Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Starting 2015!

Starting new year - 2015

It always seems I start out writing on my blog and then loose it somewhere along the line.
last I wrote was in July 2014.
Well I did not get either of those jobs. However, I did get another one. Exactly what I wanted. I am now working as a Customer Service rep 3 days a week for an insurance agency , Patterson Insurance Management in Odenton Maryland. And I am still a home care companion 2 days a week to the sweetest couple. I love both jobs.

summary up date : August and September uneventful, Oct celebrated 25 wedding anniversary to the Love of my life Gary! Then my beloved Father in Law Bernie got sick on October 25 he went into the hospital and then  to rehab and next hospice, finally passed away Dec4th.  I say finally, because for the last four years that is all he wanted. He lost the love of his life in 2010 and he was lonely and wanted to be with her. His heart was broken. The end of the year was tough.

2015 starts with January 1st, which would have been my father in laws 92 birthday. We intend on quietly celebrating the new year and his birthday.

I began  my diet on Medifast today. Two years ago it worked very well for me, then I had my accident, stopped medifast and eat back all my weight. Today is a new day and a new year.

Pray for me always, as I am.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thank you Lord, for a perfect Holiday weekend

On Wednesday and Thursday of this past week I had two job interviews. Both went well. After the first one I was hopeful, but really wanted the second one. I knew what the first one had to offer, salary, hours, benefits.The was okay, better than my current position. But I really didn't like the  hours 12 noon to 8:30 pm. I have never worked that shift, I really don't know how to adjust. I would 't see Gary until late evening and weekends.

I currently work 3 days a week and the other job I am considering is two days a week. Convenient. It's customer service for a personal lines insurance agency, no selling unless I want to. I figured I would have to make $20 an hour, in addition to the current job to equal the first job per week. No benefits, but I don't need them until December.dd

I prayed to God that He is in control and if this is the job He has in mind for me, He would show me.

I went to the interview , we connected very well.  I was told it was between me and another person, who the employer called and was trying to set up the interview.  He would get back to me by the 16th.

After I got home I got the from the first job with the offer. I really wanted the second job. So, after much discussion with my husband, I took a leap of faith and called the 2nd employer, I explained my situation. I didn't want to lose the chance of either of the jobs and I know I was being bold, but I wanted to know my chances. Because if I had a choice I would want to work for him, but he would have to offer it to me. We talked a while and he said he wanted to think about it overnight and would call me on Friday afternoon. I don't usually guard my phone , but that day from 12 noon on we could not be separated.  Around 4  I was beginning to doubt my to make that phone call. Maybe he didn't like his hand being what might seem as forced . But I continued to pray and at 5:30 my phone rang, I was offered in excess of what I figured I needed! God is so good to me!

I can keep my current part time job which I love, and work my new part time and be happy. The second job may go full time, but that would be later in the year.  I am so happy, I couldn't sleep!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bible verse on Trust- my word for 2014.

"Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul." - Psalm 143:8

I currently have a part time job that I absolutely love. I wish I could stay there forever. However, with the  economy the way it is I have to continue to look for a full time position with benefits. This saddens me. 

But I have put it in the hands of the Lord. I will do what He  wants me to do. My word for 2014 is TRUST.

I have to trust the Lord to help me to do His will in all  aspect of my life.

Lent March 21.2014

God, I know that You want me to be like salt on the earth, like a candle in the dark, a lighthouse on a hill, so that others will come to You. Cleanse me anew that I will be a witness for You. Show me how You want to penetrate the darkness of my domain with Your light. Help me to be a positive influence in the places where I live, work, study, play. Thank you, Lord.

I never realized how hard it is to give up something until now. I have learned that I am selfish, lack willpower, eat more than I should, and the wrong types of food, don't exercise like I should, and when I am not busy at home I procrastinate. I was told Sunday's don't count for lent. ( I don't think I would be strong enough to let it go for a day)

At work I am totally different. I am organized, reliable, and  motivated. I can't say for sure why I am that way.But I know it is something I have to work on.

Food. I love bread, pasta, rolls, cookies, if it has carbs I love it! There is very little easy to cook ,fast food to make that doesn't have carbs. One day is a moment of weakness I ate 2 bagels, like they were the last bagels on earth. I have worked so hard just to sabotage myself. Tomorrow we are taking our daughter and girls out to lunch to celebrate our youngest 5th birthday, And they want pizza. I need to something else to eat, maybe a salad.

I have gone through 14 eggs so far, and salad!!!  I have had chicken, fish, tuna salad on the salad,  Just haven't lost but two pounds. I need to exercise too! I know if I combine the two activities, it would be more likely to work, but I procrastinate. Oh I have all night I can do it later, tomorrow, after my nap... 

Facebook . Not so bad, I do feel like I am missing alot. Looking forward to updating myself after lent, however, one of the reason I gave up facebook for lent was because one night Gary said the when he comes in from work , I say hi to him but I don't look up  computer or get up off the sofa.. I have been off the computer when he comes home, greet him with a kiss and don't get back on the computer until after dinner, I didn't realize I was doing that . I know that what is happening in my home with my husband is way more interesting than what's on the computer!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lent day 4

Another hard day. egg omelette for breakfast, no lunch. shrimp and cashew Chinese food. without rice. But I did eat an egg roll and cookie, then we went out to Blogs Park, for a birthday party and I had two small glasses of white Zinfandel wine and some ( 6-10) Belgian mini creme puffs.

Other wise good. I walked 30 minutes on tred mill .   I hurt my knee somehow,and also my back

Saturday, March 8, 2014

2nd Prayer

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, I pray that You will give me the insight as to how to use the tools You have given me--whether spiritual gifts, talents, skills, work place or other--as a ministry in daily life. I don't just want to work, take care of my self and my family, my dwelling place, and participate in church life, I want to actually have a mind of ministry to do Your will and impact lives for You. May You move and minister through my life to accomplish Your purpose. Thank You. In Jesus' name, amen.


I generally post these prayers on facebook, but since I have given up facebook for lent I have decided to post it on my blog.

Today's Prayer
Dear God, I have felt emotional pain and I have experienced physical pain. I have seen the affects of all kinds of pain in other people's lives. It is not pretty. I hope and pray that I will always be able to reach out to others, think of them, think of good things, think of you, rather than focus on my own pain. When I am able to reach out and help someone else, my spirit is filled with joy, happiness, and satisfaction. It takes my mind off my own pain and problems, and directs it to a better perspective. Please minister through me to ease the pain of my family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, church leaders, whoever needs a special touch. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.