make sense to me.
Time's up on blogging - time to move on to the next project.
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