Ahhhh cleaning. I've been putting off a lot for the past few weeks, hoping a job would fall in my lap like in ten seconds.
That hasn't been the case. So, today after getting up really late (you know, after noon), I had myself a pb&j and a cup of coffee dillydallied by trying to watch something on the television and then...began the mission.
First, I have to get the rest of the stuff together that my mom left behind from her visit. Seriously, the woman packed about 1/4 of her wardrobe to come out here. *sigh* So, I have a bunch of books, some more clothes she left behind, and some dvds to send out. I've been putting it off because, well, because...I don't know.
Actually, I think I do know. I try not to self diagnose, but I think I've been a little bummed, almost to the point of depression. But, not like you know, chronic depression where I can't even get out of bed (well, I did have one of those days), but I've been forcing myself to get out of bed and TRY to do something. I need to stay busy, that's just how I am. I do love the occasional "ahhhh I did nothing all day" days, but that was when I was working 50-60 hour weeks and you know, didn't have a lot of down time. I have nothing BUT down time right now and it's driving me nutso. Unfortunately, a lot of things to keep yourself occupied involve spending money. For example, I would love to change the cabinets in my kitchen. I have the time to do it right now, but you know, don't need to go out spending money on cabinets. *sigh* So, it is borrowing movies from the library (and books) and working on other things in the meantime, like rearranging furniture.
So, what HAVE I been doing? Not much, really. I've applied here and there, sent out resumes, etc. Nothing has come of it. It sucks, it really really does. I did go to SCORE, though. Took my investment paper that I had drawn up a while ago and had an appointment with a guy there. He was realistic. It's gonna be a hard battle to get the funding to buy the business I'm looking at, but there are options. One of the things I'm going to have to do is REALLY work on a business plan, show that I have the history of making things profitable and go from there.
This means a little subterfuge on my part. I'm going to have to go and chat with the owners. I would like to work with the broker, but after she stonewalled C, I'm not too keen on this course, so I'm going to take a different course. One that involves talking directly to the owners and then we can get the broker involved if necessary. Of course it will be necessary, she did list the property after all. Anyways, that's one thing that I'm working on. My next appointment is on the 24th.
I've pretty much let the idea of the freelancing go the dogs. Elance is great, but I don't have the money to pour into that to get more than 3 chances to send out a proposal every month. Not working for me, so that's off my hands. I need to remember to deactivate that account.
I've been reading a lot, which is AWESOME. I haven't had a chance to really sit down and read for so long, it's like coming home again. Yay for reading! I just finished "Just Before Sunset" by Stephen King. It's a collection of short stories. I really love his short stories, more than his books, to be honest.
So, cleaning. Got the box mostly packed. I moved some more things around...again. I think I created more room in the kitchen, though. THAT is the most awesome part. I'm going to start on the living room, next. I do need to finish the kitchen, but that will happen after I do the dishes. Cooking your food sure does create a lot of those. Stupid cooking of food. :)
I think in a little bit, I'll head to the circle K, grab a beer and have some dinner. Of course, I have to cook it, but that's ok. Just more dishes to do. All the moving of furniture works up that thirst for a nice cold one. Or maybe that's just me.
And Wednesday is the release of the Beatles Rock Band. YAY! That should be lots of fun. Don't you think?
Sorry, I'm rambling, but I figured I haven't really put up a "real" post in a while, so this will have to do for now.