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March 25th, 2012 at 07:39 pm

When I was working I normally worked 10 or more hours a day, sometimes for weeks at a time. I was usually multi-tasking at 2 or 3 things at a time all day long. I was constantly busy and extremly efficient. Now I feel unsettled when I have to make a few phone calls in a week or have to go in town a couple times. I don't know what it is, but I definetly don't enjoy a fast pace anymore or even a mildly busy one.

I had to go in town twice 2 weeks ago and I had to go in town twice this week. Plus I've been on the phone talking to the insurance company because even though I went into the office and signed the paperwork making the changes to my car insurance. They sent me the wrong paperwork without the changes. I called back and they said so sorry, we'll fix it and then yesterday I got new paperwork and it's still wrong and I have to call back again Frown

Pain in the butt. It seems like no one does their jobs anymore. You have to follow up on everything. I had to go in town Friday to get another xray on my chest and have to go back Monday to get a CT scan on my pelvic area. This is just checking to make sure they got all the cancer from my kidney removal in 2010. But it's another trip in town.

Then I have to go see the Dr after that, so another trip. I am just unsettled with all this stuff going on. I like my quiet, uninterrupted days Smile

I got my Roku box set up and while it's ok, I don't get as many shows from Hulu or Netflix as I expected downloaded to my TV. A lot of them have to be on a computer and I don't want to have to go to my office to watch things on the laptop. I'm thinking about returning it and buying a new TV that is internet capable. I had thought to buy a new laptop this year. I might just buy an internet TV instead. I'll research prices today.

On one of my trips in town this week, I went to 2 thrift stores, a used book store and a dollar store. I found several books at the thrift stores and the book store. A couple for my niece to fill out some of her series that I started her on. One thrift store was way overpriced on everything in my opinion. $2.50 for a paperback vs .50 at the other thrift store. $4 for a hardback vs. $1.50. At the dollar store I found some organic chicken broth in the box for $1. I got 4, it's always almost $3 at Walmart.

I splurged and bought a Ninja food processor/blender at Target. On sale for $49.99, plus you got a $5 Target gift card with purchase. I don't have either a blender or a food processor and I've seen several recipes I wanted to try lately that calls for a blender. This brand was rated high on consumer reports and it normally sells for almost $100.

I finished reading the library book Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card. Sci/Fi - very good. Tells the story of Bean and his children who went to space. Bean was one of Ender's classmates in battle school. I love the Ender stories.

I also read my book In Serena's Web by Kay Hooper. Romance - ok.

8 Responses to “unsettled”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    I agree...seems like so many don't do a job well anymore and get cranky when you ask them to do what they are supposed to. As for going out, I am wanting to stay home more and more because of the crazy drivers out there!

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    At the grocery store yesterday I noticed that there was outdated mayonnaise on the shelf. I told the cashier and she said, "you can go to customer service over there and let them know.". Are you kidding me? I said, "can YOU let them know?". "oh, yeah, ok". Great customer service there...

  3. snafu Says:

    I's wonderful that you combine errands with shopping or browsing. I too find too many errors being made on straight forward paperwork and projects. I have the impression that this 20 something y/o generation can't think, spell nor do they care about excellence. Apparently we should be grateful they showed-up for work! Tweets and electronic messaging leave out vowels so the recipient must guess via context.

    We often fly and I am losing confidence by the number of times there is some problem with the plane or the crew. I'm boarding after several hours delay and wondering if the problem was fixed correctly.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    This is a big complaint of mine. People do a sloppy job. I admire people who, regardless of how modest or low level their job, do it well.

  5. Jerry Says:

    My parents also had trouble with their health insurance recently and it would lead to them not being covered for almost three months without their knowledge! The company had no trouble cashing their checks, of course, but didn't bother to tell them that they were not covered. Unbelievable. AND they can't change companies because it is part of my mom's retirement package. What a mess.
    Jerry

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    I don't know about Hulu - but everything you would get on Netflix on the computer, you can get through the Roku. Sometimes the searching is a pain and you don't realize how many options there are (they only put suggestions out there, but there MANY more shows & movies if you look for them. ALso - have you tried any of the free channels on Roku. I love a few of them - especially Blip (Which has web shows on it).

  7. retire@50 Says:

    HouseHopeful - thanks I'll look into it some more

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I have the Ninja that I got from Target also - I bought it after I used my mom's during Thanksgiving. Smile It is a great little tool Big Grin (My cheap blender that I'd gotten 6 months earlier from Walgreen's was leaking - no matter what I did to it. I had a Target gift card (from graduation) so ... upgraded to a nice blender.) Smile

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