Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Whoever Said Unemployment Was Boring...

...hasn't been to my house!

I think I have a gift for staying busy, and unemployment seems to be no different than any other time. While I may have lost a full time job, my existing obligations seem to have expanded to fill the space quite nicely! Welcome to my life if it were a bulleted list (order means nothing here)...

Work: 

  • Teaching five online classes is ALWAYS a handful. 
  • Starting a social media consulting business to generate contract work.
  • Applying for jobs at lightning speed. 
Drudgery:
  • Filling out unemployment paperwork.
  • Deferring loans.
  • Filling out insurance paperwork. 
  • Deferring loans. Oops, did I say that twice? 
Bloggy/Online Stuff:
  • Greyson is still two and a half. Cutest thing ever. 
  • New relationship fun. (Friend me on Facebook to learn more!)
  • House cleaning. It never stops, yo.
  • Creating food porn on a daily basis, thanks to Instagram.
Reading and revisiting...


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  1. I hear ya! I don't know how people have time to be bored.

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    1. Amen! Boredom is not an option.

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  2. Yep - if there's something this frustrating and depressing year has taught me, it's that looking for work is almost a full-time job in itself. Today I spend a good six hours on two applications, and it's not that I was procrastinating. Best of luck to you, Andi *hugs*

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    1. Ana, isn't that the truth??? Applications take SO LONG, especially when one completes a tailored resume and cover letter for nearly every job. And anything academic always takes forever.

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  3. I keep myself busy, too, no problem. I don't know why people assume it's boring to be home all day.

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    1. So true, Nancyroo. Trying not to get too used to it, but I needed the time to take care of things.

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  4. New relationship fun!? I'm off to find and friend you on Facebook!

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    1. LOL, glad you friended me, Carrie!

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  5. You're definitely keeping busy! Best of luck with both the job search and the consulting business!

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    1. Thanks, Belle!!! I appreciate it!

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  6. I loved The Night Circus. Loved the mood she created, where for once, a plot wasn't even necessary to me.

    Love that Grayson is 2 and a half. So miss those days in my life.

    Giving you a hug and kiss while you take care of the drudgery of life at your end, and I take care of it at this end. Housework? Before I was married I had a 'maid' (cleaning service). Now I is one.

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    1. It is such a great book, Bellezza. That mood is carrying me through so far. It's a re-read for me, but it's been long enough that I'm enjoying it all over again.

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  7. Sounds like you are staying good and busy! Now to just find your facebook link...LOL

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    1. LOL, Sheila! http://www.facebook.com/estellasrevenge

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  8. I'm not sure I could keep up with your schedule though I sometimes remember how busy I used to be. I don't think I could keep up with my old schedule now either. I feel busy and I don't even do that much. The darling one and four year olds I know live 2 hours away and I can leave them with their parents when they tire of me (or I tire).
    One thing you might consider though I don't know if it would work for you is temp work. I have a few jobs where I go to work , act pleasant and read a lot.

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    1. Barbara, temp work will definitely be an option at some point if this job search stretches out for too long. Gotta make the money to support the kiddo. :D

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  9. OOps I forgot to say, I loved The Night Circus. What fun! I wish I could read it all over again without having read it before.

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  10. I just started the Night Circus on audio, read by Jim Dale, and i love it already. Glad things are staying busy for you!

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    1. Melanie, I've heard such good things about the audio version. I might just have to listen to it before it's all said and done.

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  11. I need to come over! Being unemployed over here is boring and stressful. Maybe I'll take a road trip. ;-)

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    1. Vasilly, it will get more stressful the longer it stretches out, I'm sure. So far, so good. Just praying for something to come along before it gets hairy.

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  12. Holy cow, you're teaching 5 online classes and you call yourself unemployed?!? I think that's a full-time job right there.

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    1. Tasha, I just wish 5 online classes paid enough to live on!

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  13. Being unemployed hasn't been boring for me either! I find a million things a day to spreadsheet (can't break the habit, a true CPA!) and if all else fails the house always needs to be cleaned. Applying for jobs is also essentially a full-time job.

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    1. LOL, Brooke! Better you spreadsheeting than me. lol And yes it is a full-time job.

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  14. I'm totally headed to friend you on Facebook. ;) Am I the ONLY nosy book blogger??

    Glad you have a full plate, even if some of that is drudgery.

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    1. Jenn, do it!!! I'd love to be your FB friend!

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  15. Best of luck in your job search! Amen to the house cleaning never ends. I'm so glad that I've started listening to audiobooks because it makes it much less painful.

    Two and a half is an amazing age. They're learning so much and talking and just so much fun.

    Night Circus! Yay! I need to read it again. It's a perfect fall read.

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    1. Oh, and great news about the relationship. So exciting!

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  16. People always ask me if I am bored being a stay at home mom, and I wonder if they are kidding or not! I have more to do than I can ever imagine, and I don't know how working moms do it!

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  17. I haven't had a job for awhile and I have a hard time imagining how I would possibly find time for one. Being always grateful, of course, that I'm able to swing this job-free lifestyle.

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  18. You seem really busy! But... but, there are only 24 hours in a day o__O Psst, maybe you could add an extra online class on how to do this? I sure need some help :D

    Good luck job-hunting and dealing with those pesky loans. Enjoy your little one and your love to the max!

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  19. Unemployment is definitely not boring! Since my job "went away" I've been busier than ever. Just looking for a job is a job in itself. And then there are the zillion other things I've wanted to do the last 20 years but never had the extra time to do them. Nope, not boring at all. The only problem is I don't get paid to stay home!

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  20. Now you're wondering how you got so much done a few weeks ago, aren't you? It's amazing how there is always something to be done.

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  21. New relationship fun? I need to find you on Facebook ;-) I loved The Night Circus - I have the audio on my ipod because I want to re-experience it through the voice of Jim Dale.

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  22. I'm so happy about your new relationship, Andi! You deserve all the happiness in the world.

    I can hardly believe Greyson is two-and-a-half! Man, oh man. Time flies!!

    Well, today is one of my days off and I have a list a mile long. Bored? Ha! Never! :)

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  23. Wish you could have come to the book club meeting when we discussed Night Circus. I was the only one who liked it (shocking I know).

    Good things ahead for you Andi, I just know it.

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  24. I know! I'm always so shocked at how much need to be done! Whenever I work part time or from home for a bit I no longer understand how it all got done when I was at work all day. I live by multiple lists, otherwise I'd be lost. Good luck with setting up your business!

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