22 August, 2016

S'okay..........

So I'm on all sorts of job boards, LinkedIn, Indeed.com, CareerBuilder.com, CraigsList. I have to have 20 applications in a week. That's 4 a day. The problem is, and I have told my career counselor person that if I sit at my computer, in my new fancy thoracic support chair, I get terrible neck spasms and both my hands cramp. My left-hand cramps so bad, I can hardly unroll it. Talk to me about working in an office 40 hours a week and typing and dialing phones? Ain't gonna happen.

To go on with the DoL saga. I wrote to the head honcha there today. I asked why I have no response after 4 letters to my CE? I'm supposed to have medical care for life. Seems like they want to deny me by not approving my new doctor. Maybe they are afraid that he'll say I should not be working, I should have PT on my shoulder and my neck and I should keep taking meds to stop the pain. We shall see what happens, eh?

The dogs and I took a nap this afternoon. I had to get up early and take my Mom to the eye doctor for her shot for her macular degeneration. She had a bad shot today. So she and the dog relaxed and watched tv. On the way home from the shot, we went to Denny's so she could have oatmeal and I had the cinnamon bread pancakes. I've had the strawberry and vanilla cream as well. I think I'll go back to my slam and forget the pancakes. 

So life goes on. I am hoping fall comes soon with the gray overcast mornings and cool afternoons. Yeah and I have the winning lottery ticket too. Doubt if we'll see good weather till October. IT would be nice if the jet stream dropped our way and dropped a lot of rain. The fire danger is so high, I have to use my inhaler because of the smoke. 

Peace to all and goodnight.





11 August, 2016

graduation




2/29/16-8/11/16
Certificate of Proficiency
in 
Office Management Systems
from
PCI College

I did it. 

Now can I sleep?????

10 August, 2016

One more sleep and it's over

I've got one more class after today. Doesn't seem possible that 6 months have passed. Monday I start the placement game, but that will also be tentative until I get to see a new doctor and get a clearance. Today my shoulder feels like someone has stepped on it. Not good. I'm tempted to take a pain pill, which I did. Might as well be comfortable and goofy.

All these police shootings and police being shot at. What good does it do? Being the child of a police officer, we were taught to respect them. We knew that some were great and some were not. That is a problem all through life. 

I will be glad when the co my son works for decides to send him away on a traveling job. I'll get my car back. 

Right now I need to leave. 
Why???

Peace.



08 August, 2016

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 92



A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 92

By Amulbunny   
August 8, 2016

Outside my window72, overcast and humid

I am thinking tomorrow morning it’s the nail salon

I am thankful for ceiling fans and windows

From the learning rooms …  I have 3 more days of this DOL mandated class. How the time has flown.

I can't believe .. . all the doctor’s appts I’ve got coming up

From the kitchen . . . We had ribs and mac n cheese tonight

I am wearing  jeans and a nice shirt.

I am creating . . . trying to get to like the new HP script/book.

I am going. . .  to work on my resume tomorrow   

I am reading. . . whatever strikes my fancy

I am hoping that the kids' check comes in and he’ll pay his half of the insurance

I am hearing Riddick for the umpteenth time

Around the house2 dogs, husband

One of my favorite thingsnew shoes

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Finish this class
2.  Teach on Friday
3.  Have a quiet weekend.


Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:






da sleepy bunny

06 August, 2016

Stress Related Illnesses. TMI if you want

My gut and I have an agreement. As long as everything is hunky dory, and going well, it will behave. If I have the least amount of stress, it will go wild and I will spend an aggregate of 2 or more hours in the bathroom. Not to mention my bladder and its mind of its own. 

I thought this would be a nice quiet Saturday. The mail came and my son got some mail, and it wasn't quite what he expected. He exploded. Then his father, who was on his ass watching Ancient Aliens, got into it, and I asked them both to settle down. The husband then says to me, go pray to your sky fairy, you know there isn't anyone up there to listen to you here or there. Steam is coming out of my ears. 

I go outside and start moving dirt out of a large empty planter that is out there. I'm going to put my poor little Meyer Lemon in it. Well, the bottom of the huge planter is cracked and there are roots from the tree coming through. I try to crack them and that's not good for my shoulder,I sit down and wait a bit and start again. Finally, the husband comes out and says let me try. (he's trying to be nice... he's already on the shit list for not telling work when he wanted to take his vacation and someone else got it, and I had to cancel it). 

So he digs down further and grabs the roots and cuts them off. Adds more planting mix and cuts the plastic container the lemon tree has been in for several years; puts it in and pours the rest of the potting soil around it. I lost 2 little lemons, but there are 5 more on the plant + blossoms. Maybe this year they will grow and we'll have decent lemons. This is what I hope it will look like someday:



Right now it's not that great.

In other things, I cancelled class Friday night because of aforementioned physical problems. I'll be hunting bear next week. I also talked to the president of the college about grading and he said because it's general ed and not really an academic school be gentle. So they'll get C- and above. No D's. Too bad. 

One more week of school for me. It's career week, do resumes, practice interviews, the whole 9 yards. And Thursday one last typing test and I graduate. Whoopee. No big party for me. Not enough people, and if they do, it'll be chicken and pizza. I'd rather have an antipasto salad from Guiliano's than that. I am not involved in that. 

Peace out. 


31 July, 2016

Why I am voting for Hilary


I am voting for Hilary because Donald Trump is a dangerous man. He despises women. Hilary is pro-choice, so am I, because what I see of pro-life is as long as the baby is in the womb, it’s fine and dandy, but when the baby is born, where is the support for the mother, who’s going to help her with necessities and who is going to look after their health? Not Trump. 

He is a lying liar that lies, has children by 3 different women, 2 of whom he was cheating on his then wife with. 

Donald Trump once said that the danger he faced from getting sexually transmitted diseases was his own “personal Vietnam.” 

In a 1997 interview with shock jock Howard Stern, Trump talked about how he had been “lucky” not to have contracted diseases when he was sleeping around.


“I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world. It is a dangerous world out there. It’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam-era,” Trump said in a video that resurfaced Tuesday on Buzzfeed, “It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.” That makes me sick. 


He has stiffed countless small businesses to the point where they became bankrupt. He did not pay for plumbers, electricians, builders, waiters, his own lawyers, etc .saying they did not perform to expectations. All of them?! He offered them a percentage of the agreed upon price and if they didn't take it, he'd tie them up in court. There are enough cases and documentation to prove this fact. 

He has said women should be punished if they had an abortion, but doesn't think men should be responsible for their part in getting the woman pregnant. 

He has said that he would not honor treaties with other countries.

He has said that he would encourage other countries to have nuclear weapons.

He has said he would kill family members of terrorists.

He has criticised whole races of people. 

He says he will make Mexico pay for a wall.

He has made fun of war heroes and disabled reporters. 

Just lately he critiqued a fire marshal for doing his job saying the guy was a Hillary supporter.

He said he wouldn't pay a hotel bill because the room was too hot at a rally.

He has no plans and says dangerous things before he stops to think.

HE insulted the father of the Muslim soldier who spoke at the DNC.

He lied about getting a letter from the NFL regarding the debate scheduling. 

He leaked classified information that he was briefed on. Can we trust this man?

He has no interest in learning new information from people who are supposed professionals in the field, like generals.

I could go on and on. And before you tell me all the things Hillary has done, don't bother. This isn't about her winning the election. This is about the danger of this man.

Please, find another champion who is not dangerous and is competent. This man is an embarrassment and incompetent and most of all dangerous.

Hilary has her faults, but she has worked tirelessly for the American people. She has been castigated over her emails, George W Bush’s administration lost 75,000 and no one batted an eye. 

We’ve had 8 years of obstructionism from the GOP because they hated our president. Let’s not let the GOP speak for us anymore, let’s elect a president, senate, and representatives that are for AMERICA and not their own interests and are not bought off by the NRA!!!!!!



30 July, 2016

I admit it, I am a mean teacher

So I teach a class on Friday nights. It's a general education class called Communication. Technically it's a sociology class because the book is geared to that and not a follow up to the English class I just taught. I was very disappointed in that, the book was geared to a much higher level student than what I was presented with. 

So with this class, it's 2 weeks shorter and a bigger book, with a lot more to go over. 2 students called out Friday night and that messed up with the plans I had for the class.  I asked the 2 that were there if they had read the chapters and they said no. Wednesday night they are getting emails reminding them that they need to read the chapters assigned for this week, and do the tests that were put out. Also, a mid-term will be given the 4th week of class, a take home test, so they can be ready for that. The 7th week of class they will have a take home final due the last night of class. I grade on what I have, and then, according to the guy who owns the college, no matter what, no one gets lower than a C. To those who earn better grades, that's great but to those who don't it's a disservice. It's also a disservice to the ones who are getting an AA that means nothing in the real world. They can't transfer credits to a 4-year college. 

I have good news. But I will save that for later in the week. Right now, I have to fire up my laptop and record scores. 


oh yeah, I made 2 web pages that bounced back to each other. so jazzed....not. 

da bunny


26 July, 2016

Daycare, Preschool, and Bloggers who don't research

There's a blogger that I follow, and she wrote a long post on how it's imperative that women stay home and raise their children or else they will develop detachment disorder. I cherished the 4 hours a week my oldest went to preschool. It gave me time to spend alone with my youngest, and often we'd go and see Grandma. 

Mother's need a time out. I only had 2 children and both of them were in preschool/daycare at times in their lives. They're healthy and don't have any psychological problems from being away from me. I had to put my daughter into daycare because I had to go back to work so we had some extra money in the household. It wasn't cheap and private Christian school was expensive too. No way we could afford it on one income. 

And I had a lot of fun going back to work. Interacting with adults was amazing. Soon after we could afford to move to the town my husband was working in, the kids were able to go to school with their dad and I could go to work. We stayed there for 8 years, in 2 houses. 

So, I take most of what she says with a huge grain of salt. As a graduate of evil public schools and a university, I am the antithesis of what she proposes. I don't wear sleeved blouses unless I have to. I don't wear tea length dresses every day. I wear shorts and tee shirts during warm weather. I'm just a liberal Democrat who's going to help Hilary get elected. 

Oh well, I'm done with this fiddle-faddle. I'm tired tonight, the particulate matter in the air has irritated my throat, and I am ready to go to bed. 

Peace.

24 July, 2016

Heat, humidity, and smoke

The Sand fire has made our air nasty. Here's a picture from last night at about 1730:



We live 4 miles from the beach as the crow flies. The fire is 60 miles to the north. Right now the town my stepbrother lives near is under evacuation orders. He said he's about 5 miles north of the current evacuation but if the wind changes, that may change too. 

My new class started and I have 4 students. Not too bad. The information page that I have access through from the publisher is wonderful. I get powerpoints for the chapters, and I get tests that are premade. All I do is download them, save them in Word since they have the answers already. Then do a Save As function and erase all the answers. It will be a good measure since I don't want to let them slide like English. 

The heat makes me really tired and cranky. At least the classroom tomorrow will be a/c. 

Peace and out. 

da bunny