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30 March 2009 @ 09:16 pm
I have April tags on my car and I need to renew my registration. Does anyone know if I pay the DMV on Friday, will I be in deep shit? Or will I be ok? I need to pay my Target bill and I want to get that paid but I don't think I can do both at the same time. So just wondering if anyone knows if that's good. Thanks :-)
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Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: The Hills Lost Scenes
24 March 2009 @ 03:41 pm
On Thursday I have a job interview at a preschool near my house. It's called Kids Korner and the building is right next to the HS where my church meets every Sunday. (Yes my church meets in a hs auditorium - we can't afford a building to have church on Sunday's). At first I was so excited that I FINALLY got an interview. And I'm pretty sure she found my resume online because I've been emailing office and retail places my resume. This preschool is really close to my house and it would be a short drive. It's 5.8 miles and about a ten minute drive compared to one hour each morning to Sunnyvale because of traffic. I just looked at their website and they are a Christian based preschool and there's only three locations in the Bay Area.

After talking with her on the phone and making arrangments for an interview on Thursday I really began to think. Do I REALLY want this job? I know I've been complaining about the little money I earn watching Alyssa. Until I set up this interview, I didn't realize just how much I enjoy this nanny thing. She's a cute kid and her parents like me. Granted I ran late this morning and got there half an hour late but other than that her parents like me. I enjoy going to the park in the mornings with her and then in the afternoons having time to do other things. The only two pros I can think of taking this job at the preschool is the commute and getting a little more money each week. The con is having way more than one child with me, making a curriculum and preparing the work for each day. And call me crazy, but I'd miss Alyssa's two dogs too. Jake & Taylor (the dogs) get attention from Alyssa & I. Jenn and Russ are really nice but they don't give their dogs enough attention at all. The dogs get so excited when I get there and love going on walks after I put Alyssa down.

I had an interview with a family earlier this afternoon. The mom seems really nice and I met her son and his friend who's a next door neighbor. Her son just turned 8 and seems like a cool kid and her daughter is almost 5 and was with her friend next door. They have two dogs that seemed very friendly. She has to call my references and then she'll contact me to come over for one or two working interviews so the kids can get use to me with her around. It would be to babysit a few times a week possibly. The best part is it took me 10 minutes to drive there from my house and she's fine with $15/hour. There's another lady that I sent my resume too that is looking for a sitter and she emailed me back with her number. She's doing interviews and is interested in talking with me so I called and left her a voicemail. Some people may think I'm nuts for thinking all this. I mean who wouldn't want to take a job where they'd earn more money? My opinion/thoughts may change after the interview on Thursday. I may decide that I want to take that job. They want the teacher to start on April 6th. Mind you, I haven't even been offered the job yet and I'm having these thoughts about what to do. I think that I'll have to tell them thank you but no thanks. Right now that's what feels right. I so need to extra money but I also need to be doing something that I know I'm happy at right now. I'm not so sure that in three months I'll be happy at a preschool with a bunch of three year olds.

Ok I think I might go to the pool for a little before I come home and do my church stuff for Sunday. I hope everyone is doing well.
Current Location: living room
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: People's Court
14 March 2009 @ 11:12 am
I feel like an idiot. Here I thought the seventh season of Beverly Hills 90210 was out already. I just looked on Amazon and it's coming out on April 7th. So need to worry because by then I can afford it. And I'll have something to look forward to.

I'm not enjoying our weather so far today. It's gloomy and a little bit breezy outside. I want sunshine and lots of it. I do like it when it's nice out during the week so I can take Alyssa outside but I really enjoy sunshine on the weekends. It's time when I can go outside and enjoy nature. Today I'm in the mood to go do stuff but not motivated in this weather. Like I want to go and do laps at the pool and do 2,000 yards. When I went on Thursday the sun was out and hitting the lane I was in and it was awesome. I loved it and it motivated me to keep going. I already got a small tan on my back from the sun on Thursday. I think that first I'll clean the house for my mom. She went to get her hair colored and cut so I thought it would be nice if she came home to a clean house, laundry done and dishwasher run and emptied. As I write this, it doesn't look like the weather is going to improve. Bugger.

I better get crackin' to get stuff done. I'm sure I'll update again soon.
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Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: TLC
13 March 2009 @ 04:16 pm
I got an oil change after watching Alyssa. They have a few recommendations but nothing that has to be done right away. I paid for the oil change and the air filter and my card got denied. Now, I know there's money in my account now to cover it because I just deposited it and this week the banks not taking all of it. I don't have a credit card. SO, the guy that was ringing me out had to go with me to the bank to get money. There was a lady at the bank (I think a manager) nice enough to give me the $65 to cover my car work. I had said to them that I needed it to pay for my car repair that I just got done. I've never been so embarrassed - well maybe I have. Fifth grade I was doing sit ups in gym class and accidentally farted. Never been so mortified. When I returned with the guy to pay for it, I said, "Ok you guys can laugh at me now. No need to wait for me to leave." The other guy said they won't laugh because it's happened to everyone."

All I know is that now my car is good to go and well, I'll have some money left after things clear the bank. I think tonight I might go to the gym and do more laps. I have to finish some stuff for church Sunday. It's my turn to do the media/slides so I need to do that. Tomorrow I get to be lazy at home and not do anything. Every Monday in April I'm babysitting Ricky & Daisy. I'll miss leading youth group but we might try that on a different night that month. I need the money though and Jeff totally understands and told me I should do it. Ellen is hysterical I love watching her. My stomach is killing me - I broke my diet today. While I was waiting for my car to get worked on I went to Carl's Jr across the parking lot. I did well the rest of the week. I'm actually enjoying working out - granted all I've done is swim but that's still a form of exercise. I might do the water aerobics tomorrow morning. I wish I could buy the seventh season of Beverly Hills 90210 this weekend but I can't. My eyebrows are out of control and I feel like I look like a caveman but I can't afford a wax job. Listen to me being all "responsible". At least I'm trying to. Next week I have to get a smog check and I'm praying I pass so that I don't have to pay for a repair. Please think happy thoughts between now and then that my car passes.

I should go. I have more to say but I need to finish the slides for church on Sunday. Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Current Location: living/dining room
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: What I Like About You/Oprah
Went to Carmel to celebrate my uncle's 60th birthday and had fun with my family. The weather today was beautiful which is nice since it's been raining so much lately. So I put up an event on Facebook for the walk I'm doing in May and so far, one maybe and seven declines. What a total bummer. I was hoping to form a group of people. And if no one wants to do that one no one will want to do the walk in San Francisco with me at the end of May. I'm so bummed about it because I thought it'd be fun to hang with friends and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and bring awareness for a good cause.

My friend Vanessa from church sent me a text asking if I wanted to go do kareoke (sp?) tonight. I totally would (and I've never done it unless you count doing it with a game at a St. Patty's party at a friends house) and I think it would be fun. But, being I have literally no cash and I need to save the little I have for gas, I told her no. Because I know for something like that I'll want a drink or something. I have all these choices for books to read and I'm not sure which one I want to read. I had to return the New Moon book I bought to cover my butt until next week. I tried reading one of my books on the way home from Carmel and I already don't like it.

This week will be a good way for me to get cracking on eating better. I'm going to ask my mom to get some salad stuff at the store this weekend. I'm thinking each day have a salad with a hard boiled egg, some bacon bits and some dressing. Then a piece of whole weat toast and maybe some yogurt or something like that. And have oatmeal for breakfast. My mom makes healthy stuff when she cooks dinner and she does most of the cooking. I'm going to make myself go to the gym more during the week. I want to take the yoga class on Tuesday. I'm sorta blah right now. Physically feeling ugly and emotionally blah because I'm single and well, can't afford to do anything with friends.

Ok I'm going to figure out what book I want to read and make some pasta for dinner. I hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Current Location: bed
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: tv
26 February 2009 @ 07:33 pm
I might be going to Massachusetts on the weekend of March 8th. The family I've been helping on Wednesday nights might need me to help them out. Heather (the mom) is going there to be with her brother who has a brain tumor. Heather's husband Brian isn't going so it'll be her and the two boys. How she plans on doing that is beyond me. Depending on where in Massachusetts it is, I might meet up with dancingjenny78 for a drink. My ticket and hotel room would be covered. I can't wrap my head around it. Granted it's not confirmed yet. Her sister lives in Los Angeles and might go too and if she does, then she might fly home with her to help her out with the boys. She'll let me know by mid next week if she'll need me. I've never been to Massachusetts - get a sweatshirt in the airport or something. haha I'm trying not to get too excited in case she doesn't need me.

Next week I'll be going in early Monday and Thursday and staying about an hour late on Thursday to watch Alyssa. Jenn has calls early those days and a luncheon on Thursday. And a few times a week I'll walk the dogs and keep them company. I don't want to sound selfish but cha ching. I need a shower and cook dinner.
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Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: According to Jim
26 February 2009 @ 07:40 am
I have to get a smog check on my car and I've never had to do that before. I can only go to a test only place and I'm hoping I don't need repairs. The back of the paper from the DMV says that if it needs repair they can help up to $500. Can we say nervous? That's a shitload of money! I have until April to renew my registration and I'm really really hoping that I don't need to get it fixed. Makes me nervous.

I really need to go. I'm needing coffee before I go hang with Alyssa. More later - hope everyone's doing well.
Current Location: living room
Current Mood: nervousnervous
Current Music: Today Show
24 February 2009 @ 04:04 pm
Our rent is not going up if we renew for 11, 12 or 13 months before the current lease is up. I am SO excited. I think because we're great tennants and have been here for three and a half years with no problems. Yay!

I stopped at the mall on the way home to get cold medicine stuff at Target. I got Tylenol Multi-Symptom and some Robitussen. Last night I almost didn't eat dinner because I felt like crap. But I was laying in bed and decided to have a little bit otherwise I'd get hungry in the middle of the night. I stopped at Sephoria and I now know why I've never bought anything there. It's ridiculously expensive man. Some nice stuff but still - quite pricey. Rachel (a mom of a kid I babysit), was using this stuff on Saturday that looked good. It looks like a pen and it's a cutical cream. I asked her what it was and where she got it. She got it from Sephoria and it's a cream that you put on with this applicator pen and then rub it in. I got a lavender one and it was $12 but I'm hoping it'll work well because I'm tired of crappy cuticals. I also got a lipgloss that looks good and I hope I like it. Then I stopped at Bath & Body Works and got a bottle of the Lavender Chamomile lotion that I like from there. I ran out a while ago and I love using it at night after I take a shower. I like smelling yummy going to bed.

Ok I think I'm going to read more of Twilight and relax. The cold meds aren't supposed to make you drowsy but we all know what a joke that is. It was sunny earlier and now it's overcast and getting windy outside. Hope everyone's doing well.
Current Location: Living/Dining Room
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: What I Like About You/Oprah
22 February 2009 @ 08:57 pm
Saw Shopaholic and I LOVED it. Didn't totally follow the book but it was a great movie. Oscars weren't that great though. Oh well maybe better next year.

Ends up I don't owe taxes. My mom thought it was weird and looked into it and it ends up they owe me money. Thank god. Now I just have to worry about my tags and getting a smog check and passing it and paying the $76 for my tags. I got my itunes to work with my phone and not erase anything. My fingers hurt. Time to eat dinner.
Current Location: living room
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Oscars
19 February 2009 @ 05:38 pm
Got my hair cut today I'll post pictures later. The new family I'm working for on Wednesday nights - well I'm going there at 7 tonight and will be there until 9:30. She needs help with the older kid because she's getting ready to go out of town this weekend. And the other gal who they hired to work most evenings is going to a hockey game to see the Sharks. So she called me this afternoon asking. I said yes because let's be honest I need the money. It won't be a lot but it'll keep me from over drawing my account.

Made meatballs, tomato sauce and rigatoni for tonights dinner. More later. :-)
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Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: tv & shower