Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Busy is an understatement

Here is a quick recap of the hours I have worked last week and what this week looks like. I feel like this needs to be documented for posterity and so when I wonder where my summer went I have written proof that it went... along with my sanity. ;)

CS - Craft Services catering for a movie shooting here in Mobile
CK - my caregiver job
YDB - My "full-time" job

Last week -
MONDAY - YDB 8a-4p, CK 7p-7a
TUESDAY - YDB 10a-12p(I wasn't schedule to work but someone called in), CS 5:30-6:30p, CK 7p-7a
WEDNESDAY - CS 11-12, Lunch with honey, I was going to workout but I have ZERO energy
THURSDAY - YDB 8a-4p, workout
FRIDAY - YDB 3-7, Dinner at Honey's with my family and Cars 2 for Momma's birthday :)
SATURDAY -  Yard work at Justin's grandparents and then at his mom's new house, YDB 6-11pm
SUNDAY - YDB 11a-9p
Total hours: 37 at YDB, 24 at CK and 2 for CS

This week
MONDAY - YDB 8a-4p, workout
TUESDAY - CS  7-11am, CK 7p-7a
WEDNESDAY - CS (not sure what hours), workout
THURSDAY - YDB 8a-4p, dinner with Honey and D, workout?
FRIDAY - YDB 3-11p
SATURDAY - YDB 10a-3p, CK 7p-7a
SUNDAY - YDB 11a-3p, CK 7p-7a

So there you have it, I am keeping very busy and sleeping when I can. :)
This morning I had to sign my first ever film/media disclosure statement. It's a fun little job but I can't really talk much about it, which is a bit of a bummer. I also had to sign a paper saying that I will not be financially compensated in the event that I am "accidentally filmed and included in the film".

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Favorites

I have been drinking A LOT of water. My favorite choice for bottle water is Nestle Pure Life.
Ok, so I don't LOVE taking protein drinks but it serves its purpose and I am seeing results. This is actually pretty tasty. I take it with my to the gym and add really cold water. As long as you drink it quickly it isn't too bad. ;)
This little man makes me SUPER happy. We have started taking walks and poor thing had his first outdoor bath today. He behaved so well. Shockingly, he is getting fatter despite being able to run and play in the backyard to his little hearts content.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Money Isn't Everything

I got a call Friday morning from someone I had worked with during my days with the electrical company this past November and December. I was offered a really great opportunity, an electrician apprenticeship. The money would have been great, almost twice what I am making now plus per diem because the job is in Morgan City, LA.  I spent my day at work struggling through work, trying to get my tasks done while still thinking through the offer. As tempting as the opportunity was, I did not take it.
My first hang up was that the project was to start within 5 days. I have never been a fan of burning bridges. I couldn't leave my job at YDB without giving a 2 weeks notice. I would have felt horrible about it. I also couldn't leave my caregiver job, putting not only the company but the lady I sit with in a lurch. Another issue I had was that the person who called me about the job wasn't going to be on location for this project. In construction it is beyond hard to be a woman and be taken seriously. I want to learn and grow but if I go into a new place with completely different coworkers and supervisors, I would be starting over at square one. And as a female, I also need to know that people have my back.
I am also supposed to be helping my baker/manager SayLiz(I started to call her by her initials SMH but every time I look at it I think of Shake My Head and that's just not going to work. haha) with a catering job for a movie that is shooting here in Mobile. I would have put her in a bind at YDB and for the catering if I left. I have another post on SayLiz. She has not only been an amazing person to work with/for but she has become my mentor, friend and confidant. She's pretty much awesome. :)
My biggest reason for turning down the job? I feel like I am finally achieving some normalcy in my life since leaving Trevor. I love my little house and being with Coach. I enjoy my jobs. I have goals(personally, financially and physically) and I want to achieve them. Financially I would have been able to achieve my goals faster but at what cost? The thought of uprooting myself, living on the road and out of hotels, making good money for a few weeks and praying there is another contract to go to after that so that I don't go unemployed and plow through all the money I just made... it just doesn't seem worth it. I would rather stay where I am, making less money, and have things stay consistent. Physically, I know that if I would be back tracking if I went back to the hotel living lifestyle. It is so much harder to eat healthy and be motivated to workout. I have made SUCH good progress(post coming soon!) and I want to keep moving forward, not backtrack.
While the money was tempting, it just wasn't something I had a peace about or felt like I could justify. Money does help things out but it isn't everything to me. I think taking the job would have come at much too high a cost.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I see you. Or not so much...
But you can see me! I am no longer on private. Strangely enough, now that I am working 2 jobs and have even less free time on my hands, I want to get back into blogging. When I was just working at YDB, I didn't feel like I had anything to blog about. But now I am looking back and realizing I have nothing to document those months.
I want to be able to look back at my blog and be able to relive special memories, knowing how my time was spent. Even if that time is just spent working.
There are a few posts I have planned to get things up to date but I need to upload some pictures first. Here is my question for you, what would you like to know? If you have any questions(whether it's about what I have been up to the last several months or just something random) let me know!