Working world and more

Hello all!

I have written about missing working and being in the work force.  Well I found something I can do from home and do it as much or as little as I want.  I became a consultant for Clever Container!  I LOVE to organized things so what better than working for a company that has organizing products!  Clever Container is a newer direct sales company.  It was started in 2007.  They only have about 2500 consultants, unlike Scentsy who has about 160,000.  I am excited about this new endeavor and to be able to earn a little extra money to help pay some bills.  Not to mention the idea of interacting with people.  You can go to my business page http://www.mycleverbiz.com/shannonmiller and take a look around and you can also order from there.  Let me know if you have any questions.  My launch party is on Sunday!  Yay!!!

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Oops, been awhile

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Looks like I have been MIA for a month…well let me explain.  I took a road trip to see my friend who lives outside of Chicago and made a few pit stops along the way to see another friend and my cousin and her family.  That was a week of the past month.  I had a great time and it was a lot of driving for little ol me all by myself.  When I got back from my road trip, early morning football workouts started for my bonus son along with other afternoon practices.  Then 3 days of baseball tryouts on top of that.  So needless to say I have been a bit busy when you add in all the normal family life stuff, house work, doctor appointments, time with friends and more.  I have had a few lazy days here and there and tried to take advantage of them but then I feel guilty for laying around.  I feel like I should be doing something more substantial.  I am blessed to be able to be home and do all the running around.  The month we didn’t have my bonus son while he was with his mom was boring and we couldn’t wait for him to get home.  Contrary to what some may think, I am unable to work due to the time it takes to take care of myself and how often I am sick.  I am thankful my life has played out the way it has because I have time to take care of me and my family.  I know how hard it was working and taking care of myself when I was working and I didn’t have my bonus kids then.  I can’t imagine doing that now with all the extras in my life.  It is already overwhelming when I have to be in the hospital and miss things or on IVs and am drained.  Heck it is hard enough when I am not having a good day in general and have stuff to do.
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Miss the working world

My bonus son is with his mother for his time with her for the summer right now.  With him being gone brings a lot of free time for me.  I like having something to do or an option of something to do.  Of course I like having free time too where I can be lazy and watch TV.  Having all this free time is making me really miss being in the working world.  I miss feeling accomplished by doing something productive in the work force. Continue reading

You don’t work?

I had to stop working due to my CF in the middle of 2004. I was not bouncing back from sickness/exacerbations like I used to and I was getting sick more often. Since CF is progressive it will get worse as time goes on so doing anything that can help slow down the progression is good. It was time for me to focus solely on my health and not getting back to work. It was a very hard decision because I really liked my job as a medical biller. My boss was very understanding and would have let me work from home had the company still allowed that. I then applied for disability and was approved about a year later. It is a shot to the ego that you are sick enough to get disability and that you can’t work anymore. It was hard to process but was the best decision.
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