Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One week later...

It's been a full week since I've joined the ranks of the unemployed. Things are going better. No job prospects yet, but I am getting things organized, working on updating my BLS/ACLS certifications and resume, and making the most out of my time.
Here are a few things that did put a smile on my face this past week:
*I went jogging yesterday (it's been a very long time) and I discovered a lovely, quiet avenue that is lined with willows and orange groves as well as rose bushes on the median. It's been my highlight of Riverside so far.
*A friend bought me a super delicious cinnamon bagel with hazelnut cream cheese. It was reeeeaaaly good.
*I also was treated to a wonderful lunch at a Mexican restaurant called Anchos, very delicious.
* A fantastic Halloween party with lots of familiar faces and some new faces as well. And lots of candy.
*More cute nephew pictures on my sister's blog.
*Stopped by a health fair hosted by a local church. There were a lot of volunteers so my help wasn't needed much, but my Spanish did come in handy when I told a man that he had to ge to the doctor ASAP because his blood sugar was super high.
* I did finish watching the first season of "Flight of the Conchords."
*I Reviewed a research paper for a friend, anything to help. I'm still open for service opportunities, just let me know.
*I saved $2.75 with coupons yesterday, which means I can get almost a gallon of gas. Gas being below $3 is enough to put a smile on anyone's face.


Mitchell4 said...

Glad to see that good things have been coming your way. You can't go wrong with mother nature's finest, yummy food, and good friends. I'm glad that your getting out and keeping busy. I'll try and do better about the Nephew pictures. I was trying to cram a few projects in and slept off and on while Mom was here cuz she distracted Lil B so well. That didn't leave much time for blogging. But I'll try and do better. I'm off to post something.

Nicole said...

Sometimes it's tough to see the good in life and continue to be productive when dealing with unemployment. Sorry that this job was so short-lived. Good luck in your job search. If you get desperate and adventurous, Michigan actually has fantastic work rules for PA's. The PA's in my department get the royal treatment (and make astoundingly more than what I make)