UPDATE: 8/15/17-- As much as I really enjoyed my job at the veterinary clinic, I have tendered my resignation. I start my new, full-time job on Monday, 8/21/17. This will make it somewhat more difficult to spend as much time on the WA platform as I would like, but I will make it work somehow. That's what I've always done. :)
My name is Linda. I am glad to be here. It took me a long time to actually sit down and get started. I had, in fact, forgotten that I had this site saved to my Google favorites tab!
Anyway, I am employed part-time outside the home at this time. I don't earn very much money at it, but most of the time I like my job very much. That said, I still really need to be earning more. It seems to be, at least these days, that if you don't have a degree of some kind--even just for a job as a secretary--you don't get hired. I have been many things in my lifetime. I started babysitting when I was 10 years old, and did that until I was 15. I became a waitress at 16, and from there went on to be a lot of different things: a home health aide, a hotel maid, a mail inserting machine operator, an order picker/packer, a returns processor, a forklift operator, a self-employed house cleaner, a US Postal Service employee, a temp for Kelly Services agency, an administrative assistant for a very large ophthalmology practice, a shipping clerk for a plastic injection molding company, a purchasing agent for a large eyeglass & contact lens retailer, and now I have seemingly stopped my career path at veterinary receptionist. All that experience behind me, yet because I have no degree, I am not considered employable anymore. *Reason number one for my being here, in case any of you wondered. :)
So here I am, a married mother of three grown children (32, 20, 18) and two dogs (10 and 9). I enjoy reading books--my favorite authors are Dean Koontz and Cassandra Clare. I read only two different magazines --Real Simple, and AARP. Most of my TV viewing is Netflix. I am SO NOT A FAN of regular network television these days. My one network television indulgence is the series "Lucifer" on Fox.
I have a fairly large house to maintain (which is nearly impossible anymore!) and all my children (both the 2 and the 4-legged kind) keep me on my toes for the most part. That said, I really believe at least some of my time can be used to help my husband and I out financially. I would really like it if he didn't have to be away from home 12-14 hours a day!! That is just one more of many reasons I have for being here. Now let's see if I can make this work. :)