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Spring/Summer 2007

But I Live on a Hill!

This was a link but it is now dead.  My Zombie survival score was 73%.   <a href="" mce_href="" style="color: #fff; text-decoration: none; display: block; width: 385px; height: 209px; padding-top: 35px; background: url( no-repeat; font-family: Times New Roman, sans-serif; font-size: 60px; text-align: center;"><span style="display: block;">64%64%

So…I guess I need to refresh my skills a little.  That’s less than a 3/4 chance…need more food and to run faster too…


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Places to Go. People to See. Things to Do.

Sigh.  It is almst 10pm and 98 degrees.  Wow.  Yuck.  So much to do but the heat makes desire almost nil. 

 It looks as though all the time I spent this summer studying will be worth it.  There was drama with the exam but all is well after all.  Hopefully the lucrative contract won’t be too far behind.  Work with my client is going really well.  She is learning new things everyday.  Today was taking a matchbox car in each hand, crashing them together, and saying “uh-oh” afterwards. 

I’ve stopped seeing D.  It’s okay.  It was time.  I’m the right girl for someone just not him. 

I feel like I have missed the past few months being buried behind my computer screen and books.  Time to get out and do things!  Call those people I have been neglecting.  Return emails.  Catch up on everything from gossip to grocery shopping and cleaning. 

Kaija is doing well.  She is the new puppy.  Molly is still adjusting.  I guess sometimes these things take time. 

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Self Torture or Extreme Happiness?

So as my 11th day of self employment draws to a close I am confronted with a question: am I really into torture or does this make me happy?

You see I have spent HOURS upon HOURS on the phone either on hold, listening to busy signals, or being given other numbers to other people who will either put me on hold or give me a busy signal.  Dealing with the government is a sincerely vexing situation.  BUT making small progresses is sooooo rewarding. 

I am now the proud posessor of a NPI enumerator number.  Sounds a little bit redundant but it is a requirement to apply to Medicare.  I finished the Medicare application but I’m  not sure it is the right one.  I figure that at this point my two choices are going down to the offices (conviently located in Nashville) and not leaving until my questions get answered or going ahead and mailing in the application as is and waiting to find out in 60 days if it was the correct one.  I know what you are thinking…why not just call the 800 number?  Oh, I have.  It is conviently open from 10am-12pm and 1pm to 3pm.  Between 12 and 1 it is a recording.  I have yet to get through during an “open” time but have heard the recording about 20 times thinking that this time I’ll get a person.  Convience and customer services, I agree that the best word to sum that up is in fact “government”. 

As I told the woman at the bank opening my business checking account for me, “I don’t even know what I don’t know.”  But it is okay.  You see, one of the reasons I was unhappy in my previous job was that I had pretty much mastered it.  There seemed little to learn.  This endevour on the other hand seems to be one learning experience after another and it is wonderful…

Okay, more calls to make…

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Doors closing…

I’m done!  My last day was today!  Although the new door hasn’t fully opened, wow, the future is bright!  What a wonderful thing to have all this possibility…

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May May May

So….sitting at the office all last week I wished for something to do.  And now I have it!  I have downloaded Adobe Photoshop and am learning to digitally scrapbook.  I have done two complete projects–the Chattanooga Aquarium and the auction–and wow.  It is neat.  I spent sometime today downloading free papers and embellishments.  I haven’t figured out how to work them yet but it is only Tuesday and I’ll be in the office all week.  So by the time my time is my own I should have it mastered.

On the job front things are moving slowly.  Americhoice has said they have been asked by the state to make sure that independent providers have a licensed supervisor.  I’m waiting to hear more on Wednesday or Thursday.  They did have to send the contract back to the table so I’m waiting on that as well.  We’ll see.  Hopefully, this will shake down okay.

I wonder if I can post my photo creations here?  Hmmm…something I’ll have to figure out…

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“Success is the prize for those who stand true to their ideas!” — Josh S. Hinds

“This is America.  We can do anything here.” — Ted Turner

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self- confidence is preparation.” — Arthur Ashe

Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough. –Unknown

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure” — Joseph Campbell

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“David wasn’t thinking of being king when he was tending sheep; he was just doing what God sat before him.” — John Fisher

“Why? Why Not? Why Not You? Why Not Now?” — Aslan

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In life, those that are great are those that dare to follow their dreams through the good times and the bad times.” — Unknown

“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” — Pope John XXIII

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The *REAL* Cinco de Mayo

For the last, and final time, for the next 48 hours anyway, Cinco de Mayo IS NOT Mexican Independence day.  That is in the fall.  May 5th is that anniversary of the defeat of the French army at the Battle of Puebla.  Not so much a huge a deal in Mexico…unless you count a huge deal selling more beer to the gringos. 

Anyway…I am soaking wet, drying off at Cafe Coco and waiting for the Friday evening traffic jam to clear a bit.  I went traipsing through the TACA art exhibit at Centennial Park in the rain today.  I got a new pen which will be perfect for signing my new contract…more on that later…I saw a few pieces I really loved but I just don’t have $750 or more dollars begging to be spent on art this week. 

It is going to be a busy weekend.  I have to finish planting my garden this weekend.  Also need to return the two new butterfly bushes to Home Depot as I thought they might be dead when I bought them a month ago and now I’m sure.  They ARE dead!  🙂   I also would like to get the extra bed frame and boxes out of my livingroom and hallway. 

The girls (probably age 20-24) sitting next to me are discussing their various jobs in the recording business and one of them just said, “…well, let me tell you Snoop Dogg is difficult to work with.  It was just so difficult.  So then I decided to leave L.A. and move to Nashville.”  Ummm…sure…cause you both are waitresses now looking for jobs…

I have an interview with another behavior provider on Monday afternoon.  Yay 🙂  Also, I should hear back from Americhoice about their decision soon too.  Fingers crossed.  Trying not to dwell on any of it too much.

 Life is good.  There was a mosaic art piece at the show today which said, “God Life is Good” and I thought, yep. 

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