Saturday, November 17, 2012
I might as well continue with where I left off with the last post. I got my few things with class worked out and I started work this past Tuesday. Yay for going back to working. I also attended my last week of class in the evening. This has made me exhausted. I'm not sure how I'm going to survive this next set of classes, since I have class Monday through Thursday from 6-10PM. So work from 8-4:30 and then class after that. Needless to say, I won't be seeing much of my house, my friends, or Bryan. I'm glad to be working and I only have class until the middle of March so it can't be too bad. It's just going to be like my second year at CLC, 2 part-time jobs, 19 credit hours, two sets of private lessons, and a full time volunteer position. I, of course, wasn't trying to be dating anyone at that time so that was a little bit of a hitch. Currently, since I get off of work at 4:30 and Bryan leaves for work at 4:45ish, there is no way that I see him during the week, regardless if I have class. I guess we are going to be those people that only see their significant other on weekends, well when he's awake. Oh well, I guess it's part of life. I'm truly exhausted from working and going to school, and it's only been a week. My friend Cathy works two blocks over from where I do and so Friday (yesterday) we met for lunch. It was nice to be able to have lunch together. Working downtown is a little bit of an adjustment for me as is working in an office again. The people I work with seem really cool and I'm learning a lot. I've pretty much achieved rock star status already, but apparently I get a lot more done than my predecessor and I catch on quickly. My supervisor is thrilled with this. I have reorganized my area and labeled shelves and drawers so anyone can find things. I'm in the process of updating files, which is tedious but needs to be done. My mother is still a little upset that I'm not teaching but I'm done with that bureaucracy right now. That doesn't mean that I'll never teach again, but I can't do it right now. I still love music and although I'm currently unable to play in community band, I still keep the music going. I better go be productive, my house needs to be cleaned and I have a huge pile of firewood that still needs to be cut. I also need to see if the bookstore at school is open so that I can go get my books for my next set of classes. I better get out of my pajamas and on to my list.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Well this week has been interesting. I had an interview for a job with the Court system last week. On the upside I've had a few more interviews but I wasn't getting any job offers. It's life. I can admit it's gotten a little depressing. Then I got a letter from the unemployment department that said that I was about to exhaust my benefits. Great, not. I called them today cause I have officially exhausted my benefits but I qualified for the emergency unemployment compensation. You know the thing the government passed so that you could collect 99 weeks of unemployment. I qualified for 11 weeks but the government is going to stop paying that in December which means I'd be able to collect 8 weeks. Yeah I know kinda complicated. It wasn't the first thing this week. I've was doing some research for a paper I'm writing for a class about the Affordable Health Care Act. I make too much money (on unemployment) to qualify for the health care that applies to this. The more I read this Act, the less I like it. Of course I'm not a big fan of the government right now anyway. Regardless.. Monday it was my neighbor's birthday so I made a Blueberry sour cream cake with Lemon butter fluffy icing. It was really good. One of the people at the birthday party said it tasted like a blueberry cupcake (or muffin). This person also had three pieces. I'm glad it was a hit. I'm making the best of my word class that is kinda boring me. The instructor is good, it's the material. It's mostly review. Oh well. Whatever. Yesterday I worked part of the election. I set up touch screen booths. It was kinda cool. Today I turned in my time sheet from working yesterday and I talked to unemployment about my benefits (as I mentioned above). This evening I got a call from a place I interviewed with several weeks ago. They offered me the job. I have to get somethings worked out with school but hopefully I'll be starting next week. I'm excited to be working soon. I'll be a law office assistant with the state regulatory commission. I'm looking forward to it.