Tuesday, January 16, 2007


I didn't go to work. It seems weird. I got up, took the dogs out, fed them, ate breakfast and then......what do I do? I read a few emails. Still sleepy so I took a nap. Got up at 10-ish and started cleaning. I cleaned for about an hour or so.

Yesterday I decided I would start work on cataloging my books again. So, I'm removing all the books from one shelf dusting them and cataloging them in an Access database. I also want to do this for my sewing patterns (I think I have almost all of them done) my magazines, and maybe my CDs.

I studied/did homework for 2-3 hours. I feel somewhat prepared for the classes I'll have Wednesday and Thursday. Tonight and Monday are the first classes for Civil Law II and Criminal Law. In addition to studying for classes I'll be studying for the CLA exam given by National Association of Legal Assistants or NALA.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Is my last day of work. Only 8 hours to go. Funny, I'm feeling a little anxious about it. Looking forward to it too! I have two assessments I have to complete tomorrow and then I'll just be there to answer any questions my replacement may have.
I'm still attending my Weight Watchers meetings. I've lost 11 pounds so far. It's a start. I'm not being obsessive about it, eating too much of some things I shouldn't. But as long as there is a downward trend I'm happy. My goal was to lose 5 pounds a month and so far, I'm meeting that goal.
Starting tomorrow I'll be able to work out on almost a daily basis. I'm looking forward to that too! I love to exercise and workout with weights. I like feeling strong...being strong. Before I injured my knee and had to have surgery, I worked out six days a week.....had a 6 pack! LOL Looking forward to having one again.
Looking forward to having a new wardrobe too! I've talked a lot about the SWAP storybook. I'm holding off sewing anything until I'm about five pounds from goal weight. I'm still collecting patterns and fabrics to make the new wardrobe. I'm watching What Not to Wear getting ideas for clothes that will look good on me. I'm also checking out magazines such as Vogue and Glamour. Although Glamour may be a little too "young" for me. I think I could adapt some of the fashions to suit me.
I'm also going to get started on "The Artist's Way" tomorrow too. I've been putting that off until I have some free time.
I want to make the most of the three-four months I have off. there is so much I want to do and I'm not sure if I'll have enough time to complete all my goals.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Six more working days

I have six more days at my current job. I'm desparately trying to get all the work caught up before I leave. A lot of the other department heads either aren't doing all their documentation or they don't know how to do the paperwork, leaving it up to me to do their paperwork also. I can see how it's going to pan out......my replacement comes in, the new department heads start doing the paperwork they are supposed to be doing, and no one will be able to understand WHY I couldn't keep it up. Never mind, that in numerous other facilities there is 1 co-ordinator per 60 residents and I'm trying to keep up with 120+. GRRRRRR.......Oh and the census will probably increase and a second person will be hired to help the new co-ordinator. A friend of mine refused to take the position when she found out she would be the only one.

On a happier note, my next session starts on Wednesday. I have a class with an attorney named Danny and I am sooooo looking forward to it. He is very nice and is charismatic and very animated. He was a sub when an instructor couldn't be there. He made learning enjoyable. They all are very nice, but some are better instructors than others.

I spent a little while today trying to help my nephew with his website. It served to motivate me to get some work done on my own website when I stop working. I've been looking through my java and html books. I'd like to start relearning VB again too. I LOVED to write code when I was taking my computer classes. I just wish I had been more motivated to get my certifications. That will become a priority again after I finish this paralegal course and take a legal nurse consulting class.

So much to do, so much to learn, SO little time!!!