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8/5/13 6:21 P

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I didn't know that your job was on the line ,Woubbie. I'm glad you got it.

I don't WANT a cat of my own. I like having a cat when I want one, but can give it back when I don't and I don't have to worry about finding a pet sitter when I'm gone. I like fostering.

Leslie, sounds like this is one job you're better of passing up.

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8/5/13 3:52 P

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Thanks, you guys! I'm just looking for side jobs to supplement the independent bookkeeping stuff I do. This full-time job does not pay enough for me to do nothing else, and I really love all my existing clients. One of them, who is practically located across the road from my home, is expanding his business and I'll go on a part-time salary with him at that point (Nov, Dec?). I need to leave myself some breathing room because his business is going to be complex and busy and I may be needed there more than he and I think I will right now.

I guess I talked to this guy last night because I love the former client who referred me (she's the one who couldn't pay me so for a $1,500 balance signed me up in her business for a $3,500 skincare package of chemical peels, Botox, and laser treatments that lasts a full year!!), and I was interested in how he operates remotely. Needless to say I am less interested now!

I get so bogged down inside my own head that I can't figure out what I think or feel about anything and I am certain that is part of the reason I am a chunk. LOL After talking it out here, I really think there was nothing about this man that inspires me to want to build his business for him. I wanna build my own! So far today my eating is on track and I don't feel like stuffing my face. This is a good sign!

Woubbie, I think any change in a life pattern can bring on stress, and maybe processing everything in a different environment (even if it's familiar) brought on Kyle's meltdown. Poor guy. Maybe he's externalizing his confusion and I am internalizing mine... Glad your job situation worked out your way so far! Reasonable stability and enjoyment are critical to job satisfaction.

Edited by: LUCYSUNFLOWER at: 8/5/2013 (15:54)
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8/5/13 3:35 P

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Maw - you really are a thoughtful and caring daughter - I'm sure your Mom appreciates you. As for the kitties, a good time to adopt is in the winter time. I know I usually am cooped up more in the winter and appreciate someone to cuddle.

Leslie - Maybe you could have a second interview with this boss. I know my hubby may come off as lame in some of his interviews. I don't know if I would want to work for him either. ha ha

Woubbie - I am thinking good thoughts for your Kyle today. I'm sure everything will work out.

Connie - You have such a positive, energetic personality all the time - I need to take lessons from you.

Well, I need to get back to housecleaning - I've escaped long enough.



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8/5/13 2:48 P
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Totally agree with Kris. Unless the job market was so desperate that you'd take anything you should probably pass it by.

Speaking of job offers, I got mine from the new operating company and accepted it on Friday. I get to keep my boss (that IS a big deal, I just love him to pieces!) and, at least for the time being I keep my current duties without picking up any new ones. That can't last, but at least, hopefully, they'll transition all of us gradually.

I had to pick between sourcing and procurement and that was an easy one. I don't like all the analysis and meetings and vendor angst that goes with sourcing, but I do like the dynamics of working with our field locations in procurement. Fortunately, so does my boss.

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Got my wish so far.

In other news, I got a call from the band director this morning (eep!) about Kyle having another public meltdown. The director is very capable, so I'm trusting him to be able to get Kyle back on task, but that was NOT what I needed to hear on the first day of a full week of camp. Any prayers you care to throw his way would be appreciated.

I think I was lulled into thinking he was doing better the last 2 months, but it's probably just that summertime is so much less demanding and he's under much less stress than during the school year. *sigh* Only a few more weeks to go before we dive back into that ordeal again! Ugh.

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8/5/13 12:43 P

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Maw, the dog is going to miss you when you leave! Those tactics must be quite successful for getting animals adopted...I agree with Leslie, one of them must be for you!

Leslie, are you looking for another job or just something on the side? I've had a couple bad bosses in my time, life is too short for that.

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8/5/13 12:36 P

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Leslie, it seems like you would be stepping into a stressful, difficult working situation again if you work for him. Do you really need that? I think I am super sensitive to men acting that way and talking that way to women right now. Also, I know what you mean about stepping into shoes that are too small for you. I have a hard time going backwards in my work if I have felt like I have moved on, it is so unsatisfying to go backwards.

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8/5/13 12:20 P

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You're a good daughter, Maw! And there's a kitty with your name on it at that shelter... :)

I had a blue day yesterday - just in a deep funk and I haven't figured out why yet. A former client hooked me up with her bookkeeper (he's the business owner and hires bookkeepers to work remotely) and I finally talked to him yesterday afternoon. I really do NOT want to be added to his stable of remote bookkeepers - I felt like he talked down to me and was even moderately combative in how he expressed his requirements and needs. I think I have evolved past the role he would offer me, and when he calls back (after reviewing my resume which he failed to do before he called me), I am going to tell him that I have deep concerns about the time commitment he needs and that I am not a good candidate. He focuses on healthcare (medical, dental, spas, etc.) and parts of it would be interesting, but also like putting on shoes that were a size too small! Blehhhh...

I am still processing it mentally and am working on a few other issues. Didn't track my food yesterday because it was just too complicated. Pretty sure I didn't get enough protein! I am also having issues with itchy eyes and think it's allergies. Either seasonal or food. I hope my mood did not affect what I thought of the dude I talked to about working for him, but even today I still feel the same about the conversation with him! I'm just gonna keep putting one foot in front of the other and stop as much of the mental fussing as I can!

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Allergies, cough, bad mood, and anything else is not going to prevent me from working out tonight. I need to move my body.

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I'm in need of focus! My food is GREAT . . I just need to get out here & post my food, exercise, etc. I got everything to the DVD guy. Now, I'm looking for a pic to put on our shirts for the reunion. I taught 2 classes this a.m. I teach one more tonight. Life is GREAT! YIPPPEEE~ Connie

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8/5/13 11:27 A

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Got up and walked the dog this morning, then swept and used the leaf blower on the patio. Mom had the backyard resodded, and it spent a couple of weeks as just bare dirt. Much of the dirt ended up on the patio, as well as a lot of leaves that fell off of the trees that weren't getting watered. I filled up most of a 30 gallon garbage can with leaves and dirt. Then picked up the fallen apples. Only a couple of gallons of them this morning.

Today is my last day here. I've been here almost two weeks. I've had a good time, but I'll be glad to get back to my own home. I wonder how my garden is doing.

The guy in charge of the fostering program at the animal shelter doesn't play fair. He sends out emails telling about animals (mostly kittens) that need to be fostered - and includes pictures! That's almost, but not quite, as bad as taking adorable adoptables to the library and having them right outside the children's department, where the kids (and adults) can pet them or hold them or whatever. Definitely playing dirty.

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