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 It's been a good weekend. Saturday we went to camping world to check it out...we didn't find anything for our camper. We stopped at Best Buy and I picked up a new laptop. The one I had before had a problem with the display. If I wanted to use it as a desktop I could buy a monitor. If I could find a new display, I could repair it but we couldn't find one. It's really too bad that computers are now disposible. I did find a nice vaio which was a demo, $200 off. P said she'd buy me a nice laptop bag as a congrats on my new job. Saturday night we had dinner with some friends at the local german restaurant. P and I got the sampler platter, yummy. They brought P a prize, she was given Squawkers McCaw it's hilarious to play with. 

Sunday we had a great time visiting with friends at a BBQ. Nice gathering and good to see folks. Although there were comments that some of our friends felt that others weren't as close as we had been. I'm not sure what that is about...I enjoy everyone as individuals and if some folks are "pulling away" or whatever, that's okay. I just enjoy them when we have time for it. I brought a DQ cake to celebrate with the crew. I dropped P home and then I ran into town to pick up an order at REI and my computer (they had to re-do the hard drive). 

less than 4 weeks left of my "old" job. I'm looking forward to being done and after that we're going to disney world to celebrate P's birthday. Who knows what's going to happen after that. I'm looking forward to finding out when I start my new job. I do want to get going on dealing with my Dad's estate, finishing the bathrooms, organizing the house and etc.
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 You know how they have degrees for people who customize their program? I'd like to have a job like that. I've just got to figure out what I would want it to include and what I would NOT want it to include.


Jun. 24th, 2007 11:59 pm
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It went too fast, Friday night I went into town to go to the Trans march, unfortunately R and I never found it. It was so frusturating. I know that he really wanted to go, so did I. I think I needed to do some better research with the address but I've never heard of Gold Medal park. We did decide to go have dinner and head to the after march party and stayed there for a couple of hours. We met up with my friend R who disappeared after a while, we discovered after we were ready to leave. She lived a few blocks away so we stopped by there and visited for a while before we went home. It sure got late! I think it was sometime after 2am when we left. By the time I got to P's house, I decided that I would call the boy and let him know we'd get there in the morning. 

Well Saturday, we slept in and the day was almost over by the time we got back to the country house. We had picked up some greek food and were going to play video games and then have a bonfire for the evening activies. After P wanted to do a Best Buy run, the boy came home with a new video game about zombies. Another late night despite knowing we were going to get up early to meet up with P's friend for the Pride parade. We started in the shade but as the morning went on, we were in the sun. So hot! I've kinda missed the parade for the last couple of years, you've seen one, you've seen them all. This was a little smaller than I remember them being...   We were at the begining of the parade, we had to walk for a number of blocks to get to where we were meeting P's friend. It was pretty packed by the time we got there. Because we usually run late and unprepared, we forgot our chairs (which was fine because there wasn't room anyway), P was sitting on the curb and at one point when she stood up, I realized she had sat in gum. YUCK! I though she had split the jeans because the gum was in the seam. It was very strange, thankfully she brought shorts which she quickly changed into. After the parade, we walked to the park(beat the parade to it) and sat on the benches in the shade watching the crowd come into the park. We saw all sorts, people of all ages, of all types in all sorts of configurations, couples wearing matching clothes, dogs of all breeds, drag queens, leather folks and etc. I wanted to find the booth I was volunteering at before my time so we got up and walked in, ran into B and J and visited with them for a bit, J and R showed up with their son (so cute!) and then found my booth with about 10 minutes to spare. P was too peopled out so she found some more shade under a tree while I did my time. R met up with some friends in the beer garden. 10 minutes past the end of my shift and I was ready to go. I'm enjoying crowds less and less, didn't even really want to walk around to see what I could see, who was there or any shopping.

Walk back to the car, get some food and bring R back home. P and I had some alone time which seems to come so rarely these days and then I left so she could sleep for a few minutes before she had to go to work. UGH for her. I'm ready to crash for my last week of work before we leave for vacation on Saturday morning.

As of this point, I'm probably coming home to no job. I didn't hear from the one place that I interviewed with the Friday before last who said they'd tell me by the next week so hopefully I'll hear something soon, and NOT a letter. I'm sure I'll post more about that soon. Now I need to go to bed!


Oct. 19th, 2006 12:55 pm
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I've hated waking up the last few weeks. I just want to stay sleeping. I think this is change of seasons. Things are going okay in my life. I know that I've got my contract until end of spring semester. I'll hopefully be financially set for the next year even if I don't have another job. At that point, my son will have 2 years left of high school. He'll have completed 9th grade next spring and even if I don't work at all after next spring, I'll have enough to live on for his 10th grade year.

I often think/plan about worst case scenarios.

Right now I'm a little discouraged at my job outlook. It feels like I won't ever get a job or one that pays a living wage. Or one that I will enjoy, it's more important to me that I enjoy what I do than make huge money. As soon as my son is no longer living with me, I won't need as much. My focus will be funding retirement and a little more recreation. I'd really like to figure out a way that I don't have to work full time. My goal would be to live lighter on the earth and enjoy it more.


Sep. 21st, 2006 05:26 pm
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The boy found his camera. Turns out a friend of his decided to play a joke on him but forgot that she took the camera. We had a good time yesterday, going to the library, target and then picked up something for dinner at KFC. 

I can't believe this week is almost done. I had to do some instruction today on www.refworks.com which is a way cool tool. Only 2 people showed up and they were both faculty members. 

Tonight is the season premier of ER which I might watch.

P's sick, she was going to come over tonight but couldn't make it. She said she'd come over tomorrow no matter what, despite the fact I told her that I could come to her on Saturday if she was too sick. 

This is our last childfree weekend that was the 3 in a row, now back to every other weekend even if it's really only Saturday noon until Sunday afternoon. How lame is that? His father only takes him essentially for aprox 30 days a YEAR !!! (I had to add a few days in there for holidays)  So the plan is.....

Friday night  - watch "Life as a house"
Saturday - pick up pants at tailor, P buy new work pants, go to B's for bonfire, stay at the city house
Sunday - church, go to M & C's for "the game" but not sure how late will stay

Finally have my "warning citation" signed by local law enforcement in an envelope so I can mail it off.  I'm hoping that the rain will have stopped by the time I walk to my car.

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So Friday took FOREVER to finally leave...
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So today I woke up at 3am
I won't get home until 10pm and then I want to pack for the weekend. I work tomorrow 8-4 but then I'm off!
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Woot! Job interview on Monday. Although the geographic location isn't too bad, I'm hoping they will offer me enough $$
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This morning was only a 105 minute drive from P's house to work. She's coming tonight to my house and I'm thinking we might attend the neighborhood cook out. This is assuming I'm not too tired from getting 4 hours of sleep and putting on close to 200 miles on my car today. When she got ready for work I knew that I needed to get to work so I would get stuck in the horrible traffic (I didn't) and so I wouldn't fall asleep in her bed and proceed to sleep until 10am (I didn't). Unfortunately, I'm staffing the desk until 5pm so I'm stuck here until then. I hope I have enough attention span to focus on work instead of wasting time. I applied for a couple of jobs, one I'd like to have(except I think it's mainly night hours) another one depends on pay.

You know when you haven't gotten much sleep and you feel really ooky? like you think if you eat it might help...but it doesn't you just have a full tummy that's ooky.... That's how I'm feeling now.
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I'm so bored.

good news?

Dec. 22nd, 2005 06:03 am
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So I've been offered a full time but fixed term position (benefits!) at one of the colleges that I currently work at. I'm really excited to have the position but it sure makes me nervous come the end of the term (it's only spring semester). I'm going to have to quit working at my public library, I will be at least becoming a sub at the library. It will be nice not having to work late 3 nights+ a week. I know that I'll be working some nights at the college but not the same frequency.

I'm nervous about taking this because I always plan for worse case scenarios and by quitting the public library, once I complete my term at the college, potentially I'll be living off of my savings and child support. Granted, I have savings that would likely last me 6 months or more in a worse case scenario, I just don't like the feeling. I also know that they are undergoing a lot of reorganization and it would look very good for me to obtain a full time more perm position.

Last night, I thought I'd have to work my regular shift (until 9pm) but the library closed early so I was home by 5:30 or so. I dropped off some little somethings to the public library ladies (customary to give token gifts). I had previously purchased some beverages from mexico for them, something a little different for them to try. Home to make dinner (spaghetti, broccali, garlic bread) and then off for some shopping. We should have decorated the tree but I guess that will have to wait until another time. When ? Maybe Christmas eve? I've also got to get my Christmas letters off before the postage goes up!
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Sunday was church(T was in better spirits thankfully), coffee with the gang in my town. A few folks showed up and had good conversation. P and I were able to have something to eat, yum. Our goal was to get the tree up, but it just never happened. We ran out of time. I did get the living room cleaned up a little more and vacuumed. It's just a matter of time now.

Monday was job interview, liked the idea of the job, lots of variety...there's the commute and what's the pay? Who knows, she said she'd like to make a decision by the end of the week. Home to laundry and other misc things. I've got to get caught up on balancing my checkbook and getting this months bills sent out. Happily, I was able to purchase P's gift and I can't wait to give it to her. It's something I'm inspired to do, I hope she likes the gift. Monday night work it was so slow. A's present (bass guitar) was delivered and I wasn't sure if I should bring it home or not. I'm glad I didn't because despite my instructions to him NOT to go into my room, he was in there. I'm sure he saw some of the gifts but only the boring ones like new pjs, a new shirt and his very own set of fingernail clippers so he'll quit taking mine!

P came over earlier than I expected, we talked a little before going to sleep but then woke up almost 2 hours before her alarm was suppose to go off and she still ended up late for work. How is it that I wake up at 2:30am and I'm almost late for work too? I didn't have to be there until 9am!
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The boy got his braces off finally! He's got to go back next week for his retainer. We also have to go to the other location because they couldn't fit us in on my open days. This is important to me because I don't have sick time or vacation time and if I don't work, I don't get paid. It should all work out though.

Yesterday I put in an application for a job. They have already called me back, I called them but they were unavailable. I hope they are able to call me before I go to work.

I'm slowly but surely starting my christmas shopping. I think I'll do some more on Saturday but I've got to figure out what I'm going to get. I've got to shop for my dad, sister and other assorted people including a few things for dear son. I did order him a bass guitar like he wanted. I had to call up his dad and tell him that's what I got him so that he doesn't buy the same thing. Now my sis indicated she'd like to help him out with lessons.

I want to nap but I sure don't want above mentioned job folks to call me if I'm sleeping. Of course, theirs plenty for me to do, like empty stuff...dishwasher, cat box, clothes washer, dryer...so many things to do and so little time.

I've got to remember to leave early enough for work to pick up a latte at Caribou, Thanks D from UST!

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It's so nice to have some time off ! I did some cleaning...my room, some of the basement, some laundry and etc. I had hoped to get to my office but alas, I probably won't.

I'm not sure what my plans are for tomorrow...perhaps thrift shopping, shopping at a full price store and/or groceries. Or I might stay home and really work on the house, more laundry and etc.

My life has been kinda quiet, it's good to be able to handle the quiet but still I'd like a distraction. I've got a possible line on a fixed term librarian position-one of the librarians maybe taking a leave of absence due to health reasons, classes start on Thursday. A little short notice but I'd be happy to take advantage of this because it would mean health benefits and I could take a LOA from my night job too!
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I sure loose interest easily...I'm ready to move on to something more challenging at my current job, I really like the people I work with(don't we always like the people we work with) but the commute and my other job and not having my darn nights free is getting to me. This is something I will continue to complain about until I find my permanent job, ARGH.

I'm also wanting to start doing somethings to my house(install 2nd bathroom, new flooring in the bathroom, kitchen and entryway) but not if I'm going to move in the next few years. I do want to clean out the whole thing...we'll see how far I get with that.

Catching up on sleep is important, I'm going to focus on getting enough.
I did get 8+ hours last night and I needed it but neglected doing laundry and cooking up some rice and beans for lunches. I really need a wife! Any takers? GRIN Although, I don't know that I'd want all that responsiblity, but I would like to share the burden with someone.


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