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The Week In Review ~ March 18-24

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The week started off a bit rough. On Monday I got no break at work so that was a long day. On Tuesday I took my oldest one in to re-write her learner's permit test for driving and she failed it again. Maybe third time will be the charm for her (she only missed it by 2 questions). The rest of the week went okay but I was so glad for the week to be over.

Last night the hubby, the girls and I went out as a family to see Jeff Dunham on his "Controlled Chaos" tour. It was 3 and a half hours of comedic fun for us. I do know that Jeff and his band of puppets aren't for everyone. He is one of few comedians that we agree on as a family. He debuted some new Hallowe'en material and I honestly can't wait for the special that will be based around that particular "holiday". We had great seats in the third row just off centre stage. Close enough that if I'd had a straw and some paper I could have tried to hit him with spit balls (I know very immature..LOL).

Today my ribs and belly still ache from laughing so hard last night. I also bit the bullet and applied for my online schooling to become a medical transcriptionist. I also tried to apply for government student loans and because I answered that YES I would be continuing to work full time while in school my application was automatically rejected. I think this is a crock as I don't have the extra funds and trying to save them will take me too long. I need to get more training for something that won't be so hard on my body. I like my current job but I don't LOVE it and honestly it is time for a change. I enjoy the physical aspects of my job but don't enjoy the office work portion any longer. I just find that my manager seems to be relying on me to keep things flowing and he takes off early or shows up late far too often. However he doesn't have to punch a time clock and is not monitored the way I am or other members of our staff. I could "rat" him out but what would that do or prove? It would just make working with him uncomfortable. He still hasn't done anything more in regards to trying to get me a raise and honestly that tells me that neither he nor the company really care about rewarding hard work and dedication.

I will have to go to the bank now and see if I can get a personal loan to pay for my schooling or perhaps look at cashing out my RRSP to fund it. I am so frustrated right now and I don't have enough room on my credit card to pay for it and I am not sure even if I did have that I would charge it as the interest rates are very high on my cards.

I think that this week has just been a complete wash and I don't really care anymore. I haven't worked out properly since Tuesday (read I have done NO cardio since then and sloughed off one day of my 100 push up challenge this week, so only 2 sessions instead of 3). I have maintained my weight but have eaten poorly a number of times this week and I feel like crap. Maybe it's time to book off part of the 8 days I still have of vacation time (took off 4 days in August to spend with hubby who also took that week off). I just don't know when I want to take time off right now. I guess I'd better decide as I have to use those other 8 days before September 1. Then I have to figure out when I want to take my next 3 weeks of vacation time (I have 1 week decided so far).

Thanks for listening to me ramble and I hope that everyone had a great weekend.
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  • 4CYNDI
    I agree that Jeff is one very funny comedian.

    Sorry about the rough week. Hope you find the financing for your schooling. Perhaps you could look at scholarships as well. I know there are a lot of them out there.

    Good luck!
    2185 days ago
    Jeff is so funny!!! Hope work gets better! Thinking of you
    2186 days ago
    I hope things get better for you, especially on the work front.
    2187 days ago
    It seems like a full week - sorry for the frustration about economy, I deal with it all the time and it is not easy. As I feel enpowered by your blog I guess it has to be a lot of good energy in it!
    2187 days ago
    Sounds like a Crazy week my friend but you made it through.

    I am hear to listen anytime that you need me to be. That is what friends are for!!

    2187 days ago
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