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Tirzah
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   Posted 9/13/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I am trying to be good & send out a lot of job applications. The task seems so daunting. At least there are a lot of openings right now -- almost too many.

Since my car broke down & cost a ton to repair, I can't afford counseling, but I have been talking to my pastor and she has had some good advice. I try to keep remembering what she's said. It's hard to think about positive things when so much keeps going wrong (had to buy a new iron yesterday too b/c my old iron completely stopped working with no warning & we have no hot water in my building so besides it being painful to lift up pitchers of heated water over my head, I'm scared of how expensive my gas bill will be this month).

But I really need a job & would feel better if I at least had steady income. I just wish things were easier than they are.

-frances

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   Posted 9/13/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Frances,

I am sorry that things are going so hard for you right now.  It sucks having to iron clothes as it is and then to have your iron go out.  And I know about the hot water situation.  I use to get so mad when I would heat water for dishes and then it would go down the sink.  Bummer.  Then you got to go through it all over again.  I guess that is one of the little things, that many people take for granted.  I still remember.  I use to have to wash my husband's work clothes out by hand.  Then iron them after they would dry.  I didn't have a washer or a dryer.  But I did have a scrub board.  And I still have it.  I actually used it.

I hope that you find a job that you like.  I am sure that you will find a job.  It seems awful difficult these days though.  It isn't like it use to be.  I miss the old days some times.  But I try not to dwell on the past.  I was younger and things were a lot easier then.  If you know what I mean... 

Keep on trying Frances, something good is going to happen I am sure.

Hugs, Karen


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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
HERE FOR YOU FRANCES. THINGS WILL IMPROVE. YOU WILL GET WORK.
SENDING POSITIVES YOUR WAY MY DEAR FRIEND. JAMIE

THE MAD PROFESSOR. :-)
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Tirzah
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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jamiee.

Thanks Karen. It feels a little better to know that someone else has been through this. Gosh, I don't know how you did it with your fibro. Ouch. I couldn't move for 2 days after. Now it's time to wash my grimy hair again. I'm gonna try something different this time.

I'm just so drained. Actually, in IL we are adding a lot of jobs. There are finally opportunities out there. It's just tiring to keep writing resumes & cover letters and answer all kinds of dumb questions for all of them. But it's better than having no jobs to apply to. So I'm trying to change gears here & really move quickly to get out a lot of applications asap. But I am feeling a little bit better b/c if worse comes to worst at least there are some local store jobs to be had -- Help Wanted signs on almost every block.

I'm working on getting my self & my stuff organized so I can be better about being on time or a little early to work every day. Between depression, thyroid, pain ... not to mention a neuro condition that affect my perception of time -- I can read a clock but have a hard time guessing whether 5 minutes or 2 hours have gone by without one... I have a hard time in the morning. But I'm putting together a list of strategies & am also thinking about starting to go back to the local Chiari People support group in hopes that maybe some of them will have some strategies as well. As tired as I am, this seems like my best hope of finally pulling together a semblance of a life.

Thanks for everyone's support. :)
frances

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 9/13/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
i am proud of your continued effort. you give me hope. 10 plus yrs unemployed. hopefully i too will start looking early next year. things to finish first. hang in there frances. luv, jamie, the mad professor.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.
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