Saturday, August 30, 2014

Accomplishments mixed in with some more craptastic stuff

 The week started out nicely but soon turned craptastic again. Craptastic needs to take a trip to nowhere. Read on to see why. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014-I was pleasantly surprised to wake up and see that I was one of the top five most read yesterday for the site I freelance write for. Yay!

 I also spoke to someone regarding a seminar on kids running away that will be held next month at my community library's conference room. The person I spoke with about the conference said the city's runaway statistics are quite skewed. It's apparently due to a children's home in my city. The children are housed there under a contract with Homeland Services (yes, including the illegals coming in now) and tend to bolt after they get services. I put the article up.

 I also had to take pain pills again. Wheeeeee! Lol

Sunday, August 24, 2014-I felt the heat of my unit literally suck me in around 4 a.m. as the whole complex lost power and didn't get it back for a few hours. I went outside to the pool area and attempted to get some prayer time in. And spoke to one of my neighbors checking out the situation.... And told God I was thankful for a lot..... I truly am as I realize and become more aware of things in my life....

Being a candle hoarder comes in handy during situations like this. I couldn't find my flashlight, so I walked around with this.... 

 A major earthquake hit Northern California today, so I called my aunt and uncle up there and had a nice conversation with my aunt. They're fine, and I could tell she appreciated hearing from me.

Monday, August 25, 2014-The pain killers are done. I'm normal again. :)

 I had to take my mom to the retina specialist's today. The doctor made a lot of sense as to why her macular degeneration got worse after her cataract surgery. The cataract was covering things up.

 The office is in a pretty part of Whittier. I love the old homes and buildings on the doctor's street.

 I gathered information for an article today and will finish it tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014-Today was the first time I felt somewhat normal again after surgery. Yaaaay. I still feel sore, but much better.

 I woke up at a decent time to do a phone interview and ended up taking a nap an hour later. Pretty sad!

 I finished an article about a few groups in my city doing backpack drives for poor school children to have school supplies. What parents have to pay for now with school supplies is pretty amazing!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014-I think I had a full on panic attack today. I've always wondered if that's what I have and I think so. I think I'm having them because I have to make a hard decision soon. I know it's time and I'm just avoiding it.

I found a great way to organize my ideas for freelancing articles after reading a daily email. I was keeping my ideas in my day planner before this.

Thursday, August 28, 2014-Today is work in casual clothes day. :) I contacted the police department to do an article about a new advisory council the chief formed. I live in the city that had the Kelly Thomas death, so this was a recommendation from Michael Gennaco who reviews police departments.

 I also put up an article about a local villa turned into a museum. An anniversary celebration is coming up for the villa, and they're having a fun party for it.

 I also went to part two of the focus group I was in. I got paid and got free business cards for my freelancing! A thousand free business cards!!!! Money and free stuff? I'm so there! ;)

Friday, August 29, 2014-It was hotter than hell today!!! I got in the pool this evening for the first time since my surgery.

 And, I got rear-ended today. It became a hit and run. The girl who hit me sped off. I thought I got the whole license plate, but when I went to file a report, I missed one friggin letter. This will be assigned to an investigator and they'll try, but they can't guarantee anything. All because of one. friggin. letter.

 And so ends my week. No panic attacks next week, no accidents and may the power stay on. :) 

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