Vegan and first job

22 Sep

Monday was my first day of working and I was soooooooooooooo nervous. Plus add on the fact that I am working with special ed kids. My day went smoothly and the kids even though special are still just kids and I loved working with them. Plus since I was sort of a teachers aid I was kind of hand held though out the day and that helped me to calm the nerves and feel more comfortable doing what I am doing. As a bonus I was at my daughters school so I got to have lunch with her and that was great to be able to see her. Plus I was able to take her to school and home no need for her to ride the bus.
I have a possible book recommendation The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin and Hair Care Products I have not had a chance to get this book but, you can for sure find it on Amazon. It sounds promising to make your own stuff without having all he possible nasty chemicals or allergic reaction to something because of maybe the “fragrances” or whatever. If anyone gets this book and you try out the Makeup or anything else please let me know what you think of it. Thanks.

shopping

14 Sep

Yes I have recently gone shopping. For a few reasons I am hoping to get a job soon with my daughters school system and was feeling and needing something I could wear that was nice, professional, and not flashing too much cleavage (not that I do that but, occasionally it does happen). So I decided to get some very cool ankle boots for fall and as a bonus they are vegan from Lulus they are black with silver buckles on it. The other things I got were two maxi dresses from sugarbits in black and a deep plum purple. The maxi dresses can be worn many different ways. So yes it may be the same dress but, I can wear it a lot of different ways and as you know I love versatile clothing. So they are all knee length and it will be a modest length but, will keep my essentials covered. I am trying to look professional folks. I also got a Maggies aka organic cotton black blouse with 3/4 length sleeves. This is my preferred sleeve length.

The cost

10 Sep

Here is a link to someone else’s post about the cost of cheap clothing and cheap labor. http://thenonconsumeradvocate.com/ The post is titled the cost of cheap clothing or why I buy used. What do you think? I think that we are lucky but, to me it is a sad shame that companies feel the need to take jobs overseas and put people in danger just to improve their profits. What are you going to in the future for your clothing needs and for the holidays?
Just some things to think about this weekend and in the future.

Weekend

3 Sep

If you live in the US we have a long weekend known as Labor Day. Yea! The bonuses are many…hopefully you have the weekends off and will get the following Monday off so an extra day off, an extra day to sleep in, and no school so see the one about sleep. Of course there is the obligatory Labor Day sales which I avoid and dont deal with. Now I might find something at our 1/2 price book store because they are having a sale but, odds are I probably wont find a book I want to read or need.
I just watched the lovely lady whose name escapes me who came up with a zero waste home. I personally think that this is awesome! I watched her Ted talk so if you get a few minutes check it out or find it on zerowastehome.com. Also you can find the book with awesome ideas hopefully at a used book store or your local library.
My interview went well despite the fact that I was really brain dead. I have this cold or allergy that is really kicking me in the tush. If you have been blessed with this lovely ick I personally recommend some 24 hour allergy relief if possible, lots of sleep, nettle 3 xs a day, and as hot and spicy food as you can stand to eat along with garlic. I am not a big pill pusher even on myself and will rarely take anything but, this has me breaking most of my hard rules of no drugs unless absolutely necessary. I have not been feeling myself for a bit and am so brain dead and tired. Also try some antioxidants in your diet like blueberries, and blackberries or even red or dark grapes are great plus the bonus of vitamin c. Take care and hope to feel better next week.

Jobs

31 Aug

Well I have gotten about 2 to 3 jobs but, all of them are not what my husband wants me to do. Granted I was not thrillled with working at a certain institution. This was ok. The other one would have been me working every weekend. This would have not been great as in I would not have been able to spend time with my husband since I hardly see him during the week. Plus it would have interfered with time with my daughter so that was a no go.
The bonus for me is that I have an interview with the one place I want to work for. They will be understanding since this is the local school district. It is part time but, still it is better than nothing. Today has been awesome 3 other folks I know have gotten jobs. Yea! It is so funny to me that when I desperately needed a job I couldn’t find one to save my life now I have gotten 2 jobs plus 2 interviews I am confident that this last one will be the one. Plus bonus husband off my back.
We talked about why he was feeling this way and if I had done something. He said not really but, we did work it out. Plus as a bonus we worked out our issues that happened on my birthday and I feel a lot better. We are mending fences and feeling better. We are even doing PDA we had stopped even holding hands now we are and he has even started to help me out and has done the dishes for me without being asked. Woot! I love it! It just takes time, honesty, and spending time just talking not yelling.

Job search/warning language

10 Aug

Arrgh since the asswaffle thinks that I am using him/taking him for his money I now have to get a job. Not a big deal except for the fact that I need flexible hours, be able to work part time, close to home, and have a very understanding boss that will understand that I need to leave when my child is ill. Add on to the fact that I have not worked in about an epoch. I have also been a shut in basically I have few friends either due to busyness on the other folks part or it just doesnt work out. So hard to make friends when I could barely leave the house either due to having a small child and the hassle of dragging someone at the time still in diapers out into the world and also having one car and being stuck in suburbia hell with little to no where to walk to or even a bus service to take me to X which takes all day or at least it seems to. Now I have my own car but, the daytime hours are more for chores and with the asshats sensitivity to all scents I cant hang out with too many people without either needing to take a shower, change clothes and be insanely jealous that they can wear x and I cant at all.

I was supposed to have surgery on my arm to remove a lump but, now it is a no go due to the lovely money issue and our insurance probably not covering a bit of it. It totally sucks donkeys. As for when I will get surgery on my arm it is a possible never at this point.

Count down begins

5 Aug

School will be starting next Wednesday and I am looking forward (because my daughter has been having a major attitude with me and really not happy when she doesnt get her way) and a bit sad because she will be back in school and will not be around to talk to. I will miss her despite her tude problem. I am not thrilled to be getting up so early but, I have been weaning myself back. It is still a struggle.

My husband is still being an ass. Sorry sad but, true I am not perfect I promise but, for me it is hard to hear during couples therapy that he is feeling that I am using him for his money. Yes he is the only one that works right now but, at the same time I feel as though I do everything except for working a job outside of the home. That was a shocker and admittedly a piss off for me. Also hearing today that my counselors office had a computer issue and that my appointment was lost for Friday. I called them and no their computers are fine the idiot thought I was not going to show up on Friday. I told them no and that I would be there. He however showed up yesterday at 6 pm (thankfully her 6 didnt show up) and they are trying to get him to understand that they will text him a reminder the day before. Now where he was for about 3 hours or so when he knows I have to discuss something important with him (I have to have surgery outpatient) and he cant show up early from work to discuss this with me is just another nail in the coffin it seems. After a weekend where we actually talked and laughed and just were the way we were before things went south between us. Almost seems to be a waste of time sometimes and frustrating.