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Ahhhh, work outside the house...

...and money coming in, woohoo! It's not as much as I wanted to make for temp work but at least it's at a title company so it's still industry-related experience. I'm doing shipping work right now (icky poo) but talked to the boss lady today and she said she can keep me busy through the end of the month doing a variety of things there. Too bad I'm not a notary cuz I think they'd be sending me in to closings...maybe I'll look into that, it's a thing I should probably have in my industry anyway.

My visit to Dad was *great* but too short. It was fun getting to show off the wedding pix to my Missouri family...they really don't get me at all but are constantly amused at my wierdness. And it's funny too since they met B when he had his long hair, they didn't recognize him in the pix. LOL! The best part tho was hanging out with the old man, smoking cigs and watching TV. We watched quite a bit of Law and Order while I was up there which, everyone t…

Woohoo, I got a temp job!

So I'm off to a temp gig doing data entry at a title company in Plano. It's not as much money as I wanted to make, but still better than nothing. I'll be working there thru the end of the week, yay!

Will update more on the weekend later...

Still no temp assignment :-(

I'm fighting myself not to get discouraged because I haven't made any money in 2.5 weeks now. You know what they say about hindsight and I'm thinking I should have started with the temp agencies that first week...okay but I'll shoot myself in the foot if I get to beating myself up over it. I've had several successful interviews and that's a good and happy thing. I also have some more interviews coming up that I'm hopeful about. I spent all day yesterday working on MS certification training/testing and made some real headway. Really there's no reason for me to feel this way because I'm certainly doing everything I can and am having quite a bit of luck. I guess I just hate waiting...teehee, I'm such a Veruca Salt (I want it NOW!), LOL! I desperately need to get out of the house today, I think that's a big part of it right there. Think I'll run some errands and treat myself to a tanning session which I haven't done since summer. :)

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Things Cats Must Remember (ok. . . things we would like cats to remember)

Thanks to Shelly for this in my inbox this morning...had to share! :)
Screaming at the can of food will not make it open itself.I should not assume the patio door is open when I race outside to chase leaves.If I play "dead cat on the stairs" while people are trying to bring in groceries or laundry, one of these days it will really come true.If I put a live mouse in my food bowl, I should not expect it to stay there until I get hungry.The guinea pig likes to sleep once in a while. I will not watch him constantly.If I bite the cactus, it will bite back.I will not stand on the bathroom counter, stare down the hall, and growl at nothing right after my human has finished watching "The X-Files."My human is capable of cooking bacon and eggs without my help.Television and computer screens do not exist to backlight my lovely tail.No matter how dangly and attractive they are, my human's earrings are not cat toys.The canned cat food is already dead. I do not need to kill …

Temp work, here I come!

Today and tomorrow my plan is to sign up with some temp agencies so that I can get some money coming back into the house. (And it *really* doesn't help that my final paycheck got lost in the mail...argh!) I've got a couple of agencies that I'm scheduled to meet with and another that I'm pursuing, so that should be enough to get me some short term stuff until I can find permanent status somewhere else. I refuse to take a job out of desperation and being broke!

I had a good (I think, anyway) interview yesterday in Lewisville for a processing or possibly a closing position. The company is huge but the sub-prime division is small and in no way rivals the volume that I was doing at Long Beach, thank the gods! They won't have available positions for 30-45 days which baffles me as to why in the world they're interviewing now. *shrug* One of life's little mysteries, I guess.

I'm still following up on my oustanding resumes and trying to get things moving as far …

Did Jen quit her job?

Can I get a resounding YES followed closely by an AMEN! Heh, there's a story there...

Everyone pretty much knows that I've been very unhappy at my company for quite a while now. Loved the job but hated the company, that's been the story of my life for about the last year. No recognition for the hard work and overtime that I was putting in...no positive feedback...watching the people that were family, friends and drinking buddies of management get advanced while nothing happened for me...watching people leave the company and not get replaced thereby forcing those of us left to work that much harder....working incredibly long hours and being too tired to have a life outside my job...the list goes on and on. So finally on the day of the company Xmas party (December 17) I hit my breaking point and at 5:00 on that Friday night I packed my desk and was ready to walk out. (Anyone who knows me knows that I would *never* do this without having another job to go to, especially sin…

Why is Jenni not replying to her email??

Ahhhh, the thrill of having something broken on my computer and having absolutely no idea why.

My Outlook has decided that it will be happy to retrieve my messages from my mail server but it won't send any outbound mail for me. *sigh* It did this same exact thing about a month ago and I contacted my web host and also my isp but they (in true tech support fashion) both assured me that it was neither of them. Then mysteriously a few days later it started working again so I went about my merry way and figured that it was a glich and it had been fixed. Now here I am again several days into the new outage. I keep hoping that it will magically correct itself but it hasn't yet. Maybe my Outlook is broken...or maybe because I haven't contacted tech support yet, it won't correct itself...either way, I'm relying on my Yahoo account for outbound mail right now. :-(

Okay so I'm gonna check this blog thing out

I have a theory that this will be a good way for my friends/family to keep up with me and what I'm up to. It should ultimately save me time and effort since my group of friends has grown so large that it's impossible to keep up with individual emails to everyone. Now if I can just make sure I take the time to do this, that will be a good and happy thing... :)