Saturday, October 27, 2012

Another Month!

I think Opie has his little Halloween pet parade thing today.  Adorable.  I'm working all day though so I won't even be around to see it.  I found out another place in town that is supposedly hiring and they pay $2 more an hour than where I'm working now.  It's a call center also, but they do customer service as opposed to political surveys.  I'm going down there this week to see if I can get hired. 

So, I have ten months clean today!!!  I'm always really happy on the 27th of the month.  Of course, today I have a really sore throat and I'm feeling a little sub par.  I also just woke up.  I'm sure I'll feel better later in the day.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween costumes

We took Opie to Petsmart yesterday to pick out halloween costumes.  I guess they do like a doggy parade every year here in the retirement community and my mom takes Opie of course.  So, we actually get him two costumes.  I definitely like the bumblebee one best. 

Which one do you guys like better???



I had the day off yesterday and I picked up the girls from Salvation Army and took them to a meeting in the evening.  It was awesome.  There was like 10 girls, they were so appreciative that I came and got them and they were all really well behaved and I got them all home safe and sound.  It was so weird driving a van.  But, I figured it out. 
Well, back to work today - at least I get paid.  Love that. 

Friday, October 19, 2012


I have to hurry up and get ready for my class at choices and for work at 12:30.  I called to schedule for 1:30 and somehow I let them talk me into coming in at 12:30.  I'm such a pushover.  Anyway, I went on three freakin interviews at the mexican restaurant in Tivoli Village and then I called yesterday to find out if they made a decision and they did...  the decision was that they are not hiring me.  I'm getting so frustrated.  I keep applying and applying and applying and they keep denying and denying and denying.  It's really hurting my feelings, ruining my confidence and making me sad.  I used to always get jobs so easily.  I know it's my damn criminal record that I have now.

Ugh...  Anyway, I gotta get ready.  Just wanted to check in to let you guys know that i'm still here...

Here's a picture of me from work last night...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Picnic and stuff

Okay, it's Saturday! I'm driving the Salvation Army girls to this N.A. Picnic today. I don't know how many girls are riding with me, but the van holds like 13 girls. So, that's exciting. It's my first time ever driving the van. I hope I do okay. I'll be super careful and I definitely won't text while I'm driving :) They have a camera that films the inside of the van while we are driving anyway, so everything will be captured.

I only worked an hour and a half on Thursday and then I got cut. I just couldn't keep up with production. I haven't heard back from either of the jobs I interviewed with last week, although I do have a third interview on Wednesday at the Mexican Place in Tivoli Village. I kind of messed up the interview because I was so nervous and I just couldn't name hardly any brands of tequila. So stupid because I should have known that. But, he's letting me do another interview anyway so we will see what happens. Last night at work though, I did really well. They've been giving out cash bonuses and stuff but so far I haven't won anything.

My stupid muve music wasn't working AGAIN on my cricket phone. I went to the store and they had to reinstall it again. This is like the 3rd time they've had to do it. It's annoying because I lose all of my music when this happens so then I have to sit here and download everything again. This young girl had the nerve to tell me it's because I have a shitty phone. I'm thinking "bitch, I bought the phone from you guys so why are you selling shitty ass phones then anyway??". I think I need to switch to a different company or something. It also wouldn't kill me to get a more expensive phone because it probably would alleviate some of the problems but I dunno if I'm ready to plunk down 200 bucks or whatever.

Well, I'll try to take some pictures at the picnic today. Hopefully a good time will be had by all. I'm looking forward to it. Have a good weekend and let's go Ravens!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


This week is pretty good so far.  I went to court yesterday and that was all good.  I paid another $60 towards my fees so now I have the balance down to $200.  Yay!!  That's a good feeling.  After court I went to my Salvation Army Alumni Meeting and there was quite a few of us there which was nice.  Sometimes there's only like 6 or 7 of us but last night there was like 16 people.

Today I'm working at 5:30 p.m. cause I have two 2nd interviews to go to.  I didn't really think the Brazilian Steakhouse was going to call me for a 2nd interview but they did and I'm meeting with the General Manager tonight.  During the first interview I actually had to load a tray with glasses and carry it across the dining room to prove that I actually know what I'm doing.  However, the freakin tray was silver and slippery,  It was a challenge.  I'm used to black trays with a rubber center.  This tray was weird and will definitely take some getting used to. 

The girl that interviewed me was straight to the point to...  she was like "well, your obviously going to need a lot of help with this tray" all rude and shit.  At least I didn't have to guess as to what she was thinking.

Anyway, I'll be so happy when these interviews are over cause I really do not enjoy going on all these interviews.  They are always so uncomfortable.  Well, have a good day. 

How about them Ravens??????????????
We have 4 wins and 1 loss right now.  Not too shabby and playing Dallas this weekend.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Yumm.... Cake

I'm heading into work at 10:30 a.m. today.  If I work the entire shift, I'll be there for 11 hours.  UGh.  Long day.  Of course, there is always the chance that I will get cut early.  It's sort of hard for me to keep up with productivity for 11 hours.  I sometimes start falling off around 5 or 6 hours.  So far this week I haven't been cut once.   Progress!

Yesterday before work I actually had two job interviews.  One of them was for a new mexican restaurant opening in Tivoli Village.  Tivoli Village is a nice shopping area in the Summerlin area.  Pricey!  I like that.  The other one is at a Brazilian Steakhouse in Summerlin too.  They are both server positions.  I already got a 2nd interview for next week at the Mexican  place and I'm waiting for the steakhouse  place to call me back.  Fingers crossed.

I went to Salvation Army this week and took a drivers ed test online with them so that I can start donating some of my time helping out.  I'm going to drive the in-patient female clients to outside AA or NA meetings on the weekends sometimes.  I'm so excited.  Giving back to Salvation Army is something I really want to do since I truly feel that they played a big part in saving my life.  I passed the test so I get to start driving next weekend hopefully. 

I saw my Probation Officer last week.  That was good.  Nothing major to report there.  This week I have to go to another drug court appearance on Tuesday.  I have about 10 months in the program now so I get to put in graduation paperwork at the end of next month hopefully to graduate in late December or early January.  I've actually been paying off my fees too.  I have the $624 drug court balance down to $250 now.   Yay!!!! 

I'm feeling pretty good today even though I heard some stupid ass rumor at work the other day.  It was so dumb.  I heard that someone there still thinks I'm using drugs.  Well, I get tested 2 - 3 times a week and I would absolutely be in jail if I was using.  There  is something like 500 people that work at this call center and it's rampant with drugs and alcohol.  It's also very high school.  I just have to let that stuff roll off my back and move on.  God and I know that I'm clean and that's really all that matters.  And my parents know too. 

If I was using I wouldn't even show up for work, but they don't really know that about me.  They just know I had a drug problem.  I don't think they know the severity of the problem.  Some things are better left unsaid. 

Well, happy Saturday!!!!!  I had 9 months clean last week.  I got a yellow key tag and tomorrow I took the day off to celebrate my sponsor's 2 year anniversary with her at her homegroup with cake!  Yumm.   Who among us doesn't love cake?????

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

ahhhhhh Tuesday

Today I'm off work.   Yay!  A rare and lovely day :)  I'm going to Choices for class and of course to the noon meeting after that and then I dunno.  I might lay out or something.  Tonight though, I'm going to Alumni at Salvation Army early to hand in volunteer paperwork and to take a test so that they will let me start driving the girls to outside meetings on the weekends.  They are very low on volunteers to drive the salvation army vans once in a while so I'm excited to help out.  I love being involved over there any way I can.  My sponsor does it and she says it's very rewarding. 

Anyway, work is... Drama.  There is so many people that get hired everyday.  A lot of young people working there and that always brings the crazy.  I try to pretty hard not to be involved but I talk to a lot of people and let's be honest....  Who doesn't enjoy a little excitement once in a while right??  ha ha 

Oh well, I dunno.  I have to get ready for class now so have a good day kids!