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I am a dreamer.  And I thrive on the possibilites of life.

My life isn't where I want it to be, but being able to dream keeps me sane.  (As does writing.)

And I did something yesterday that I still can't believe I did.  It isn't earth-shattering in the least, but it was a huge step. 

I currently work full-time (with no benefits and almost two years without a raise) at a hotel in a nearby city.  (I like outside of a one stop light town.)  I want to be able to buy a car and in about a year (possibly) buy a house.  I've decided.  It's time for things to change.  I've been loking for a part-time evening job.  It's more difficult then I thought.  A lot of (most of) the part-time jobs in the area seem to be during the day.  My current job is set - 5 days a week, 7 AM - 3 PM.  And that works, for the most part. 

I've been working here for 6 years 3 months. 

I sent out a cover letter and resume for a job at a bank in a town close by.  It's full-time.

Here's the thing.  I'm very good friends with the General Manager.  (There's an owner above her and he's the problem when it comes to most things).  Our families go bowling together and she and I have taken trips together.  (There's one coming up in a couple of weeks.  We're going to a Janet Evanovich book signing).  And I'm not sure how she'll take it. Not that anything has happened with it, but it's like sending that out has freed me in a way. 

I don't feel like I'm stuck here that it's my choice t leave.  Am I worried about what my friend/GM is going to think?  Yes.  But I think she will ultimately support me a she has done with nearly everything else since we became friends. 

It's nerve-wracking though. 

Wish me luck!
Dr Who - Eleven - OMFG

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And now back to your regularly scheduled program.
starship - dead god save the queen

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Looking for a part-time job in a small town is much harder then I thought.  I have a full time job where I'm done by 3PM everyday.  I just need a few hours (I'm thinking 12) a week so that I can get a new car and have some money for a savings account.

Is that too much to ask?

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A week ago today, I went to the doctor's office and was diagnosed with thrush - an infection in my mouth.  I had a could before that and then my tongue and throat swelled up.  Then the swelling went down and everything in my mouth just hurt.  So I manned up (lol) and made an appointment with the doctor.  He informed me I hadn't been to the doctor since 2007.  Yeah, well, it happens.  I don't have insurance and I haven't had any major problems - a cold here or there, but nothing big.

He prescribed these lozenge things that I have to let dissolve in my mouth 4 times a day.  What a difference!!  Last Wednesday was my first real meal in almost two weeks!  I had eaten a little before that, but not a lot because it hurt to eat.

I have to finish out my prescription, which is fine, I don't want this to come back.  The doctor said that while there are a few reasons that people get this infection that it was more and likely from my cold and nothing more to worry about.  So, yay for that.

I need to get some writing done.  There are two anthologies accepting submissions at the end of June/beginning of July.  I started one of them, but I'm no where near done.  I think I need a writing partner. You know, someone that also writes contemporary fantasy type stuff that we can send stuff back and forth so someone else can look at it and give feedback.  Oh, well, I'll keep on muddling through on my own.

For those of you in the US, have a happy and safe Memorial Day.  Everyone else have a great day.  And to any Veterans that happen to read my blog, thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. 

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Family and Facebook - Geesh

I don't understand people.  If you have something to say, then say it.  This is one of the reasons that I hate Facebook.  So my cousin J (well, second cousin, she's my Dad's cousin but she's a lot closer to my age) posted on Facebook last night this:

Please keep our family in your prayers as we go through this rough time. She is with dad now.

What the Hell happened?  We share many family members, but not all.  So I don't except a call if it was someone from her mother's side.  But why can't she just come out and say it?  They same crap happened last year when people were posting stuff like "Please pray for Mr. Teacher's family."  And then no one would say anything else.  I had to message people to find out what happened.  (A teacher had passes away, very sad.  He was a good one.)

I just don't get this beating around the bush crap.

Apparently, I'm not the only one.  Another cousin - Cousin S -  (and she's some kind of cousin, but I'm not sure how exactly we're related - but we are) messaged me this morning.  What's Cousin J's status about?

How should I know?

I told her I was looking into it and would let her know when I found out.  At first she was concerned about cousin J's mother.  While a legitimate concern, Aunt was in very good health when I saw her last.  Cousin J has an elderly grandmother that I'm concerned about and a step-daughter with juvenile diabetes that was hospitalized not so long ago.

So I sent a message to a mutual friend between cousin J and myself.  Hopefully I hear something one way or another soon.  Do you people see what you do?  If you want to share, then share.  If not, stay the -eff- off of Facebook.  Geesh.

Update - Cousin S suggested maybe something happened to Cousin J's older half-sister.  I didn't know she was ill. Nothing confirmed yet.

Update - Cousin S has Cousin C send me a message.  Cousin J's older half-sister, Cousin K, passed away last night.  She's had cancer (and I'm sure that I knew that, but it isn't something that we talk about, the family is weird that way) and lost her battle last night. 

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Yesterday by head, throat, and shoulders hurt - all day. This morning - still in pain - I got a nose bleed after I washed my face. I'm pretty sure that my tongue and throat may be slightly swollen and I know I have a fever. I've drugged myself mightily and even left work early. I missed cake class tonight and I haven't had anything to eat in over 24 hours - it's hard to swallow. I'm starting to feel better. Which is nice. But I'm not sure how long it will last.


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