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    It was a hot day here today- when I got in my car after church, the thermometer said it was almost 90 and it was even hotter in the car!

    I came home and had lunch then I intended to go grocery shopping and do some errands but -- after church and then a meeting I got very tired. And then I had another meeting tonight. Strangely I am wide awake now...

    The boys are home from their dads. Good to have them home for the week!

    Tomorrow I have many errands to run so I programmed reminders into my phone. I am refining my house and it seems they need a truckload of documents.

    The title company informed me that the legal transfer of the house to me was done incorrectly- it had a typo on the lot description. So now we have to re-file it through the courts... My ex had had a lawyer do it for him for free and I unfortunately did not proofread it enough. They typed the wrong block number on there. So there goes a few hundred dollars down the drain...

    But it is good they caught it now.

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    Another beautiful sunny day here!

    Many errands to run- I have to turn in all of the documents for the mortgage refinance, deliver some other forms to my employer's accountant, buy cat food, etc

    And then home to do major cleaning! They will be doing an appraisal, so I need to be ready for that. Plus I have company coming in from out of town because we get to go see the Dalai Lama speak this weekend!

    Busy busy with mundane life stuff...

    Waiting for summer when life settles down into a different pace

    Now- Back to work!

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    Got my papers turned in for the refinance. Hope it goes through...

    Tomorrow is my youngest's 13th birthday! Sheesh, I will have 2 teens in the house. My grocery bill already reflects it, and the mood swings around here are getting a bit intense again.

    But - they are both doing okay in school, and they have great solid friends! What more can a mom ask for...

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    Last week I got to hear/see the Dalai Lama speak. The whole stadium was almost filled with people of all ages and all different kinds of people. It was interesting to see who would show up!

    It was a sports arena and my tickets were in the nosebleed section- and the seat arrangements and steps were do steep it made me a bit dizzy. I held the handrail for dear life when on the stairs!

    The seats I got were very close to the Dalai Lama except way high above him- and we had a very nice view of the back of his head!

    However they did show him as he was speaking on a screen.

    He is a very humble man with a sense of humor.

    He spoke about world peace and unity of mankind. He said that if we want peace in the world we must start with peace within ourselves.

    He had all children stand up to be seen, and then spoke to them- saying how important it will be for them to change the world to undo many of the problems the older generation has brought to the world. Such as violence and war and bombs.

    He also talked about the importance of mothers. And how important it is for parents to love their children and spend time with them and be very affectionate with them.

    I will post more but my notes are on my phone and of course I'm using my phone right now so I can't access them.

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    Not much going on around here except end of the school year stuff.

    My son graduates in a few weeks but he has much schoolwork to get done beforehand.

    The tenants rent check bounced this week so I am a little worried about money but hopefully he will take care of it soon.

    I am applying for a job next week but it doesn't start until the fall - but I hope to get it. It would be nice to have more financial freedom.

    In the meantime I am thankful for my health and a roof over my head and 2 sons that continually challenge me to grow, and 2 very sweet cats...

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    Phew- had the house appraisal yesterday which involved much cleaning beforehand. It's nice to have a clean house!

    Once school is out I am going to get my sons to help me clear out some stuff and we will have a garage sale.

    I got all my letters of recommendation so I went ahead and submitted my résumé for a job as a classroom assistant. We will see if I get the job. I applied there last year and thought I would get the job but they hired someone with teaching credentials for the assistant position. Such is life in this economy.

    We will see...

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    Just found out my niece is in the hospital again. She tried to commit suicide by taking a bunch if pills. So glad it didn't work!

    She is so bright and sweet and talented, and yet tormented by depression...

    Saying prayers for my niece, my brother, and his family.

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    Feeling a bit slumpy today.

    In the process of refinancing the mortgage, they approved mt loan and were simply waiting for the results of the appraisal. The loan broker was so confidant that the market had turned around and that I had equity in the house, and he had rattled off a number if comps to support his theory.

    So I paid the $550 for the appraisal, and I didn't have enough equity for the loan. Ack!

    The only way it would work would be for me to pay mortgage insurance -$130 per month.

    That would essentially make my payment the same as now. However it would put the mortgage under my own name rather than my ex husband's. He didn't mind having it under his name still for a while, but it complicates things for him if he wants to sell his current house and buy another. And it sounds like that is in the plans.

    I have also been overwhelmed by other obligations for committees I am on- all good and important causes. But I somehow over booked myself. I need to step back and learn how to say no to new obligations.

    I applied for a few new jobs. I have not heard whether they received my application and letters of recommendation. But I have a friend that had applied for a different position a few months ago and they didn't acknowledge having received her application for a few weeks.

    She emailed them to ask if they received her app and all she got was a curt reply that yes, they had received her application with no other information.

    So my friend, who lives out of town, asked me what I thought. I was working on a temporary project with the woman in charge of coordinating the search team, and I observed how snowed under she was with her regular work along with some crucial temporary projects that had looming deadlines. And somehow she had to fit in the employment search team on top of all of that. So that explained the curt response.

    But- I knew that my friend would be a great fit for the new position- she had worked there before and had left for a better paying position in another part of the state. She decided to move back to this city.

    The employment coordinator does not know my friend, because she started her job after my friend had already left. I thought my friend had a good chance at the job- unless they held a grudge that she had left. But I also know 2 other very competent women who are currently working there and who were also applying for the same position. I told my friend that, so she would understand the tight competition. What I did not tell my friend was that I thought one person in particular would get the position, since she has been part time in an assistant position but is really a certified teacher and a great one.

    None of them got the job! They chose someone completely different! We are all shocked!

    So now that brings me to the job I am trying for. My degree is in a peripherally related field, but I am a sub for the positions I am applying for. I tried last year for one position and thought it was a slam dunk. But they hired someone else. They asked if I would still be interested in substituting when needed and I said yes.

    Now I have another year of subbing experience under my belt and they have two of the same positions open. So I applied for each of them. I am hopeful, but I realize that they have so many people applying that they will likely not choose me- not anything against me, but they have the luxury of being able to pick and choose among applicants that are over qualified who are simply trying to get their foot in the door.

    We will see. I could surely use the money and health benefits- plus I really enjoy working there and would line it to be more permanent rather than on call.

    In the meantime I am still nudging my sons to get their homework done and turned in. Next week is the last full week of school for my younger son. My older son has two graduation creremonies this week! One is for graduation from the international high school program, and then later in the week he graduates from his regular high school program. He has been trying to get his late schoolwork done and turned in- it is not like he can put it off until later and just get an incomplete. He is down to the wire!

    My younger son's weekly grade report came via email last night and he has 6 language arts assignments that have not been turned in from the last two weeks and I am not happy!

    I am so ready for summer where we can relax and just be...

    Haven't heard how my niece is doing, but I did send her a card with a note written inside. It was one with a painting of a butterfly on the front- very appropriate since she is going through counseling and rehab. I think she will enjoy hearing from me.

    In all of her hospitalizations my brother has never asked me to write to her, so I know he must have been shaken up this time around. I am so glad she is alive.

    After I wrote her the note I addressed it and sealed it into the envelope. And then I held the envelope in my hands and prayed that the note take some sunshine and hope and most of all love to my niece. I prayed that she be healed and filled with strength and hope, and that she be guided to make healthy choices and for her to choose life. It went out in the mail yesterday.

    Ugh. This morning I have to pay bills and I really have no money to do that.

    I really need that job!

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    It's a beautiful sun-shiny day here this morning! All of the birds in the neighborhood seemed to be full of song this morning!

    My son had a really nice graduation ceremony for his school program last night. They spoke about each of the students as they graduated, and it was amazing to hear what each student did for their senior paper and where they are going next.

    His regular graduation is on Thursday. So he still has classes and he still has tons of work to turn in this week.

    As far as the refinance, my ex looked at my options. I was going to wait and try again later, but he thought that I should just go ahead with the one that had slightly higher rates. At this point I am more money strapped than I ever have been, due to some higher insurance rates and higher costs, so I decided to just get the other mortgage and be done with it. There is a certain level of closure to having my ex's name off the mortgage.

    I still have not heard anything about the jobs I applied for. Not even acknowledgement that they received my application and resume. I am not surprised, but it would be nice to at least get a form letter so I know it was received.

    I am going to send an email to check in with them to make sure they received it, and to say how interested I am in the position. And then I have to let it go.
    Last edited by luminousone; 06-04-2013 at 10:57 AM.

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    I forgot to add that my ex came by to get his graduation tickets from me and he said he is getting ready to move in with his gf. They have been together for 3 years. But she is vetoing much of his furniture from coming into her house. She just doesn't like how old it is, but he is "thrifty" and refuses to buy new. I wonder if the move in will happen...

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