Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I got my letter from unemployment today and I have been approved for the new extension. I am very happy to say that we can last a few more months. Hopefully it won't take me that long to find a job. I spent tonight filling out the claim form so I can start receiving checks again.

I had a very good time at Disneyland and will post pictures soon. I am just recovering from 3 days of walking and am still very tired. It was very hot there and now that I am home I am freezing and can not get warm.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yes I am going again...

Yep I will be at the Happiest Place on Earth this weekend but this time I get to spend Sunday with my 3 nephews and niece! It's happy family time at Disneyland. I am very excited because I have never been there during the Halloween Season. I just love to see their decorations. They go all out t Christmas so Halloween should be good!

What else am I doing? Looking for a job and hoping that the unemployment extenstion of 13 weeks gets passed soon. It is going to be for those of us whose beneifits expire this month. Hopefully it will pass like now but could take a few days. I am sure I will have a job by the end of the year but really need those benefits to keep going so we can pay our bills and buy some groceries.

I think this week I am going to try and get some of the house organized nd maybe pull out my Halloween decorations. I am so ready for fall to start. I am done with the hot weather I want some rain!

Monday, September 14, 2009

How do you know...

How do you know if one of the work from home jobs is legitimate? The online newspaper job section has tons of those work from home jobs but I am afraid to check into any of them because I don't want to think that it is a job I can do only to find out that it is a scam. The other job that is posted way to much is sell Avon. I wouldn't mind doing that for extra money but is anyone buying that kind of stuff right now? Avon is cheaper than Pampered Chef or Partylite. Maybe i will check into it and see if it is a good way to bring in extra money, especially if I am only able to get a part time job.

My foot is slowly getting better. It's been 2 months since I tore the ligament. All tghe research I have read says that it can take 2 months or longer to heal. If I do to much on it I do get some swelling and if it gets to cold it hurts alot. But it is a lot better than it was. Sunday I woke up with a sore throat. I took some medicine and spent pretty much all day in bed sleeping. My throat still hurts today but will hopefully be gone tomorrow. I don't have the time to be sick right now.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another no...

Target has turned me down for a job. Apparently they are not hiring right now. I have called Barnes and Noble and Borders and neither of them are hiring. So now what? I may have to go stand on the street corner and beg for money like everyone else is doing. I wonder what I should put on my sign. Well tomorrow is another day and there will probably be the same jobs listd that I have already applied for. Hopefully Sunday's paper will have something promising.

Monday, September 7, 2009

4th in the Nation

Did anyone else read the article I think it was on Friday that California is the 4th highest unemployement rate in the nation? Yep we are almost all the way to the top. Ventura County's unemployement rate is like 10.9% or some insane number like that. Once again the jobs that are listed say you must have expirence in one thing or another and of course I do not have the kind that they want. Even our Walmart is not hiring, not that i would work at that store, I refuse to shop there now. Last time I went I was ran over by shopping carts like 5 times by kids who were just running wild through the store with no parents watcching them. I would have loved to spank them just like the old guy who smacked some screaming kid at walmart because the mother was not dealing with it. I am sorry but it may seem wrong but that guy made me proud. I get tired when i am in a store and some kid is screaming because their parents won't buy them candy or whatever it is they want. Well thats what the parents get for giving in to kid and getting them something when the behave bad. Why would you reward a kid for bad behavior? I took Travis to the grocery store one day while I was watching him and he told me that he was not going in. I explained to him that we had to go in and get food for lunch. We went in and he was being a monster the whole time, once we got in line he decides to tell me that he wants gum and takes it off the rack. I told him no, he was not listening and I don't buy stuff for kids who do not listen. He put it bck and of course was mad at me for a little while but he got over it. Once we got out to the car I explained to him that when he acts like that I will not buy him stuff, if he had been good then maybe I would have picked up a special treat. Anyway yes I was glad the old guy at walmart tried to handle things with the kid, all though yes he may have gone about it the wrong way. I think I would have just said something to the parent, but then again some people just don't listen. Wow this post turned from job hunting to spanking to no special treats. Did anyone follow anything I said? I think maybe I need to get some sleep. Hopefully tomorrow will bring better prospects of a job.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What to do...

Do I take a part time job and find another way to make up the extra money or do I keep looking for a full time job? So far I have not found much. I just soent almost 2 hours looking through Craigs List hoping to find something. I did apply for an office job at a construction company but they don't pay much. Should I sell Avon to make extra money? Is anyone buying Avon these days? The frustration of not having a job and not finding one is starting to really bug me. We are ok for the next 2 to 3 weeks and then after that we will be pinching and saving to pay rent.

Enough about my problems. Jeremy has been working down at the harbor the last few days while they are filming a movie. It has been hot so he comes home tired and cranky and sunburned. I sure wish our house had air conditioning. It has been very hot this week!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

To Bad...

I just got a call from one of the companies I applied with on Monday. They actually took the time out to call me and thank me for my application and to let me know that they have filled the position already.

So now what? I called the temp agencies and they do not have anything for me at the moment but will keep looking. I checked the classifieds again and there is nothing new, just the same stuff from Sunday and Monday. This is going to be a long week.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Job Hunting...

I spent yesterday and today looking for a job. I appiled for some that I do not have the expirence for but am hoping that they will look at my resume anyway. Today the same jobs were posted from yesterday so nothing new this morning. I really hope that the economy picks up soon. Does anyone know of where I can get a decent job?