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Tuesday Tidbits – The Job Edition Part 2

Just another unedited, sloppy installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

I had an interview for the part time horticulturist job and overall it went well. I didn’t make any glaring mistakes – at least I don’t think I did. After talking with them and learning about their training program, I am sure I could handle the duties. It s benefits are the part time hours, working with plants, not needing to worry about the boy being alone for hours after school and minimal interaction with other people. The drawback is that it isn’t the fabric store job.

Yes, I still can not get that job out of my head/heart. I talked with a friend and with my daughter about it and they both think I should try for it. However I just can’t seem to get it together. Every time I try to put a resume together I am struck by my lack of qualifications. I know you are supposed to sell yourself, tell why the employer would benefit from hiring you but all I can think about is how I would benefit. The girl says just go down and talk to them. It is a small company not a chain or franchise and they will be willing to hear you out. It sounds so easy – why am I having such difficulty??

Maybe because it means stepping out of my comfort zone. Or maybe I ‘d rather have the comfort of believing I could have gotten the job if only I had tried harder versus being not hired and knowing that I failed. Maybe I’m still not ready to be an adult and take on the responsibility of doing a “real” job and living up to someone else’s expectations.  Or maybe I’m just hoping for my “prince” to save the day and let me go on living a life of relative ease.

UGH! too much thinking going on here – I’m going to head out to the garden to pull some weeds and get some satisfaction from actually accomplishing something.

Till next time I’m hoping that wherever you are and whatever you are doing, you are having a great day.

Who is up for a challenge?

2016 is winding down and  I’d like to go out with a strong finish. Once again I’m thinking about doing a 100 day challenge to close out the year.  A challenge is always easier when you can get/give support to someone else who is also working towards a goal. So I’m throwing it out to you-  my loyal reader J, those of you who follow but don’t comment and those of you who stumbled across this blog today. Please join me – think of some goal you want to accomplish, a habit you want to start, a habit you want to get rid of, anything at all – and make the commitment to do something for 100 days straight.

Start thinking about your choices. For me the options are – letting go of 100 things, committing to 5 minutes of meditation daily, walking at least five miles a day, and/or spending at  least an hour a week doing something related to my job search.

The starting date for the challenge will be Friday, September 23rd. If you are willing to participate, please leave a comment below stating what your challenge will be. I’ll have a weekly update post where you can leave a comment with your progress or lack of progress and  I’ll respond with some support/encouragement to everyone who is playing along. I hope some of you will consider joining in and look forward to hearing what your goals are.

Tidbit Thursday

Just another unedited, sloppy installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…


My dad has successfully transitioned to a skilled care facility and is definitely getting back to normal. He has been receiving dialysis, PT and OT services and is becoming more alert and communicative. He still has times of tiredness but he looks and sounds much better. He’s also feeling better about the food he is getting. Although they won’t give him a hot dog with mustard and onions, they have given him oreos and ice cream which has made his day.

This has been a good week for getting the garden cleaned up. Everyone has been doing some work in the evenings and my hubby is glad to see the mulch pile in the middle of his grass slowly disappearing.  Almost all of the established garden beds have been weeded and we have done some work to clear out the overgrown orchard and meadow areas.  There is still too much to get done this summer but we are getting closer to our desired look. If we can just keep plugging away, we might get everything done before we are too old to enjoy it!

18 days till school starts – hard to believe the summer is close to winding down. Haven’t received our supply list yet – hope we get it soon before all the good sales are over. Need to get the boy new pants – his old ones are either too short or have too many holes. I’m not sure about shirts and socks, need to check out his closet. Also needs some shoes.

Also looks like I’ll be looking for a job. We need more money coming in if we are going to meet our goals. I’m not sure what kind of  job I can get after being out of the workforce for almost twenty years. My degree is no longer current and actually I don’t think I would want to teach anymore. It would be nice to have a school related job so I don’t have to worry about the boy when he isn’t in school. He’s getting old enough to spend some time on his own but not eight or more hours a day. I’m not looking forward to this but it’s time to pitch in and help out in a different way.

The neighborhood church bazaar/festival begins today. That means cars parking everywhere, trash left everywhere and noise. Hopefully the boy has finally realized the futility of trying to win at the games so there won’t be any meltdowns as there have been in the past. I do like to check out the book sale, the flea market, the bake sale and the Chinese auction as I have found some good buys there over the years.

For now it’s time to head back to work. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope you have a great day!

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