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Archive for August, 2009

Forgiveness

I had a huge post planned for today. I was going to talk about forgiveness and how it is sometimes so hard to give away.

I watched the Sex and the City movie the other day and it got me to having this topic swirling around in my head.

I then started my new part time job here at the apartment complex and it was so busy, I barely had time to scratch my ass, let alone thing more about this post.

In the SATC movie, Carrie and Miranda are fighting because Miranda kept a horrible secret from Carrie. Miranda badgered her for forgiveness in one week. Carrie let her know that it was unfair to badger her for forgiveness after one week, when Miranda herself would not forgive Steve for something done six months ago. Miranda tried to say it was different circumstances, but all Carrie said was “No it’s not, it’s forgiveness.”

Forgiveness is exactly that. Forgiveness.

Where does forgiveness start though? Does it start with forgiving myself? Or forgiving others? I believe it starts with me. I believe I need to be able to forgive myself before I can forgive any transgression against me by others.

If I don’t know how to forgive myself, I’m not going to know how to forgive anyone else.

And on that serious note, here is some information about how my first day went!

I arrived at the office at 10:40 (I’m perpetually early) and we got to work right away. We had two appointments for lease signings and move ins. One was at 11:30 and the other at noon. However, the noon appointment was running late. Very late.

After the first signing, we took the young (extremely young!) couple over to their new apartment where her mother and a few friends were waiting to move them in.

The walk through went well, even with mom watching over our shoulders and asking a billion questions for the kids.

After that, we returned to the office so the Manager could show me a few things. However, before we even got into any of that, the phones started going batshit crazy!

I showed three sets of people the empty townhouse and the model 2 bedroom apartment. One set of them applied right there and then. One set took an application with them. The third set is getting a 4 month jump on things, as the girl won’t need the apartment until February.

The Manager showed me the software they use and told me she plans on showing me how to do everything in that system and another system on her computer. She wants someone who would be able to step in for her if something were to ever happen. Right now, she doesn’t have that, as the Assistant Manager doesn’t understand the computer stuff. Manager wants me to be that person. WOW!

I learned how to put in a maintenance request on several things (including my furnace filter I get done every month) and I learned how to post rent payments.

It was really fun and interesting. I’m going to go in a few nights a week after work and when the office there closes, the Manager will show me more stuff without all the interruptions. Right now my next scheduled work day is September 12.

I’m looking forward to it already! A part of me wishes it was full time. Already. After one day. Shit. After 5 hours! LOL

Until next time…

Feeling good and sharing it.

I’m feeling pretty good emotionally right now.  I adjusted my attitude about the work stuff I posted on earlier this week.  While her behavior has not really changed at all, I’m just reacting differently and sometimes not at all.  It seems to send her into more of a tailspin LOL

I start the part time job this Saturday.  I’ll be going in at 11am and will work til 4pm being trained on what will need to be done and what not.  I’m looking forward to it!

Even though I’m losing one of my weekend days, I’m going to be making extra money, close to home.  Can’t beat that!

I’ll be missing a workshop on sponsorship being done by one of our Indy members and one of our Louisville members.  However, since it does involve making extra money, I’m not complaining too much.

I got an email from someone who used to do DNA testing for the police department back in Vegas. It was good to hear from her, but seriously. I’ve been gone 2 years, why make contact now? Oh well. We had a good conversation and that was that.

MBMoE keeps butt dialing me. At the same time every day that he is not working. And when he is working? He butt dials me several times a day. I think he does it on purpose so I’ll see his name show up on my phone. Whatev. I ignore all his calls anyway – so it goes straight to voice mail now.

Now to go relax and do nothing for the rest of the evening. I’m hoping it keeps raining tonight cause I love the sound of the rain here. I checked the floor by my bedroom window and it’s DRY!!!! YAY!!!!

Until next time…

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Peaceful day….

What a peaceful building I live in right now. I’m hoping it stays this way. Holy cow, I have not felt this relaxed while being at home in months and months. It’s quiet. I don’t hear people talking, laughing, playing music or TVs loudly. I do not hear drunk idiots screaming across the parking lot or in my building.

I hear the people upstairs (I met the female half yesterday BTW) and I sometimes hear the other two people who live in this building. Rarely.

It’s so quiet here, I didn’t even know it was raining until I went outside to take the trash out earlier. Ooops!

I walked around a bit earlier, tacking my Avon store flyers at the mailboxes of some of the buildings. It started raining on us, so I got it hung up in about 5 buildings before having to come home.

I watched the rest of Season 2 of True Blood that is on HBO On Demand. Holy noodles! I can totally see why people are obsessed with this show! I’m actually tempted to watch it again. All nine episodes had me at the edge of my seat, laughing, crying and cringing from the grossness of it all! It was phenomenal!

I’ve also been looking online at some auto insurance quotes. While I’m mentally stable at the moment, my finances are still fucked up beyond belief and so I am looking for way to save money and cut down my expenses.

I have a note on my calendar the week before I need to cancel HBO (when my free trial ends) and I’m upset about that. While I’m hoping to have a second job by then and be doing well with that (besides the every other Saturday thing in the office here), I really need to get a move on.

Besides watching True Blood all freaking day (BTW, did I mention I stayed up until like 2 or 3 in the morning watching the end of season 1 and then the beginning of season 2?), I did laundry and my work clothes are all clean and washed and put away.

Tomorrow will be another day of a whole lot of nothing. Besides going to church in the morning, I have no other plans. I don’t even plan on unpacking a lot of stuff. I am just looking for some down time and I chose this weekend to do it.

Monday is payroll day, so I’m glad I did my laundry today. I’m also not looking to exhaust myself and sleep through my alarms haha. That would just be heinous, ya know?

Off to the couch to relax and watch some TV and do some more nothing!

Until next time…

Stressful week times elventy billion

What a week. I moved last Saturday and had to go 5 days without cable or internet. And then when they showed up (late, mind you!) on Wednesday evening, they almost couldn’t do anything for me. That would have made me cranky, but like I said in my previous post, my upstairs neighbors RAWK!

Work has been heinous the last two days. The Trainer is going on vacation in 5 working days. 5 more work days of having to deal with accusatory tones and bitchiness. Wooooweeee! I just wanted to strangle her several times today.

I’m currently looking out my back patio door and I see nothing but green trees. I can’t wait to see it in the Fall when the leaves start to fall and it turns shades. What beautiful pictures I will be able to get from that!

I don’t quite know what to do with the lack of kitchen counter and cabinet space. *le sigh* I’m sure I’ll figure it out, but damn it’s annoying not having enough space to put my stuff, ya know? I’ve got one cart out there for the microwave and then I’m putting a three drawer white plastic thing on the other side to hold stuff like my kitchen towels and hot pads.

It will be interesting to see how I do with this small space! This weekend, I am going to walk around the complex with Josie and tape up my Avon store flier that I printed out. I’m going to try to generate some more business around here.

I wonder if I’ll be able to afford a Medicare supplement when the time comes for me that I need it?

Until next time…

Getting in shape….

I’ve mentioned this before, but I am always looking for the easy way to do things and I know it’s not the “right” way to do it.   I need to stop looking at things like these Alli reviews.

I just need to buckle down and get the shit done. I lost 35 pounds before on the Body for Life system. I just need to start doing that again and I know I can do it. I focused on my eating habits for the first two months and then I started working out.

It really worked well for me when I adjusted it to fit my lifestyle. Now it’s time to commit myself to doing it and I’ll get it done.

I am currently about 40 pounds overweight for my height and I feel gross. When I get money, I’m going to focus on buying good for me treats instead of bullshit like chocolate and cakes and Zingers. Ugh!

I can do this. I’ve done it before and I can do it again! I’m determined!

Until next time…

Reunited and it feels so good

I’m reconnected to the interwebs!!!!  YAY!!!!  I’ve been away from internet and cable TV for the last 5 days.  Since I moved this stuff over here Saturday morning for the move, I’ve not had it connected until now.

It turns out this apartment is NOT wired for internet because a year or so ago, a mouse or squirrel got into the attic of the building and chewed wires.  The upstairs neighbors had to have them re-run a line.  Since the tenant in this apartment was on the DISH Network, he did not require a new line.

Currently, the upstairs couple have agreed to let the cable guys split from their line for me temporarily until a contractor can get out here to run a new line for my apartment.  Very cool of them, if you ask me.

I got $20 off my next bill AND HBO for free for six months.  Now I just need to remember to shut HBO off after that free period is up.  Hopefully I’m making extra money so I can afford the $13 a month more for it.  Cause seriously.  I’ll have True Blood, why would I WANT to get rid of it?  Right?

The move went pretty well.  I had four adults and 2 pre-teen boys helping me move.  My Co-Worker and her husband brought a 16 foot trailer so we were able to move the majority of stuff in one load and then the rest in another.   We started moving stuff at 10am and I was here in my new place with all my boxes and Josie by 1pm.

It’s been a crazy few days.  Stressful, fun, exciting and exhausting.

Now that I’m back online, I’ll be able to catch up with the blogs in my reader.  I can read them at work, but I can’t comment or click over to the actual blog.  Now I’ll be able to do that after work!  Woot!

Are you looking to boost your stats? I was referred to seo tools a few months ago. I haven’t tried it out yet though. I’m considering it for my Avon website.

Until next time…

I shouldn’t have to give a reason why

Post title from No Surprise by Daughtry.

Have I mentioned my obsession with Daughtry?  Not just Chris Daughtry either.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, the man is so bloody good looking it hurts to look at him, but I mean the whole band!  I love the whole band.  Even the dude with all the tats and the mohawk.  Hotness.

I’m taking a short break from packing and decided to update ya’ll on my life.  Because I know you were all waiting for me to update something, right?

The apartment – the bedroom is flooding again and the maintenance guys keep telling the manager lady that it’s not wet.  Yet, when I walk on it, it squishes.  Ummmm how is that NOT wet?  Whatev.  I’m outta here in less than a week!

The new neighbor next door moved in this week.  She’s quite loud, but I like her personally.  I introduced myself the first day she was here and we’ve gotten along great.  Very nice lady, I will miss getting to know her as a neighbor.   However, she has offered to help me move AND wants to exchange numbers so we can walk our dogs when the weather gets nicer.   I just might do that!

The crazy people – have settled down quite nicely.  Train Wreck has been behaving herself and hanging out with the Good Girl again.   Things have been pretty quiet around here since the Crazy One left and that’s a good thing.

The job – has been challenging and I’ve been learning more as I go.  I track the vacations for 500+ people and I must say that I have tracked 808 vacations so far.  That number is for the months of July and August – ONLY!  This is not the amount of days taken, just the amount of vacations taken.  HOLY SHIT!!!!  And I have to print each record everytime I update/track a vacation.   I’m killing forests here on the City’s dime!

Manager Lady was on vacation for two weeks and The Trainer had been being really nice and did not once lose her shit on either me or Co-Worker.  So far this week (yes, the whole two days) The Trainer is STILL being nice.  Here’s to hoping!

The men in my life – MBMoE has pretty much avoided me since I went to Georgia.  And I’m okay with that.   At first it pissed me off, cause I do not like to be avoided or ignored.  However, I finally got to a place where I just don’t care and it actually makes my life much easier without that drama involved.

MH – have not seen or heard from him in weeks.  Until today, that is.  Had to call his district for information on an injured employee.  I thought I’d be getting MBMoE, but it turned out to be MH.  Not complaining here.  We joked around a bit and when we were ending the conversation, he called me babe.  Huh.  Well that’s new!

A few hours later, he called to have me check something on his payroll.  We started talking about my move.  He’s working a trade that day, otherwise he would help.  However, he did say that he would see if he could get someone to cover for him for a few hours so he can come out here and help me.  Ummm wow!  Not many people would offer that out loud.  I told him it would be greatly appreciated, but if he couldn’t, I wouldn’t hold it against him.  We’ll see.

I’m now going to go pack my shot glass collection.

Until next time…

I am just spent!

I had one of the most productive, busy days I’ve had in a long time.

I really thought I wouldn’t get shit done because I woke up all congested, sinus pressure, sinus migraine, ect.

I decided to work through it, because the stuff I needed to do HAS to get done and now I’m on the final countdown for my move coming up on Saturday the 15th.

I finished packing my bathroom (except the stuff I will use over the next week) and I went through my storage room.  I found a brown recluse spider in there too.  *shiver*  YUCK!

I got tons of shit taken to the dumpster, packed and I even took a few hundred cd’s over to Half Priced Books to see what they’d give me for them.  I didn’t get as much as I thought they were worth, but I accepted their offer because a) I need the money and b) I wanted to get rid of those cd’s!

I was talking to my co-worker last week and she said her daughter needed to find some baby shower invitations for a friend. I referred her to that website. I don’t know if it’ll have what she’s looking for, but it’s a place to start!

I am so exhausted! Tomorrow is payroll Monday, so I’m going to go relax. First thing on my agenda for the rest of the evening? A shower. And then watch the baseball game until I fall asleep.

Until next time…

It’s finally the weekend!!!

I did not think this weekend would ever get here.  *le sigh*  It wasn’t a bad week at work, just long and taxing on my brain.

I just feel exhausted right now.  It probably doesn’t help that I ended up having six beers last night and was a little tipsy when I went to sleep.  Oh well.  I wasn’t hung over, so I’m not complaining!

I am not going to be doing too much this weekend.  Unless, of course, you count packing, organizing and throwing shit out.  And I need to do at least one load of laundry this weekend or I’m screwed for work next week LOL

I’m also going to try to get at least two new customers for my Avon business.  I have these cute little plastic Avon bags that I’ve filled with catalogs and I’m going to go hang them on some doors.  As long as there is not a sign saying No Solicitations, ya know?  Don’t want someone coming out with a gun.

I am having trouble believing that the people I’ve asked to help me move (all but TWO) have backed out on me.  Their reasons/excuses are those that make it difficult for me to get upset with them.  But damnit, I’m upset at the situation!!!  I need help and everyone I keep asking can’t help me.  I just feel drained.

I’ve put a message in a group of co-workers on Facebook and NOT ONE person has responded.  I’ve resorted to posting it on my fucking status message.   I’m going to change it every few hours on there too.  Until I get some people to help me move!!!

On that note, gotta go start packing and going through stuff before my meeting tonight.

Until next time…