Worked Seven Slept Eleven

Yes you read the title right. “Worked”. 

I have not found a full time office job YET. But I have not given up looking. I still apply every day to something new that pops up that I think I qualify for, but still no luck. I have gotten some interviews but that’s all I have gotten so far.

SO, me and my husband was offered a part time seasonal job a Belks. We are working in fulfillment. Our first day was Yesterday. This is only temporary and will give us something to do besides watching reruns of “Rosanne” all day. 
I worked seven hours. It was actually fun. I had to go around and find items sold from online orders, then take them to packing and shipping. I felt like one of Santas elves. 
As the holidays get closer, we will be working more hours. We are only going to get in 15 hours this week. 

When I came in from working, I ate supper, took a shower, caught up on my emails and checked to see if any new jobs openings came available. Then once I leaned back into the recliner, I was out like a fat kid in dodgeball. Nick woke me up around 11:30 to go to bed and I slept a total of 11 hours. 

During breakfast, he started snickering and said “looks like your gonna need a day off between every days work”.  I had to remind him that I have not worked on my feet in over 28 years. All I have ever done was sit behind a desk. Also I had taken a dizzy pill during my work day because I was light headed and was afraid I would have a vertigo attack, and that would be embarrassing. I did fine. However, those pills make me drowsy. I have to remember that next time. 

I’m pretty excited to go back and do some more laboring...haha. I like fast pace and keeping busy. I can get my exercise in and since it’s practically like shopping for other people, I get some retail therapy. I will be working mostly weekends and on Thanksgiving day. This makes me really sad. I have never spent a holiday away from my daughter. I have moments were I feel down on myself. I want to better myself. I do not want to work for a department store. I worked at the same store when I was right out of high school, at almost the same pay! But again, it’s something to keep me going until I find a real job. 

Please keep me in your prayers that I will find a full time office position soon. 
Until then.....I will be helping Santa get those gifts out in time for Christmas! 



7 comments

  1. Always praying for you friend! But I think the holiday gig sounds kind of fun for now! I know you’ll make the most of it and I hope you have a sweet weekend!

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  2. Now lady, we enjoyed this one. You made it a fun read as well as giving a good feeling. Glad you are an Elf. I can just imagine how ired you must be, but I think that would be fun filling orders. Of course I am the one usually ORDERING, my girl said.
    Love you guys, hugs to Brother Nick.
    Sherry & jack in Florida watching the birds.

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  3. I believe you! Being on your feet all day is very tiring. I've always worked in an office too. Back when my daughters were young and I needed more money, I got a part time job in a department store. Left the office at five and worked at the dept. store from five thirty until closing. It didn't last very long. Hope you have nice weekend.

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  4. Congratulations!! You are making progress! Continued prayers for you, Lisa, every single day!!

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  5. Sounds great till something better comes along. You won't have to go for a walk anymore, you get all the exercise at work. :)

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  6. Lisa, Be safe on your new job. That's kind of tricky . Oh being on your feet for your whole shift is a tough way to work. Blessings to you and good luck finding a nice job you will love honey. xoxo, Susie

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  7. This summer I worked an awful job, but I saw it like you are...a means to an end to find something better. I worked for three months and then the perfect job landed in my lap. I'll pray the same happens for you.

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