Saturday, January 22, 2011

A whole day of catching up

Last week, my part time job increased my hours. Good for revenue, bad for sanity. I mean, I'm already working a full time job. When I took this job a year ago (exactly a year ago yesterday), I thought I'd keep it until we adopted & then it'd be up for reevaluation. Well, here I am, a year older ... and the job is really not a good fit for me at all. I will be talking with my boss on Wednesday to let her know that, too. She's a good egg & a huge part of the reason I've stayed. That and the fact I really enjoy what I do when I'm there. The only problem is that the hours I'm there are the hours I really need for other things, and it crowds the rest of my life so badly that I wind up doing things like spending almost an entire Saturday, just playing catch up on all the things I typically would've done throughout the work week.

But the good news is that we're slowly but surely detaching ourselves from Chase (who screwed us over royally), by moving everything over to another local bank. Much more friendly & personal & not trying to sell us anything. Cripes, the folks at Chase tried to sell stuff to me even as I said, "I am taking all the money out of this account & closing it." GET A HINT!

Also today I managed to get color copies for our local adoption agency's profile. We needed 5 updated color copies. We've not got them & I just need to get them in the mail. So, that is done, thank goodness. I even managed to use an old copy card I got from Office Depot to defray the cost by about $10.

We picked up cat food ... groceries ... bread ... and now I have dish soap. Little things, but seriously -- I ran out of dish soap on Sunday (the stuff I need for handwashing our nice knives & pots & pans) & didn't have any time to get to the store between now and then. Yeah. I am waaay too busy.

I'm going to pull out some photos from our December 2009 trip to Walt Disney World & see if I can start assembling some items for when I do some scrapbooking tomorrow. And if I can find more stuff to sell at a local scrapbooking & sticker consignment sale thing that's the last weekend in February. Hey, every buck counts, right. We're doing what we can to get some more cash together for the adoption fund, and I've still got my half.com store going strong (got some more books from a friend yesterday!), but I think it's about time to let the craigslist thing go. It just seems to attract weirdos & junk mail.

2 comments:

Mel said...

OHmygosh....no rest for the weary. Definitely a full agenda. I wish I could say it's that second job that's making me weary--alas, not the case. LOL THAT I could accept a whole lot more than this!

;-)

Hang in there, lady....it'll get different!

Sarah said...

sending good thoughts your way. Sounds like life is definetly WAAAAY too busy right now. But hopefully the end result is exactly what you're looking for! HUGS