ANYWAY, there is some good news - the credit counseling company finally settled with one of my remaining credtors, leaving me only one left to settle with (and oddly, it was the card that had the LEAST amount on it when I started! I would have thought they'd have taken care of it years ago, but they've been really pigheaded about it - apparently, they didn't close my account when instructed, and so it's been sitting there accruing interest ever since). Hopefully now that it's the only one left, they can focus energy on it and get it out of my hair. I'll finish settling up with the IRS in November, so by Christmas, maybe we'll be doing better financially... *knock wood*
The City of Phoenix says apparently we don't GET curbside bulk trash pickup, we have to put it in the alley. This is entirely new information to me, as we have put it curbside quarterly for the last 18 years. Oh, and they don't have a valid phone number for us, despite the fact we've had the same phone number for that same 18 years. So after a minor temper tantrum, I decided to go and try to move it around to the alley despite the annoying logistics of this, and my darling lifemate decided to soothe me and marched out there and got most of it around by herself (I was going to throw my hands up and say "screw it," but once I got her going, there was no stopping her), so now at least the curb is clean.
I haven't written anything in ages. I'm just puttering along doing nothing much at all. Why is it that last year at this time I was a third-in-charge, lead worker, who got turned to in times of need, and now I'm ignored completely in favor of two people who weren't even THERE last time? My company ignores you if you're good at your job but have no real interest in moving to other jobs. Last year at this time (and for some months thereafter), whenever Maria was out, it was "see Kathy C." Now it's "see Judy, Erma, Jaeda, and Kathy Lester." Never even seems to remember that I know more about the hardware than anyone except Maria and Erma... *sigh* The thing is, I like my job and I'm good at it. Pushing me to be good in other departments when there is actual NEED for me in this one seems really counterproductive. But walking over my head all the time is, kinda, pushing me. I'm starting to think about CSA positions, and that makes me unhappy, too. (It may in fact be work woes spilling out everywhere that's making me so touchy about other things.)
Not unexpected. I always get Gryffindor when I take these quizes. I also took the element quiz, but I don't agree with it:
|Your Element Is Air|
You dislike conflict, and you've been able to rise above the angst of the world.
And when things don't go your way, you know they'll blow over quickly.
Easygoing, you tend to find joy from the simple things in life.
You roll with the punches, and as a result, your life is light and cheerful.
You find it easy to adapt to most situations, and you're an open person.
With you, what you see is what you get... and people love that!
Mostly because one, I don't think I'm air (more fire), and two, I couldn't answer ANY of the questions honestly, because none of them had the answer what I would actually do.
Numbers meme: http://www.paulsadowski.com/Numbers.asp
There are 19 letters in your name.
Those 19 letters total to 80
There are 7 vowels and 12 consonants in your name.
Your number is: 8
The characteristics of #8 are: Practical endeavors, status oriented, power-seeking, high-material goals.
The expression or destiny for #8:
Your Expression is represented by the number 8. The 8 Expression is well-equipped in a managerial sense. You have outstanding organizational and administrative capabilities. You have the potential for considerable achievement in business or other powerful positions. You can expect to receive the financial and material rewards. You have the skill and abilities to establish or operate a business with great efficiency. You have good judgment when it comes to money and commercial matters, and you understand how to build and accumulate material wealth. Much of your success (or lack of it) may come due to your ability (or inability) to judge character. With the number 8 Expression, you exercise sound judgment in most of your affairs; you are realistic and practical in your approach to business matters.
The positive 8 Expression produces individuals that are very ambitious and goal-oriented. If the 8 energy is not in excess in your makeup, you will no doubt express these traits to some extent. No one has any more energy that a person with the 8 Expression who has a plan laid and is starting to work. No one has any more self-confidence, either. If you are expressing the positive qualities of 8, you are an outstanding manager because you can plan, initiate, and complete projects; you are very dependable and determined.
As it always happens, there can be too much of a good thing. If you have too much of the 8 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes. A negative 8 can be very rigid and stubborn. Ambition sometimes has a way of becoming over-ambition, and you may express an unreasonable impatience with the lack of progress. If your negative side is showing, you may be too exacting, both of yourself and of others. Sometimes this can even becomes a case of intolerance.
The number 8 is very materialistic and also very desirous of status and power. Neither of these drives are inherently negative unless they are taken to an extreme. You must avoid the tendency to strain after money, material matters, status, or power, to the detriment of the other important factors in your life.
Your Soul Urge number is: 8
A Soul Urge number of 8 means:
With an 8 soul urge, you have a natural flair for big business and the challenges imposed by the commercial world. Power, status and success are very important to you. You have strong urges to supervise, organize and lead. Material desires are also very pronounced. You have good executive abilities, and with these, confidence, energy and ambition.
Your mind is analytical and judgment sound; you're a good judge of material values and also human character. Self-controlled, you rarely let emotions cloud judgment. You are somewhat of an organizer at heart, and you like to keep those beneath you organized and on a proper track. This is a personality that wants to lead, not follow. You want to be known for your planning ability and solid judgment.
The negative aspects of the 8 soul urge are the often dominating and exacting attitude. You may have a tendency to be very rigid, sometimes stubborn.
Your Inner Dream number is: 9
An Inner Dream number of 9 means:
You dream of being creative, intellectual, and universal; the selfless humanitarian. You understand the needy and what to help them. You would love to be a person people count on for support and advice.
HA! I say, and HA! again. Ambitious management-type? ME? Maybe I should apply for a CSA position...
Geez, I just get thin enough to buy cool jeans with the low-rise top and flare bottoms (i.e., hip-hugger bell bottoms), and now "straight legs are in!" according to the fashion alert they just showed. Phoo. I hope flares stay available even when they fall out of favor. I like 'em.
I should be writing a review. As is obvious, I'm not. It's not that it's a bad album, it's not, I'm just apathetic about it.
It started to rain here and there's still more chance, so I helped rahirah move the pigeon into the laundry room so it won't be sitting out in the rain. It's not a happy bird.
I hope it rains more this weekend. I might still make pie, although rahirah saved me today by buying little mini-bundt cakes from Trader Joe's, which meant I could have a little chocolate cake without going nuts and eating too much. Bless the lifemate!
Oh, I saw in mustangsally78's journal that they found "The Scream." Good. I haven't seen any news item on it, yet, but I'm glad to hear it.