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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Randomness

So I was just randomly thinking about some things, and I remembered a trip that James and I took to the zoo. They have this big enclosure where they have larakeets (I hope I spelled that right) that you can feed nectar to and they land on you. A few landed on my hands, arms and sholders and they made for some pretty cool pictures. Here's two of them

Oh look at the pretty bird. It's on my arm how sweet.

Ok...it's getting a bit crowded!

I'm glad none of them decided to poop on me lol. By the way, all of my widsdom cards were approved! Can't wait till pay day since I have about $400 coming my way. Can we say "shopping spree"? lol. That's it for now. Back to watching TV with James.

Bye!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

I did it!

I actually got all of my Organized Wisdom cards completed (plus a couple extra just in case my count was off) so I'll probably get paid! My fingers are probably going to fall off though. It will be worth it when I get the check!

I think I did a pretty good job and I was pretty proud of myself because most of them didn't come back needing any editing. I did have to fix a few, but that's ok. That means I'm learning when only 10 out of 100 come back right? I have about 9 left in review (the reviewers must still be working because the last time I looked I had about 11 left) and then I'll be done. I'm taking a break for a day or two before I get started on next month's cards. If I do a little at a time the whole month I won't have to rush like I did this last time. Hopefully not too many of the ones left will come back needing review.

My interview got pushed until tomorrow at 2 because my interviewer called and said she had an ear infection. She also told me not to worry too much about getting proof of my degree because she can verify it with a background check if I get hired. The position doesn't even start until December, and I just have to talk to her and fill out paperwork tomorrow. She'll send my application and resume to the new department and they'll pick who they want. At least somebody called me back though!

Well I'm off to surf the internet. I haven't been able to much the last few days because I've been consumed with OW. I'm a happy little part time guide though and I should be well on my way to be getting certified (I hope!).

Night!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Whew!

Today has been something else! I got a call for a job interview for monday, but I need a copy of my transcript. Of course I had a hold on my UAB account so, long story short I paid it but I still might not get the hold removed before monday. I might have to push the interview back.

ALSO the apartment complex called me again, even though I told them I have MOVED OUT of that apartment AND turned in my keys to them, but they said something about sending it to some lawyers. I called them and they have my file which says I had a 7 month lease, not a 12 month one (like I told them) and they said they would call me back. Still haven't yet though.

I've been working on my Organized Wisdom cards all day. If I hadn't had so much drama going on, I might have gotten more done. I got about 23 cards done though, and all but 6 have approved. I only have to do about 112 more before Tuesday and I'll get paid! I NEVER want to get behind like this again! I wish I had a few more days to do them so I wouldn't feel so rushed. I'll get it done though.

Did I mention "Aunt Flow" was in town? Yeah...great day lol. I'm off to eat something, rest, and maybe do a few more cards.

Night!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Stubs...and not the kind that hurt your toe!

I will be working on my Organized Wisdom cards a lot tomorrow. I'll probably be working on stubs, which are shorter wisdom cards. They only take a little while to complete. I need to get about 82 approved between now and the end of the month. It sounds like a lot...but I think I can do it. I had given up on it since I thought I couldn't do it but some encouraging words over at Work Place Like Home made me want to give it a try. I really do love the message boards over there. The people are so nice, helpful and funny!

I also did some hits on Mturk today. Some were pretty easy, but I was afraid that I wouldn't get paid for some of them so I didn't complete that many. When I went back later, all of the hits for one of the ones I was doing today were gone. I guess other people weren't so timid!

I need to make sure that I stay on the ball next month so I don't have this problem again at the end of the month at OW. Well I'm off to bed so that I can be rested for my marathon day of typing today. Wish me luck!

Night!

P.S. I almost forgot, one of my old professors said that he would write me another letter of recommendation for graduate school! That means I only need 1 more and I have a good idea of where I can get that from. Yay!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Making Money...

I've been spending some time the last few days on MTurk. It's through Amazon and they have lots of things you can do for anywhere from a penny to $7.50. I've just been doing some of the easier ones because I haven't really spent much time on it and don't want to do something I don't know how to do. It's pretty fun and gives me something to do.

Also, I expedited (I hope that's a word) on ChaCha last night. I haven't really sat down and done it for hours like I used to, but it's coming along nicely. I think I have something in mind to spend that money on when it gets up to about $100 but it's a secret!

Speaking of money goals, I've been busting my hump trying to make the $400 goal at Organized Wisdom so I'll be paid next month but the review time has been REALLY slow. Maybe because I'm so anxious to do more cards. I hope I get enough cards approved by the end of the month, but if not then my next check from them is going to be BIG. I wonder if I can break $1000? Hmm. It's possible!

Oh well, off I go to make more money!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Blogs, Blogs, and more Blogs!

Here's a list of blogs from members over at Work Place Like Home. Check them out for more info on working from home, or anything else you might want to know about!

Nytro Girl
Iowa 2 Day
Mom Dollars and Cents
Unplugged Toaster
Typist Mom
Type One Kids
Mom Dun Went Crazy
Modest Belle
Opportunities That Pay
Hazel Silversprite
Sharon's Blog
New Kind Of Insanity
Shrinking Pamela la la
Paradise Fiber Studio
I Don't Commute
Pamela Te Da
Adventures Of A WAH Mom
Christ is Coffee For The Soul
Melinda’s Fitness Blog
Melinda’s WAHM Blog
Ghost Hunting Tips 101
How to Deal with Chronic Pain
First Time Parents 101
Money Crunch Alert
Tessarhew’s Bridal
My Simplistically Complicated Life
Women Watching Football
Freelance Moms
Mama 2 Katie Beth
Growing Two Boys
Crystal Ann Anybody Can Bake
College Campus Mama
Chocolate Sistah
Non Traditional Students
Huckle Buckle Mom
Single Parent Homeschool
Found In Miami
Spend Less Have
Creative Freelancer
City Gardener
Invisible Blogger
Medical Transcription for You
Gardening on The Run
Smoothie’s Place
S Steeleic
Denise’s Little Obsessions
Paradise Fiber Studio
I Don’t CommuteSundry Dreams
My Smoothie Now
Thrifty Thoughts
Mommy Mia's World
Cash Quests
Lipgloss N' Pinups
Sue14625 Everyday Life
Movies Plus Popcorn
Momma Momma...

Waiting...

I'm waiting on some of my cards from Organized Wisdom to get approved so that I can do some more. The waiting is killing me because I feel like I'm just being a lazy bum. I tried to do some Cha Cha last night but it was pretty slow and I was preoccupied with cooking.

Speaking of cooking, the chicken breasts came out SOOOO good last night! I'm really proud of myself. Looks like I'll be messing around with that a lot and maybe one day it will be my signature dish. I think I'll try to make Oreo Balls next, or the Outrageous Brownies that I saw the Barefoot Contessa make on Food Network. If I had some cocoa powder, I could make an eggless cake. I wonder how it would taste if I used cocoa mix...hmm...lol

I've been checking Craigslist a lot looking at apartments. I wish I had the money because there's one for $499 a month with a flat water fee of $28 a month AND a included washer and dryer! I was freaking out about how I would be able to afford my own place again, but I think I'll be able to manage with my work at home stuff if I actually make that my career.

Speaking of that, I finally put in an application to volunteer at the Birmingham Humane Society. I should have tried for the adpotion counselor position, but maybe this way I can get some training early and then I can get a position when they open up again. Plus I just love dogs. I want another one so bad. I think my next dog will be some kind of Boxer. I fell in love with them when I saw a full grown one at the GBHS. I would even concider adopting an older one, because they're usually calmer and I do NOT want to have a puppy chewing up my clothes or couch.

I need to get started on my grad school stuff. I think I've been procratinating because most of them that I'm going to apply to this time had much later dates than December 1st. I need to find another Texas school too. Oh well. Off to do more nothing. lol.

Bye!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Better...

Well I feel a little better. I went to the movies on Wed. and I saw Tropic Thunder and A Family That Preys. Both of them were really good! That was my first time going to the movies by myself and it was pretty fun. James was out of town visiting a friend. He ended up hitting the back of her car and his front bumper is cracked. He wasn't too happy about that. Then today he had to go get a new tire because one of his back ones was flat. He said that it's making his car drive better though, so I guess that's good. We had a good talk today. Well actually he tried to talk to me and I thought about it and then wrote him a letter to let him know what I was thinking about. We talked after that so I guess we'll just see what happens.

I'm attempting to make chicken breasts stuffed with broccoli and cheese. Everything I've tried to make lately turns out to be a lot harder than I though. I didn't know that pounding on a chicken breast to flatten it was so much work. I used a big can of baked beans we had. I guess I beat on one of them too much because I ended up ripping one of them. I had to put them in flower, egg wash, and then bread crumbs after I flattened and rolled them up. I'm supposed to brown them in some butter before I put them in the oven, so I'm going to wait till James calls me and tells me he's out of class before I start. We're out of butter so I'll have to use oil. The directions said to keep them in the fridge at least 30 min. so I put them in the freezer for a while, hoping they would firm up and be easier to handle when I get ready to fry them. I hope they come out ok. I worked pretty hard on them. I guess I'll make some yellow rice to go with them and maybe some extra brocolli and call it a day.

I've finished all of the cards that I have on my dash on Organized Widsom, so I'm just waiting on more to get approved so I can keep doing some. I need to do at least 20 full cards before the end of the month in order to meet my goal and be paid. I think if I really worked on this every day like I should, that I could make really good money at it. If I get on a roll like now, I can just complete one or however many cards get approved a day and then I'll always have some waiting to be approved. Then I won't be worried because I have 3 or more cards sitting there waiting to be made. I'm going to do ChaCha (Expeditor) a bit in the mean time and check out the forums at Work Place Like Home. I love the boards there!

I also signed up for another website that's kind of like Organized Wisdom. It's called 1to101.com and we'll see how that one works out. I'll have to get the hang of it. I think I will edit my blog a bit and make it look pretty. That's it for tonight.

Good night!

Monday, September 15, 2008

What's Wrong

I think I'm depressed. I've cried myself to sleep for the past 2 nights and when I'm awake for most of the day I feel like I'm under water. The messed up thing is I couldn't say why I feel this way for a million dollars. James keeps asking me what's wrong but all I can tell him is that I don't know or something about Grad school. It is true that that has been on my mind a lot lately and it's making me sad because I don't know if I'll be able to do it. I just can't visualize myself doing it in the future. I want to but I dunno. Maybe I'll end up doing something else when it's all said and done.

James basically had surgery on his toe today. It's been giving him problems and he has to go back Thursday for more surgery. Apparently there's bone that's growing in it that attached to his toe bone and it has to be removed. I hope it doesn't hurt him too much. He has some loratabs that he can take for it.

I guess that's it. I'm off to do more nothing I guess.
Night.

P.S. I'm not pregnant if anyone is wondering. Apparently that's what everyone thinks. Maybe I should just carry around pregnancy tests so I can take them to prove it to people who say something about it. It's really getting annoying.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Today

I'm done cooking dinner. Pork chops stuffed with...well stuffing (lol) and teriakyi noodles. I hope James likes it. His sister came to get Chase earlier. I think they're having a birthday party for him tomorrow. He'll officially be in the terrible 2's lol.

Right now I'm watching "Dogtown" now and I watched "The Dog Whisperer" earlier. One poor dog on here is getting his front leg amputated. Apparently he got hit by a car twice.

Other than that, I'm bored. The pork chops ended up being harder to make than I thought. The chicken fingers and onion rings that I made yesterday were too. This is why I don't like to serve food to people that I haven't made before, but I didn't have much of a choice.

I tried to work on a few wisdomcards today, but it wouldn't let me get to the point where I could edit it. I guess I could just find some links to save until I get the template, but I'm lazy. I guess that's it for the day. I'm going to watch TV some more and wait for James to get home.

Night

Monday, September 8, 2008

Working it

I picked up the kids from school today...fun fun. Then I had to take Crystal back later to get a test she needed signed or she wouldn't get credit for it. I'm such a great Auntie lol. I haven't been doing any work the last two days. I need to make a few Wisdom Cards. I got 2 stubs approved today so that's another $8 in the bank. I might do ChaCha a little after I take a shower and relax. I wish they were paying more for the Expeditor positon though, but at least I don't have to ANSWER the questions, just make sure they're in the right format.

James wasn't feeling well today. He said his face was hurting and the Aleve he took was making him loopy. I miss him though. I'm used to cuddling with him (whether he likes it or not lol). I saw some nice apartments on Craigs List today. I saw a lot of listings for apartment finders. Apparently they're free and they'll find you aparments to look at. I wonder how they make their money. I e-mailed one and told her what I was looking for, so maybe she'll e-mail me back and let me know something.

I signed up for another work at home job. For this one, you have to basically type phone messages that people leave so that they can read them on their phone as a text message. Seems simple enough. I hope I hear something back from them soon. I found out that when I get going that I can average about 65 WPM. I guess that's pretty good.

On another note, I really want a dog. I saw one that I really liked at the Humane Society. I wish I had enough room/money/time to get him. He's a Boxer/Shar Pei mix. James saw a pretty greyish blue cat named Chubs. I'm not much of a cat person, but that's an awesome name for a fat cat lol.

I've been watching food network a lot today and it's made me want to cook all kinds of cool stuff. I tried making fried green beans on Saturday. They didn't come out too bad, but they were too tedious for what I ended up with. I want to make some stuffed chicken breasts though. I'm going to have to perfect a recipe for those.

Well, I'm off to read a bit and then take a shower. I'll probably get back on here and do some more...nothing lol.

Night.

P.S. I took all of the change from my parking meter bank here to one of those coinstar machines, and I ended up with $71 of coins. It charges about 9 cents for every dollar so I ended up with $65. Pretty good for a bunch of change!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bored...

So, I decided to make (another) blog. I have one or two on blogspot already, but I don't use them and they were just for my survey sites and things like that to get people to sign up. I used to have a blog on livejournal, and I still do but i haven't written in it in well over a year. I decided to make a new one because...well I guess I'm older and hopefully wiser now. Plus I didn't want to change the layout and deal with all of that HTML code.

I'm in Mobile for a few days. The A/C was broken today, but I guess it's fixed for a few days at least. I'm glad because I felt like I was going to melt. Also, it's really hard for me to sleep when I'm hot. Speaking of sleep, I have no idea why I'm not asleep now. I think my mom and dad have gone to bed already. My sister in law and the kids have moved to their house, so they're not here. I saw them for a little while today when they all got back from church.

Apparently I'll either be taking them to school tomorrow or picking them up. I think my dad would rather take them in the morning though, so I guess I'll be getting them. They all asked where "uncle James" and I told them he was in Birmingham. I hope his job interview goes well or that he finds something that he likes soon. Money really isn't an issue to me, because I'd rather him be somewhere where he feels comfortable and works with his schedule. I just try to help out wherever I can, but sometimes I feel like I'm more of a hinderance than help. I guess that's just me being hard on myself.

I haven't done any work on Organized Wisdom or ChaCha today. I had a little time, I just didn't get around to it. Honestly it was too hot to sit with the laptop on my lap for a long time. I might do some in a while if I try to go to sleep but can't.

I don't know if I'll tell anyone about this blog or not. If I don't think anyone's reading then maybe I'll be more honest about things, but just because I tell people doesn't mean that they'll read it right? Oh well, who knows. I guess I will add a few more perks to the look of this blog if I can and then go to bed.

Good Night.