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2017-01-15 11:18 pm

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Did not do anything of significance this weekend.

Took the baby monster and her friend to go watch Hidden Figures. I really really enjoyed it. The baby monster expressed her liking for it as well, although I'm sure she would have preferred to watch something else.

Then she and her friend proceeded to play MineCraft all night on our PS4.

Today wasn't exciting at all either. Stayed home, didn't go anywhere or do anything.

I did watch Season 4, Episode 3 of BBC Sherlock.

Tumblr is exploding with disappointment and looking down on those who expressed liking the last episode and saying if you enjoyed it you just don't understand the show enough to see all that was wrong with it.

I'm on the fence because on some items, I agree. It wasn't anything like I thought it was supposed to be. On the other, I DID enjoy it, and found a lot to like about it.

eh, to each their own. I do enjoy all the meta and discussion about it though.
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2017-01-14 10:36 pm

She's Alive!

Yes, it is I. I decided to check my journal and discovered that apparently I've got a bajillion old messages/replies?

Its been something like three years, and I don't really know what to talk about other than I am actually still alive and around. I am still working, still taking care of the baby monster (who is 11 now! OMG). Still involved in karate, and have been looking for another job away from the law office for the last year now.

That's the quick and dirty I suppose.

Lets see, last time I was on LJ and posted anything, I was looking for good forever homes for a litter of puppies that my Penny just had. I found homes for all of them, and decided to keep one. He was the baby puppy that followed me around all the time, giving me those adorable puppy eyes. So I kept him. We've now got the three GSDs here, Little, Penny and Blue. Got them all fixed, 'cause being puppy mommy is a whole freakin' lot of work, and trying to be that responsible dog owner and find forever homes for puppies after they reach past 12 weeks ... well most people want puppies at 6 weeks while they're still super adorbs instead of bigger. x.x

Also, I tested (and passed!!) for my first degree black belt in karate. Crushed it!! I am currently third degree, and the baby monster is second degree brown. I'm so proud of her. She works really hard at learning the material. She also enjoys competing in the annual tournament the local University hosts here in town.

Lol, she's in that in between stage where she has interests in child-like things like toys and games, but is also starting to show interest in fashion and makeup and gossiping with her friends.

She's getting so old!! She also wears a bigger shoe size than me now. Haha, that was an adventure. We were at the local Payless looking for shoes she could wear in wet weather, and I didn't like any of the materials the kids shoes and boots were made out of, and she didn't like any of the styles the adult size shoes were. The one pair we found that we would both agree on, they didn't have in her size. So as we were leaving we walked through Khols and decided to check out the shoes there. We managed to find a pair of Chucks in her size and that was on sale. Now she things she's the shit 'cause she's got a pair of name brand shoes. And wow, I knew it was a big deal when I was in school (but never really cared about or could afford to keep up with), and apparently its still a thing to have name brand whatever at school.

As for me a few years ago the paralegal in the office got a new job, so after some drama and a hiring and firing, they offered me the paralegal job. I took it of course 'cause that meant full time employment and full time pay. So I quit the apartment management job, and went full time at the law office. I guess it was great for the first couple of years, but after getting diddly in annual raises or bonus department year after year, and starting to feel unappreciated, and then on top of that having the boss man take me aside to "advise" me that I needed to be more happy/accommodating i.e. perky and fake happy/eager to take on more projects, I'm definitely feeling its time to move on. So I've been putting in and interviewing for other positions the past year. Nothing has come of it yet, but I'm still trying. And still trying to keep my determination and drive and telling myself something is bound to come along. It can get a little disheartening, obviously, but I can't stay at this job for very much longer. I feel as if I'm still being treated as the very new, very inexperienced, part-time extra help, instead of the person who handles running the office, training new staff, and doing all the paralegal work there. So overall not happy. I love what I do, and would definitely stay, but I don't feel appreciated either by they way I'm being treated or the pay.

Besides, I'd like to eventually move out of my mom's house and have a place of my own. I want it so bad, so much, that I can practically feel it almost in my grasp, and I just need that one little break.

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2014-03-17 11:17 pm

Dancing with the Stars

Missed the first half of Dancing with the Stars this evening because of karate, but...

Wasn't impressed with the music tonight. I miss the band.

Definitely wasn't impressed with Erin tonight, though she did a better job of asking questions than Brooke ever did. There's just something about Erin that didn't blend well with the overall feel of the show.
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2014-02-07 12:03 am

Forever and an age

I know its been pretty much forever since I last updated. A lot has happened.

My dog had puppies! Back in November. They're adorable, I've sold one already, but there are still five adorable ones left that need to go to a good forever home. Anyone know of anyone in the California Central Valley who wants to buy a German Shepherd puppy?

Its getting pretty late now. I'll have to remember to post a much longer update with everything that's been going on over the last few months.
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2013-09-28 06:55 pm

Nail polish woes

I don't have enough nails to play with all my new nail polish.
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2013-09-28 06:55 pm

Nail polish woes

I don't have enough nails to play with all my new nail polish.
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2013-09-22 12:10 am

Karate

So, I'm assuming I must not have posted this on LJ, though I did freak out about it on FB, but guess who is testing for her Black Belt in November?

This girl! Oh yeah! :D :D :D

Super excited if course. Got the news about three weeks ago.

There is a paper test with essay that I have to complete, 10 hours of volunteer work in another class (I do this by helping out in the baby monster's karate class), and attending 4 "boot camp" classes.

Squee. Excited.
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2013-09-22 12:10 am

Karate

So, I'm assuming I must not have posted this on LJ, though I did freak out about it on FB, but guess who is testing for her Black Belt in November?

This girl! Oh yeah! :D :D :D

Super excited if course. Got the news about three weeks ago.

There is a paper test with essay that I have to complete, 10 hours of volunteer work in another class (I do this by helping out in the baby monster's karate class), and attending 4 "boot camp" classes.

Squee. Excited.
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2013-09-18 09:26 pm

Work update

Interview was three weeks ago. Hadn't heard anything, and was going to email them this Friday if I hadn't heard anything.

Got the email this afternoon. :( They decided to hire someone else.

Definitely feeling disappointed.

Things at work at the law office are going fine though. They decided to let the new paralegal go though. She wasn't working out the way they had hoped, and she was making mistakes she should have caught (because that was part of her job was to catch the mistakes before it left the office).

They've been having interviews today, and a few more tomorrow, before they decide to have someone come in and take over my job. I'll be making the move over the paralegal position (not really excited about having to handle all the pleading paperwork that involves, btw), where I will be doing everything B. was doing before she left two and a half months ago.
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2013-09-18 09:26 pm

Work update

Interview was three weeks ago. Hadn't heard anything, and was going to email them this Friday if I hadn't heard anything.

Got the email this afternoon. :( They decided to hire someone else.

Definitely feeling disappointed.

Things at work at the law office are going fine though. They decided to let the new paralegal go though. She wasn't working out the way they had hoped, and she was making mistakes she should have caught (because that was part of her job was to catch the mistakes before it left the office).

They've been having interviews today, and a few more tomorrow, before they decide to have someone come in and take over my job. I'll be making the move over the paralegal position (not really excited about having to handle all the pleading paperwork that involves, btw), where I will be doing everything B. was doing before she left two and a half months ago.
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2013-08-25 09:54 pm

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Told the boss man at the law office that I got asked to interview, he was supportive and appreciated that I told him, and didn't go behind his back. S. at work work also understood that going to this interview was an opportunity that I just couldn't pass up. She didn't seem angry.

So interview on Wednesday... gimme some questions to ask. x.x OMG, I don't want to sound like a moron.
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2013-08-25 09:54 pm

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Told the boss man at the law office that I got asked to interview, he was supportive and appreciated that I told him, and didn't go behind his back. S. at work work also understood that going to this interview was an opportunity that I just couldn't pass up. She didn't seem angry.

So interview on Wednesday... gimme some questions to ask. x.x OMG, I don't want to sound like a moron.
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2013-08-25 01:24 am

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I need some good questions to ask during the interview

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2013-08-22 05:42 pm

Work stuff... with added confliction!

Going full time at the law office has been an experience. I'm pretty much doing the same stuff, only now I feel I have enough time to get things done.

The new girl is something else. She talks to herself, hums and sings while she's working in the next "cubicle" and talks too much. x.x But she's a generally nice person.

I've enjoyed working full time, and the boss did give me a raise.

I hadn't heard anything back from any of the jobs I applied for so I went ahead and took the full time position. Almost a month later, and guess what happens?

I got an email from the admin position I applied for out at the local University. x.x They want to interview me next week. On the one hand, WHEEEE!!! OMG SO FREAKING EXCITED!!! On the other, I feel so conflicted now, but I can't possibly pass up this opportunity for full time that pays three times what I'm making, plus full benefits for both me and my daughter (instead of just for me, as it is at the law office). I know I'm going to disappoint S. at the law office. I'm not looking forward to telling her about the interview tomorrow.

If I hadn't heard anything from the UC, I think I would have been happy with the added hours and pay raise with the law office for at least a few more months to a year. But now with this possibility on the horizon...
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2013-08-22 05:42 pm

Work stuff... with added confliction!

Going full time at the law office has been an experience. I'm pretty much doing the same stuff, only now I feel I have enough time to get things done.

The new girl is something else. She talks to herself, hums and sings while she's working in the next "cubicle" and talks too much. x.x But she's a generally nice person.

I've enjoyed working full time, and the boss did give me a raise.

I hadn't heard anything back from any of the jobs I applied for so I went ahead and took the full time position. Almost a month later, and guess what happens?

I got an email from the admin position I applied for out at the local University. x.x They want to interview me next week. On the one hand, WHEEEE!!! OMG SO FREAKING EXCITED!!! On the other, I feel so conflicted now, but I can't possibly pass up this opportunity for full time that pays three times what I'm making, plus full benefits for both me and my daughter (instead of just for me, as it is at the law office). I know I'm going to disappoint S. at the law office. I'm not looking forward to telling her about the interview tomorrow.

If I hadn't heard anything from the UC, I think I would have been happy with the added hours and pay raise with the law office for at least a few more months to a year. But now with this possibility on the horizon...
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2013-08-13 11:40 pm

karate class

Back in karate class barely three weeks, and already I have to be at the black and brown belt qualifier testing next week. OMG freaking out.
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2013-08-13 11:40 pm

karate class

Back in karate class barely three weeks, and already I have to be at the black and brown belt qualifier testing next week. OMG freaking out.
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2013-08-12 12:03 am

Firefly!

Finished the last six episodes and the movie for Firefly and Serenity this evening with the baby monster.

She says she'd be willing to rewatch the Firefly episodes, but that she doesn't want to watch the movie. The reavers scare her. :(

But its a win!!! She liked the show. :D Lol, I'm so proud.
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2013-08-12 12:03 am

Firefly!

Finished the last six episodes and the movie for Firefly and Serenity this evening with the baby monster.

She says she'd be willing to rewatch the Firefly episodes, but that she doesn't want to watch the movie. The reavers scare her. :(

But its a win!!! She liked the show. :D Lol, I'm so proud.