22 September, 2016

I had to turn down a job

The job was 3 days a week and was close to home. Paid ok but no benefits. The US DOL-OWCP in its abundant wisdom said that if I took the job, they would rate me as a full time 40 hours and take away an equal amount from my workers comp check. Doesn't seem fair to me? But the almighty claims examiner has that power. The same claims examiner who told me I couldn't change doctors after I told her that the doctor I'd been seeing quit seeing workers comp patients. I am waiting for her response. I wrote her today and told her I know that she wrote the doctors office and they replied with the same information that I had told her. It's hard enough to find medical groups who will take federal workers comp patients. 

I also would like to know, why, if I was unhappy with the doctor, why I couldn't change doctors? Such convoluted thinking, I know, actually being able to choose who you want to take care of you. She's probably afraid that a new doctor would tell me I can't work full time and the new damage I've sustained was the result of 6 months sitting at a computer. 

The #1 kid is flying to ATL on Sunday to work for 2 weeks. This is his 2nd 2-week assignment, but the other one was close to home. He gets a per diem, the hotel is paid for and it's a lovely extended stay hotel. I'm happy for him. This will be the first time in years his dad and I will be alone. Whee. 

The #2 kid started a new job at the beginning of the month and she has jumped feet first into a real office job. She's happy, I sent her some Excel cheat sheets and a couple of Word ones too. She's a Mac girl and she'll have to learn PC. 

We still haven't been able to get away. Gonna have to do it soon because I'm getting crazy. I have to do this 20 jobs a week search and it gets old. 

There will be more news when I get it. Right now I just want to have some peace and quiet and stop hurting. 

da bunny

06 September, 2016

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 93

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 93

By Amulbunny   

September 6, 2016

Outside my window73, partly cloudy, windy and humid

I am thinking tomorrow, unless jury duty, it’s a drive to Long Beach to talk to the job counselor.

I am thankful for fans, open windows and a breeze

From the learning rooms …  I’m picking up a psych class after the Communication one and it’s a good book.

I can't believe .. . the noise that is coming from next door where they are renovating an open unit.

From the kitchen . . . I ate the rest of last nights' steak and oven fried potatoes and onions.  

I am wearing  tee shirt, Skechers, and shorts. 

I am creating ... a way to get through this job hunting with a peaceful easy feeling….

I am going. . .  check on jury duty after 6pm.  

I am reading. . . whatever is in my reach when I’m ready to read.

I am hoping the kids' vertigo is fleeting

I am hearing workers trying to dig out stumps

Around the house2 dogs, sick boy

One of my favorite thingsnew sheets

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Get my job app worksheet turned in
2.  Teach on Friday
3.  Have a quiet weekend.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

Me Job Hunting

02 September, 2016

I am fed up with the US Department of Labor

I have written 6 letters to the DOL San Francisco District. I have not had a reply to any of them. By statute, they are to respond within 2 business days to any communication sent to them. 

Next up is a letter to my worthless congressperson Maxine Waters office. 

I am pissed off at them. 

I am pissed off at my husband for his carelessness. 

I am pissed off at my son for driving my car and leaving me to beg rides from others. 

I am pissed off that I have to be the one punished for being at home.

I am pissed off that I have a chance at a perfect job, but it's part time and the DOL would consider it full time and cut my benefits. 

I am not looking forward to any holiday because it doesn't affect my status.

I am on call for jury duty next week and I am hoping that I get  a trial so I don't have to look for 20 jobs. 

I am pleased with my new messenger bag briefcase. Now if I could fly somewhere I'd be even happier. 

This is the weekend that you don't cross me or say anything to me because I will cut you down verbally. 

And that is all. 

The not so happy bunny......

28 August, 2016


I've got my 20 jobs logged and ready to be downloaded by my counselor on Wednesday. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I applied for one that's quite close. I could ride my bike to get to work. My husband's bosses brother works there. I asked him to put a bee in her ear. 

 I'm supposed to go to the WorkForce office and apply for classes there. It's really a pain when the kid has my car. We've got to figure out how to get him a car of his own. This can't continue. If he's going to continue to use my car he needs to pay for the insurance and part of the payment. Plus we don't charge him rent. 

Of course, the DOL saga continues. Still no reply. I am so frustrated that if I could afford it, I'd fly to SFO, rent a car and go to their offices and complain in person. If there is no mail from them on Monday, then I will write to the Department of Labor in DC. Today I tweeted to them. Will have to check tomorrow if I get an answer. 

 Well,I don't have anything else to say. 

Time for football and a book. 


22 August, 2016


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


Certificate of Proficiency
Office Management Systems
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. 


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!!!!!!