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No job for Boo :-(

May 28th, 2008 at 07:42 pm

Well another interview and another rejection. I guess I should be happy I even got the interview. I will keep sending the resumes out, but I am starting to feel guilty about killing all those trees! Smile The worst part is having to stay at this job that is driving me to drink!!

I'm unstimulated

May 15th, 2008 at 09:54 pm



The check never came. I tried to catch up with the IRS, but all I got was a maze of numbers to push and a hang up. We should have received our money by deposit on May 9th. I will try to investigate again tomorrow.
We have had nothing but rain and clouds for weeks. Very depressing. Been fighting very hard againist the depression (I've never really HAD depression before), but not so good. Too much debt, a terrible job and lack of ability to be hired anywhere else.... well, it adds up. Ugh.

Citi's latest trickery

March 21st, 2008 at 08:41 pm

I posted before how Citi had moved its due date backwards and we had a "late" payment. The charged us the lovely $39.00. This statement, I now see that the late payment is listed as a "standard purchase" and is being charged an 11.99% interest rate. Do they know how to get you coming and going, or what!!!!

Targets newest "Return Policy" from he**

March 14th, 2008 at 03:04 pm

Well, if you wanted to return something without a receipt before, now is definatley a worse time! IF you choose to buy something from this store, PLEASE do not lose your receipt, especially if you had the NERVE to pay CASH (God forbid!!Frown) If they can look it up by your CC or debit, you are okay, but if you paid cash and it was over $20, you a NO LONGER ALLOWED to return it AT ALL! I did'nt care if they had to send me a check or give me a in store credit, but you are not allowed to return it PERIOD. So, you know I have a long standing problem with this stores "rules", but now it is beyond, beyond!! The clerk smiled at me and told me to use it as a gift!!

Ice, no spenders and Girl Scout cookies!

February 25th, 2008 at 08:57 pm

Help! We've been trapped inside with no school, no spend and cases of Girl Scout cookies. Ummmm..... life is good??!!

It was easy to have no spenders, but Saturday we got OUT and had SPECIAL OCCASIONS and Sunday we were BUSY and had to go SHOPPING. Well, you get the picture. We did spend, but not too much.

Wow the ice storms were nuts! And now more snow is supposed to come tonight. Please, please, please, make the kids go to school.....please!!!

Babysitting tomorrow. Good for the pocketbook, but not so good for the fybromyalgia. Ugh, the pain and all the other fun symptoms have been really flaring up this month. We did eat out too much, shot one of my goals down. At this point it is called survival.

Hoping to fix the wreck of Sat/Sun and make another snowflake payment to the Amex!!

I lost $50!! : (

February 5th, 2008 at 06:15 pm

Not literally, but I was invited to join a survey chat group that paid $50. Unfortunatly, I had to work late today and get dinner, so I called DH and told him to start getting on line for me. Poor guy is not computer literate and just could'nt make it work, so by the time I signed it, it was 6:01, one minute late! So I was bumped from the survey. Bummer!

Blog Disturbance

January 31st, 2008 at 09:46 pm

I went to enter in a photo for my profile yesterday and it knocked out all my blog preferences!! The colors, the favorites, everything. Very odd, and the picture never did show up. Any thoughts??

Turbotax very difficult to use this year!!

January 30th, 2008 at 08:05 pm

BTW, to add to my last entry, I used Turbotax again this year. I think I have been using it about 7 or 8 years. This year it was extremely difficult to log on, I had to download Firefox and use it to make it work. I had to call customer service to figure this out, every time I would go to log on, the screen would just turn blue. You could not move easily from place to place and when I went to print, the screen would pop up blank. Over and over. Finally hunted around and found out I had to download the latest version of Javascript. Then it turned out I had to amend the return, and oh my, another complete nightmare. Two thumbs down for this years version!!

Finished the taxes

January 30th, 2008 at 07:47 pm

Well, no wonder it was so hard to pay bills last year, we were grossly over paying our Federal Taxes!! So we will get an obscene amount back and change our withholdings for sure!! Ugh!

Sooo, I did'nt get "The Job"

January 28th, 2008 at 06:25 pm

After I scrape my ego off the concrete, I will keep looking. After 4 months of seriously looking, I am very discouraged. Multiple resumes sent, three interviews, three rejections. Face it guys, its not like I am interviewing for a high tech job or bank presdient, I'm interviewing for receptionist/secretarial work. I have been doing this for five years, with previous experience and I am damn good at my job (check my references!!) I take a shower and dress decently and make articulate conversations with people. Sooooo, anyway..............

Yep, a no spend - I actually got money back

January 21st, 2008 at 02:24 pm

Picked up breakfast on the way to work with my Starbucks GC. Yum!

Went to work. This situation is getting WAY to uncomfortable!! Yikes! I'm sorry, but there is a woman who is running the business that is running it LIKE a man would say a woman would!! Secrets, back stabbing, running amuck!! AHHHH! I may have to quit before I find something else, as it is almost a moral dilemma for me!

DD3 wanted a new game for her Nintendo DS, so we gathered all her unplayed games and an old Gameboy her sister unearthed and traded it in. Not only did we get the new game for FREE, but we also got 8.15 in store credit for next time!! Woo hoo! They gave us money to take things from their store! Smile

Ut oh, 89.90 for milk!

January 11th, 2008 at 09:43 am

Yep, I sort of fell off the wagon. I went to Target for milk and birthday gifts for parties the DD1 is invited to. I will pay $15 per child party. This is up from $10, which I should'nt do, but do for the older kids. (15), so approx. $35 was gifts and milk. Wow! $50 in crap?? Cat food, soda, ice cream, bottled water, napkins.... Ugh! I put this on our AM Ex that we pay monthly, so not on a revolving card as a would have in the past, but none the less a CC. I also put in $25 in gas with the same card. So DEBT of $114.90 today.

Still not spending out of our checking account, no money in it, need cat litter, not sure what I will do about that.

The menu plan is going AWESOME!! Have'nt eaten out at all, cook every night and have leftovers for lunch!

Have made a tiny amount from ebay. Will list some more things. Even my mom contributed some things that I am going to put on a 3 day sale today. Maybe that will help me buy the cat food.

Mom also paid for DD3's piano lessons for the month, so nice of her! A late Christmas gift! THEN, when the piano teacher came, she gave me a thank you note for the referrals I have sent her way and a note for 2 free lessons for next month!! Smile So next month we will only need $30 instead of $60. Woo hoo!

Yesssss,,, a no spender!! And a job update!

January 8th, 2008 at 08:13 pm

Amazing what having no money and no access to money can do! I did'nt spend a thing today!

I called the high school and they told me they already hired someone for the secretarial position. Bummer, it would have been a good fit. I don't think they were very professional about it either. Most of the time they send you a letter saying "thanks for the resume or interest" or whatever, nothing. I asked her if they keep the resume on file. She said no, I could send one to the main school district office. So I guess my time and effort went into the trash - ugh!

Have listed a couple of things on ebay hoping to make some money.

On a really happy note - NO NEW DEBT!
Woo hoo!

Did what I should'nt have

December 10th, 2007 at 09:34 pm

Went out today and spent money buying the girls lunch (they had a snow day) and spent too much time getting a gift card for this party and a gift card for that party. Ugh!! Too much money spent!! Shame on me and my weakness!

Fighting Fibromyalgia

October 7th, 2007 at 09:04 pm

Ugh! I have been fighting this stupid disease for almost 10 years. It sure seems like the older I get, the less frequent the "attacks", but the the more severe and longer in length they are!! Frown I knew I was messing with trouble by scheduling too much for the birthday weeks, but hey, I should be able to handle it. Geeze, like a ton of bricks I have been useless and miserable this entire last couple of weeks. It sure makes saving money harder, I really don't feel like cooking, but I have managed to drag my sorry butt to make something every night (except for this weekend). I have been feeling a bit better since yesterday, I just can't wait to feel normal again!!

No job

September 19th, 2007 at 09:15 pm

I FINALLY heard from the library last night (mind you two and half weeks after I interviewed). She told me they offered the job to the other applicant. By this time I had pretty much given up any way, so back to the want ads on Sunday.

I went over our budget and if I can follow it, we should be okay till the end of October, new car payment and all. I really hope to pick up something soon though, to help out with Christmas.