Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

I got one of those notifications in my e-mail today, indicating that "hey, if you're interested in this job, you just miiiiight want to send the employer a follow-up letter to let 'em know that." Cue cold-sweat, a rock in my stomach, and shaky fingers. I hate job searches. But what I hate most is … Continue reading Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

My job searching; or, I realize I’m doing myself no favors trying to fit square pegs into round holes…

(gif by Seth Eckert on Dribble.com) The round holes are opportunities that I could select and try for in the market. The square peg is the part time job I have now, and the desire to hang onto it. It hit me this morning that if I really want to make changes, I'd better find … Continue reading My job searching; or, I realize I’m doing myself no favors trying to fit square pegs into round holes…

An impulsive spender goes on a financial diet…

This idea popped up early yesterday afternoon while I was trying to research how to help my sick dog out (thankfully doing okay, just on a bland diet for the next few days and managing to drink some water in between). I planned to dig up jobs online first thing and take notes and make … Continue reading An impulsive spender goes on a financial diet…

Q#176: What are some good home remedies that can PREVENT chafing & other irritations during exercise (& not ruin your clothes or budget)?

Before anyone says anything, yes, I have several sticks of anti-chafe balm in my drawer. SEVERAL. However, like most anything meant to help with fitness or sports, it's gonna run the price up pretty bad. Though it's true a little can go a long way, they're gonna run out eventually and I hate the idea … Continue reading Q#176: What are some good home remedies that can PREVENT chafing & other irritations during exercise (& not ruin your clothes or budget)?

Sometimes it’s best to just go back to basics…

Maybe this morning's workout finally caught up to me (I think I'd better up my iron intake the next few days til my body gets used to this activity), but I spent a good chunk of the past few hours on the couch looking up random stuff. You can make the argument that I'm stalling … Continue reading Sometimes it’s best to just go back to basics…

A Newbie Learns How to Tighten the Belt on Her Wallet (& Waistline, Naturally, But Mostly the Wallet)

Somehow in all my years, I never quite learned how to do a budget. Or, more accurately, a realistic budget that takes into account my real needs versus my wants, what's coming in versus what's going out, etc. Somehow I'd discard the budget before finishing it, or even acknowledging that it's there. Messed up on … Continue reading A Newbie Learns How to Tighten the Belt on Her Wallet (& Waistline, Naturally, But Mostly the Wallet)

Fell off the wagon a little bit, but managed to grab onto the railing…

This weekend was just not the best one for planning all around. I dunno if it was some bad news that threw me off and made me all cloudy, or the major headache that came in most of Friday and Saturday and wouldn't leave me alone (I'll blame the weather changes for some of that). … Continue reading Fell off the wagon a little bit, but managed to grab onto the railing…

Building “failure days” into my schedule… or trying to.

Granted, that's probably NOT the best way to phrase that, but I haven't been able to think of a better one the past few days. Brain fog is not terribly fun when you have a ton of stuff to do, but dizzy spells have been knocking you for a loop for a week. (le sigh) … Continue reading Building “failure days” into my schedule… or trying to.

Wanting to prep for NaNoWriMo… with a vengeance

I don't know how I've ended up in this same position every damned year. Most of October goes by and then, less than a week til November, I suddenly remember this thing I've aspired to do (note: mentioned and shrugged off until reminded by some random chance) and then the adrenaline hits and I kick … Continue reading Wanting to prep for NaNoWriMo… with a vengeance

A strange, funny, yet disturbing epiphany I had regarding how I can “get back on the horse” sooner…

I had the slightest of lulls during my shift tonight, trying to cancel out some noise and figure out what to take care of next in my stack of stuff. It wasn't quiet by any stretch, but the thought just came in. I guess we could call it the epilogue of Sunday's "I hate my … Continue reading A strange, funny, yet disturbing epiphany I had regarding how I can “get back on the horse” sooner…